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Zbořil Radek

Prof. RNDr, Ph.D.
Born 21.5.1973

  • Physical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnologies
  • Member of the Learned Society from 2015

Studies and professional preparation

  • 1996 Master degree in Mathematics and Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 1998-2000 Foreign stays at Institutions: NCSR Demokritos, Athens; Wits University, Johannesburg; University of Ioannina; University of Delaware; University of Tokyo
  • 2000 Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 2006 Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 2010 Professor in Physical Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc

Professional career

Membership in domestic scientific bodies

Memberships in foreign institutions and scientific bodies

  • Member of the American Chemical Society

Notable awards

  • 1998 – Minister of Education Youth and Sport Award for work in the field of thermal decomposition of ferrous sulfate heptahydrate
  • 2011 – Minister of Education Youth and Sport Award for extraordinary results achieved in the field of research, experimental development and innovations
  • 2015 – City Olomouc award for the year 2014 in the field of science and research

Selected publications

  • V. Georgakilas, J. A. Perman, J. Tucek and R. Zboril*: Broad Family of Carbon Nanoallotropes: Classification, Chemistry, and Applications of Fullerenes, Carbon Dots, Nanotubes, Graphene, Nanodiamonds, and Combined Superstructures, CHEMICAL REVIEWS, vol. 115, iss. 11, pp. 4744–4822, 2015.
  • S. Kment, P. Schmuki, Z. Hubicka, L. Machala, R. Kirchgeorg, N. Liu, L. Wang, K. Lee, J. Olejnicek, M. Cada, I. Gregora, R. Zboril*: Photoanodes with Fully Controllable Texture: The Enhanced Water Splitting Efficiency of Thin Hematite Films Exhibiting Solely (110) Crystal Orientation, ACS NANO, vol. 9, iss. 7, pp. 7113-7123, 2015.
  • V. Georgakilas, M. Otyepka, A. B. Bourlinos, V. Chandra, N. Kim, C. K. Kemp, P. Hobza, R. Zboril*, and K. S. Kim, "Functionalization of Graphene: Covalent and Non-Covalent Approaches, Derivatives and Applications," CHEMICAL REVIEWS, vol. 112, iss. 11, pp. 6156-6214, 2012.
  • V. Urbanová, K. Holá, A. B. Bourlinos, K. Čépe, A. Ambrosi, A. H. Loo, M. Pumera, F. Karlický, M. Otyepka, and R. Zbořil*, "Thiofluorographene – Hydrophilic Graphene Derivative with Semiconducting and Genosensing Properties," ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol. 27, iss. 14, pp. 2305-2310, 2015.
  • K. Sivula, R. Zboril, F. Le Formal, R. Robert, A. Weidenkaff, J. Tucek, J. Frydrych, and M. Graetzel, "Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting with Mesoporous Hematite Prepared by a Solution-Based Colloidal Approach," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 132, iss. 21, pp. 7436-7444, 2010.
  • A.B. Bourlinos, R. Zboril*, J. Petr, A. Bakandritsos, M. Krysmann, and E. P. Giannelis, "Luminescent Surface Quaternized Carbon Dots," CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, vol. 24, iss. 1, pp. 6-8, 2012.
  • R. Prucek, J. Tucek, M. Kilianova, A. Panacek, L. Kvitek, J. Filip, M. Kolar, K. Tomankova, and R. Zboril*, "The targeted antibacterial and antifungal properties of magnetic nanocomposite of iron oxide and silver nanoparticles," BIOMATERIALS, vol. 32, iss. 21, pp. 4704-4713, 2011.
  • R. Zboril, F. Karlicky, A. B. Bourlinos, T. A. Steriotis, A. K. Stubos, V. Georgakilas, K. Safarova, D. Jancik, C. Trapalis, and M. Otyepka, "Graphene Fluoride: A Stable Stoichiometric Graphene Derivative and its Chemical Conversion to Graphene," SMALL, vol. 6, iss. 24, pp. 2885-2891, 2010.
  • M. Hermanek, R. Zboril*, N. Medrik, J. Pechousek, and C. Gregor, "Catalytic efficiency of iron(III) oxides in decomposition of hydrogen peroxide: Competition between the surface area and crystallinity of nanoparticles," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 129, iss. 35, pp. 10929-10936, 2007.
  • Panacek, L. Kvitek, R. Prucek, M. Kolar, R. Vecerova, N. Pizurova, V. K. Sharma, T. Nevecna, and R. Zboril, "Silver colloid nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization, and their antibacterial activity," JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol. 110, iss. 33, pp. 16248-16253, 2006.

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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.