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prof. RNDr. Tomáš Polívka, Ph.D.

zástupce vedoucího Ústavu fyziky a biofyziky


Přírodovědecká fakulta JU, Branišovská 31, 370 05 České Budějovice
tel. ++420 38777 5506
tel. ++420 38777 3824
E-mail: tpolivka@jcu.cz

Výuka: Fyzika III

Curriculum vitae:

Born:  24-11-1968, Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic

Education:

1987-1992  undergraduate study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, branch Optics and Optoelectronics

1992  graduated and obtained M.S.

1993-1996  Ph.D. study at the Department of Chemical Physics, Charles University Prague, branch Physics of Molecular and Biological Structures

1996  obtained Ph.D. degree, title of the Ph.D. thesis “Low temperature spectroscopy of Light-Harvesting Systems of Photosystem-I and Photosystem-II”

Scientific positions:

1996-1997 Research assistant at the Department of Chemical Physics, Charles University Prague

1997-1999 Postdoc, Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University

1999-2003 Assistant professor, Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University

2003-2005 Associate professor, Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University

2005-2007 Associate professor, Institute of Physical Biology, University of South Bohemia

2005-current  Researcher, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences

2007-2011 Professor (biophysics), Institute of Physical Biology, University of South Bohemia

2012-current     Professor (biophysics), Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

 

Teaching:

1999-2005 Optical Methods in Photochemistry - course for graduate students at the Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University

2005- Courses at University of South Bohemia (General Physics, Quantum Physics, History of Physics)
 

Research Profile:

a) techniques

· time-resolved spectroscopy (femtosecond transient absorption, fluorescence up-conversion, streak-camera fluorescence detection, single-photon counting, flash photolysis)

· hole-burning spectroscopy (absorption, excitation and fluorescence hole-burning)

· low-temperature spectroscopy (experience with spectroscopic measurements in the temperature range down to 1.5 K)

b) studied systems

·  carotenoids in solution (excited state dynamics, charge-transfer states, triplet states, radicals, aggregates)

·  carotenoids in proteins (light-harvesting, photoprotection, radical formation)

·  carotenoids in artificial systems (carotenoid as an electron donor in donor-acceptor systems)

·  photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins (excitation energy transfer, excitons, polarons)

·  supramolecular donor-acceptor systems designed for mimicking natural photosynthesis (electron and energy transfer processes)

·  dendrimeric and supramolecular heterometallic systems designed to act as artificial antennae (energy migration within the artificial antennae)

·  semiconductor based solar cells (studies of electron injection and recombination processes at the TiO2-dye interface)