Otto Wichterle Award

The Otto Wichterle Award is an honour given by the Czech Academy of Sciences to stimulate and encourage selected, exceptionally outstanding, promising young scientists at the Czech Academy of Sciences for their remarkable contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in a given area of science. Nominees with scientific degrees (CSc., Dr., Ph.D., DrSc.) are eligible provided that they are not older than 35 in the calendar year when the nominations are submitted.

Nominations of candidates for the Award are submitted by directors of research institutes of the CAS after consultation with the Scientific Councils of these institutes. Nominations are sent to the secretariat of the Academy Council of the CAS, Academy Head Office, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague1 by 31 March of the calendar year. Submitted nominations are reviewed by a Jury composed of the highest ranking Academy officials which submits its choice to the Academy Council of the CAS which makes the final decision.

Awarded Prizes of O. Wichterle

The Otto Wichterle Award presented in the year 2016

In the year 2016 the President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted The Otto Wichterle Award to promising young scientists of the ASCR on the recommendations of the Jury for granting The Otto Wichterle Award to the researchers:

 
 
I. Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences
 
1. Ing. Prokop Hapala Institute of Physics 
2. Mgr. Kamil Olejník, Ph.D. Institute of Physics 
3. Ing. Štěpán Stehlík, Ph.D. Institute of Physics 
4. Mgr. Jan Hladký, Ph.D. Institute of Mathematics 
5. Ing. Michal Cifra, Ph.D. Institute of Photonics and Electronics 
6. Mgr. Michael Komm, Ph.D. Institute of Plasma Physics
7. Ing. Hanuš Seiner, Ph.D. Institute of Thermomechanics
8. RNDr. Tomáš Přikryl, Ph.D. Institute of Geology 
 
II. Life and Chemical Sciences
 
1. RNDr. Martin Ferus, Ph.D. J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry 
2. Ing. Petra Cuřínová, Ph.D. Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals 
3. Mgr. Michal Behuliak, Ph.D. Institute of Physiology  
4. RNDr. Katarína Smolková, Ph.D. Institute of Physiology 
5. RNDr. Pavel Hrouzek, Ph.D. Institute of Microbiology 
6. Mgr. Tomáš Jůza, Ph.D. Biology Centre 
7. RNDr. Pavla Sojková, Ph.D. Biology Centre  
8. Ing. Martin Šálek, Ph.D. Institute of Vertebrate Biology 
 
III. Humanities and Social Sciences
 
1. PhDr. Martina Mysíková, Ph.D. Institute of Sociology 
2. Mgr. Vítězslav Sommer, Ph.D. Institute for Contemporary History 
3. Mgr. Ota Pavlíček, Ph.D., Th.D. Institute of Philosophy 
4. Filip Vostal, Ph.D. Institute of Philosophy 
5. Mgr. Petr Plecháč, Ph.D. Institute of Czech Literature 
 
 
The Otto Wichterle Award presented in the year 2015

In the year 2015 the President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted The Otto Wichterle Award to promising young scientists of the ASCR on the recommendations of the Jury for granting The Otto Wichterle Award to the researchers:

 

 

I. Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences
 
1. RNDr. Jaroslav Dudík, Ph.D.
Astronomical Institute
2. Mgr. Martin Ondráček, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
3. Mgr. Evgeniya Tereshina, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
4. Mgr. Ondřej Kreml, Ph.D.
Institute of Mathematics
5. Ing. Kamil Dedecius, Ph.D.
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
6. Mgr. Andriy Ostapovets, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics of Materials
7. Ing. Jakub Urban, Ph.D. Institute of Plasma Physics
 
II. Life and Chemical Sciences
 
1. RNDr. Martin Srnec, Ph.D.
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
2. Ing. Elena Tomšík, Ph.D.
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
3. RNDr. Ivana Šeděnková, Ph.D.
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
4. Mgr. et Mgr. Evžen Bouřa, Ph.D.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
5. Ing. Hana Macíčková Cahová, Ph.D.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
6. Mgr. Zdeněk Kubát, Ph.D.
Institute of Biophysics
7. RNDr. Marta Vandrovcová, Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology
8. Mgr. Helena Fulková, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Genetics
9. Dr. Tom Maurice Fayle, Ph.D. Biology Centre
 
III. Humanities and Social Sciences
 
1. Mgr. Sylvie Graf, Ph.D.
Institute of Psychology
2. Mgr. Zuzana Uhde, Ph.D.
Institute of Sociology
3. Dr. phil. Rudolf Kučera, Ph.D.
Masaryk Institute and Archives
4. Mgr. Jan Bierhanzl, Ph.D.
Institute of Philosophy
5. Mgr. Martin Hrdina, Ph.D.
Institute of Czech Literature

 

