kavan
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS

Ladislav Kavan graduated from the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague in 1974. There, he defended his CSc. dissertation (1978), was habilitated (1992) and appointed Professor (2002). In 2006, he obtained the scientific degree of DSc.

Since 1979, Ladislav Kavan has worked as a researcher at the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry (JHIPC) of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS). In the 1990s, he was the head of the team of electrode materials and the deputy head of the Department of Electrochemistry, from 2001–2002 he acted as Deputy Director. Since 2006, he has led the Department of Electrochemical Materials of the JHIPC. In his research, Ladislav Kavan deals with electrochemically active nanomaterials including applications in solar cells and Li-batteries. He has received nine EC grants since 2003.

From 2009–2013, Ladislav Kavan was a member of the Council for Sciences of the CAS, from 2013–2017 he served as its Vice-Chairman. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Academy Council of the CAS as Deputy Vice President for Life and Chemical Sciences. In the Academy Council, he is responsible primarily for participation of the CAS in the European Research Area and in related national programs and projects, in cooperation with relevant state authorities and the Technology Centre of the CAS.

He has been a member of a number of expert and advisory bodies, e.g. ECS Europe Committee for the Heinz Gerischer award, the expert panel of the NCN (Poland), the commission for DrSc. degree defences in physical chemistry (SKVH, Slovakia), the expert panel of the RDIC for chemical sciences and the Commission for Energy of the CAS. He is also chairman of the commission for DSc. degree defences in physical chemistry and acts as Vice-Chairman of the Board of the JHIPC.

Ladislav Kavan has lectured for 35+ years at the Faculty of Science of Charles University. He is a member of the Scientific Council of Charles University and the subject area councils of the Faculty of Science of Charles University, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University, and the Faculty of Science, UPJŠ in Košice. He has published more than 300 articles, three monographs, 28 chapters and seven patents. The number of his citations is greater than 12,500 (h-index 52). He is a member of the editorial board of Current Nanoscience and Carbon (Elsevier). In 2008, he received the Award of the CAS for outstanding results of great scientific significance. In 2017, he was awarded the František Běhounek Prize for promoting Czech Republic and science in the European Research Area (granted by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports).

 
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