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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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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.