The Otto Wichterle Award presented in the year 2014

In the year 2014 the President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted The Otto Wichterle Award to promising young scientists of the CAS on the recommendations of the Jury for granting The Otto Wichterle Award to the researchers:

 

 

I. Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences
 
1. Mgr. Oto Brzobohatý, Ph.D.
Institute of Scientific Instruments
2. Ing. Jan Hrabina, Ph.D.
Institute of Scientific Instruments
3. RNDr. Leona Chadimová, Ph.D.
Institute of Geology
4. Mgr. Martin Kempa, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
5. PhDr. Ladislav Krištoufek, Ph.D.
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
6. Mgr. Jakub Plášil, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
7. RNDr. Jiří Svoboda, Ph.D. Astronomical Institute
8. Mgr. Martin Švec, Ph.D. Institute of Physics
9. RNDr. Jana Vejpravová, Ph.D. Institute of Physics
10. Mgr. Prokop Závada, Ph.D. Institute of Geophysics
 
II. Life and Chemical Sciences
 
1. Ing. Jakub Kaminský, Ph.D.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
2. RNDr. Milan Kožíšek, Ph.D.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
3. RNDr. Ondřej Kuda, Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology
4. Mgr. Petr Pecina, Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology
5. Mgr. Michaela Pekarová, Ph.D.
Institute of Biophysics
6. Mgr. Matěj Polačik, Ph.D.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology
7. RNDr. Marie Prchalová, Ph.D.
Biology Centre
8. RNDr. Petra Procházková, Ph.D. Institute of Microbiology
9. doc. RNDr. Jan Řezáč, Ph.D. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
10. RNDr. Jan Štefka, Ph.D. Biology Centre
 
III. Humanities and Social Sciences
 
1. PhDr. Aleš Bičan, Ph.D.
Institute of the Czech Language
2. Patrick Gaulé, Ph.D.
Economics Institute
3. Mgr. Jana Klímová Chaloupková, Ph.D.
Institute of Sociology
4. PhDr. Petr Kitzler, Ph.D.
Institute of Philosophy
5. Mgr. Alice Koubová, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
Institute of Philosophy
6. Mgr. Kateřina Zábrodská, Ph.D. Institute of Psychology

 

The Otto Wichterle Award presented in the year 2013

In the year 2013 the President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted The Otto Wichterle Award to promising young scientists of the CAS on the recommendations of the Jury for granting The Otto Wichterle Award to the researchers:

 

 

I. Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences
 
1. Mgr. Veronica Goian, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
2. Ing. Mgr. Jaroslav Hlinka, Ph.D.
Institute of Computer Science
3. Mgr. Jaromír Chalupský, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
4. RNDr. Martin Ledinský, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
5. Ing. Babak Mahdian, Ph.D.
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
6. Ing. Jakub Šístek, Ph.D.
Institute of Mathematics
7. Mgr. Jiří Štěpán, Ph.D. Astronomical Institute
 
II. Life and Chemical Sciences
 
1. Mgr. Petr Cígler, Ph.D.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
2. RNDr. Martin Dračínský, Ph.D.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
3. Mgr. Martin Hrubý, Ph.D.
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
4. Mgr. Jana Humpolíčková, Ph.D.
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
5. RNDr. Lukáš Choleva, Ph.D.
Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics
6. RNDr. Petr Chytil, Ph.D.
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
7. Mgr. Miroslav Kolařík, Ph.D.
Institute of Microbiology
8. RNDr. Roman Kuchta, Ph.D. Biology Centre
9. Mgr. Helena Kupcová Skalníková, Ph.D Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics
 
III. Humanities and Social Sciences

 

1. Mgr. Josef Bernard, Ph.D.
Institute of Sociology
2. Mgr. Kateřina Čapková, Ph.D.
Institute of Contemporary History
3. Mgr. Alžběta Danielisová, Ph.D.
Institute of Archaeology
4. Mgr. Vendula Hnídková, Ph.D.
Institute of Art History
5. Mgr. Jakub Hrubý, Ph.D.
Oriental Institute
6. PhDr Vojtěch Kyncl, Ph.D. Institute of History
7. PhDr. Ondřej Ševeček, Ph.D. Institute of Philosophy

 

The Otto Wichterle Award presented in the year 2012

In the year 2012 the President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted The Otto Wichterle Award to promising young scientists of the CAS on the recommendations of the Jury for granting The Otto Wichterle Award to the researchers:

 

 

I. Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences
 
1. Mgr. Jan Jurčák, Ph.D.
Astronomical Institute
2. Mgr. Antonín Černoch, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
3. Mgr. Oldřich Kepka, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
4. Mgr. Lukáš Ackerman, Ph.D.
Institute of Geology
5. RNDr. Jan Kalina, Ph.D.
Institute of Computer Science
6. Ing. Vít Jakubský, Ph.D.
Nuclear Physics Institute
7. PhDr. Jozef Baruník, Ph.D.
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
 
