Prof. RNDr. Michal OTYEPKA, Ph.D.

Prof. RNDr. Michal OTYEPKA, Ph.D.

Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, EU

Position: Full Professor and Head of Department of Physical Chemistry at Palacký University Olomouc, Vice-Director of Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc

Specialization: hybrid bio- and nanomaterials, molecular modeling and simulations

At the NANOCON´16 conference Prof. Michal Otyepka will present the invited lecture at the Session A: Nanomaterials for Electronic, Magnetic and Optic Applications. Carbon Nanostructures, Quantum Dots: "Synthesis and Properties of Graphene Derivatives from Fluorographene".

Personal Background and Education:
Born in Olomouc, Czech Republic in 1975

1998 - 2004 Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, UP Olomouc
2007 habilitation in Physical Chemistry, UP Olomouc
2012 professorship, Physical Chemistry, UP Olomouc


Professional Experience:
Department of Physical Chemistry, Palacký University Olomouc

2004 Ph.D. Physical chemistry
2009 Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry
2012 Professor of Physical Chemistry


Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Palacký University Olomouc 

2010 Head of the Workpackage „Carbon nanostructures and biomolecules“
2015 Vice-Director of Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials


Main Scientific Activities & Achivements:
Interdisciplinary research in computer simulations of complex molecular structures and processes, physical chemistry, surface properties and nanomaterials. Contributed to discovery of fluorographene and fluorographene reactivity leading to new graphene derivatives. He studies chemistry in two-dimensions.


147 peer-reviewed scientific papers in major journals (corresponding author of 73 papers); Sum of times cited without self-citations (ISI): 3733; H-index: 34


Honors and Awards (selected):

2014 Neuron Impulse – National Private Science Foundation
2016 ERC Consolidator grant holder