Prof. Radek Zbořil, Ph.D.
Visiting scientist

(*1973), After finishing the Ph.D. study (2000), he underwent several short-term stays e.g. at University of Delaware and University of Tokyo. From 2010, he is a professor at the Palacky University Olomouc and the general director of the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, RCPTM (, in Olomouc, Czech Republic (EU). He is a member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic ( and an active member of the board of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. In 2011, he was awarded by the Czech Republic’s Minister of Education for extraordinary results achieved in the field of research, experimental development and innovations. Professor Zboril is the author and principal investigator of more than 30 national and international grant projects with the total support over 47 mil EUR for the Palacky University. He is also a general chairman of the international conference NANOCON ( and a member of the scientific board for chemistry in the Neuron endowment fund ( Prof. Zbořil is the director of Competence Centre of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (

Professor Zboril is an author and co-author of more than 443 papers with the total impact factor over 2 528. He is the corresponding author of many ACS journals, e.g., Chemical Reviews (IF=47.928), Accounts of Chemical Research (20.268), ACS Nano (13.942), Journal of the American Chemical Society (13.858), Chemistry of Materials (9.466). He is also the first and/or corresponding author of other top journals in the field of materials science and nanotechnologies including Chemical Society Reviews (IF=38.618), Advanced Materials (IF=19.791), Nano Today (IF=17.476), Advanced Functional Materials (IF=12.124), Angewandte Chemie (IF=11.994), Biotechnology Advances (IF=10.597), Biomaterials (IF=8.402), Small (IF=8.643), Green Chemistry (IF=9.125). Prof. Zboril is also a co-author of more than 20 proceedings and book chapters published by, e.g., American Chemical Society, Wiley or American Institute of Physics. He is a member of the editorial board of Applied Materials Today (Elsevier), scientific Reports (Nature family), ChemPlusChem (Wiley).

His publications have received over 16 828 citations (in 2016: more than 3 000 citations/year – TOP 5 most cited Czech scientists in 2016). H-index=58. 32 publications with more than 100 citations. (Scopus, April 3, 2018)

Specialization: Nanomaterials research – iron, iron oxide, noble metal and carbon-based (graphene derivatives, carbon dots) nanostructures, magnetic nanoparticles, hybrid systems. Their advanced nano-architecture and applications in water treatment, energy materials, antimicrobial technologies, catalysis, biosensing, medicine (MRI, drug delivery) and biotechnologies.

Last plenary talk: European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT 2017), Thessaloniki, Greece, September 17.-22., 2017.

Collaboration: Prof. Zboril collaborates with more than 20 top world laboratories, e.g., Cornell University, U.S.A. (prof. E. Giannelis), Pohang University, South Korea (prof. K.S. Kim), City University of Hong Kong (prof. A. Rogach), EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland (prof. Gratzel, prof. Sivula), Aarhus University, Denmark (prof. F. Besenbacher, prof. M. Dong), University of Tokyo, Japan (prof. S. Ohkoshi), Bar-Illan University, Israel (prof. A. Gedanken), US EPA (prof. R. Varma), Texas A&M University (prof. V.K. Sharma), University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (prof. Schmuki)

Professor Zboril is a co-author of several European and US patents. Among others, he has a principal contribution to the development of large-scale technology for the production of zero-valent iron nanoparticles (European patent No. 2164656), which are currently commonly applied in environmentally friendly technologies of ground water treatment (