Dr.- Ing. Jan Macák

Year of birth: 1979
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Field of activity: Materials Science
Basic and applied research
jan.macak@upce.cz

 

Dr.-Ing. Jan Macák completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Environmental Protection, the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague. In 2008 he defended his dissertation on the preparation of TiO2 nanotubes by titanium anodization at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). Then he worked for 3 years in the private sector (Elmarco Ltd., Agrovýzkum Rapotín, Ltd.). Since 2012, he has been working in various positions at the University of Pardubice. Since 2015, Dr. Macák has been working as a senior researcher at the Centre for Materials and Nanotechnologies (CEMNAT) of the Faculty of Chemical Technology. Since 2018 he also works as a senior researcher at the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno University of Technology.

Scientific interest

  • Preparation of metal oxide nanotubes by electrochemical anodization
  • Preparation of polymeric and inorganic nanofibrous materials by electrostatic and centrifugal spinning
  • Atomic layer deposition

Scientific activities

Dr. Macák is active in the field of material science and is engaged in the development of new low-dimensional structures (such as nanotubes, nanolayers, nanofibers) using various methods. Also included are necessary analyses of the structure of these materials with respect to their properties. The most promising materials are subsequently used in various applications, e.g. in solar cells, catalysts, batteries, etc., together with cooperating partners.

Prominent international cooperation

  • prof. Patrik Schmuki – Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • prof. Thierry Djenizian – Ecole-de-Mine, Aix-de-Provence, France

Bibliometric indicators (Web of Science)

Number of papers 128, H-index 57, Total number of citations > 13700

Citations per paper in WoS Categories 2000-2019 (CZ average): MATERIALS SCIENCE MULTI 90.58 (19.82),
ELECTROCHEMISTRY 116.80 (21.43), PHYSICS APPLIED 133,21 (16,30).

Two most important projects carried out from the position of principal investigator or co-investigator

  • Towards New Generation of Solid-State Photovoltaic Cell: Harvesting Nanotubular Titania and Hybrid Chromophores, 2015 – 2020; Horizon 2020 European Research Council 638857.
  • Technology for production of advanced nanostructured SiO2 fibers, 2014 – 2016; Technology Agency of the Czech Republic Epsilon TA04011557.

Two most important publications

  • Macak J.M., Tsuchyia H. and Schmuki P.: High Aspect Ratio TiO2 Nanotubes by Anodization of Ti, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 44 (2005) 2100-2102.
  • Dvorak F. and Macak J.M. et al.: One-dimensional anodic TiO2 nanotubes coated by atomic layer deposition: Towards advanced applications. Applied Materials Today, 14 (2019) 1-20.

Awards

  • Participation Award of the 56th Meeting of Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry, Lindau (2006)
  • Georg Kurlbaum Prize (2007)
  • Nachwuchsforderpreis (2008), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Galvano- und Oberflächentechnik
  • 4x Elsevier award for the most cited article in the journal and year
  • NEURON 2015 Prize for Young Scientist in Chemistry
  • Award “Best Cooperation of the Year 2017”, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR), for successful resolution of the project TA04011557
  • Rector of the University of Pardubice Award for outstanding results (2015, 2018, 2019)
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