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Year of birth: 1944
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Field of activity: Analytical Chemistry
Basic research


Prof. Ing. Pavel Jandera, DrSc., completed his postgraduate studies in 1967 at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Pardubice (later the University of Pardubice), at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, where he has worked as a lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor since 1970. In 1977 he defended his dissertation and in 1989 received the degree of DrSc. Prof. Jandera was habilitated in 1990 and appointed Professor of Analytical Chemistry in 1992.

Scientific interest

  • Analytical separations
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Programmed and multidimensional chromatographic techniques

Scientific activities

The main professional interest of Prof. Jandera is the study of efficient and selective phase chromatography systems (stationary and mobile phases) with normal and reversed phases and HILIC systems. Prof. Jandera has developed theoretical models to describe and model the influence of working conditions on separation, in particular a comprehensive theory of programming the composition of the mobile phase during separation (gradient elution). He is currently involved in two-dimensional liquid chromatography, where his group has developed a technique of simultaneous gradient elution in systems with directly connected orthogonal columns in the first and second separation dimensions.

Prominent international cooperation

  • prof. Georges Guiochon – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • prof. Boguslaw Buszewski – Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
  • prof. L. Mondello, Messina (Italy), prof. P. Schoenmakers, (Amsterdam), prof. D. Thiébault (Paris), prof. T. Greibrokk (Oslo), prof. L. Blomberg (Karlstadt, Sweden) – within the European project COM-CHROM

Bibliometric indicators (Web of Science)

Number of papers 263, H-index 51, Total number of citations > 8700

Citations per paper in WoS Categories 2000-2019 (CZ average): CHEMISTRY ANALYTICAL 35.18 (19.77),

The most important projects

  • Training young researchers in developing solutions to analytical problems by miniaturized comprehensive chromatography, 2002 – 2006; 5th Framework Program of the European Commission COM-CHROM (IHP-RTN-00-2).
  • Investigation of Mass Transfer Kinetics and Separation Efficiency in Chromatography, 2002 – 2004; NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant PST.CLG.979081.

The most important publications

  • Jandera P., Churáček J.: Gradient Elution in Column Liquid Chromatography. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1985.
  • Cacciola F., Jandera P., Hajdú Z., Česla P., Mondello L.: Comprehensive two-dimensional LCxLC with parallel gradients for separation of phenolic and flavone antioxidants, J. Chromatogr. A, 1149 (2007) 73-87.

Prestigious awards

  • Tsvett Foundation Award (1988)
  • Hanuš Medal of the Czech Breeders’ Association (2004)
  • Honorary membership of the Slovak Pharmaceutical Society (2004)
  • Medal of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and Medal of the University of Messina (2005)
  • Wakszmund Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2011)
  • Medal of the Polish Chemical Society (2014)
  • AJP Martin Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Separation Sciences (The Chromatograhic Society, London, 2015)
  • Jaroslav Janák Medal (ČSAV, Brno, 2015)
  • Medal of the Central European Group for Separation Sciences (CEGSS, 2015)
  • Silver Commemorative Medal of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for outstanding scientific work (2015)
  • “Giorgio Nota award” for his lifetime achievements in the field of capillary liquid chromatography (Riva del Garda, 2016)
  • M. Tswett & W. Nernst “Science for life” Award (European Society for Separation Science 2016)
  • Power List 2013 and 2015 for the 100 Most Influential Scientists in Analytical Chemistry – The Analytical Scientist journal
    (2015 and 2013)