After studies at the Czech Technical University in Prague (1972) he worked for 20 years in industrial research of highly turbocharged diesel and gas engines and obtained his Ph.D. in the National Institute for Machine Research 1980. He entered the Czech Technical University as a lecturer in 1982, obtained his DrSc. in 1990 and full professorship in 1993. Since 1994 till 2016 he headed the Department of Automotive Technology, having been the dean of Mechanical Engineering Faculty FME CTU (1997-2000) and vice-dean for R&D (2006-2017). Currently, he is employed at Center of Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility, FME CTU and coordinates the Josef Božek National Center of Competence of Surface Transport Vehicles, project of Technological Agency of CR. He is focused on powertrain and engine design and thermodynamic optimizations based on combination experiments and simulation methods. He is an author of more than 20 patents and more than 100 papers (recently published especially in SAE Papers and Journals).