Opening talk by the Rector of Technical University of Košice
About the speaker:
Prof. Stanislav Kmeť was born in 1957 in Přerov. He graduated with honours at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at what is presently Technical University of Košice where he also defended his dissertation thesis in 1989. and received his Assoc. Prof. Degree in 1994. In 2000 he was inaugurated as a Professor in the field of Theory and Construction of Engineering Structures. During his career at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, prof. Kmeť has held the following positions: Deputy Head of the Department of Steel and Timber Structures, Vice-Dean for International Relations and Scientific Education, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vice-Rector for Development at TUKE and, since 2015, Rector of TUKE. He is the author and co-author of 4 books, 65 scientific and professional papers in domestic and international journals, more than 140 articles in scientific and professional conference proceedings, 36 projects that have been carried out, (among the most significant is the design and project of the statics of the unique bearing structure of Steel Arena stadium in Košice), and 50 expertise works and reports for industry. He is a member of a number of domestic and international committees, societies and organizations, as well as editorial boards of several domestic and international journals.