Prof. Ing. Petr Kalenda, CSc., b. Jaroměř 1962, graduated in 1985 from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Pardubice, specialisation: the technology of manufacture and processing of polymers, and earned his scientific degree CSc. in macromolecular materials technology in 1990. He defended his dissertation thesis to become Associate Professor in 1995, and was appointed full Professor for technology of macromolecular materials in 2007. Since his graduation, Professor Kalenda has been with the Institute of Chemical Technology / Faculty of Chemical Technology, first as Assistant Professor, then as Associate Professor and ultimately as full Professor. He headed the Department of Paints and Organic Coatings from 1997 to 2008. In 2008-2011 he headed up the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Macromolecular Materials. He has been active as the Deputy Rector for Education since 2007, currently he is the First Deputy Dean. Professor Kalenda has written 50 scientific papers and chapters in monographs and authored or co-authored 170 contributions presented at national and international conferences. He recorded 169 citations (Scopus) and 208 citations (Web of Science). He has authored many textbooks and university texts on the technology of paints and in the chemistry of film-forming materials. His scientific research is directed at the formulation of paints, anticorrosion protection of metallic structural materials, chemically resistant binders and investigation of catalytic systems for oxypolymerisation crosslinking binders. He has been the manager of a number of projects funded from the Training for Competitiveness Operational Programme, by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, the Czech Republic Technology Agency, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  He is a member of scientific boards, scientific committees of national and international conferences and boards for doctoral study programmes at other faculties focussed on chemistry and technology. He is an expert court witness in the technology of macromolecular materials and paints. Currently he is engaged in identifying talented students. For this activity, Professor Kalenda was granted an award by the Deputy Chairperson of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.