prof. Ing. Josef Lazar, Dr.
Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS
Josef Lazar graduated in 1989 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of Brno University of Technology in the field of electrical measurement and automation. He continued his postgraduate doctoral studies at Brno University of Technology in the field of electronics. In 2009, he was appointed Associated Professor and in 2014 Professor in the field of electronics and communication technology. During his PhD studies, Josef Lazar participated in a study stay at the Technical University Eindhoven (the Netherlands) and a post-doctoral stay at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig (Germany) as a host researcher.
He has been engaged at the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS since 1989. From 1996, he has been the leader of the team of Coherent Semiconductor Lasers and their Application and from 1998 - 2003 the head of the Laboratory of Highly Coherent Lasers and Nanotechnology. In 2003, he became the head of the section of Coherent Optics. He has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS since 1997 and a member of its Council since 2007. From 2001 - 2003, he was Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS; from 2003 - 2006, he was its Chairman.
In 2013, he became a member of the Academy Council of the CAS and since 2017 his responsibility has covered the area of knowledge and technology transfer into application sphere and coordination of the utilization of intellectual property. During the first term in the office, he concentrated on the systemization of technology transfer activities within the CAS and on the implementation of recommendations for handling of intellectual property. He currently serves as Chairman of the Council for Cooperation with the Application Sphere and the Council for Utilization of IP.
In his research work, Josef Lazar focuses on optical and laser metrology, methodology of optical measuring techniques, optical sensors, and highly stable lasers for metrology, interferometry and optoelectronics. His research focus includes fundamental methodology as well as applied research. He has been the principal investigator, co-investigator or a member of the research teams in a number of national and international grants and projects. He has published approx. 195 research papers registered at WOS. He currently lectures at Technical University Brno and Palacký University in Olomouc. He is the founder and organiser of the academic music festival A-fest in Park.
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