- Vitezslav Benda was born in Dvur Kralove n.L. (Czech Republic) in 1944.
- He graduated at MSc level in Solid State Physics at the Czech Technical University in Prague in 1967.
- From 1967 to 1973 he worked in the R&D department of CKD Semiconductors.
Since 1973, he has been at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he was awarded a doctoral degree in Electrotechnology (PhD) in 1976. From 1983 to 2001 he was Associated Professor at the Department of Electrotechnology , Czech Technical University in Prague. Since 2001 he has been a Professor in Materials and Technology for Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Department of Electrotechnology of CTU in Prague.
He specialises in electronic materials and devices, especially in the physics, technology and diagnostics of power semiconductor devices and in photovoltaics.
He gives lectures on “Solar Systems Applications”, “Solar Systems and Electrochemical Sources”, “Photovoltaic systems”, “Advanced Components of Power Electronics “and “Semiconductor Physics”.
He is supervisor of PhD students (10 students reached the PhD, at present he supervises 2 PhD students).
He was awarded the Czechoslovak State Prize for Technology in 1980 and the Merit Award for inventors in 1989. He also obtained the CTU award for the best prestige publication in the year 2000. He is author or co-author of 11 textbooks, 19 Czechoslovak patents and more than 100 papers.
Prof. Benda is a Fellow of the IET, and serves as Chairman of the IET Czech Network. He is also a committee member of the Association of Innovative Entrepreneurship of Czech Republic. He has served as a member (or as chairman) of the organising or programme committee of several international conferences and as a referee for conferences and international journals and as a guest editor of international journals.
Za informace zodpovídá/Responsible for the information: Vítězslav Benda