On September 21 2017 the Slovak Literary Fund presented awards for scientific and technical literature. Prof. Ing. Ivo Petráš, DrSc., director of ÚRaIVP FBERG TUKE, received two awards, namely Award for three-year scientific acceptance in the category technical sciences and geosciences – 1st place; Award for exceptional scientific acceptance of one work in the category technical sciences and geosciences – 3rd place. In both cases only citations according to Web of Science have been taken into account. This way, Prof. Petráš repeated his success from year 2011 when he also had taken two Slovak Literary Fund’s prizes and became the first scientist in Slovakia to achieve such a „double“ two times.
Complete list of personalities awarded in 2017 is given on the Slovak Literary Fund web page (http://litfond.sk/).