Ing. Martin Balog, PhD.

vedecký pracovník

  02 3240-1020

Address: Novoveská 44, 84107,Bratislava, Slovakia
Cell phone: +421-949-074666
Alternative e-mail:

Nationality: Slovak
Birth date: Feb 16th1978

Employment history, academic and professional appointments

Professional experience
a head of powder metallurgy group (full time position)
Institute of materials and machine mechanics, SAS, Dubravska cesta 9, 84513, Bratislava
a core-researcher (full time position)
Centre of Excellence for advanced materials application (CEMEA), SAS, Dubravska cesta 9, 84511, Bratislava

Type of work
science, research, development, education, and training

Job positions
a senior scientist
a post doctorate student

Other professional experience
industrial placement
NewMet Composites, Waltham Abbey, UK, Production of parts for aircraft industry made of carbon-carbon composites (pressing, infiltration, PVD), under supervision of W. Buchgraber, PhD.
Work&Travel USA
Century Pool Management Inc., Laurel (MD), pool operator and lifeguard
civil service
Institute of materials and machine mechanics, SAS, research assistance, pressure infiltration of porous, fibrous precursors with molten metals, e.g., MgLi + saffil
Work&Travel USA
YMCA, Camp Fuller (RI), counselor and maintenance
Volkswagen Bratislava, welding production line

Education, fellowships

Fulbright research fellowship
University of California - Davis, Department of mechanical engineering and materials science, Advanced materials research group, Davis, CA, USA
Topic: „Fabrication, microstructural study and mechanical testing of ultra-fine grained Al-Al2O3 composites in-situ formed during compaction of fine atomized CP and alloyed Al powders (HITEMAL®)”, under supervision of Prof. Enrique J. Lavernia
Go8 research fellowship
University of Queensland, School of Engineering, Division of materials, Powder metal processing group, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Topic: “Al-AlN metal matrix composites in-situ prepared via direct nitridation of Al powders”, under supervision of Prof. Ma Qian a Prof. Graham B. Schaffer
doctorate study, Philosophiae doctor – PhD.
Slovak Technical University, Faculty of material science and technology, Trnava,
specialization „Materials science and threshold states“, internal student of Institute of materials and machine mechanics, SAS
Dissertation theses: „Ultra-fine grained Al profiles with high temperature stability“(written in English),
supervisor Dr. František Simančík
master study, Engineer - Ing.
Slovak Technical University, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Bratislava, specialization „Engineering materials and technologies“
Diploma work theses: „Sound absorption potential of Alporas®aluminium foams”,carried out at Institute of materials and machine mechanics, SAS
Engineering school, Fajnorovo nábrežie 5, Bratislava
Elementary school, Devínska Nová Ves/Devín

Professional orientation    

Personal skills and competences

Slovak (native), English (active, advanced knowledge)
Social skills
communication skills, ability to work in a team, adaptability
Organizational skills
collective management, coordination of scientific and industrial projects
Computer skills
MS Office, Origin, various graphics software, internet, basic CAD
Driving license
A, B
family, traveling, sports, mountain biking, foot biking, music, hi-fi, movies, reading, nature, beekeeping, mountain climbing

Additional information

The most significant achievements in the field / applications of results in practice: Principal investigator on the following projects: Students:
Graduated master students:
1 (Ing. Michal Polovka)
Graduated doctorate students:
1 (Ing. Matej Štepánek, PhD.)
Actual doctorate students:
2 (Ahmed Hassan Mohamed Ibrahim, M.Sc.; Milad Roostaei, M.Sc.)

Štefan Schwartz scholarship for young researcher, the Slovak academy of sciences.
The excellent employee of 2011, Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, The Slovak Academy of Sciences
Award of the 2nd best young researcher in the section - physical, space, earth, and engineering sciences of the Slovak academy of sciences; publications contest.
Award of the best young researcher up to 35 years of the Slovak academy of sciences.
The excellent employee of 2016, Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, The Slovak Academy of Sciences
The excellent employee of 2018, Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, The Slovak Academy of Sciences



Patents: Selected publications (* corresponding author): Selected conference contributions: