Martin Horák

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Office Mail Address:
Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Mechanics
Thákurova 7, 166 29 Praha 6, Czech Republic

Phone: +42-02-24355417 | Fax: +42-02-24310775
E-mail: Martin.Horak (at)

Professional CV:


  • Member of research projects supported by Czech Science Foundation GACR:
    • Process modeling for 3D printing and other additive technologies, project no. 20-20096S, 2020-2022.
  • EU funded projects:
    • Composelector: Multi-scale Composite Material Selection Platform with a Seamless Integration of Materials Models and Multidisciplinary Design Framework, project number 721105, 2017-2021.
    • MMP: Multiscale Modelling Platform: Smart design of nano-enabled products in green technologies, project number 604279, 2014-2016.

Research interests:

  • Design and development of scientific simulation tools, see list of my software projects.
  • Numerical methods in mechanics
  • High performance computing and software development - high performance computing, load-balancing, object oriented design.

Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities: I am always looking for capable and highly motivated students (undergraduate and graduate) with backgrounds and interests in math, engineering, finite element method, and informatics to join my research program. Please contact me to discuss current opportunities.

OOFEM course for Ph.D. students, engineers interested in simulation and researchers to allow them to quickly acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to employ OOFEM. More details here.

Selected Publications:


  • Horák, M., Gil, A.J., Ortigosa, R., & Kružík, M. (2022). A polyconvex transversely-isotropic invariant-based formulation for electro-mechanics: stability, minimizers, and computational implementation, 2022, ,
  • Patzák, B., Šmilauer, V., Horák, M., Šulc, S., & Dvořáková, E. Multi-physics integration platform MuPIF: Application for composite material design. 2022,
  • Horák, M., La Malfa Ribolla, E., & Jirásek M. Efficient formulation of a two-noded curved beam element under finite rotations, 2021,
    • Horák, M., & Kružík, M. (2020). Gradient polyconvex material models and their numerical treatment. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 195, 57-65.
    • Horák, M., Patzák, B., & Novák, J. (2018). An isogeometric extension of Trefftz method for elastostatics in two dimensions. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 114(11), 1213-1227.
    • Horák, M., Ryckelynck, D., & Forest, S. (2017). Hyper-reduction of generalized continua. Computational Mechanics, 59(5), 753-778.,
    • Grassl, P., Xenos, D., Jirásek, M. and Horák, M., 2014. Evaluation of nonlocal approaches for modelling fracture near nonconvex boundaries.International Journal of Solids and Structures,51(18), pp.3239-3251,
    • Hosseini, H.S., Horák, M., Zysset, P.K. and Jirásek, M., 2015. An over-nonlocal implicit gradient-enhanced damage?plastic model for trabecular bone under large compressive strains. International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering,31(11),
    • Jirásek, M., Šmejkal, F. and Horák, M., 2020. Pressurized axisymmetric membrane deforming into a prescribed shape. International Journal of Solids and Structures,198, pp.1-16,

    Software Library:

    OOFEM I have been developing this free, object-oriented, multiphysics, parallel finite element code since 1997. Visit its homepage at or check out its features. OOFEM is released under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
    MuPIF Multi-Physics Integration Framework (MuPIF) is an open source distributed integration framework, that will facilitate the implementation of multi-physic and multi-level simulations, built from independently developed components. The design supports various coupling strategies, discretization techniques, and also the distributed applications. License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

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