In the 1960s, the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Mines in Ostrava was joined as assistant professors by employees who have remained faithful to their teaching work ever since. They have acquired teaching and scientific ranks and today they are working at the faculty in high positions. In November 1966, Ing. Zdeněk Hradílek. In 1972 he obtained the rank of Candidate of Science at Brno University of Technology, in 1977 he defended his habilitation thesis and was appointed Associate Professor in the field of electrical power engineering. In 1988 he defended his doctoral dissertation at the Czech Technical University in Prague and became a Doctor of Science in the field of electrical power engineering. In 1989 he was appointed professor of power electrical engineering. From 1980 to 1985 he held the position of Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. From the foundation in 1977 to 2009, Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Hradílek, DrSc. at the Department of Electrical Power Engineering as its head and was the guarantor of the study field of electrical power engineering.
In 1967, Ing. Josef Gavlas. As a scientific researcher, he participated significantly in all research tasks carried out by the Department. He was an important, recognized expert especially in the field of electrical measurements. In 1990 he moved to the teaching function as an assistant professor. In 1990-91 he was elected the first chairman of the academic senate of the electrical engineering faculty. From 1993 to 2003 he held the position of deputy head of the department.
In September 1968 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering as an assistant professor of Ing. Tomáš Čermák, obtained the scientific rank of Candidate of Science, later was appointed Associate Professor and in 1990 Professor. Prof. Ing. Tomáš Čermák, CSc. served as Rector of VSB - TU Ostrava and Vice-Rector.
In April 1970 he joined the department of Ing. Pavel Santarius, who also obtained the scientific rank of Candidate of Science, later was appointed Associate Professor, in 1993 defended his habilitation thesis and was appointed Professor. Since the establishment of the independent Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1991, Prof. Ing. Pavel Santarius, CSc. as Dean and Vice-Dean of the Faculty.
Since 1971, prof. Ing. Karel Sokanský, CSc. He took up the teaching position of assistant professor. In 1982 he defended his candidate's dissertation at Brno University of Technology and in 1985 he was appointed associate professor in the field of power electrical engineering. From 1990 to 1994 he held the position of Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
The shortage of power electrical engineers in the industrial enterprises of the North Moravian region led to the establishment of a new field of study - power electrical engineering from the school year 1970/71. At that time, 40 students were admitted to the first year. From this date onwards, the dynamic development of the other electrical engineering disciplines taught within the three concentrations of power electrical engineering began. Until now, all the electrical subjects of the new field were taught by a single department. The staff of the department gradually focused on individual specialist subjects.
On 1 April 1977 the existing Department of Electrical Engineering was divided into three departments:
Department of Theoretical and General Electrical Engineering (headed by Ing. Jan Šoral, CSc),
Department of Electrical Machines and Drives (headed by Prof. Ing. Svetozár Keppert, CSc.)
Department of Electrical Power Engineering (headed by Assoc. Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Hradílek, CSc.).
With the introduction of the new field of study, the structure of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering changed considerably, and therefore in 1977 its name was changed to the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
In 1979, the faculty was also assigned the field of electrical engineering, but until 1989, the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic did not give its approval for the admission of students to the first year. In 1980, Assoc.Ing.Zdeněk Hradílek,CSc. was appointed to the position of Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He was entrusted with the development and management of electrical engineering at the joint faculty. He worked in this position until 1985. Since 1986 he continued in this activity of the Vice-Dean doc.Ing. Tomáš Čermák,CSc., who was later in 1990 elected Rector of VSB in Ostrava.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering of VSB - Technical University Ostrava started its independent existence on 1 January 1991, when it was established by dividing the former Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering into two separate faculties. On 1 September 1993 the name was changed to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Prior to the division of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering on 1 January 1991, the Academic Senate of the then joint Faculty was divided into two separate Academic Senates, the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The Academic Senate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering called for the election of the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. In these elections, the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering was elected Assoc. Ing. Pavel Santarius, CSc. The Academic Senate then approved the proposal of the new dean of the faculty for the first vice-deans of the new faculty. Prof. Ing. Jiří Litschmann, the Vice-Dean for Science and Foreign Relations doc. Ing. Vilém Srovnal, CSc., doc. Ing. Karel Sokanský, CSc. With this leadership, the new faculty of the University of Mines began its existence as the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Since 1.1.2010 the numbering of the departments of the whole faculty has been changed. The Department of Electrical Engineering is now numbered 410 (formerly 451). From 1.9.2009 the Department merged with the Department of Electrical Machines and Instruments (formerly cat. 453).
Evolution of the Department's staffing
Since the beginning, Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Hradílek, DrSc. Since the foundation of the Department in 1977, Prof. Ing. Pavel Santarius, CSc., prof. Ing. Karel Sokanský, CSc, Ing. Josef Gavlas and Ing. Vladimír Meduna. Later, Ing. Dagmar Bílá and Ing. Zdeněk Šindler. These former colleagues left for other departments of the school and practice. Other teachers who joined the department are mostly graduates of the department: prof. Ing. Stanislav Rusek, CSc., Assoc. Dr. Ing. Veleslav Mach, Assoc. Dr. Ing. Jiří Gurecký, doc. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Medvec, doc. Ing. Vladimír Král, Ph.D., Ing. Jiří Ševčík, who retired in 1995, prof. Ing. Radomír Goňo, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Petr Krejčí, Ph.D., prof. Ing. Stanislav Mišák, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Tomáš Novák, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Lukáš Prokop, Ph.D., Ing. Petr Moldřík, Ph.D., Ing. Tadeusz Sikora, Ph.D. and Ing. Jan Fulneček Ph. D.
Gradually, in the 1980s, scientific training also developed. Ing. Jan Žídek, Ing. Stanislav Rusek, Ing. Pavel Motloch, Ing. Roman Portužák, Ing. Daniel Kaminský, Ing. Svatopluk Nečas, Ing. Čestmír Serafín, Ing. Zdeněk Buchta, Ing. Veleslav Mach, Ing. Jiří Gurecký, Ing. Zdeněk Medvec, Ing. Václav Hrubeš, Ing. Martin Pokluda, Ing. Radomír Goňo, Ing. Petr Krejčí, Ing. Vladimír Král and others.
Doc. Ing. Jan Žídek,CSc., doc. Ing. Daniel Kaminský, CSc. formed the core of the new Department of Electrical Measurements and Dr. Ing. Čestmír Serafín worked at the Department of General Electrical Engineering. At present, we do not forget about the education of new scientists. About 20 graduate engineers are being trained in PhD studies in the field of electrical power engineering, of which about 10 are internal, working in the Department.
The pedagogical and professional work at the department is helped by the secretary of the department Bc. Žaneta Vylegalová.
In the course of the years, Ms Jiřina Hampejzová, Marie Caklová, Ing. Dana Žídková, Jaroslava Čumová and now Bc. Žaneta Vylegalová.