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Homola Jiří

Prof. Ing., CSc. DSc.
born January 4, 1965 in Nové Město na Moravě

  • Biophotonics
  • Member of Learned Society since 2015

Education and professional carreer

  • 1988, MSc. (Ing.) in Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague
  • 1993, Ph.D. (CSc.) in Electrical Engineering, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • 2009, DSc. in Technical Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • 2009, Associate Professor in Quantum Optics and Optoelectronics, Charles University, Prague
  • 2014, Professor in Quantum Optics and Optoelectronics, Charles University, Prague

Employment and academic positions

  • 1993 – 2003, Research Scientist, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 1997 – 1999, Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 1999 – 2001, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2001 – 2002, Research Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2003 – 2009, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2002 – 2012, Chair of Department of Optical Sensors, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 2002 – 2012, Head of Photonics Division, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 2009 – now, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2012 – now, Director, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • 2010 – 2014, Member of the Expert Commission for Technical Sciences and Engineering of the Research and Development Council
  • 2011 – 2014, Member of Comission for Defending Doctor of Technical Sciences Theses in the field of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Photonics
  • 2012 – now, Member of Supervisory Board, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS
  • 2007 – now, Chairman of Board, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague

Membership in selected International organizations and societies

  • 2002 – now, Senior Member of IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • 2004 – 2007, Member of Editorial Board of Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Elsevier)
  • 2006 – 2010, Member of NATO Chemistry/Biology/Physics (CBP) Advisory Panel
  • 2007 – 2015, Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Sensors (Hindawi)
  • 2004 – now, Member of Editorial Board of Sensors and Actuators B (Elsevier)
  • 2011 – now, Member of International Advisory Board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Springer)

Notable awards

  • 2003, Otto Wichterle Award, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2006, Roche Prize for Sensor Technology, Germany
  • 2009, Czech Head for Inventiveness
  • 2011, Premium Academiae, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2012, Fellow of SPIE, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, USA
  • 2014, Award for Outstanding Research, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, of the Czech Republic

Selected publications

  • J. Homola (editor): Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Sensors, Springer, 2006.
  • J. Homola: Surface plasmon resonance sensors for detection of chemical and biological species, Chemical Reviews, 108, 462-493 (2008).
  • M. Piliarik; J. Homola: Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors: approaching their limits?, Optics Express, 17, 16505-16517 (2009).
  • M. Piliarik; M. Vala; I. Tichý; J. Homola: Compact and low-cost biosensor based on novel approach to spectroscopy of surface plasmons, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 24 3430–3435 (2009).
  • H. Šípová, S. Zhang, A. M. Dudley, D. Galas, K. Wang, J. Homola: Surface plasmon resonance biosensor for rapid label-free detection of microRNA at subfemtomole level, Analytical Chemistry, 82, 10110–10115 (2010).
  • H. Šípová, D. Vrba, J. Homola: Analytical value of detecting an individual molecular binding event: the case of the SPR biosensor, Analytical Chemistry, 84, 30-33 (2012).
  • T. Špringer, M. Bocková, J. Homola: Label-free biosensing in complex media: a referencing approach, Analytical Chemistry, 85, 5637–5640 (2013).
  • H. Šípová, T. Špringer, D. Rejman, O. Šimák, M. Petrová, P. Novák, Š. Rosenbergová, O. Páv, R. Liboska, I. Barvík, J. Štěpánek, I. Rosenberg, J. Homola: 5’-O-Methylphosphonate nucleic acids (MEPNA) – new modified DNAs that increase the E. coli RNase H cleavage rate of hybrid duplexes, Nucleic Acids Research, 42, 5378–5389 (2014).
  • T. Špringer, M. L. Ermini, B. Špačková, J. Jabloňků, J. Homola: Enhancing Sensitivity of SPR biosensors by functionalized gold nanoparticles – size matters, Analytical Chemistry, 86, 10350−10356 (2014).
  • N. S. Lynn, J. Homola: Biosensor enhancement using grooved micromixers: part I, numerical studies, Analytical Chemistry, 87, 5516–5523 (2015).

Website: http://www.ufe.cz/en/jiri-homola

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20.05.19

XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.

19.05.19

Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.

07.05.19

XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.