Tomas Bata University in Zlín


prof. Ing. Martin Zatloukal, Ph.D. DSc.

Polymer Centre
E-mail: TEL: +420 576 031 320 Office:

Professional focus and area of ​​scientific interest:

General and applied rheology of macromolecular substances, modeling of polymer melt flows, flow instabilities, polymer processing


Consulting hours


Curriculum vitae


  • 1988 – 1992 Secondary technical school – chemical technology of polymers, Zlín
  • 1992 – 1997 Engineer degree (equal to MSc.) in the field of rubber and plastics technology at Brno University of Technology - Faculty of Technology in Zlín. MSc. Thesis title: Behavior of Constitutive Equations for Polymer Melts in Different Flow Situations
  • 1997 – 2000 PhD study at the Department of Rubber and Plastics Technology, Brno University of Technology - Faculty of Technology in Zlín
  • 2000 PhD defense of thesis: Viscoelastic Constitutive Equations in Modeling of Polymer Processing
  • 2003 Associate Professor in the field of Technology of Macromolecular Substances (thesis title: Novel Aspects of Characterization and Modeling of Viscoelastic Flows in Polymer Processing). Polymer Centre, Faculty of Technology in Zlín, Tomas Bata University in Zlín
  • 2007 The youngest Professor in the Czech Republic (professor at the age of 32). Research area: Technology of Macromolecular Substances (qualifying lecture for professorship: Modeling of Polymer Processing in Area of Highly Non-linear Viscoelasticity). Polymer Centre, Faculty of Technology in Zlín, Tomas Bata University in Zlín
  • 2014 DSc. degree in the Category of the Sciences: Chemistry (Field - Macromolecular Chemistry), Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Thesis title: Applied rheology for polymers: From characterization to modeling and flow instabilities.

Awards and distinctions:

  • 2019 The Bruce Maddock Award of the Society of Plastic Engineers (Detroit, Michigan, USA, March 19, 2019)
    American Award received by Czech Scientist | UTB
  • 2016 The Best Paper Award from the Society of Plastic Engineers' (SPE) Applied Rheology Division, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (Paper title: Evaluation of Branched Polypropylene Degradation by Using Different Constitutive Equations).
  • 2014 Chemical Engineering Science Award - Top Cited Papers for 2011 and 2012. Paper title ‘3D modeling of filtration process via polyurethane nanofiber based nonwoven filters prepared by electrospinning process’ published in: Chemical Engineering Science, 2011, Volume 66, pp. 613-623
  • 2013 Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) Fellow Award for scientific contribution in the area of process modelling during plastics processing and polymer rheology, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Fellow of the Society Listing - 1984-Present - SPE (
  • 2010 The Best Paper Award in the Society of Plastic Engineers' (SPE) Extrusion Division presented at ANTEC 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA. Paper title: Understanding and quantification of die drool phenomenon during polypropylene extrusion process
  • 2007 ExxonMobil Chemical European Science & Engineering Award – 2007 for the work on ‘Understanding Free Surface Flow Instabilities during Polymer Processing’
  • 2001 Agrofert Holding Award for the best PhD thesis in the chemistry area
  • 1998 Josef Hlávka Award for the best students of Czech universities
  • 1997 Rector’s Award for excellent academic performance in the Master’s program

Reviewer for the impact factor journals:
Polymer, Journal of Rheology, Physics of Fluids, Computers and Fluids, Rheologica Acta, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Applied Rheology, Polymer Degradation and Stability, European Polymer Journal, Langmuir, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Science, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Polymer Bulletin, Advances in Polymer Technology, International Polymer Processing, Plastics Rubber and Composites, Physics Letters A, Journal of Polymer Research, Journal of Polymer Engineering, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, Chemical Engineering Science, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Fluids Engineering -Transactions of the ASME, Acta Technica, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Internships and study stays

  • 1998 – 1999: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (8 months)
  • 2002 – 2008: University of Bradford, Bradford, England (7 months)

Process of employment

  • 1999 – present, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Technology, Polymer Centre, Deputy Head in charge of Pedagogical Activities

Membership of expert organizations

Membership of bodies

  • PhD Chemistry Programme Board (Degree course: Macromolecular chemistry), Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, member since 2016
  • PhD Process Engineering Board (Degree course: Tools and Processes), Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, member since 2011
  • PhD Chemistry and Materials Technology Board (Degree course: Technology of Macromolecular Compounds), Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, member since 2007
  • Scientific Board of Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, member since 2007

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