CURRICULUM VITAE - Prof. Dušan Bakoš

Position: Managing Director ICARST n.o.

Affiliation, Address: Institute of Plastics and Rubber, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak Technical University, Radlinskeho 9, Bratislava 81237, Slovakia

Education (degrees, universities, dates)

2007 Dr.h.c. University of A. Dubcek, Trencin, Slovakia 

1997 Full Professor Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia 

1995 DSc. Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia 

1975 PhD. Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovakia 

1969 MSc. Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Career, Employment (employers, positions, dates)

2011 - present Managing Director, ICARST n.o., Bratislava, Slovakia

2003 - 2011 Dean of the Faculty of chemical and food technology of the Slovak University of Technology 

1997 - Full Professor, Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Bratislava

1985 - 1997 Assoc. Professor, Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Bratislava 

1980 - 1985 Slovak Technical University, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Lecturer

1975 - 1980 Slovak Academy of Science, Polymer Institute, Research Worker;

Visiting Professor

2010 - 2012 University of Technology Sydney, Australia 

1992 University Computense, Madrid, Spain 

1983 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 

1978 National Bureau of Standards, Washington D.C., USA 

1977 National Bureau of Standards, Washington D.C., USA

Specialization

Main field

Main interest over the last few years has been the study of biopolymers and biomaterials in connection with tissue engineering (research and development of biomaterials, especially composites for hard tissue substitutes, and composite membranes based on natural polymers as a base for the engineering of bioartificial skin substitutes). These studies are often based on interdisciplinary cooperation with medical researchers.

Other fields

Polymer processing, rheology of polymer blends, technical biodegradable polymers, mainly polyvinylalcohol and biodegradable blends with bio-based polymers. Our expertise includes study of the soluble properties of polymers, colloid chemistry, gel permeation chromatography (GPC), and characterization of polymers generally.

Honors, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies

Honorary member of Slovak Chemical Society, Slovakia

Dr.h.c at The University of A. Dubcek, Trencin, Slovakia

Medal of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for Support of Science, Slovakia

European Society for Biomaterials

European Burns Association

Publications (list of 10 selected recent publications)

1. Vittekova M., Dragunova J., Kabat P., Bozikova M., Bakos D., Koller J.: Cytotoxicity testing of scaffolds potentially suitable for the preparation of three-dimensional skin substitutes, Cell Tissue Bank. 15(3), 345-55 (2014).

2. Harvanová D., Rosocha J., Bakoš D., Švihla R., Vaško G., Horňák S., Ledecký V., Gromošová S., Cibur P., Raši R., Collagen/hyaluronan membrane as a scaffold for chondrocytes cultivation, Biologia 64(5), 1032-1038 (2009).

3. Šimon, P., Zhong, W., Bakoš, D., Hynek, D.: Thermooxidative stability of polymethyl methacrylate containing nanoparticles of silica/titania and silica/zirconia, Chem. Pap. 62(2), 176-180 (2008).

4. Palou, M., Bakoš, D., Kuzielová, E., Labuda, J.: Potential Application of Glass and Glass-Ceramics Based on Lithium Disilicate as Biomaterials, Key Engineering Materials, 361-363, 273-276 (2008).

5. Šimon P., Chaudhry Q., Bakoš D.: Migration of engineered nanoparticles from polymer packaging to food - a physicochemical view, J. Food Nutr. Res. 47(3), 105-113 (2008).

6. Vodná, L., Bubeníková, S., Bakoš, D.: Chitosan based hydrogel microspheres as drug carriers, Macromol. Biosci. 7, 629-634 (2007).

7. Bubeníková, S., Lacík, I., Bakoš, D., Vodná, L.: Chitosan polyelectrolyte comlexes for use in tissue engineering and drug delivery, J. Mat. Sci. 539-543, 577-582 (2007).

8. Kukolikova L, Bakos D, Alexy P, et al.: Optimization of the properties of chitosan lactate/hyaluronan film, J. Appl. Polymer Sci. 100 (2), 1413-1419 (2006).

9. Bialopiotrowicz T., Janczuk B., Fiedorowicz, Khachtryan G., Tomasik P., Bakoš D.: Hyaluronan-lecitin foils and their properties, Mater. Chem. Phys. 95, 99-104 (2006).

10. Poruban D., Bakoš D., Danišovič L., Bohmer D., Blaško M., Vojtaššak J.: In vitro prepared autologous graft from bucal mucosa - clinical application, Case Rep. Clin. Pract. Rev. 6, 62-67 (2005).