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Procházka Karel

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born September 5, 1947

  • Physical chemistry of polymers
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1965-1970, student, physical chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University (FS CU), Prague;
  • 1970-1973, internal post-graduate student, Institute of the Fundamentals of Chemical Technology CSAS, Prague;
  • 1973, CSc.;
  • 1990, Associate Professor, CU;
  • 1997, DrSc., Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, AS CR, Prague;
  • 1997, Full Professor, CU

Employment and academic positions:

  • Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, FS CU;
  • 1973-1990, lecturer,
  • 1997-2003, Head, Department;
  • 1985-1986, professeur invité, Université du Quebec a Montréal;
  • 1991-1996, visiting scientist, University of Texas, Austin (USA).

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1990-present, member, Scientific Councils: Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, FS CU and the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Prague
  • 1993-1996, member, Chemical Commission of Grant Agency of AS CR
  • 1998-2003, member, Commission for the Natural Sciences and Subcommission for Chemistry of Grant Agency of Czech Republic
  • 1997-present, professional editor, Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1992, Member, American Chemical Society

Notable awards:

  • 1998, Award, Learned Society (in the category of scientific worker)

Selected publications:

  • Štěpánek M., Procházka K.: Fluorometric studies of the polyelectrolyte shell of block copo-lymer micelles in aqueous media. Langmuir 15, 8800-8806, 1999.
  • Štěpánek M., Procházka K., Brown W.: Time-dependent behavior of block polyelectrolyte micelles in aqueous media studied by potentiometric titrations. Langmuir 16, 2502-2507, 2000.
  • Tsitsilianis C., Voulgaris D., Štěpánek M., Podhájecká K., Procházka K., Tuzar Z., Brown W.: Polystyrene/poly(2-vinylpyridine) heteroarm star copolymer micelles in aqueous media and onion micelles stabilized by diblock copolymers. Langmuir 16, 6868-6876, 2000.
  • Podhájecká K., Štěpánek M., Procházka K., Brown W.: Hybrid polymeric micelles with hydrophobic cores and mixed polyelectrolyte/nonelectro-lyte shells. 2. Studies of the shell behavior. Langmuir 17, 4245-4250, 2001.
  • Viduna D., Limpouchová Z., Procházka K.: Monte Carlo simulation of polymer brushes in narrow pores. J. Chem. Phys. 115, 7309-7318, 2001.

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.