Slovak Academy of Sciences
Štefánikova 49, 814 38 Bratislava 1, Slovak Republic

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Prof. Pavol Šajgalík was born in Slovakia. He received his MSc at the Department of Experimental Physics, Comenius University, Bratislava in1979, PhD at the Institute of Physics SAS in 1987, and DSc at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SASin 1996. He became an Assoc. Prof. at Technical University of Košice in 1998 and Full Professor at Trenčín University of Alexander Dubček in 2004.

Primarily his research is focused on the research and development of oxide and non-oxide high- performance ceramics. Main interest of his research is the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties of these materials. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers, co-editor of 8 proceedings, guest editor of 5 special issues of the professional journals, co-author of 5 monographs.

Prof.  Šajgalik regularly organizes workshops on Engineering Ceramics. He has been a leader of many international projects. He is the member of the European, American and Japan Ceramic Societies, the president of the Slovak Silicate Society, the member elect of the World Academy of Ceramics and the American Ceramic Society. In 2015 he was awarded the Slovak State decoration: Order of the Ľudovít Štúr of III. Class. In 2013 he was awarded the Stuijts Award of American Ceramic Society and Bridge Building Award of ACerS. He is Fellow of American Ceramic Society and European Ceramic Society. In 2015-2018 he was the president of ECerS.