Latest Czech Technical University Stories
Nobel Laureate Robert Wilson, discoverer of the background radiation caused by the Big Bang, inspires students to pursue careers in science and engineering PRAGUE, Nov.
Professor Otto Wichterle is Czech inventor and chemist best known for pioneering a centrifugal casting method for the creation of contact lenses. Wichterle was born on October 27, 1913 in Prostejov which is in the Czech Republic. After graduating from high school, he chose to continue his education at the Chemical and Technological Faculty of the Czech Technical University and pursue a career in science. In 1939, Wichterle joined the research institute at Bata's works in ZlÃn where he...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.