David Vokoun was born in the Czech Republic. He received his C.S. degree (equivalent of Ph.D. degree) at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1997 during his stay at the Department of Biomechanics of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Later, he joined the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1998 for two years. During his two-year stay, he was a member of ADAPT project dealing with shape memory composites. Since 2000, he has become a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the National Tsing-hua University in Taiwan. His seven-year research in Taiwan is related to ferromagnetic shape memory alloys and to magnetic recording media, preparation and characterization of thin magnetic multilayers. Since 2007, he has been working at the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, joining various projects focused on shape memory alloys, NiTi textiles, magnetostatic interactions among ferromagnetic nanoparticles and permanent magnets, and ionic polymer-metal composites.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010