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prof. Ing. Milan Honner, Ph.D.

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  • Quantitative thermography, measurement of optical-thermal properties
  • Laser technologies for material processing
  • Management of research projects
  • Organisation of internal and external cooperation
  • Protection of intellectual property and publication of results
  • prof. (2020)
    University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Optical-thermal properties of materials and their importance for the function of machines and technologies)
  • doc. (2006)
    University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
    Faculty of Applied Sciences
    Associate Professor for Applied Physics (Infrared Quantitative Thermography in Physical Technology Research)
  • Ph.D. (1999)
    University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
    Department of Physics, Plasma physics and physics of thin films (Modeling of thermomechanical processes in new technologies)
  • Ing. (1995)
    University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
    Faculty of Applied Sciences
    Physics of technological processes and physical technology (Plasma physics and its applications, Physics and engineering of solid materials, Physical technologies of thin surface films deposition)
  • 2000 → present 
    New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia
    since 2013 NTC Director of Research and Development
    since 2005 head of department
    2000 – 2005 independent researcher
  • 1995 → 2001
    ŠKODA VÝZKUM s.r.o., Plzeň
  • 2005
    Universite D’Orleans and research centre GREMI,
  • 1996
    High Temperature Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA
  • 1996
    High Temperature Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Publications
    H-index – 9, times cited – 278, impacted journal articles – 32
  • Applied Research
    international patents, function samples, verified technologies, prototypes, contractual research reports, software – 135


  • Managing R&D projects:
    • 2021→ presentProject BETERKA: Security research for efficient use of thermal cameras in case of epidemic threats and crises, Funding provider Ministry of the Interior, Czech Republic (project solver)
    • 2018 → present 
      Project LABIR-PAV: Pre-application research of infrared technologies, Funding provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (project solver)
    • 2015 → 2019
      Head of research program C3 – Laser technologies in the project MŠMT “CENTEM+”, no. LO1402
    • 2012 → 2014
      Head lecturer in the project “Processing of educational program and training of lecturers in the branch of laser technology” (OP VK reg. no. CZ.1.07/3.2.02/04.0007).
    • 2011 → 2014
      Head of research program C3 – Laser technologies for material treatmnent and analyses in the project MŠMT OPVaVpI “Centre of New Technologies and Materials” – CENTEM no. CZ. 1.05/2.1.00/030088
    • 2012 → 2019
      Head of workpackage WP9 Material testing and thermography, TAČR Centrum kompetence TE01020068, Centre of research and experimental development of reliable energy production
    • 2012 → 2015
      project leader project MPO FR-TI4/701 “Vision of the future – helical beam”
    • 2009 → 2013
      project leader project MPO FR-TI1/255 (program MPO VaV 2009 – TIP) “Research and development for system of solar panels production quality control”
    • 2009 → 2012
      project leader project MPO FR-TI1/273 “Research and development of high-emissivity composite coatings for high-temperature applications”
    • 2006 → 2011
      project leader project MPO 2A-1TP1/080 “Trvalá prosperita” New experimental systems for research of thermomechanical instabilities of tribological processes in machines
    • 2007
      project leader – project FRVŠ 389/2007 “Laboratory of infrared spectrometry”
    • 2005 → 2010
      member of the board leading of the project MŠM 4977751302 “Processes in excharge plasma new thin film materials with unique properties”
    • 2001 → 2004
      researcher – project MŠMT LN00B084 “New Technologies Research Centre (research topics: thermography, computer modelling of thermal processes)
    • 1997 → 2001
      researcher – applied research projects focussed on industrial thermomechanics at ŠKODA Výzkum s.r.o., Plzeň (research topics: measurement and computer simulation of of thermo-mechanical processes, cooling of castings, optimization of heatings in industrial furnaces, thermal spraying technology)
    • 1997 → 2000
      project leader MPO FA-EV 014/98 “Optimal heating control system for continuous furnaces”

University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

  • Doctoral studies
    Chairman of the Doctoral Study Program in Special Technologies and Materials Engineering
  • Master studies
    guarantor of the course Measurement in Physical Technologies
  • Supervisor and opponent of diploma and dissertation theses
    • advisor of 23 bachelor, master and dostoral thesis in the branch of physics, thermomechanics, material engineering, mechanical engineering
    • accredited lecturer for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Applied Sciences
    • member of the commissions for the state doctoral examination


  • 2022 – present
    EAT – European Association of Thermology 
    Ordinary Membership


  • University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
    member of the UWB Scientific Council
    member of the UWB Council for Lifelong Learning


  • New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia
    member of the NTC Scientific Council


  • Office for Technical Standardization, Metrology and State Testing
    member of TNK 11
    memebr of TNK 80


  • Association of Technical Diagnostics of the Czech Republic (ATD ČR, z.s.)
    member of the Supreme Authority
    head of the expert group of thermodiagnostics