Institute of Machine and Industrial Design has a long history dating back to 1901. At that time Leopold Grimm was named a full professor of Machine Elements Design and Machine Design I at newly established Czech Technical University in Brno. Czech Technical University was established in 1899 as a result of the demand of the Czech people for an own university where education would be provided in Czech language. The beginnings were humble. Lack of facilities, funds, professors and students was compensated by enthusiasm. In the course of time, the Institute has been renamed and changed its location for several times. Seven directors have been in charge and they all contributed to the fact that the Institute of Machine and Industrial Design is now well-known and respected engineering school.
- 2003prof. Ing. Martin Hartl, Ph.D.
1993 Institute of Machine and Industrial Design
- 1990doc. Ing. Josef Šupák, CSc.
- 1986doc. Ing. Dušan Kolář, CSc.
1980 Department of Machine Elements and Mechanisms
- 1972prof. Ing. František Boháček, DrSc.
1956 Department of General Engineering and Machine Elements
1950 Department of Engineering Basics and Machine Elements Design
1949 Institute of Machine Elements
1947 Institute of Hydraulic Turbines and Cranes
- 1933prof. Ing. Jan Kieswetter
1901 Institute of Machine Design I