First Adjunct Professor Appointed at TBU in Zlín
Successful scientist Natalia E.Kazantseva was appointed the first Adjunct Professor at Tomas Bata University in Zlín by TBU Rector, Vladimír Sedlařík, on 1 October 2020. Natalia E. Kazantseva succeeded in the arduous process of professorial appointment procedure held in front of TBU Scientific Board.
“An Adjunct Professor may only be appointed by a higher education institution which has received the so-called institutional accreditation. TBU was one of the first universities in the Czech Republic to successfully fulfil the requirements for its acquisition. The position of an Adjunct Professor is intended for experts who have already gained a similar position abroad or who have many years’ practical experience. In case of Natalia E. Kazantseva, these requirements have been fulfilled without question, and I am greatly delighted that such a world-class scientist works at Tomas Bata University,” said Vladimír Sedlařík, TBU Rector.
“I would like to thank to the members of the University management, particularly to Professor Petr Sáha, for giving me the opportunity to work in such a top-class environment equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. My special thanks go to my family for their support and to my colleagues who create a friendly atmosphere here. Thanks to this I have learned a lot and I have probably become a bit different person in some way,” said Natalia E. Kazantseva.
Natalia E. Kazantseva completed studies in the degree course in Chemical Engineering at Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Technology, and at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise S.Y. Lebedev Research Institute of Synthetic Rubber in St. Petersburg she was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in the field of Chemistry and Materials Technology. In 2007 she successfully completed habilitation procedure in the field of Physics of Magnetism at Kotelnikov Institute of the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow.
She has been working at Tomas Bata University in Zlín since 2006, namely at the Faculty of Technology and in the Centre of Polymer Systems. In Zlín she put together an internationally acclaimed research team focusing on electric conductive polymer materials, hyperthermia in treatment of malignant tumours, electromagnetic shielding and lately also on energy storage. She has provided guidance to a number of talented young researchers, who are, at the present time, employed at reputable research institutions, particularly abroad.
We wish Natalia Kazantseva to enjoy the company of many excellent students, participation in interesting projects and a pleasant stay at TBU in Zlín.