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Year of birth: 1979
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Field of activity: Organic Chemistry
Basic and applied research


Prof. Ing. Filip Bureš, Ph.D., completed his postgraduate and doctoral studies at the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the University of Pardubice in 2002 and 2005, respectively. During his studies he spent several months in the group of prof. P. Knochl (LMU, Munich) and conducted research in a postdoctoral fellowship program in the working group of prof. F. Diederich (ETH, Zurich). After returning to the University of Pardubice in 2010 he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2017 Professor in the field of Organic Chemistry.

Scientific interest

  • Organic conjugate systems and their modern applications
  • Organic electronics
  • Photoredox catalysis

Scientific activities

Prof. Bureš focuses his scientific research on conjugated organic molecules and the study of their fundamental physicochemical properties. Organic molecules are designed for further use in material sciences, especially organic electronics. His research areas include nonlinear optics, solar cells, diodes, photovoltaic cells, switches, sensors, etc. The scientific attention of his working group also focuses on the preparation of electrochemically active substances usable in battery energy storage systems. Another area of interest of prof. Bureš is a photoredox catalysis using pure organic catalysts. Research in this area is primarily focused on the transformation of light radiation into the energy of chemical bonds. Last but not least, he studies volatile hybrid inorganic-organic substances and their use for deposition of layered materials.

Prominent international cooperation

  • prof. F. Diederich – ETH Curych, Switzerland
  • Dr. S. Achelle – University of Rennes, France
  • prof. I. V. Kityk – Technical University of Czestochowa, Poland
  • Dr. M. Fakis – University of Patras, Greece
  • prof. S. Bhattacharya – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • prof. Zhiyong Jiang – Henan University, China

Bibliometric indicators (Web of Science)

Number of papers 107, H-index 27, Total number of citations > 2161

Citations per paper in WoS Categories 2000-2019 (CZ average): CHEMISTRY ORGANIC 16.27 (16.44),

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

  • ORGBAT – Organic redox couple-based batteries for energetics of traditional and renewable resources, 2018 – 2022; The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_025/0007445.
  • Organic push-pull molecules: Versatile materials for optoelectronics, 2013 – 2015; Czech Science Foundation GA13-01061S.

Two most important publications

  • Bureš F.: Fundamental Aspects of Property Tuning in Push-Pull Molecules, RSC Advances 4 (2014), 58826–58851.
  • Dey N., Kulhánek J., Bureš F., Bhattacharya S.: Simultaneous Detection of Cu2+ and Hg2+ via Two Mutually Independent Sensing Pathways of Biimidazole Push-Pull Dye, Journal of Organic Chemistry 84 (2019), 1787–1796.