Ing. Roman Papšík


  • Phone number: +43 3842 402 4123
  • Room number: 313
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Scope of Work

  • Computational mechanics of ceramic materials
  • Fracture mechanics and phase-field modelling of fracture
  • Modelling of damage in brittle materials

Personal Background

  • 2019—2023:
    Junior researcher (Doctoral student)
    Chair of Structural and Functional Ceramics (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria)
  • 2016—2019:
    Applied Sciences in Engineering, (Master programme)
    Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics (Brno University of Technology, Czechia)
  • 2017-2018:
    Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures (Erasmus+)
    Institute of Applied Mechanics & Institute for Structural Mechanics (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • 2016—2017:
    Student Application Engineer
    Honeywell Turbo Technologies (Brno, Czechia)
  • 2013—2016:
    Fundamentals of Mechanial Engineering (Bachelor programme)
    Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics (Brno University of Technology, Czechia)


  • R. Papšík, O. Ševeček, E. Martin and R. Bermejo. "Prediction of ring crack initiation in ceramics and glasses using a stress-energy fracture criterion"
  • R. Papšík, O. Ševeček, A.-K. Hofer, I. Kraleva, J. Kreith and R. Bermejo. "Prediction of edge and tunnelling crack formation in layered ceramics using a stress-energy fracture criterion". In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society (December 2022). DOI: j.jeurceramsoc.2022.12.022
  • J. Schlacher, T. Csanádi, M. Vojtko, R. Papšík and R. Bermejo. ‘Micro-scale fracture toughness of textured alumina ceramics’. In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society (June 2022). issn: 0955-2219. doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.06.028.
  • J. Schlacher, A.-K. Hofer, S. Geier, I. Kraleva, R. Papšík, M. Schwentenwein and R. Bermejo. ‘Additive manufacturing of high-strength alumina through a multi-material approach’. In: Open Ceramics 5 (Mar. 2021). issn: 2666-5395. doi: 10.1016/j.oceram.2021.100082.
  • P. Petrisková, O. Monfort, L. Satrapinskyy, E. Dobročka, T. Plecenik, G. Plesch, R. Papšík, R. Bermejo and Z. Lenčéš. ‘Preparation and photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanotube arrays prepared on transparent spinel substrate’. In: Ceramics International 47.9 (May 2021), pp. 12970–12980. issn: 0272-8842. doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.01.160.
  • O. Ševeček, R. Papšík, Z. Majer and M. Kotoul. ‘Influence of the cell geometry on the tensile strength of open-cell ceramic foams’. In: Procedia Structural Integrity. 9th International Conference Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture (MSMF9) (Brno, Czech Republic, 26th–28th June 2019). Ed. by J. Pokluda and P. Šandera. Vol. 23. 2019, pp. 553–558. doi: 10.1016/j.prostr.2020.01.144.
  • O. Ševeček, P. Navrátil, R. Papšík, P. Skalka and M. Kotoul. ‘Influence of the Ceramic Foam Structure Irregularity on the Tensile Response’. In: Solid State Phenomena 258 (Dec. 2016), pp. 161–164. issn: 1662-9779. doi: 10.4028/