Otyepka Michal

Prof., RNDr., Ph.D.
Born April 17, 1975 in Olomouc

  • Physical chemistry
  • Member of Learned Society since 2017

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1993 – 1998 – M.A. – inorganic chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 1998 – 2004 – Ph.D. – physical chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 2004 – RNDr. – physical chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 2007 – associate professor - physical chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 2012 – professor - physical chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc

Employment and academic positions

  • 2002 – 2007 – senior lecturer, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 2007 – 2013 – associate professor – Palacky University Olomouc
  • 2008 – present – researcher, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, v.v.i., Brno
  • 2008 – present – Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 2013 – present - professor, Palacky University Olomouc UP Olomouc
  • 2015 – vice-director, Regional Centre of Advanced technologies and Materials, Palacky University Olomouc

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • Member of the societies: CPIC, AAAS and ACS
  • Member of Scientific Conference Board of EJTEMM

Notable awards

  • Silver Medal Palacky Award, Palacky University Olomouc - 2016
  • Neuron Impuls Award – 2015

Selected publications

  • Bakandritsos A, Pykal M, Blonski P, Jakubec P, Chronopoulos DD, Poláková K, Georgakilas V, Cepe K, Tomanec O, Ranc V, Bourlinos AB, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Cyanographene and Graphene Acid - Emerging Derivatives Enabling High-Yield and Selective Functionalization of Graphene. ACS Nano, 11(3), 2982–2991, 2017.
  • Blonski P, Tuček J, Sofer Z, Mazánek V, Petr M, Pumera M, Otyepka M, Zbořil R: Doping with Graphitic Nitrogen Triggers Ferromagnetism in Graphene. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139(8), 3171–3180, 2017.
  • Tuček J, Holá K, Bourlinos AB, Blonski P, Bakandritsos A, Ugolotti J, Dubecký M, Karlický F, Ranc V, Cepe K, Otyepka M, Zbořil R: Room temperature organic magnets derived from sp3 functionalized graphene. Nat. Commun., 8, 14525 , 2017.
  • Dubecký M, Otyepková E, Lazar P, Karlický F, Petr M, Čépe K, Banáš P, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Reactivity of Fluorographene: A Facile Way toward Graphene Derivatives. J. Phys. Chem. Letters, 6(8), 1430-1434, 2015.
  • Lazar P, Karlický F, Jurečka P, Kocman M, Otyepková E, Šafářová K, Otyepka M: Adsorption of Small Organic Molecules on Graphene. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135(16), 6372-6377, 2013.
  • Lazar P, Zhang S, Šafářová K, Li Q, Froning JP, Granatier J, Hobza P, Zbořil R, Besenbacher F, Dong M, Otyepka M: Quantification of the Interaction Forces between Metals and Graphene by Quantum Chemical Calculations and Dynamic Force Measurements under Ambient Conditions. ACS Nano, 7(2), 1646-1651, 2013.
  • Berka K, Hanák O, Sehnal D, Banáš P, Navrátilová V, Jaiswal D, Ionescu CM, Svobodová Vařekova R, Koča J, Otyepka M: MOLEonline 2.0: interactive web-based analysis of biomacromolecular channels. Nucleic Acids Res., 40(W1), W222-W227, 2012.
  • Georgakilas V, Otyepka M, Bourlinos AB, Chandra V, Kim N, Kemp KC, Hobza P, Zbořil R, Kim KS: Functionalization of Graphene: Covalent and Non-Covalent Approaches, Derivatives and Applications. Chem. Rev., 112(11), 6156-6214, 2012.
  • Banáš P, Hollas D, Zgarbová M, Jurečka P, Orozco M, Cheatham TE, Šponer J, Otyepka M: Performance of Molecular Mechanics Force Fields for RNA Simulations: Stability of UUCG and GNRA Hairpins. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 6(12), 3836-3849, 2010.
  • Zbořil R, Karlický F, Bourlinos AB, Steriotis TA, Stubos AK, Georgakilas V, Šafářová K, Jančík D, Trapalis C, Otyepka M: Graphene Fluoride: A Stable Stoichiometric Graphene Derivative and its Chemical Conversion to Graphene. Small, 6(24), 2885-2891, 2010.
  • Petřek M, Košinová P, Koča J, Otyepka M: MOLE: A Voronoi Diagram-Based Explorer of Molecular Channels, Pores, and Tunnels. Structure, 15(11), 1357-1363, 2007.

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