prof. Ing. Tomáš Wágner, DrSc.

Year of birth: 1958
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Fields of activity: Inorganic Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry
Basic and applied research



Prof. Ing. Tomáš Wágner, DrSc., completed his postgraduate studies in 1982 in Chemical Technology of Metallic and Special Inorganic Materials at the then Institute of Chemical Technology in Pardubice, now the University of Pardubice. He completed his doctoral studies in Inorganic Chemistry with a focus on thin films of chalcogenide glasses in 1990 under Prof. M. Frumar and in 2001 he was appointed Associate Professor in Chemistry and Technology of Inorganic Materials. He was appointed Professor in Inorganic Chemistry in 2005. In 2008-2011 Prof. Wágner held the office of Vice-Dean for External Relations of the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the University of Pardubice, in 2009-2011 he was the head of the Material Research Centre of the University of Pardubice. He was awarded the Doctor of Chemical Sciences (DrSc.) Degree in 2016 at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. He continues his scientific work at the Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry and the Centre for Materials and Nanotechnologies (CEMNAT) of the Faculty of Chemical Technology.

Scientific activities

Prof. Wágner is engaged in chemical synthesis and the study of properties of new non-crystalline bulk materials, especially in the field of chalcogenide glasses, their thin films, optically induced solid phase reactions and promising high-tech nanomaterials for applications in photonics, optics and electronics.

Working abroad:

  • Royal Society Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2 years)
  • NSERC-NATO Fellowship at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2.5 years)
  • Member of the Solid-State Chemistry Division of the European Chemical Society; Materials Research Society and American Chemical Society

Prominent international cooperation

  • Prof. Safa O. Kasap – University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Prof. Koichi Shimakawa – University of Gifu, Japan
  • Prof. Jing Ren – University of Harbin, China
  • Also: Ohio University, Athens, USA; Tokyo Polytechnic University, TTI Nagoya, NIMS Tsukuba, University of Kumamoto, Japan

Bibliometric indicators (Web of Science)

Number of papers 230, H-index 29, Total number of citations > 2700

Citations per paper in WoS Categories 2000-2019 (CZ average): MATERIALS SCIENCE MULTI 18.94 (19.82),

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

  • 2011-2019 Flexprint TE01020022 project, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. Development of low cost printed flexible electronics, especially for smart packaging, smart textiles and holographic security features.
  • 2013-2015 FP7 project (Marie Curie Action) Photonic Applications of Nanoparticle Assemblies and Systems, PHANTASY (295182).

Two most important publications

  • Scopigno T., Steurer W., Yannopoulos S. N., Chrissanthopoulos A., Krisch M., Ruocco G., Wágner T.: Vibrational dynamics and surface structure of amorphous selenium, Nature-Communications 2, 195 (2011). IF:13.811
  • Zhang B., Cicmancova V., Kupcik J., Slang S., Pereira J. R., Svoboda R., Kutalek P., Wágner T.: A layered Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change material, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 3351-3358. IF:6.970