Ing. Pavel Jelínek, Ph.D.

Guarantor of Physics

Pavel Jelínek specializes in theoretical and experimental research of the physical and chemical properties of molecular structures on the surfaces of solid substances.

He works as Head Researcher in the Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures at the Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences. Head of the Nanosurf Lab that studies physical and chemical processes that can control the charge and spin in molecular structures using scanning electron microscopy.

Jelínek graduated from the Technical University in Prague, and received his Ph.D. in Physical and Material Engineering. From 2001 to 2005 he attended a postdoctoral research program in the group of Professor Fernando Flores at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain. From 2014 to 2015, he was a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University in Japan.

He is on editorial boards of international science journals Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and Advanced Materials Interfaces.

For his research achievements, he received the Otto Wichterle Award (2007), Academy of Sciences Award (2012) and the Academic Award (2016).

His major research results include chemical identification of individual atoms on the surface of solid substances, new method for atomic manipulation on the surface of semiconductors, and theoretical description of submolecular resolution imaging of molecules using scanning electron microscopy.

In 2017, Jelínek joined the Neuron Science Board as the guarantor in Physics.


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