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 Ivan Frollo, Prof. Ing. PhD. DrSc.


Institute of Measurement Science

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Dubravska 9,
841 04 BRATISLAVA
SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Phone:  + 4212 5910 4540   

Fax:       + 4212 5477 5943

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     Position  

      Head of the Department of Imaging Methods,

      Institute of Measurement Science,

      Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

  

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    Recent research projects

  1. Electronic Equipments and systems for measurement and monitoring of environmental parameters, (1995 – 2000), scientific and technological project. Supported by Slovak Grant Agency.

  2. Integrated sensors, signal routs and imaging methods based on nuclear magnetic resonance, (1999-2001). Supported by Slovak Grant Agency.

  3. Eureka Project E!2012 Low-Field NMR. Co-operation with Austria, Germany and Hungary,  (from September 2001 to Sept. 2007).

  4. Low Field Imaging Methods Based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, (2002 - 2004). Supported by Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, project number:  2/2040/22.

  5. New methods and devices for pulmonary, hepatal and gastro-intestinal noninvasive diagnostics, (2002-2005). Supported by Science and Technology Assistace Agency (APVT), Slovak Republic.

  6. Specific Imaging Methods Based on Magnetic Resonance, (2005-2007). Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, project number:  2/5043/26.

  7. Imaging of Micro- and Nanostructures Based on Magnetic Resonance for Biomedical and Material Research (2008-2010). Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, project number:  2/0142/08.

  8. Building of a top laboratory aimed at NMR research Other Projects State program of research and development. Complex solution of support and effective utilization of science and research infrastructure. (12/2006 - 12/2011).

  9. PHELINET, Polarized Helium Lung Imaging Network European Projects Project of EU 6th Framework Program "Maria Currie" (2007-2011).

  10. Measuring and Imaging Methods Based on Magnetic Resonance for Material and Biomedical Research. (2011-2013). Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, project number:  2/0090/11.
  11. COST: European Network for Hyperpolarization Physics and Methodology in NMR and MRI, MPNS COST Action TD1103.

  12. Undertaking of the instrument equipment operation of the "Center for NMR Material Imaging" of the National Center NMR. (12/2013 - 12/2016).

  13. Imaging and Mapping of Organic and Synthetic Materials Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods, (2014-2016). Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, project number: 2/0013/14.

  14. Research of comparative imaging methods based on magnetic resonance for diagnostics of neurological and musculoskeletal diseases. Project of the Slovak Research and Development Agency, APVV-15-0029,
    (2016 – 06.2019)


        Records

Publications: 392 papers, conference contributions, chapters in books...

Invited lectures:  25

Popularisations of science:  35

Number of realised projects applied in praxis: 41

Patents:  22 patents confirmed by a certificate and applied in praxis.

Technical reports:  27     


Research activities

Pressure and flow measurement of liquids, extracorporal circulation and oxymetry, artificial blood pumps working synchronized with the biological heart, diaphragm movements measurement, measurement of mechanical attractive force of permanent magnets, measurement of dynamic sources of electrostatic fields, electrotenzometry of liquids and photoelectric pressure meters. 

Next projects were oriented to the instrumentation for experimental cardiosurgery: assisted circulation  - intra-aortal balloon counterpulsation, measurement of the blood pressure, Achilles tendon reflex measurement, microcomputer controlled pulse generator for NMR experiments, magnetic field measuring instrument, nuclear magnetic resonance - proton density distribution and imaging.


Teaching Activities  

Starting from 1980 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava (external teaching).

From 1995 - professor of “Measurement Science” at the Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava,       

Teaching at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, courses: Medical Imaging techniques.

Permanent member of commissions for final state examinations at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak Technical University


        Membership

Member of IEEE

Member of Central European Academy of Science and Art

Member of Slovak Cybernetic Society

Member of Slovak Metrological Society

Member of Slovak Medical Society

Member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Member and vice-president of U.R.S.I. (Union Radio-Scientifique-Internationale), Slovak Committee

Member of SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ~ WASHINGTON,D.C. U.S.A.
Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences (SVU)

Member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society


      Committees

  • Member of IMEKO TC7, Technical Committee on Measurement Science and Slovak National Committee IMEKO.

  • Conference chairman of MEASUREMENT 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 and  MEASUREMENT 2007 international conferences.

  • Steering Committee chairman of MEASUREMENT 2009,  2011

  • Editor in Chief:  On-line journal: "MEASUREMENT SCIENCE REVIEW" , ISSN 1335 – 8871.

  • Member of the Board for Space Biology and Medicine, by the Council for Science and Technology of Government of Slovak Republic.

