Logo of the Laboratory of Terahertz in Prague Hynek Němec
member of a Laboratory of Terahertz Spectroscopy, Department of Dielectrics at Institute of Physics, v.v.i.
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Curriculum Vitae

Positions

since 2016Senior scientist at Institute of Physics, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2008-2015Research scientist at Institute of Physics, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
9/2011Invited professor at Bordeaux University (development of technologies for fabrication of terahertz metamaterials)
2006-2007Postdoctoral fellow at Chemical Center at Lund University, Sweden
2003-2006Research scientist at Institute of Physics, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2000-2002Student position at Institute of Physics, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Academic education

2002-2006PhD in Physics of condensed matter and material research, and Optics and optoelectronics at Charles University in Prague, and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, respectively.
Thesis title: Time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy applied to the investigation of magnetic materials and photonic structures.
Supervisors: Petr Kužel, and Lionel Duvillaret (co-tutelle)
1997-2002Masters Degree in Condensed matter physics at Charles University in Prague
Thesis title: Application of methods in THz time domain spectroscopy for studying the ultrafast dynamics in condensed matter.

Grants and scholarships

2020-2021Principal investigator of Grant by Czech Science Foundation (project 19-03765S: Controllable GHz-THz nonlinear optics in semiconductor superlattices); 150 k€.
2017-2019Principal investigator of Grant by Czech Science Foundation (project 17-04412S: Charge transport and phase transitions in cobalt oxides investigated by terahertz spectroscopy); 250 k€.
2016-2019Principal investigator of Support of Talented Basic- and High-School Students by Czech Ministry of Youth and Education (project Vydra – Výlet do reálné vědecké práce ve fyzice; nr. 0039/7/NAD/2019, 0022/7/NAD/2018, 0049/7/NAD/2017, 0057/7/NAD/2015); 5 – 7 k€ for each year.
2012-2015Principal investigator of Grant supporting international collaboration by Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (project M100101218: Localization and transport of charge carriers in functional semiconductor nanostructures and applications for terahertz technologies); 70 k€, 7 researchers.
2009-2011Principal investigator of Grant by Czech Science Foundation (project 202-09-P099: Ultrafast electron dynamics in disordered organic and inorganic semiconductors studied by time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy); 30 k€.
2006-2007Guest Scholarship Programme (Swedish Institute); 9 month
2006-2007Various travel grants in Sweden (3 k€ in total)

Miscellaneous

2017-2021Member of advisory board of Czech Science Foundation (panel P204)
2021–Member of the committee for state exams in the master's study program Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials, at Faculty of Mathematatics at Physics, Charles University
Referee for journals such as Phys. Rev., Opt. Exp., outstanding referee of J. Phys. D (2017).