Homola Jiří

Prof. Ing., CSc. DSc.
born January 4, 1965 in Nové Město na Moravě

  • Biophotonics
  • Member of Learned Society since 2015

Education and professional carreer

  • 1988, MSc. (Ing.) in Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague
  • 1993, Ph.D. (CSc.) in Electrical Engineering, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • 2009, DSc. in Technical Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • 2009, Associate Professor in Quantum Optics and Optoelectronics, Charles University, Prague
  • 2014, Professor in Quantum Optics and Optoelectronics, Charles University, Prague

Employment and academic positions

  • 1993 – 2003, Research Scientist, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 1997 – 1999, Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 1999 – 2001, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2001 – 2002, Research Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2003 – 2009, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2002 – 2012, Chair of Department of Optical Sensors, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 2002 – 2012, Head of Photonics Division, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 2009 – now, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2012 – now, Director, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • 2010 – 2014, Member of the Expert Commission for Technical Sciences and Engineering of the Research and Development Council
  • 2011 – 2014, Member of Comission for Defending Doctor of Technical Sciences Theses in the field of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Photonics
  • 2012 – now, Member of Supervisory Board, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS
  • 2007 – now, Chairman of Board, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague

Membership in selected International organizations and societies

  • 2002 – now, Senior Member of IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • 2004 – 2007, Member of Editorial Board of Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Elsevier)
  • 2006 – 2010, Member of NATO Chemistry/Biology/Physics (CBP) Advisory Panel
  • 2007 – 2015, Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Sensors (Hindawi)
  • 2004 – now, Member of Editorial Board of Sensors and Actuators B (Elsevier)
  • 2011 – now, Member of International Advisory Board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Springer)

Notable awards

  • 2003, Otto Wichterle Award, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2006, Roche Prize for Sensor Technology, Germany
  • 2009, Czech Head for Inventiveness
  • 2011, Premium Academiae, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2012, Fellow of SPIE, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, USA
  • 2014, Award for Outstanding Research, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, of the Czech Republic

Selected publications

  • J. Homola (editor): Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Sensors, Springer, 2006.
  • J. Homola: Surface plasmon resonance sensors for detection of chemical and biological species, Chemical Reviews, 108, 462-493 (2008).
  • M. Piliarik; J. Homola: Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors: approaching their limits?, Optics Express, 17, 16505-16517 (2009).
  • M. Piliarik; M. Vala; I. Tichý; J. Homola: Compact and low-cost biosensor based on novel approach to spectroscopy of surface plasmons, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 24 3430–3435 (2009).
  • H. Šípová, S. Zhang, A. M. Dudley, D. Galas, K. Wang, J. Homola: Surface plasmon resonance biosensor for rapid label-free detection of microRNA at subfemtomole level, Analytical Chemistry, 82, 10110–10115 (2010).
  • H. Šípová, D. Vrba, J. Homola: Analytical value of detecting an individual molecular binding event: the case of the SPR biosensor, Analytical Chemistry, 84, 30-33 (2012).
  • T. Špringer, M. Bocková, J. Homola: Label-free biosensing in complex media: a referencing approach, Analytical Chemistry, 85, 5637–5640 (2013).
  • H. Šípová, T. Špringer, D. Rejman, O. Šimák, M. Petrová, P. Novák, Š. Rosenbergová, O. Páv, R. Liboska, I. Barvík, J. Štěpánek, I. Rosenberg, J. Homola: 5’-O-Methylphosphonate nucleic acids (MEPNA) – new modified DNAs that increase the E. coli RNase H cleavage rate of hybrid duplexes, Nucleic Acids Research, 42, 5378–5389 (2014).
  • T. Špringer, M. L. Ermini, B. Špačková, J. Jabloňků, J. Homola: Enhancing Sensitivity of SPR biosensors by functionalized gold nanoparticles – size matters, Analytical Chemistry, 86, 10350−10356 (2014).
  • N. S. Lynn, J. Homola: Biosensor enhancement using grooved micromixers: part I, numerical studies, Analytical Chemistry, 87, 5516–5523 (2015).

Website: http://www.ufe.cz/en/jiri-homola

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