  • Member of the Board for Satellite Technique, Space Technology and Telecommunications, by the Council for Science and Technology of Government of Slovak Republic.

 

      Scientific boards

  • Member of the Scientific Board for Electronics and Material Technology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (1999 - 2002, chairman).
  • Chairman of the Commission for PhD study: Bionics and Biomechanics,  (1997 - 2010).
  • Director of the Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, (1998 - 2006)

Awards

1971 - Gold medal of the INTERLAB' 71,  International exposition, for  “Instrumentation for Extracorporal  Circulation”,  (member of a research group).
1975 - Award of the 1st grade for “Instrumentation for Assisted Circulation” awarded by Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, (member of a research group)
1976 - Certificate of merit INVEX'  76, International exposition, for “Electrostatic     Voltmeter”.
1980 - Award of the 1st grade for instrumentation: “Reflexometer M8081”,  awarded by Czechoslovak, Academy of Sciences, (member of a research  group).
1981 - Certificate of merit RACIO, International exposition, for “Ultrasound detector  UZD-80”.
1982 - Certificate of merit for instrumentation: “Pulse Generator G-8082”.
1984 - “Merited researcher of the Slovak Academy of Sciences", awarded by Czechoslovak  Academy of Sciences.
1986 - Certificate of merit Prague DNT 86 Exposition for “Experimental equipment for tomography based on magnetic resonance TMR-86”.
1987 -  "Award of the Slovak Academy of Sciences" for research in “Tomographic Measuring methods based on Nuclear magnetic Resonance”.
1989 - "Award of Aurel Stodola for the merits in technical sciences" with silver medal.
1999 - "Award of Aurel Stodola for the merits in technical sciences" with gold medal.
2001 - Gold medal and Memorandum from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,  Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
2002 - Memorandum from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in  Bratislava.
2003 - Silver medal and Memorandum from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Žilina University, Žilina.
2004 - Gold medal of Johann Andrea von Segner from Slovak Office of  Standards, Metrology and Testing.   85 Anniversary of Metrology in Slovakia.
2005 - Big medal of Saint Gorazd in the Day of Teachers:  Ministry of Education SR.
2005 - Memorandum from Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing 130 Anniversary of Metric Convention and 50 Anniversary of International  Organisation for Legal  Metrology foundation.

2005 - Medal for Science Contribution, award of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

2009 - Award of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for development of the  infrastructure in the framework of National Centre NMR.

2009 - Gold medal of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for the lifelong activities in science.

2012 - Medal and Memorandum from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Košice.

2012 - Award of the Slovak Literature Foundation for contribution to Slovak science at home and in abroad.

2014 - Award of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, "Outstanding personalities of SAS in 2014".

2015 - Award of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for "Scientific-popularization and educational activities".

2015 - Included to: Encyclopedia of personalities of Czech and Slovak Republic. An Oxford Encyclopedia Ltd., 2015.