II. Life and Chemical Sciences
 
1. RNDr. Ivan Fiala, Ph.D.
Biology Centre
2. Mgr. Hana Pivoňková, Ph.D.
Institute of Biophysics
3. Mgr. Ing. Pavel Trávníček, Ph.D.
Institute of Botany
4. Mgr. Lubomír Košťál, Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology
5. RNDr. Ivo Rudolf, Ph.D.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology
6. Mgr. Vendula Bohlen Šlechtová, Ph.D.
Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics
7. Mgr. Karel Janko, Ph.D.
Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics
 
III. Humanities and Social Sciences

 

1. PhDr. Lucie Storchová, Ph.D.
Institute of Philosophy
2. Mgr. Petr Urban, Ph.D.
Institute of Philosophy
3. Mgr. Jiří Lukavský, Ph.D.
Institute of Psychology
4. Mgr. Radka Dudová, Ph.D.
Institute of Sociology
5. Mgr. et Mgr. Matěj Spurný, Ph.D.
Institute of Contemporary History

 

The Otto Wichterle Award presented in the year 2011
In the year 2011 the President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted The Otto Wichterle Award to promising young scientists of the CAS on the recommendations of the Jury for granting The Otto Wichterle Award to the researchers:

 

I. Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences
 
RNDr. Jan Borovička, Ph.D.
Institute of Geology and Nuclear Physics Institute
RNDr. Stanislav Gunár, Ph.D.
Astronomical Institute
RNDr. Tomáš Masopust, Ph. D.
Institute of Mathematics.
Neil Dillip Thapen BA DPhil
Institute of Mathematics
RNDr. Patrícia Martinková, Ph.D.
Institute of Computer Science.
Mgr. Martin Čada, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
Mgr. Hynek Němec, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics.
Mgr. Jindřich Kolorenč, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics
 
II. Life and Chemical Sciences
 
Mgr. Otakar Frank, Ph.D.
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
Mgr. Jan Sýkora, Ph.D.
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
RNDr. Dušan Koval, Ph.D.
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
MUDr. Libor Macůrek, Ph.D.
Institute of Molecular Genetics
RNDr. Petr Procházka, Ph.D.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology
Mgr. Natálie Martínková, Ph.D.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology
Mgr. Jana Křenková, Ph.D.
Institute of Analytical Chemistry
RNDr. Lydie Plecitá-Hlavatá, Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology
Mgr. Martin Horák, Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology
 
III. Humanities and Social Sciences
 
PhDr. Michal Bauer, Ph.D.
Economics Institute
PhDr. Tomáš Vilímek, Ph.D.
Institute of Contemporary History
Mgr. Bc. Vít Boček, Ph.D.
Institute of the Czech Language
Mgr. Gabriela Marková, Ph.D.
Institute of Psychology
PhDr. Lukáš Linek, Ph.D.
Institute of Sociology
František Šístek, M. A., Ph.D.
Institute of History

 

The Otto Wichterle Award presented in the year 2010
In the year 2010 the President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted The Otto Wichterle Award to promising young scientists of the CAS on the recommendations of the Jury for granting The Otto Wichterle Award to the researchers:
 
I. Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences
 
 
Ing. Iva Ambrožová, Ph.D.
Nuclear Physics Institute
Ing. Jiří Filip, Ph.D.
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
Ing. Roman Gröger, Ph.D.
Institute of Physics of Materials
Mgr. Emil Jeřábek, Ph.D.
Institute of Mathematics
Ing. Jan Souček, Ph.D.
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
doc. Ing. Jiří Šremr, Ph.D.
Institute of Mathematics
Mgr. Viktor Votruba, Ph.D.
Astronomical Institute
 
 
II. Life and Chemical Sciences
 
 
 
Mgr. Jiří Doležal, Ph.D.
Institute of Botany
RNDr. Marek Kovář, Ph.D.
Institute of Microbiology
Dr. Céline Levron, Ph.D.
Biology Centre
RNDr. Veronika Ostatná, Ph.D.
Institute of Biophysics
Mgr. Kamila Réblová, Ph.D.
Institute of Biophysics
Ing. Petr Sazama, Ph.D.
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
Mgr. Martin Sládek, Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology
RNDr. Alena Zíková, Ph.D.
Biology Centre
 
 
III. Humanities and Social Sciences
 
 
Mgr. Tomáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Institute of Philosophy
PhDr. Hana Hašková, Ph.D.
Institute of Sociology
JUDr. Jan Malíř, Ph.D.
Institute of State and Law
PhDr. Filip Smolík, Ph.D.
Institute of Psychology
Mgr. Michal Šimůnek, Ph.D.
Institute of Contemporary History
PhDr. Štěpán Vácha, Ph.D.
Institute of Art History
PhDr. Jiří Woitsch, Ph.D.
Institute of Ethnology