Jiří   A.   M A R E Š (Jiri)
Titles: RNDr., CSc.

Department of Optical Materials
(Laboratory of Luminiscence and Scintillation Materials)
Section 3 - Solid State Physics


Address: Institute of Physics
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Cukrovarnická 10
162 53 Prague 6
Czech Republic

Phone: + 420 220 318 542
Fax: + 420 233 343 184
E-mail: amares@fzu.cz

Position: senior scientist in Laboratory of Luminiscence and Scintillation Materials, Department of Optical Materials

Field of interests

Curriculum vitae

1946 born July 4th in Prague, Czechoslovakia
1964 – 1969 Study at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics - solid state physics
1969 first position (research worker) at the Institute of Physics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague at the Department of Luminiscence
1973 - RNDr. (Rerum Naturalis Doctoris) at the Charles University in Prague at the Fakulty of Mathematics and Physics
- 3 months stay at the Institute of Semiconductors of the Academy of Sciences of Lithuania in Vilnius
1979 Submitted and defended Thesis: Luminescent properties of Mn and Eu ions in AlN at the Institute of Physics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague title CSc. (equivalent of PhD)
- Change position from the Department of Luminiscence to the Department of Semiconductors in the Institute of Physics, Prague, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (positron - scientific worker)
- Beginning of cooperation with faktory Monokrystaly Turnov – investigation of laser and scintillation crystals based on Nd, Ce, Er, Tm-doped YAG and YAP inorganic crystals
1985 - 1986 one year stay in France – CNRS position at the Laboratory of Physics and Chemistry of Luminiscence Materials (LPCML) at the University of C. Bernard in Lyon
- 1992: another 4 months stay at LPCML in Lyon
1991 Change position from the the Department of Semiconductors to the Department of Material Research in the Institute of Physics, Prague, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (position scientist)
1993 - 1999 Cooperation with CERN, Geneva, Switzerland in the RD18 project Search for new radiation hard scintillators for new generation of electromagnetic calorimeters at LHC
1997 - 1999 Project 7IP051218 supported by SNSF, Bern, Switzerland Institutional Partnership for Development and Assessment of New Fast and High Effective-Z Scintillator for Positron Emission Tomography
1997 - 2008 Project Photon spektrometr PHOS as part of ALICE LHC experiment
(project was supported by the Czech committee for cooperation with CERN)
  • 1997 – 2005 – detailed studies of PWO crystals including their scintillating response (PWO crystals are characterized by low L.Y. ~ 10 – 20 ph/MeV)
  • 2003 – 2006 – coordination of production of the cradle (stainless steel holder) for PWO modules of the PHOS spectrometer (the cradle was produced at faktory TENEZ in Chotebor, Czech Republic)
  • 2007 – 2008 – location of the PHOS cradle down in the ALICE experiment at Point 2 of CERN
2000 - up to now Project Gamma spectroscopy of scintillators – supported by Czech up to now committee for cooperation with CERN – cooperation with CERN group PH-DT2 (scintillation response studies of different inorganic crystals as Ce or Pr-doped garnets, perovskites, silicates and also PWO)
  • 2008 – 2013 project LA 08015 Cooperation of Czech Republic with CERN of Ministry of Education,Youth and Sport
  • 2009 – 2013 participation in PHOS detector of ALICE LHC experiment (participation at PHOS Shift and at assembling of 4-th PHOS module)
2000 - up to now Industrial cooperation with czech factory Crytur Ltd. in Turnov – characterisation od scintillation and spectroscopic properties of scintillating crystals developed at Crytur (Lu-Y garnets and perovskites) including their application, especially in medical imaging.