Selected publications

[1]  FROLLO I., ZEMBERY P.: Wavelet Transform Used for Radiofrequency Coil Magnetic Field Evaluation. Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 6, 1998, p. 124.
[2]  FROLLO, I. - ZEMBERY, P.: Wavelet Transform Used for Magnetic Field Evaluation for Imaging Based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. In: Digests of the Joint Seminar `99 : The 6th Poland-Japan Joint Seminar. The 6th Japan-Hungary Joint Seminar. The 5th Japanese-Czech-Slovak Joint Seminar. The 2nd Japanese-Bulgarian-Macedonian Joint Seminar. Sapporo, 1999,  pp.111-114.
[3]  FROLLO, I.: Magnetic Field Evaluation Methods for Measurement and Imaging Based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. In: IMEKO-XV : World Congress. Measurement to Improve the Quality of Life in the 21st Century, Osaka, Japan, 1999, - pp.157-160.
[4]  FROLLO, I. - ZEMBERY, P. - PLACKOVA, A.: Statistical Methods and Wavelet Transform Used for Magnetic Field Distribution Testing. In: MEASUREMENT `99 : Proceedings. 2nd International Conference on Measurement. - Bratislava, Slovak Republic : Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 1999. - ISBN 80-967402-4-5. - P.83-86.
[5]  FROLLO, I.: PhD Postgraduate Study at the Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences. In: Applied Informatics in Biomedicine and Medical Engineering : Proceedings. 3rd International Workshop, Zilina, 1999,  pp. 71-72.
[6]  FROLLO, I. - SENAJ, V.: Electromagnetic System for Physiological Research. In: Applied Informatics in Biomedicine and Medical Engineering : Proceedings. 3rd International Workshop. , Zilina, 1999,  pp. 35-38.
[7]  FROLLO, I.,  ANDRIS, P.,  STROLKA, I.: Measuring and Optimisation Methods for Basic Parameters Design in Physical Experiments.  Proc. of the 5th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2001) and the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2001),  Orlando, USA, in July 22-25, 2001,  pp. 165-169.  Invited section.
[8]  FROLLO, I.: Measurement Science as a Basic Research and Development Discipline of Scientific Research.   In: Studies : Central European Academy of Science and Art. Timisoara, Romania: Romanian University Press Publishing House, 2000. No. 3, pp. 21-23.
[9]  FROLLO, I.,  ANDRIS, P., PLACKOVA, A.: Measurement and Imaging of Long Samples Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.  Proceedings MEASUREMENT 2001, 3rd International Conference on Measurement, Smolenice, Smolenice, 2001, pp. 327-330.
[10]  FROLLO I.: Manažérske vzdelávanie riaditeľov ústavov SAV SPRÁVY SAV, č. 2, 2001, ročník 37, str. 4-5.
[11]  FROLLO I., ZEMBERY, P.,: Wavelet Transform used for Magnetic Field Evaluation for Imaging Based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.  JSAEM Studies in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, Vol. 12, Dec. 2001. pp. 160 - 163.
[12] FROLLO, I.  - ANDRIS, P. - STROLKA, I. - BACIAK, L.: Optimisation Method for Magnetic Field Measurement and Desing in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications.  16th Electromagnetic Fields and Materials,  Proceedings, FEI STU Bratislava,   2002 ,  p. 1-5.
[13]  FROLLO, I. - BANIC, B. – MRAVEC, B. - JURANI, M. – GREKSAK, M. – MACHO, L. - KVETNANSKY, R.: Remote Controlled Equipment for Multiple Blood Withdrawal in Gravitational Physiology Experiments. Symposium: Life on Space for Life on Earth, 2-7.  June 2002 at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Journal of Gravitational Physiology.  A Journal of the International Society for Gravitational Physiology. Vol. 9, 2002, pp. 339-340.
[14]  FROLLO, I.: Nobel Prize 2003 for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. (Only in Slovak >>) Nobelova cena 2003 za nukleárnu magnetickú rezonanciu. Quark, February, 2004. pp. 6,7.
[15] FROLLO, I.  - ANDRIS, P. - STROLKA, I. - BACIAK, L.: Least Square Method for Measurement and Optimisation in Selected Physical Experiments.   The Sixth International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments, 28 November - 1 December 2003, Academic Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
[16] FROLLO, I.:  Úvod k ročenke 2003.   Ročenka Spolku absolventov a priateľov FEI STU ( EF SVŠT) 2003.
[17] FROLLO, I.:  Role of the Radio - Electronics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Development. 
14th International Czech – Slovak Scientific Conference, RADIOELEKTRONIKA 2004.  April 27-28. 2004,  Bratislava.
[18]
FROLLO, I.:
Space Research in Slovakia 2000-2003, Slovak Academy of Sciences. In: Committee on the Peaceful uses of Outer Space. Scientific and Technical Subcommittee.
[19] FROLLO, I. - ANDRIS, P. - STROLKA, I. - BAČIAK, L.. A least square method for measurement and optimisation in selected physical experiments. Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments VI. Uetikon-Zuerich, Switzerland : Trans Tech Publications Ltd., 2005. ISBN 0-87849-977-6. P. 681-686.
[20]  FROLLO, I. - ANDRIS, P. – JURÁŠ, V. – MAJDIŠOVÁ, Z.: Magnetic field distribution measurement of thin-layers using magnetic resonance imaging sequences. In: XVIII IMEKO World Congress. Metrology for a Sustainable Development.  Proceedings. Editors: H.S.Brandi, G. Martins da Rocha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 17 – 22, 2006. pp. 1-4.
[21]   FROLLO, I. - ANDRIS, P. -   PŘIBIL, J. – JURÁŠ, V.:  Indirect Susceptibility Mapping of Thin-Layer Samples Using NMR Imaging,    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 43, NO. 8, AUGUST 2007 pp. 3363- 3367. +Front cover.
[22]  FROLLO I. - ANDRIS, P. -PŘIBIL. J. - VOJTÍŠEK L. - HOLÚBEKOVÁ, Z. Electromagnetic Phantom Design for Measurement and Imaging Quality Testing Using NMR Imaging Methods. XIX IMEKO World Congress Fundamental and Applied Metrology, September 6-11, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 1-4.
[23]  FROLLO, I. - ANDRIS, P. - PŘIBIL, J. - VOJTÍŠEK, L. - HOLÚBEKOVÁ, Z. - DERMEK, T. Magnetic field measurement of planar coil using magnetic resonance imaging methods. In MEASUREMENT 2009 : 7th International Conference on Measurement. Editor Milan Tyšler, Ján Maňka, Viktor Witkovský. - Bratislava : Institute of Measurement Science SAS, 2009. ISBN 978-80-969672-1-6, p. 258-261
[24] FROLLO, I. - ANDRIS, P. - PŘIBIL, J. - VOJTÍŠEK, L. - DERMEK, T. - VALKOVIČ, L. Measurement and imaging of planar electromagnetic phantoms based on NMR imaging methods. In Measurement Science Review. Journal is published in: Versita - Central European Science Publisher. ISSN 1335-8871, 2010, vol. 10, no. 3, p. 96-100. (WOS, Scopus, Thomson Reuters, Copernicus International)
[25] FROLLO, I. - ANDRIS, P. - PŘIBIL, J. - VOJTÍŠEK, L. - DERMEK, T. - VALKOVIČ, L. - GOGOLA, D. - ŠTRBÁK, O.. Magnetic resonance imaging methods used for weak magnetic materials detection. In MEASUREMENT 2011 : Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Measurement. Editors J. Maňka, V. Witkovský, M. Tyšler, I. Frollo. - Bratislava : Institute of Measurement Science SAS, 2011. ISBN 978-80-969-672-4-7, p. 319-322.
[26] FROLLO, I. - HAIN, M. - ŠEVČÍK, R.. Mapping of weak magnetic materials using CT and NMR imaging methods - a comparison. In Použitie moderných nedeštruktívnych meracích metód vo výskume nových materiálov v rámci centra excelentnosti CEKOMAT. Editori M. Hain, K. Karovič, J. Jerz. - Bratislava : Ústav merania SAV, 2011. ISBN 978-80-969672-3-0, p. 18-21.
[27] FROLLO, I. - ANDRIS, P. - GOGOLA, D. - PŘIBIL, J. - VALKOVIČ, L. - SZOMOLÁNYI, P. Magnetic field variations near weak magnetic materials studied by magnetic resonance imaging techniques. In IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2012, vol. 48, no. 8, p. 2334-2339. ISSN 0018-9464. (1.363-IF2011).  (Abstract).
[28] FROLLO, I. - DERMEK, T. - ANDRIS, P.  Imaging and Mapping of Thin Layer Organic Materials Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods. MEASUREMENT 2013, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, Smolenice, Slovakia, 2013, pp. 175-178. ISBN 978-80-969-672-5-4.
[29] FROLLO, I. - ANDRIS, P.  - PŘIBIL, J. - DERMEK, T. - GOGOLA, D. Soft Magnetic Material Testing Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Advanced Materials Research Vol. 740 (2013) pp 618-623, © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.740.618.

