Assoc. Prof. Ing. Branislav BUĽKO, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prof. Ing. Branislav BUĽKO, Ph.D.

Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic, EU

Born on November 27th, 1980.

At the METAL´19 conference Branislav Bul'ko will present an invited lecture at the session A.

Academic and Scientific Qualification
2006 Master degree: TUKE, Faculty of Metallurgy
2009 Ph.D. defense: TUKE, Faculty of Metallurgy, field: Metallurgy of Metals
2015 Assoc. Prof.: TUKE, Faculty of Metallurgy, field: Metallurgy

Professional Practice

2019 -

Assoc. Prof. at Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling, Director of Institute of Metallurgy

2017 - 2018

Research worker at Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy, and Recycling

2011 - 2012

A course of Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP)

2009 - 2017

Research worker at Faculty of Metallurgy

2006 - 2009

An internal doctoral student at the Department of Metallurgy and Foundry, Faculty of Metallurgy


Research and Academic Focus
His scientific and academic activities are focused on secondary metallurgy and physical modeling of metallurgical processes, a graduate of the Faculty of Metallurgy, focus Metallurgy of iron and steel. Currently employed at the Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy, and Recycling at the Technical University of Košice at the position of Director of Institute of Metallurgy. The area of his scientific work is focused on three important areas. The most significant is the field of physical modeling of the continuous steel casting processes, in which he has been working on since 2006. He is also involved in the field of secondary processing and the cleanliness of steel and the problems of metal-slag- lining interactions. He is the head of the flow process simulation laboratory (LSPP), which was built in collaboration with U.S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. and was also the first head of the laboratory "Physical model of ŽP, a.s. tundish - SimConT", which was built as a joint facility of ŽP VVC, s.r.o. and FMMR in the years 2016 - 2017. He is author or co-author of more than 67 works (Scopus h-index 5).

From the perspective of his scientific and pedagogical output is involved in teaching students of the Faculty materials, metallurgy, and recycling in the context of lectures and seminars on subjects: Theory of metallurgical processes, physicochemical foundations of ferrous metallurgy, Theoretical foundations of steelmaking processes, Metallurgy of iron and steel. At the same time, he acts as a tutor of doctoral, masters and bachelor thesis. During his tenure at the faculty, he has tutored or is tutoring 4 post-graduates, 13 master level, and 9 bachelor level students.

ORCID ID:, Scopus Author ID: 54390763800.