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Branislav Husár (1981 – 2014)

We are saddened by the loss of our colleague Dr. Branislav Husár, who passed away last week due to heart failure.

Dr. Husaŕ was born in 1981 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). He received his M.Sc. degree in organic chemistry from the Comenius University in Bratislava in 2004 and his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2008. In 2010, he came to the Vienna University of Technology as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry. In 2011 he began work on an EU FP7 project dedicated to advancing the use of LEDs for curing of wood coatings. In 2013, he was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship for the development of photocurable polymers for use in bone replacement and tissue regeneration. Dr. Husár represented the TU with oral presentations at multiple conferences across Europe, as well as in China and the USA. He had a successful publication record with his work in top-ranked journals such as Chemical Reviews, Chemical Society Reviews and Progress in Organic Coatings. He was a team player and had an important role on the organizing committee for the 3rd European Symposium of Photopolymer Science, which took place just two weeks ago here at the TU.

For those who had the pleasure of working with Dr. Husár, they would note his passion for science and also his cool and friendly demeanour. In addition to his duties at the TU, Dr. Husár was a member of the Polymer Institute of the Slovak Academy of Science. He is survived by his wife Slavomira, by his parents, Petronela and Stefan, and his brother Radoslav. 


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