Dr. Jiří Kratochvíl

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Phone: +420 606 037 262

E-mail: jkratochvil@prf.jcu.cz


Scientific focus:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanostructures
  • Surface and interface physics
  • Biophysics
  • Solid-state physics

Outreach and interviews:


2021: Selected among few dozens of finalists of the extremely competitive Schmidt Science Fellowship program for a new generation of scientific leaders

2020: Česká Hlava laureate - Award Doctorandus for best work of a young scientist in technical sciences

2019: Selected as an outstanding young scientist for participation in Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with 39 Nobel Laureates, 2019

2019: "Best Oral Presentation", second place at International Symposium of Plasma Chemistry

2018: "Young Scientist Award" given by the European Materials Research Society 

2018: Scholarship for Important Publication Activity given by the dean of MFF Charles University

2017: “Michel Cantarel Student Grant" given by French Vacuum Society

2016: Best Student Paper Award - honorable mention was given by the dean of MFF Charles University

2015: Winner of Mobile app of the year of 2015 in games category - Czech software development competition

Scientific score (14.1.2021):

  • H-index: 10 (Scopus)
  • Scientific Papers: 28 (8x first-authored)
  • Citations: 249 (Scopus)
  • Conference: 19 (1x keynote, 11x oral, 3x poster, 2x first-authored proceedings)

Offered master's and bachelor's theses:

  • Contact me by email and we can arrange a custom hot scientific topic that suits you and the running projects.

Running scientific projects:

  • Antiviral surfaces for medical equipment (Project focused on COVID-19)
  • Laser nano-print from plasmonic nanoparticles prepared by gas aggregation sources of nanoparticles


  • Solid State Physics
  • Physics Laboratory Work I: Mechanics and Thermic
  • Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Seminar of the Department of Physics


2016 - 2020: Charles University

  • Doctoral degree in Physics
    Branch: Biophysics, Chemical and Macromolecular Physics
    Thesis: Nanostructured surfaces for biomedical applications

2012 - 2015: Charles University

  • Master's degree with honors in Physics
    Branch: Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials
    Thesis: Deposition of nanocomposite thin films

2009-2012: Charles University

  • Bachelor's degree in Physics
    Branch: General Physics
    Thesis: Fabrication of metal nanoclusters and their characterization

Other skills (professional level):

  • Phone app development
  • Web app development (Html, javascript, PHP)
  • Computer graphics (Inkscape)
  • Programming (Java, Cpp)