Key researchers

Prof. RNDr. Radek Zbořil, Ph.D.

Address: Šlechtitelů 11, 783 71 Olomouc
Phone: +420 585 634 947

Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (, general director, Palacky University Olomouc, The Czech Republic.

Research interest: nanomaterial research – iron and iron oxide based nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles, carbon nanostructures (graphene, fluorographene, carbon dots), magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, applications in catalysis, water treatment, antimicrobial treatment, medicine and biotechnologies.

R. Zboril (39) received his Ph.D. degree in 2000, and in 2010 became a professor in Physical chemistry at Palacky University Olomouc. In the period 2005-2010 he worked as the scientific director of Centre of Research of Nanopowdered Materials. Since 2010 he is the general director of Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials formed at the Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Science. In 2010 he was appointed a member of the board of Technology Agency of the Czech Republic ( In 2011, he was awarded by Minister of Education Youth and Sport for extraordinary results achieved in the field of research, experimental development and innovations.

Prof. Zboril is author of several patents and introduced technologies. Among others he has principal contribution to development of technology of large-scale production of zero-valent iron nanoparticles applicable in modern water treatment technologies ( He is the general chairman of international conference NANOCON.

For detailed list of publication activities, projects and collaborations see:

Mgr. Jan Filip, Ph.D.

Address: Šlechtitelů 11, 783 71 Olomouc
Phone: +420 585 634 959

Doctor Filip obtained his master degree (Geology, Hydrogeology and Geochemistry; graduated 2002) and doctoral degree (Geological Sciences with specializations; completed 2008) at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno. He is a researcher at Regional Center for Advanced Technologies and Materials (UP Olomouc), where he deals mainly with synthesis and full characterization of iron based nanoparticles and nanocomposites. He also works as an assistant professor (analytical tools for characterization of nanomaterials) at Department of Experimental Physics, Palacky University Olomouc. Furthermore he deals with X-ray powder diffraction, in particular its application to characterization of nanomaterials. He is the main author or co-author of more than 40 scientific publications.

Research interests: Study of natural and synthetic nanomaterials, environmental applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, study of minerals and processes using spectroscopic and X-ray diffraction methods, environmental and applied mineralogy, geochemistry and mineralogy of acid mine drainage, OH defects in nominally anhydrous minerals, and high oxidation states of iron .

Mgr. Monika Klimparová

Address: Šlechtitelů 27, 78371 Olomouc
Phone: +420 585 634 337

Ing. Markéta Dubová, Ph.D.

Address: Hálkova 6, 461 17 Liberec
Phone: +420 485 353 034

Ing. Irena Šupíková, Ph.D.

Address: Geologická 4, Praha 5, 152 00
Phone: +420 234 607 229

Irena Šupíková obtained her engineer’s degree from University of Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Environmental Technology, in 1993. In 1994 she started a job in AQUATEST ltd., where she has been working since then. She received her PhD degree in applied engineering science from Technical University of Liberec in 2017.

Irena has been focusing on the areas of hydrochemistry, geochemistry and remediation technologies. In 2017 she has been promoted to head of the department of science and research. Her professional experience entails different projects dealing with remediation technologies focused on in-situ reduction of contaminants using iron nanoparticles. Further, she has managed projects aimed at landfill and mine water remediation including the description of geochemistry processes and geochemistry shaping. Recently, she has focused on projects that aim to research the transport of pesticide, medicine and pharmaceutical drugs to groundwater and drinking water consequently trying to remediate all water resources.

Doc. RNDr. Libor Machala, Ph.D.

Address: Šlechtitelů 11, 783 71 Olomouc
Phone: +420 585 634 959

Doc. Machala focuses on methods of preparation and characterization of compounds with higher oxidation states of iron, such as potassium permanganate, sodium ferrate (IV) or sodium ferrate (V). He also deals with Mössbauer spectroscopy, which allows to easily distinguish and quantify representation of different valence states of iron in solids or frozen solutions. Another directions of his research are nanomaterials based on iron oxides and their applications, especially in biomedicine and catalysis.

Ing. Petra Najmanová

Address: Dřetovice 109, 273 42 Stehelčeves
Phone: +420 312 292 960

Ing. Najmanová obtained her master degree at Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague in 2002 and then she joined the research department of DEKONTA Plc, where she works till today. She cooperate on number of research projects focused on innovations of biological remediation methods, but also on commercial contracts relating to bioremediation of contaminated soil, ground water and waste water. Ing. Najmanová actively participates in development of new bacterial preparations (e.g. BIOTECH ARL, BIOTECH IV), analytical methods for prediction of biodegradation of contaminated materials (patent No. 302508) or works on projects of development assistance (Serbia, Moldova, Philippines).

Ing.Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.

Adresa: NTI FM TUL, Hálkova 6, 461 17 Liberec 1
Tel: +420 48 535 3638

Je inženýrem Technologie vody. Doktorský titul se specializací na biologickou rozložitelnost získal v roce 2001 na VŠCHT. V současné době je vedoucím laboratoře biotechnologií na ústavu CxI TUL.

Více než 20 let se věnuje čištění odpadních vod, sanačním technologiím a aplikovanému výzkumu v těchto oblastech. Byl nebo je řešitelem, spoluřešitelem i koordinátorem řady výzkumných projektů, zejména programů EUREKA (4 ukončené, současný MAGNET)a rámcových programů EU (3 ukončené, současný NANOREM). Je autorem či spoluautorem několika zavedených technologií, patentů a řady vědeckých publikací se zaměřením na environmentální technologie.

Specializace: Enviromentální biotechnologie, zejména biofilmové reaktory a aplikace nanovlákenných materiálů, nanovlákna jako nosiče nanomateriálů a biologicky aktivních látek, separační procesy, membránové bioreaktory, separační materiály a jejich modifikace nanovlákny a nanočásticemi.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.

Address: Hálkova 6, 461 17 Liberec 1
Phone: +420 485 353 017

Miroslav Černík graduated from Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences (1987), where he also received his CSc. degree and in 1994 Ph.D. at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Since 2007 he is Associate Professor at Faculty of Mechatronics Technical University of Liberec. Currently he is the head of Department of nanomaterials in  natural sciences and the director of Science at the Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation of the Technical University of Liberec.

His professional focus is research of in-situ remediation technologies and processes, in particular application of materials based on zerovalent nanoiron for groundwater and waste water treatment,and use of nanofibers for waste water treatment.

In addition to participation in the project Center of Competency, he is a coinvestigator in number of national and international projects (FP7 projects – AQUAFIT4USE, NAMETECH).

Within the European project Observatory NANO, he co-authored of a recommendatory documentfor EU institutions.

He is the main author of several books and co-author of more than 30 scientific publications.

Doc. RNDr. Tomáš Cajthaml, Ph.D.

Address: Benátská 2, 128 00 Praha 2
Phone: +420 241 062 498

Doc. Cajthaml is interested in persistent organic pollutants, endocrine disruptors, environmental analytical chemistry, microbial biodegradation of organic pollutants, microbial bioremediation, microbial population analysis, characterization of metabolic pathways of contaminants, study of biodegradation mechanisms, ecotoxicity of organic pollutants, and bioavailability of organic pollutants.