Assoc. Prof. Milan Předota


doc. RNDr. Milan Předota, Ph.D.

Associate professor
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia
Branisovska 1760, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic
tel. ++420 38777 6258

E-mail: predota@prf.jcu.cz

Scientific interest:

Statistical mechanics of molecular fluids, computer simulations of fluids, phase equilibria, computer simulations of complex ‘realistic’ systems, parallel programming of scientific calculations, new methods and theory of computer simulations, applications of computer simulations in chemical engineering, physics, and biophysics, stochastic processes in physics and chemistry, solid-liquid interface.

Laboratory of computer simulations  Teaching  Publications  Conference presentations Students' theses
Ph.D. position available - deadline June 22, 2020

Curriculum vitae:

1971 Born in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
1990-1995 MSc. in Theoretical Physics (with honors),1995, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
MSc Thesis (in Czech): “Study of surface growth”, Supervisor: Dr. Miroslav Kotrla, Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
1995-1998 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, 1998, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science
Ph.D. thesis: “Water at the level of extended primitive models”, Supervisor: Prof. Ivo Nezbeda, DrSc., Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2013 Associate professor (doc.), habilitation,  Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, field Physics - Physics of Molecular and Biological Structures. Habilitation thesis: “Computer simulations of solid-liquid interfaces”
1998-2002 Post-doctoral Research Associate (2001-2002 Senior Research Associate), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
2002-2013 Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Prague, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2003- University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
2003-2007   Dept. of Medical Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Assistant Professor
2008-2013  Institute of Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Assistant Professor
2012-         Faculty of Science, Vice-dean for Science
2013-         Institute of Physics (till 2018 Institute of Physics and Biophysics), Faculty of Science, Associate Professor

Grants (principle investigator):

2003-2005 “Theory and molecular simulation of electric double-layer at solid-liquid interface”, postdoctoral project, Czech Science Foundation, 203/03/P083
2008-2011 “Computer Modeling of Structural, Dynamical and Transport Properties of Fluids in Nanospace”, standard project,  Czech Science Foundation, 203/08/0094
2009-2012 “Computer modelling study of the structure and dynamics of mineral surfaces and biomembranes and their interactions with organic and inorganic ligands”, MŠMT - Kontakt, ME09062, collaboration with Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
2013-2016 “Computational Study of Interactions of Organic Matter and Biomolecules with Mineral Surfaces”, standard project, Czech Science Foundation, 13-08651S
2017-2019 Molecular description of phenomena in electrical double layer - prediction and interpretation of experimental data by computer simulations, standard project, Czech Science Foundation, 17-10734S
2017-2021 “Molecular simulations of processes at solid-liquid interfaces”, project LTAUSA17163, INTER-EXCELLENCE (INTER-ACTION), collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)