Vice-Dean for International Relations and Mobility at the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies (FMT) of the Technical University of Kosice
Lucia Knapcikova is Vice-Dean for International Relations and Mobility at the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies (FMT) of the Technical University of Košice. In 2017, she completed her Habilitation for Associate Professor at the FMT in “Manufacturing Technologies”. In 2011, she completed her PhD study at the above-mentioned Faculty. Assoc. Prof. Knapcikova, Ph.D., is the author of more than 260 scientific papers in Slovakia and abroad, and she owns six utility models. She participated in several international research projects, mainly in Germany. She is a leader of an international project under the Action Austria-Slovakia Scheme. A most important task is H2020 Less Than Wagon Load (Project duration 2017-2020) in collaboration with Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Slovakia, where she´s position is the Faculty project coordinator. The project aims to develop a SMART-specialised logistics cluster for the chemical industry in the Port of Antwerp to shift transport volumes from road to rail freight. She participated in project EUROSTARS (BRIDGE2ERA Program) with the collaboration of the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany. The project aims for Industry 4.0 strategic orientation between universities and SMEs. She lectured at the universities in Germany (TH Wildau), Czech Republic (TU Liberec) and Croatia (Mechanical Engineering Faculty in Slavonski Brod). Her area of interest includes SMART technologies, SMART materials, and application possibilities directly in the industry. In 2018, she was awarded in the category “Personality of Science and Technology under 35 years“. The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, in support of the development of science and technology and the recognition of exceptional achievements in this field, awarded the Science and Technology Awards – the highest award in science and technology, for 2018. She is a member of the European Alliance for Innovation, Belgium (www.eai.eu), TEAM Society in Croatia and an active member of the Editorial Board of Acta Tecnología Journal (Slovakia) and SAR Journal (Serbia). She works as a Guest Editor in the indexed journal (CC Journal) Wireless Networks-WINET. She is responsible for organising International conferences under the EAI organization- MMS 2016-2023 and EAI FABULOUS 2023- 2021.