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Maros Halama

Maros Halama

Member of Technical Advisory Board

Maros will advise Inobat on the research, development and testing of advanced materials used not only in Li-ion batteries and other energy systems, on application of nanotechnologies for achievement of better parameters of batteries, application of artificial neural networks in prediction of life-time of materials and safety issues. His focus is concentrated on “Enigma” problem in batteries – degradation of electrodes, mechanism and forensic analysis.

Maros is a Vice-dean for Research, Innovations and International Relations at Technical University of Košice (TUKE), Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling, head of the Corrosion Testing Laboratory and broker at the Promatech National Center for Advanced Materials and Technologies at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Vice-president at Slovak Association for Surface Treatment.

He obtained M.Sc. in Chemistry at UPJS Kosice and PhD at TUKE in Material Science. Between 2005 and 2007 he also worked at the Technische Univesität Wien, TVFA Institute, later CTA. He was a host lecturer at several premium European and Asian universities. His portfolio covers R&D projects in the field of corrosion, industrial inquires and failure analysis within the sectors from energy, oil & gas, coating industry (eustream a.s., SPP-distribution, ENEL, SES Tlmače, Bukóza holding a.s., Matador automotive, Kerex a.s., U.S Steel, VÚZ PI, etc.).

In 2017 he was awarded the prestigious International Association for Advanced Materials Scientist Medal 2016 by the president of IAAM prof. Hisatoshi Kobayashi. In 2018 he received Certificate from IAESTE Luxembourg for long-term cooperation for mentoring international students from US, China, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Macedonia, Bosnia Hercegovina etc. in TUKE and SAV laboratories.

Since 2017 he acts as an member of the Steel Advisory Group at Research Fund Coal and Steel (RFCS), European Commission and since 2019 as a CnGE representative of the Slovak Republic in the Captech Group at European Defense Agency, since 2019 he has been working in the Presidency of the Slovak Battery Alliance (SBaA), and in Presidency at Slovak National Hydrogen Association, as Alternate State Representative Group at Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in Brussel and since 2020 as State Representative at Batteries Europe, Task Force Safety.