Assoc. Prof. Ing. Branislav BUĽKO, Ph.D.
H-Index: 8

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

Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia, EU

Position: Institute of Metallurgy, Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

At the METAL´22 conference Assoc. Prof. Branislav Bul'ko will present the lecture at the Session A Advanced Iron, Cast Iron and Steelmaking.

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

 Professional Practice
2019 - Assoc. Prof. at  the Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling, Director of the Institute of Metallurgy
2017 - 2018 Research worker at the Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy, and Recycling
2011 - 2012 Course of Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP)
2009 - 2017 Research worker at Faculty of Metallurgy
2006 - 2009 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 modelling 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 fields. The most significant is the field of physical modelling 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 Laboratory of flow process simulation (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 70 scientific publications (Scopus h-index 8).

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 tutor of doctoral, master's and bachelor thesis. During his tenure at the faculty he have tutored, or is tutoring 4 post-graduates, 15 master level, and 12 bachelor level students.

ORCID ID:, Scopus Author ID: 54390763800.