After graduation from Mechanical University Plzen, Czech Republic, I spent
first three years of my career at the Research Team, belonging to Design Department of then
the largest East European designer and manufacturer of nuclear systems - SKODA Nuclear, Plzen.
I was appointed then to the newly formed Nuclear Fuel Task Group,
responsible for acquiring and then marketing the ability of SKODA Nuclear to
design and manufacture the nuclear fuel components.
At that position I was invited by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation
to join their design team in Columbia SC,
where I got involved for the next two years in designing and testing of a
nuclear fuel intended for the Russian type VVER 1000 nuclear power reactor
built at the NPP Temelin (CZ) site.
The fuel design team, whose member I had a honor to be, was awarded by the George
Westinghouse Innovation Award for the most innovative design achievement for the year of 1993.
After completion of my Westinghouse mission I was granted by one year
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fellowship at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in Boston MA.
Besides the nuclear engineering and management studies I got excellent
possibility to fulfill there my interest in CAD and 3D computer graphics in
general. I began to collaborate with the company Online Environs, Inc.,
then a start-up established by group of MIT and Cambridge University
graduates, on utilization of the emerging Web virtual reality technology
In addition to work on virtual reality-related projects for renowned
customers such as BayBank of Boston, LG Electronics, Intel and Bose,
our team participated in - and won - the Silicon Graphics Inc. year 1997 annual
Web3D competition in the Engineering Application category.
After my return back to Czech Republic I joined the Strategy
Team under the Chief Technology Officer of the SKODA a.s. where I
worked until it was dismissed in 1998.
I moved then to SKODA Nuclear to the position in Sales & Engineering
Department where I spent next three years.
In the year 1999 I took part as an independent VRML developer in the
competition Web3D RoundUp, organized during SIGGRAPH '99, where I made it to
the finals and my work was presented live during the SIGGRAPH RoundUp ceremony.
After a short period of time spent with the Czech branch of the US company Ingersoll-Rand Co.
I got a chance to utilize both the education in nuclear field and
the experience in development of Virtual Reality applications by accepting a position in highly acclaimed European nuclear research facility -
the Norwegian Institutt for Energiteknikk - Man-Machine Interface Division in Halden,
where I worked on numerous projects utilizing Virtual Reality in nuclear environment.
I have decided now to use both engineering and 3D graphics-related experience gained by education as well as acquired during my numerous assignments worldwide as freelance VRML developer specialized in visualization of mechanical designs and concepts.
In close collaboration with the company SPG in Kolin, Czech Republic, I have also participated on creation of successful series of multimedia CD titles targeted to school children, covering areas ranging from Space through Public Transportation to Geography and using interactive 3D VRML-based scenes for explaining important topics.
The CDs are certified for use in official State educational system both in Czech Republic and Slovakia and have been supplied so far to numerous schools in those two countries.
Further CD titles and other projects using interactive 3D VRML technology are coming.