Jan Pitel

Jan Pitel

Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia


Ján Piteľ currently works as vice-dean and head of the Institute of Production Control. His research activities include modelling, simulation and automatic control of machines and processes. He is author of more than 50 papers registered in databases WoS and Scopus with more than 150 SCI citations. He is inventor and co-inventor more than 50 patents and utility models. He was leader of national and international projects. Currently he participates in 2 EU projects (Horizon 2020, Erasmus+).

Ján Piteľ received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Košice (1985). After a period of employment in the industry (1985–1992) as research and development worker of robot control systems, he joined the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technical university of Košice as an academic teacher and researcher in 1992. He received his PhD degree in Automation and Control (2004) based on the doctoral thesis on the heating process control. He joined the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies of the Technical University of Košice in 2005, where he defended his habilitation thesis “Automation of Manufacturing Technologies Using of Manipulators Actuated by Artificial Muscles” (2008). In the period 2009–2013 he was a head of Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Cybernetics. He was a vice-dean for science and research of the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with a seat in Prešov (2013–2016). In 2017 he was appointed by the President of the Czech Republic as a Professor in Machine and Process Control of the Tomas Bata University in Zlín (Czech Republic). Now he is a Full Professor in Automation at the Technical University of Košice (Slovak Republic). He was supervisor of 4 successfully defended PhD theses, currently he is supervising 3 PhD students.