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Janata Jiří

Born on July 12, 1939

  • Honorary member of Learned Society since 2001

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1956-1961, MSc. (Summa Cum Laude), chemistry,. Charles University (CU), Prague;
  • 1962-1965, Ph.D., (Summa Cum Laude), analytical chemistry, CU.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1962-1966, Assistant Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, CU;
  • 1966-1968, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA);
  • 1968-1973, Senior Research Scientist, Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Ltd., Runcorn, England;
  • 1973-1975, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah (USA);
  • 1975-1976, Senior Research Scientist, ICI Ltd., (as in l968-l973);
  • 1976-1983, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah;
  • 1983-1985, Professor and Chairman, Department of Bioengineering;
  • 1986-1987, Visiting Scientist, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Harwell, England (sabbatical);
  • 1987-1991, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering;
  • 1992-1997, Associate Director, William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington (USA).

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Electrochemical Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • Alexander von Humboldt Association of America
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • National Research Council, Committee on Transportation Security

Notable awards:

  • 1986/1987, Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University
  • 1987, Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Prize
  • 1990, Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • 1990, Outstanding Research Award, University of Utah (declined)
  • 1990, Heyrovský Medal, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
  • 1992, Finalist medal, “Science pour l’Art 1992”, Moët Hennessy & Louis Vuitton
  • 1994, Outstanding Achievement Award, Electrochemical Society
  • 1995, Chairman, Gordon Research Conference, Electrochemistry
  • 1995, Plenary Speaker, Electrochemical Society Meeting
  • 1995, Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 1995-1996 Member, National Research Council, Panel on Aviation Security, Committee on Transportation Security (1998-present)
  • 1996, Chairman, Gordon Research Conference, Nuclear Waste and Energy
  • 1998, Chairman, Gordon Research Conference, “Chemical Sensors and Interfacial Design”
  • 1998, Eltech Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University 2001, Eli Lilly Lecturer, University of Indiana (USA)
  • 2002, Chairman, “New Challenges for Chemical and Biosensing“, National Science Foundation Workshop
  • 2004, Chairman, “New Opportunities in Chemical and Biosensing, ACS Conference, Santa Fe
  • 2003, Award, Search for Electroactive Materials

Selected publications:

  • J. Janata: Organic Semiconductors in Molecular Electronics. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5, 5155-5158 (2003)
  • J. Janata, M. Josowicz: Conducting polymers in electronic chemical sensors Nature Materials 2 (1), 19-24 (2003)
  • B. Polk, K. Potje-Kamloth, M. Josowicz, J. Janata: Role of Protonic and Charge Transfer Doping in Solid-State Polyaniline. J. Phys. Chem. 106, 11457-62 (2002)
  • K. Potje-Kamloth, B. J. Polk, M. Josowicz, J. Janata: Photochemical Tuning of Field-Effect Transistor with Polyaniline Gate Conductor. Advanced Materials 13, 1797-1800 (2001)
  • T. Kikas, D. Webster, H. Ishida, J. Janata: Chemical Plume Tracking, Part I: Chemical Information Encoding. Anal. Chem. 73, 3662–3668 (2001)
  • J. Janata, M. Josowicz: Chemical Modulation of Work Function as a Transduction Mechanism for Chemical Sensors. Accounts of Chemical Research 31, 241-248 (1998)
  • J. F. T. Conroy, K. Caldwell, C. Bruckner-Lea, J. Janata: Effects of Interfacial Tension in Tunneling Microscopy, Part I, Theory. J. Phys. Chem. 100, 18222-18228 (1996)
  • J. F. T. Conroy, V. Hlady, C. Bruckner-Lea, J. Janata: Effects of Interfacial Tension in Tunneling Microscopy, Part II, Experimental Observation of Surface Instability. J. Phys. Chem. 100, 18229-18233 (1996)
  • J. Janata: Chemical Modulation of Electron Work Function. Anal. Chem. 63, 2546 (1991)
  • J. Janata: Principles of Chemical Sensors. Plenum Publishers, New York 1989; 2nd printing, 1990, 3rd printing, 2000