Academic Bodies

Dignitaries of the Faculty

The Faculty is led by the Dean. He acts and decides in the affairs of the faculty on its behalf. The Dean is represented by the Vice-Dean to by him specified extent. The Secretary manages the economy and internal administration of the Faculty. The chairman of the Faculty´s Academic Senate is also a member of the management.

Dean

doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D.
585 634 001
dekan.prf@upol.cz

Doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D., graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague. He majored in Physics specialized in Biophysics and Chemical Physics. He completed his Doctoral studies at the same faculty and worked there as an Assistant for one year. Since 2005 he has been working in Biophysics at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc where he habilitated in 2010.

He specializes in the use of optical spectroscopy to study the relationship between the structure and properties of organic molecules and especially biological macromolecules. He has been working on one of the most important animal cell enzymes, sodium-potassium pump, where he, in addition to its structure and function, also analyzes its interactions with pharmacologically important substances.

He also devotes great effort to the educational part of academic work. At the Department of Biophysics he has built the field of Molecular Biophysics and is the guarantor of Bachelor's and Follow-up Master's Study programs. His pioneering actions in the field of popularization are projects Badatel and Newton for secondary school students, which help motivate the most talented students to study in Olomouc.

Chairman of the Academic Senate

prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
585 634 100
tomas.opatrny@upol.cz

Prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr., (*1966), graduated from the Faculty of Science of Palacký University Olomouc where he majored in Teaching Mathematics and Physics. He was appointed a Professor in 2007.

He began his teaching career at Komenium Elementary School in Olomouc, and in 1990 he started working as an Assistant at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Faculty of Science, where he began his doctoral studies in the field of quantum physics under the leadership of Professor Jan Peřina. Having defended his dissertation he worked at the postdoctoral position at Frederick Schiller University in Jena, where he devoted his time mainly to the issue of reconstruction of quantum states. He then focused on quantum information processing during his next postdoctoral engagement at the Weizmanna Institute in Israel. He also worked at the University of Erlangen and at Texas A & M University at College Station.

After returning to his home faculty, he has been focusing his research mainly on quantum information processing. However, he is interested in many other areas of physics, including the thermodynamics of black holes. According to the Web of Science database he has published 81 papers with 1800 citations. His h-index is 23. His educational activity at the Faculty is also significant, he teaches mainly Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, vibrations and waves, Scientific Communication, Atomic Optics and other subjects.

Professor Opatrný is actively engaged in the academic life. Between the years 2006–2014 he worked as Vice-Dean for Science and Research for two terms. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Faculty Academic Senate and the Vice-Chairman of the Palacký University Academic Senate. He was a member of the Council of Universities and the Government Council for Research, Development and Innovations. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Commission for Evaluation of Results of Research Organizations and Completed Programs.

He is also keen on promoting Physics and working with talented youth. Among other things, he participates in the organization of the Young Physicists Tournament, where he acts as an international judge.

He is married and has two children. He likes to spend his free time cycling or canoeing, or playing the banjo.

Vice-Deans

Vice-Dean for International Relations,
Statutary representative
prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr.
585 634 272
miloslav.dusek@upol.cz

  • international mobility of students and academics
  • internationalization of studies and workplaces of the Faculty
  • promotion of the Faculty abroad and providing information about the Faculty in English

Prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr. (*1964), studied Quantum and Nonlinear Optics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague, where he also received his doctorate. Since 1994 he has been working at the Department of Optics of the Faculty of Science, UP. In 2007 he was appointed a Professor.

He has been dealing with quantum optics and quantum processing and information transfer. In the 1990s, he was involved in the development of a prototype device for quantum distribution of a cryptographic key. He has written more than 70 scientific publications quoted more than 1,700 times, and the author of Conceptual Questions Quantum Theory monography. He briefly worked at Boston University (1999) and at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (2001).

In 2010-2014 he was the Vice-Dean for External Relations, and since 2010 he has been member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty. He was also a member of the inter-disciplinary commission for the evaluation of research intentions. Currently, he is a member of the board of editors of Scientific Reports, he is chairing a conference within SPIE Security + Defense symposium, he is a member of GAČR panel, he is involved in the evaluation of EC projects and a member of the Quantum Community Network.

