Samuel Lukes won the award in the MSc programme, where he has demonstrated an outstanding ability to work independently on many related topics ranging from plasma physics, heat conduction, material properties and 3D engineering drawings and challenging simulations. The student's master thesis on Fast swept divertor suppressing transient heat pulses in tokamaks discusses the tokamak as the most promising concept for a thermonuclear reactor that will be used to produce clean, inexhaustible and safe (electrical) energy. The student created a design of three manipulators for the new Czech tokamak COMPASS-Upgrade.
In total, this year eight students, three of whom are studying at CTU, received the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Award directly from the hands of Minister Vladimír Balas. It is awarded to a student or a graduate of a bachelor's, master's or doctoral study programme for outstanding achievements in studies or in scientific, research, development, artistic or other creative activities related to studies. The award is also given for an exceptional act of civic bravery, responsibility or dedication.