30] FROLLO, I. Mathematical modeling, computation and experimental imaging of thin layer objects by magnetic resonance imaging. In Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2013, vol. 2013, article ID 635713, 6 p. ISSN 1563-5147. (1.383-IF2012) 

[31] FROLLO, I., KRAFČÍK, A., ANDRIS, P., PŘIBIL, J., DERMEK, T.  Soft Magnetic Objects in Homogeneous Magnetic Field of an NMR Imager, Mathematical Modelling and Experimental Evaluation, MEASUREMENT 2015, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference, Smolenice, Slovakia, 2015, pp. 269-272.

[32] FROLLO, Ivan - KRAFČÍK, Andrej - ANDRIS, Peter - PŘIBIL, Jiří - DERMEK, Tomáš. Circular samples as objects for magnetic resonance imaging - mathematical simulation, experimental results. In Measurement Science Review, 2015, vol. 15, no. 6, p. 313-318. ISSN 1335-8871. (0.989-IF2014)

[33] FROLLO, I. Magnetic resonance for biological and material research. In Professional workshop: Opening of the University Scientific Park for Biomedicine, Bratislava. Book of abstracts. Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2015, p. 21.

[34] FROLLO, I. -  ANDRIS, P. KRAFČÍK, A. – GOGOLA, D. – DERMEK, T.  Comparative Magnetic Field Measurements for Homogeneity Adjustment of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipments. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Measurement. Congress Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Smolenice castle, Slovakia, May 29-31, ISBN 978-80-972629-0-7, 2017, pp. 259-262.

[35] FROLLO, I. -  ANDRIS, P. KRAFČÍK, A. – GOGOLA, D. – DERMEK, T. Magnetic Field Homogeneity Adjustment for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, Vol. 54,  No. 5,  May  2018,  6500309. 

 

 


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