Prof. Ing. Petr  Zuna, CSc., the third-term Vice President, was born on March 21, 1941 in Prague. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in 1963. In 1972 he earned his CSc. (PhD.) in physical metallurgy. In 1989 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Czech Technical University, and in 1992 became a full Professor (Field Material Science). His special fields of interest have been metallography, and the electron microscopy, and particularly the recrystallization processes. He is a member of the graduate councils of the Czech Technical University.

He has received fellowships for study in Russia, Poland, Japan and Great Britain. He is author or co-author of one monograph, 58 scientific reports, 10 articles in international journals, and 60 articles in Czech journals. He has contributed to 22 university and secondary school textbooks, delivered 20 original papers at international conferences. He serves on the executive committees of numerous international conferences.

Since 1991 he has served as Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University, and in 1997 he was elected Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague. He is member of the Presidium of the Czech Rectors Conference, Vice Chairman of the GA CR, President of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic, Vice President of the Czech Association for New Materials and Technology, member of the Control  Commission of the  KD, and member of IGIP. He is a Board member of the Zvonicek Foundation and Foundation for Biomechanics. In addition, he serves  on the editorial boards of several journals.