Born in Praha (Prague) in 1959, Czech citizen
Languages: Czech, English, Slovak, Russian
2011-2015 Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU
2008-2011 head of the Department of Measurement of the FEE, Czech Technical University.
2007: visiting researcher (2 months) at the National University of Singapore - working on the project concerning high-sensitivity magnetic gradiometer for the detection of submarines
2005/6: Visiting scientist, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra, Italy
working on the mine detection project
2005: visiting researcher (1 month) at the National University of Singapore
2001: Marie Curie Advanced Researcher Fellow at University of Galway, Ireland
1993: British Council grant for research stay at University of Bath, GB
In 1990/91 (5 months), 1992 (3 months) and 1993/4 (4 months) visiting researcher at the Danish Technical University, last stay taking part in the Oersted project concerned with precise satellite magnetometer.
1986-89 post-graduate student at the Department of Measurement
1984-85 Junior Researcher at the Department of Measurement
2012-2015 Responsible of GACR project Nanostructured soft magnetic materials for sensors
2011-2014 Responsible of TACR project Space magnetometer
2009-2011 Responsible for Czech part of FP-7 project ISP-1 (new generation of propulsion motor for space)
2009-2011 Responsible for OPPA project "Intelligent buildings"
2009-2012 Responsible for GACR doctoral project "Sensors and intelligent sensor systems"
2008-2010 Responsible for GACR project "Fluxgate effect in thin films"
2005-2007 Responsible for Czech-US research project "Determination of Stomach Volume for Active Gastric Electrical Stimulation"
2004-2007 Responsible for Czech part of the Leonardo pilot project PRACSENS
2004-2006 Responsible for Czech part of the FP6 STREP project SENPIMAG - development of new type of magnetic sensor
2003-2005 Responsible for Czech-Greek research project "Nanostructured magnetic materials"
2000-2003 Responsible for the international Leonardo pilot project "Modular courses on Modern Sensors"
1999-2002 Responsible for the development of the magnetometer for Czech satellite Mimosa
1993-98 Holder of 6 research grants of CTU
1998-2001 Responsible for the Czech-Japanese research project "Fluxgate sensors"
1996-1999 Responsible for research project "Magnetic sensors" supported by Grant Agency of the Czech Republic.
1993-1995 Responsible for the research project "New magnetic materials" supported by GACR
2011 Prize of the President, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
2003, 2005, 2006 Rector's award for research
2002, 2008, 2010 Best book CTU award
2001, 2005 Distinguished scientific team at CTU
2000 Czech National Innovation Award
Current research interests:
- sensors, mainly magnetic
- electronic instrumentation in magnetic measurements
- fluxgate magnetometers
Editor and co-author of 4 books (+3 Czech textbooks) and more than 200 published scientific and technical papers:
103 of them in SCI impacted journals.
Numerous papers (incl. invited) at international conferences (incl. IEEE Intermag, IEEE Sensors, MMM, EMMA, SMM, IMTC and Imeko World Congress)
6 Czech patents and 1 international patent
> 950 SCI heterocitations, H-index = 17 according to WoS
see full list of papers at http://measure.feld.cvut.cz/ripka
Contactless measurements: lectures and lab courses
Magnetic measurements (in English): lectures and lab courses
Measurement and instrumentation (also in English): lab courses
Sensors: lectures and lab courses (also in English)
2002: lecturer at CNRS Autumn School, France
2003: lecturer at NATO ASI Smart Sensors and MEMS, Portugal
2004: lecturer at Athens international course, Prague
2007: lecturer at CNRS Autumn School, France
PhD students: M. Janošek, A. Zikmund, P. Novacek
PhD graduates: P. Navrátil, A. Platil, A. Tipek, A. Cerman , M. Vopálenský, J. Kubík, M. Malátek, J. Tomek. M. Butta