Jozef Jurko completed his university studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of KoÅ¡ice in 1991. In 1994 he became a technical assistant in the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies Technologies at the University of KoÅ¡ice. In 1999 he successfully completed his doctorate in Machining Technology at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of KoÅ¡ice. His doctoral study focused on the problematic machining of different steels. Since his successful defence of his dissertation in 2004 he has worked as a faculty member in the Department of Production Technology in PreÅ¡ov.