“Science is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.“
Martin is a student in the Physical and Material Engineering doctoral programme at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. Supervised by Jan Novák and Jan Zeman, Martin investigates the potential of the Wang tiling concept for modelling heterogeneous materials with stochastic microstructure and designing novel modular (meta)materials. His research focuses on methods for generating material microstructures and multi-scale analyses combined with reduced-order modelling.
Martin obtained both bachelor (2012) and master (2014) degrees in Structural and Transportation Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU in Prague. During his master studies, he spent a semester as an exchange student at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh within the European Commission’s Erasmus program. In 2014, Martin was granted the Josef Hlavka Award for the best students and graduates of Czech public universities by the Josef, Marie, and Zdenka Hlavka Foundation. In the same year, he enrolled in the doctoral programme in Physical and Material Engineering at CTU. In 2016, Martin was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and spent nine months at the University of California, San Diego in Professor Petr Krysl’s group. In 2018, he was granted a French Government Scholarship for a month-long stay at the Centre des Matériaux, MINES ParisTech. Since 2019, Martin is a visiting student researcher in Professor Marc Geers’ group at the Eindhoven University of Technology.