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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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Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


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