Zdenko Machala

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from 2022full professor at Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia; research oriented at atmospheric plasmas and electric discharges and their environmental and biological applications
from 2017President - International Society for Plasma Medicine (ISPM)
from 2016Assoc. editor of IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences (journal)
2016chair of the 6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine
from 2014Board member - International Society for Plasma Medicine
from 2014International scientific committee member - International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG)
2013visiting professor University of California, Berkeley, USA, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
2013-17International Plasma Chemistry Society (IPCS), board member
2013-17COST TD1208 Electrical Discharges in Liquids for Future Applications, management committee member
2012-16COST MP1101 Bioplasma, management committee member
2011invited professor - 1-month research program, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
2011member of 'Habilitation de recherche' committee, Université de Poitiers, France
2011Editor of NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology: Plasma for bio-decontamination, medicine and food security, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 2012
2010-11Chairman and co-director of NATO Advanced Research Workshop 'Plasma for bio-decontamination, medicine and food security'
from 2010International Society for Plasma Medicine, member
from 2008associate professor at Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
from 2008Slovak Physical Society (, member
from 2007International Plasma Chemistry Society (IPCS), member
2005Scientific committee: Cinétique des Plasmas: Recherches et Applications colloquium, CORIA, France, invited member
from 2005International Young Physicist Tournament ( - committee member
2004-2008assistant professor at Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
09/2004visiting professor in Laboratoire EM2C, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
2002-2004post-doctoral research fellowship in Thermosciences Division, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
from 2002American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, member
2001research position in Physical Metallurgy and Metallography Department, Welding Research Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia
1997-2000combined PhD. program at University Paris-Sud XI, Electric Discharges and Environment Group, Laboratory of Physics of Gases and Plasmas, Orsay, France and at Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia; dissertation thesis „Continuous and transient electrical discharges, streamer triggered, at atmospheric pressure, for the removal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)”
1993-1997undergraduate and graduate research assistant in Environmental applications and IR spectroscopy group of Institute of Physics, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
19946-month research/study program in surface science at Laboratory of Electronic Engineering and Applied Physics, Aston University, Birmingham, UK