prof. RNDr. Ladislav Kavan, DSc.

(*1951, Jilemnice)

kavanJ. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS

In 1974, he graduated from the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague. Here, he defended his CSc. dissertation work (1978), was habilitated (1992) and was appointed professor (2002). He was granted the scientific degree of DSc. in 2006. Since 1979, he has been a scientist of the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry (JHIPC) of the CAS. In the 1990s, he worked at the JHIPC as the head of the team of electrode materials and deputy head of the Department of Electrochemistry, in 2001–2002 as the deputy director. Since 2006, he has led the Department of Electrochemical Materials of the JHIPC. His research deals with electrochemically active nanomaterials including applications in solar cells and Li-batteries. Since 2003, he has gained nine EC grants.

In 2009–2013, he was a member of the Council for Sciences of the CAS, in 2013–2017 its Vice-Chairman. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Academy Council of the CAS, in which he is the deputy of the Vice-Chairman of the 2nd Science Area in the resolution of scientific-organizational affairs of the institutes of the 4th–6th sections and is entrusted chiefly with coordination of the engagement of the CAS in the European Research Area and in the related actions of national programs and cooperation projects in synergy with the state authorities and the Technology Centre of the CAS.

He is the member of a number of expert and advisory bodies, e.g. the expert panel of the NCN (Poland), the commission for DrSc. 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 the chairman of the commission for DSc. defences in physical chemistry and vice-chairman of the Council of the JHIPC.

He has lectured for 35 years at the Faculty of Science of Charles University. He is a member of the branch 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 280 articles, three monographs, 28 chapters and seven patents. The number of his citations is greater than 10,800 (h-index 50). He is a member of the editorial board of Current Nanoscience and Carbon (Elsevier). In 2008, he became a laureate of the Prize of the CAS for outstanding results of great scientific significance.

 
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