RNDr. Tomáš Slanina, Ph.D.
Neuron Award 2023 for Promising Scientists in chemistry
Neuron Award 2023 for Promising Scientists in chemistry. Awarded for research results in the field of chemical processes controlled by light.
Tomas Slanina ranks among the most prominent representatives of the emerging generation of chemists. It solves in an original way how to produce, store, and release solar electrical energy. For example, it focuses on the development of molecular solar batteries. He works at the ÚOCHB AS CR as head of the junior research group and teaches at Charles University. So far, he has published over forty scientific works in top international journals in photochemistry and physical and organic chemistry. He received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant in 2022 for his research project SOLBATT, which is focused on studying electron energy storage in chemical bonds and developing molecular solar batteries.