Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Bohuslav REZEK, Ph.D.

Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic, EU

 

Position: Head of Laboratory of Functional Nano-Interfaces at the Department of Thin films and Nanostructures, Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, EU

Specialization: Fabrication, characterization, and understanding of nanostructures based on organic and inorganic semiconductor materials

 

At the NANOCON 2014 conference Dr. Rezek will deliver the invited lecture at the thematic session A – Preparation
and Properties of Nanostructures.

 

Education and Career Accomplishments:
Dr. Rezek (*1973) received doctoral (Ph.D.) degree at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague in 2001 (Czech Republic, EU). In 2013 has been habilitated (associated professor) in the field of applied physics at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic, EU).

His research career started in a research group of Dr. Jan Kočka at the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic working on silicon thin films for solar cells (1996). As a post-doc he worked in a group of Prof. Martin Stutzmann at Walter Schottky Institut of Technische Universität München on modification of diamond surfaces for sensors and electronic devices (2001-6 months). In the Nanotechnology Group of Prof. Andreas Stemmer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich he focused his research on nanotechnology at liquid/solid state interfaces (2002-2004). Then he moved to the Diamond Research Center of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Japan, where he worked on Surface-functionalized diamond devices (2004-2006).  Since 2006 he works as the research team leader at the Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures of the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

In 2011 he has received JSPS Invitation Fellowshipat the Energy Technology Research Institute (ETRI) of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan (host researcher Dr. Daisuke Takeuchi).

Dr. Rezek speaks fluently English and German, passively Japanese, French and Russian.

 

Research interests and results:
Fabrication, characterization, and understanding of interfaces and nanostructures based on inorganic semiconductor materials (mainly silicon, diamond), organic molecules (organic dyes, proteins) and cells. Physical and chemical parameters are employed to merge these materials and to control their growth, orientation and position. Measurement and correlation of structural, (opto-) electronic and chemical properties and phenomena on a microscopic level plays a fundamental role in this research. Based on the microscopic and macroscopic measurements, physical models of arrangement, properties, and functional mechanisms are constructed. Functionality(such as charge transport and transfer) is characterized with view to target applications in electronics, optics, medicine, environment, and security.

 

Summary of publication activity:
He is the author or co-author of over 140 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals that were cited more than 1700 times (H-index 24) and of several patents (4) and patent applications (including one European patent). He is also the author or co-author of many contributions in konference proceedings. He has also presented a number of invited talks at international conferences and seminars (> 20).

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