My academic, teaching and other activities

Academic activities:

  • scientific research
  • external supervision of thesis
  • writing books
  • writing articles
  • I am author of the concept of the “Space Technology Course Scheme”, the first level university course (Bachelor-in-Science or “BSc”). The aim of this scheme is to prepare the entire study material including the whole course. I am actively working on this, although I am not affiliated with any university at this moment. I expect to complete the study material and whole course in form of a book which will be published in printed version. More information here.

Other activities related to science and technology:

  • science popularization
  • attending conferences and contributing with my articles to proceedings
  • my amateur astronomy observations (you can find some of them in my blog)
  • graphics, design & publishing focused on science (more info here)
  • I am in space! – participation on support and popularization of space missions (link)

My past activities related to space technology and research:

  • Between 2013-2017 I was an editor in chief of Science & Mars Journal, International Journal of Mars Research (ISSN 2453-8760).
  • Invited lectures for public planetarium, topic: mars exploration, planetary science.
  • Web content manager and author of Space Technology web portal of Faculty of Aeronautics of Technical University of Kosice – my participation officially ended on 12 May 2016.
  • Teaching – giving lectures from space and planetary exploration systems and technology at Faculty of Aeronautics, Technical University of Kosice (link) – officially ended on 31 March 2017.
  • Organizing science popularization events focused on Space Exploration – “Space Week of Faculty of Aeronautics“, annual event for public and students. I am author of presentation posters, graphics and materials for students and public (download 1, download 2, download 3) – officially ended on 31 March 2017.
  • Organizing live space event for students, teachers and general public: “Rosetta – landing of Philae on a comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko“. Faculty of Aeronautics, Technical University of Kosice. Published in official press release and streamed live in TV, radio broadcast.
  • Organizing the live event for students and public: “MAVEN – Mars Orbit Insertion“. Department of Avionics of Faculty of Aeronautics, Technical University of Kosice. Published in official press release.
  • Organizing the live event for students and public: “ExoMars 2016 – TGO Orbit Insertion and Schiaparelli Landing on Mars“. Department of Avionics of Faculty of Aeronautics, Technical University of Kosice.
  • Providing live comments online in Slovak language during the NASA’s Curiosity rover landing. Officially published on NASA website (link)
  • Appearance in television, radio and documentary movie about universe (link)
  • Provided opponency and review for:
    • M.Sc. thesis: Corrections of meteorological measurements for locations in area of meteorological station (link), Technical University of Kosice, Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence (Faculty of Electrotechnics and Informatics) – officially ended on 09 May 2014.
  • Participation on research project of monitoring local climate evolution in the city and weather monitoring station – officially ended on 31 December 2012.