OZM Experts

Miloslav KRUPKA, Ph.D.

CEO & Owner

Dr. Krupka leads OZM Research’s business enterprise strategy and personally participates in the development of new instruments and methods for the testing of Energetic Materials. Since 1995 he has developed and introduced more than twenty different instruments to the international market. He brings new ideas and the vision to further expansion of OZM Research’s business activities.
Before OZM Research’s founding in 1997, Dr. Krupka worked at the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, as an assistant professor. He received a Master’s (1993) and Ph.D. (2000) in the Technology of Explosives from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice.


Doc. Dr. Břetislav JANOVSKÝ

Product Manager

Dr. Janovský is responsible for the development and production of equipment for the characterization of combustible materials such as flammable mixtures of gas, vapors and dusts with oxidizers. He also provides consultancy for hazard assessment of technologies in the process industry. He developed and brought four instruments to production.
Dr. Janovský has worked as an assistant professor and professor at the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, since 1998. He is author of more than 25 scientific articles. He received a Master’s (1990) and Dr. (1998) in the Technology of Explosives from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice.

Jan CUPÁK

Product Manager

Mr. Cupák is an expert in the design of advanced electronic hardware, responsible for development of the electronic parts of the OZM Research instrumentation.
Mr. Cupák received his Master‘s degree in the Electrical Engineering from the Brno University of Technology in 2011 and began his professional career at Chromservis company. In 2014 he joined OZM Research and started here a new branch for development of advanced laboratory equipment for CBRN defense.

Jan HORKEL

Product Manager

Mr. Horkel specializes in the development and production of instrumentation for testing sensitivity of explosive materials and other dangerous substances to impact, friction and flame.
Mr. Horkel is a graduate from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, with M.Sc. (2004) in Safety Engineering. Mr. Horkel joined OZM Research in 2006, and under his leadership, more than 150 instruments have been produced for customers in more than 40 countries worldwide. .

Marcel HANUS, Ph.D.

Product Manager

Dr. Hanus is a product manager for detonation chambers and explosion-proof containers. Dr. Hanus is a graduate from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice, with M.Sc. (1996) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees. He joined OZM Research in 2004. He has also six years of experience as a defense scientist at the Military Institute for Weapon and Ammunition Technology. He was responsible for the transformation of the Czech Army methodologies for qualification and in-service surveillance of explosive materials to modern NATO standards, the development of new testing methods for service life control of explosive materials in rockets and missiles, development of ammunition demilitarization technologies and enhanced blast explosives. He acted as the national representative in NATO committees for testing of explosive materials AC/310 SG1 and AC/326 SG1 (1998–2006), wrote more than 100 R&D reports and technical documents, 3 NATO standards, 3 Czech defense standards, 19 papers at scientific conferences, 1 monograph and 1 university textbook.

Martin KÜNZEL, Ph.D.

Product Manager

Dr. Künzel is responsible for the development and production of optical and laser based instruments for determination of detonation parameters. Dr. Künzel received his Master’s (2011) and Ph.D. (2018) in Technology of Explosives from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice. During his studies, he authored more than 10 scientific journal articles in the field of energetic materials. He joined OZM in 2015.

Jan MAREK

Product Manager

Mr. Marek is responsible for the development and production of instruments designed for the characterization of combustible parameters of solid and liquid substances. Mr. Marek received a Master’s degree from the Department of Safety and Security Planning, Technical University of Ostrava, in 2010. From 2010 till 2013 he worked in the REACH Center laboratory studying dangerous properties of chemicals. He joined OZM in 2013.

Václav STANĚK, Ph.D.

Product Manager

Dr. Staněk is responsible for the development of new testing procedures, standards and application lists, especially for analytical instruments. He also participates in the development of new technologies for production of energetic materials. Dr. Staněk received his Master’s (1994) and Ph.D. (2001) in Analytical Chemistry from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice. He joined OZM Research in 2017. Prior to that, he worked more than 15 years as an assistant professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice and later as a validation specialist at ALS Czech Republic, Life Sciences Division.

Ondřej NĚMEC, Ph.D.

Product Manager

Dr. Němec is responsible for the development and production of different kinds of calorimeters and instruments for the characterization of emulsion explosives. Dr. Němec holds a Master’s (2010) and Ph.D. degree (2015) in Technology of Explosives from the Institute of Energetic Materials, University of Pardubice. After earning his doctorate he joined OZM as a product manager. Prior to that he participated in OZM Research’s tasks during his studies.

Petr STOJAN, Ph.D.

Product Manager

Dr. Stojan is responsible for the development of instruments designed for the testing of ballistic parameters of propellants. He invented the unique instrument and procedure for the determination of the burning rates of propellants called the STOJAN Vessel and many others. Dr. Stojan received his Master’s (1996) and Ph.D. (2004) from the Brno University of Technology. Before joining OZM Research, his experience included internal ballistics, testing and technology of double and triple base propellants (in/for rocket motors and large caliber guns) and their application at the Research Institute of Industrial Chemistry of Explosia Pardubice.

Petr NESVADBA, Ph.D.

Product Manager

Dr. Nesvadba is an outstanding expert in the explosion processing of materials – a very special application of explosives. He has more than eighteen years of experience with explosive hardening, welding and other metal processing technologies. He has also participated in the development and testing of explosion-loaded instrumentation (e.g. closed vessels and ballistic mortars). Dr. Nesvadba received his Master’s (2000) from the Brno University of Technology and Ph.D. (2012) from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He joined OZM Research in 2012. Prior to that, he spent twelve years as a researcher and a head of the Explosives Testing Facility at the Research Institute of Industrial Chemistry of Explosia Pardubice.