Prof. Ing. Marián Peciar, PhD. graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (FME SUT). In 2008 he became a professor at this university specialising in process engineering. He currently acts as head of the Institute of Process Engineering of FME SUT.
His research and education activities include the construction and design of pressure vessels and apparatus for the chemical, petrochemical, food, pharmaceutical and consumer industries, mechanics of three-phase systems with particulate solid phase, development of non-traditional technologies for the agglomeration of powdered materials and special technologies for processing hazardous materials and wastes, and for environmental protection in the communal and work spheres. He has been involved in contract research for industry and has participated in more than 115 research and innovation projects for domestic and foreign companies. He has been granted five European and Slovak patents, four utility models and currently has several industrial property applications filed.
In 2016, he received the Professor of the Year at SUT award for his excellent results and contribution to non-traditional granulation technologies, patent policy and technology transfer, for general recognition within the scientific and industrial community for innovation and for the long-term quality in education. In 2017, the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic awarded Professor Peciar the Grand Medal of St Gorazd.
From 2011 to 2019 he acted as the Vice-Chancellor for cooperation with practice of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. As a manager of the university SUT Scientific s. r. o. enterprise, he focused on management of knowledge transfer into practice, and support for business.