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Dr. Vlastimil Maselk

{Dr. Vlastimil Maselk}
Dr. Vlastimil Maselk

Assistant professor, electrical engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Research interests
Dr. Masek's research focuses on data logging for more accurate and precise sensing techniques that could ultimately bring environmentally-friendly technology to the offshore oil and gas industry. Since he began the study of engineering, Dr. Masek has long been interested in process control and robotics and finds the interdisciplinary nature of the research appealing. His graduate research focused on fuzzy controlled mobile robots (their reasoning being neither hot nor cold, but somewhere in between) and later on the ultrasonic sensors of mobile robots.

Experience
Looking for some industrial experience, Dr. Masek accepted an opportunity to work with ABB Corporate Research in Sweden. He worked for almost three years as a research scientist working in the mechatronics group and then moving into sensors and robotics. Dr. Masek plans to take his experience working with process control and apply it to aspects of the oil and gas industry while here at Memorial. The relevance to the oil and gas industry would mean optimization which could lead to cost-effectiveness and more environmentally-friendly processes.

Background
Dr. Masek received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Pursuing an interest in electrical engineering and armed with a scholarship from the Japanese government, he went on to complete a master's, then a doctorate degree at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan. After completing his studies he remained for one year as a post-doctoral research associate in the Satellite Venture Business Laboratory.