Our colleague and leading expert in the area of mechanical engineering with focus on rotor dynamics, has been awarded with the honorary title doctor honoris causa during Formal sitting of Scientific Council of ZČU in Pilsen. Mr. Balda significantly expanded knowledge in the area of mechanical engineering and his scientific results are recognized both at home and at abroad. During his scientific career he presented at leading universities, including in the Netherlands and Japan. His diagram of Laval rotor sensitivity is known as „Balda chart“ in Japan. Professor Balda pursued original methods of optimized balancing of flexible rotors in his later work. Logical outcome of his scientific endeavour was investigating the effect of vibration on the service life and reliability of machines.
Congratulations to professor Balda for receiving honorary doctorate.