Since 2015 is Prof. RNDr. Pavol Šajgalík, DrSc. Slovak Academy of Science chairman. His scientific activity focuses on non-oxide and oxide high performance ceramics research and development. He is especially interested in relations between microstructure and mechanical properties of those materials. He was also president of European Ceramic Society as well as member of American and Japanese Ceramic Society and elected World Academy of Ceramics member. Prof. Šajgalík is author of more than 200 scientific articles.