He actively participated in popularization of science, he is the founder and co-organizer of Olomouc based Physics kaleidoscope. During his time at the Optics Department, he has been involved in the administration of many research projects. He participates in teaching courses of Bachelor, Master as well as Doctoral degree programs. Under his leadership, six doctoral candidates have successfully completed their studies.

Vice-Dean for Science and Research
prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
585 634 415
karel.lemr@upol.cz

  • organizing Scientific Board meetings
  • habilitation and professorship proceedings
  • appointing members of committees and opponents for rigorous proceedings
  • FRUP and IGA institutional grants
  • supporting participation of faculty workplaces in grant competitions

Prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D. (*1963), graduated from the Faculty of Science, Palacký University, where he majored in Analytical Chemistry. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2003.

After completing his studies, he worked at the department of quality of Farmak Olomouc, then as a researcher at the Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, its experimental pilot operation in Olomouc. In December 1992 he returned to the Department of Analytical Chemistry, where he has been studying mass spectrometry and separation methods. The research includes study of the basic processes influencing chemical analysis by these methods, the development of an original ion source for surface analysis and a number of applications, for example from the field of toxicological analysis. He has is the co-author of more than 125 professional publications that have been cited more than 1,300 times. He is the Hanuš Medal alumni awarded by the Czech Chemical Society.

As an administrator and co-administrator he has participated in a number of research projects. His teaching activities include lectures and seminars focused on the basics of Analytical Chemistry, separation methods and mass spectrometry. Under his leadership, eight bachelor, 27 diploma and seven dissertation papers have been defended.

Professor Lemr is a member of the Permanent Committee for Doctoral Dissertation Defense (DrSc.), the panel and the field committee of the GAČR, the Committee of the Doctoral Study Program of Chemistry and Food Technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology, and the Chair of the Doctoral Committee of the Doctoral Study of Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, UP. He was a member of the Expert Committee on the Inherent Science and Engineering of the Council for Research, Development and Innovation, the Council of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, or the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science, UP. He is a member of Czech and foreign expert societies.

He is married, has four children and two grandchildren, his son also works at the Faculty of Science. In his spare time, he likes to play hockey, tennis, or read some non-fiction or a good detective novel.

Vice-Dean for Study Affairs
RNDr. Eduard Bartl, Ph.D.
585 634 710
eduard.bartl@upol.cz

  • running and auditing agenda of bachelor and follow-up master study programs from admissions procedure to graduation
  • appointing members of final state examination committees of bachelor and follow-up master programs
  • proposing grant of merit and social scholarships
  • dealing with student disciplinary issues
  • supervising activities of Department of Foreign Languages and Department of Teacher Training

Vice-dean for Doctoral Studies
prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr.
585 634 532
ondrej.babek@upol.cz

  • in charge of agenda associated with doctoral studies
  • Fischer scholarships
  • communication with study field committees and individual workplaces regarding doctoral study standards
  • preparation of a new PGS accreditation
  • guaranteeing Scientific-research internships within doctoral studies

Prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr. (* 1969) is a graduate of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, specializing in Geology and Geochemistry. He was appointed an Associate Professor in 2005 and a Professor in 2014.

Since 1996, he has been working at the Department of Geology of the Faculty of Science at Palacký University Olomouc; in 2006-2017 he also worked at the Institute of Geological Sciences at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Brno. His main professional interest is stratigraphy and its application in paleoclimatology, the history of sea level changes and the history of anthropogenic contamination. So far, he has published about 100 publications, of which 60 are registered at WoS and have been cited more than 800 times; His h-index is 18. He has been collecting material for his research all over the world, including Ireland, the French Pyrenees, the Alps, Belgium, Utah and Nevada, Siberia or southern China. He has been the administrator or co-researcher of over 10 GAČR projects and has been involved in solving other national and international projects.

Prof. Bábek teaches courses in historical and general geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy and paleoclimatology. Since 2010, he has been the Head of the Department of Geology at the Faculty of Science of UP, he is a former member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty and currently a member of the Scientific Board of UP. He is active in national and international geological community, for example as a member of the Czech National Geological Committee, a former member of the P210 GAČR panel, a member of the Subcommission of Carboniferous Stratigraphy at IUGS, a member of the Bulletin of Geosciences or a national correspondent for the Czech Republic at the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS).

Ondřej Bábek is married and has two children. His hobbies include travelling connected with photography, especially in the mountains, he enjoys recreational sports (bike, cross-country skiing, tennis) and playing the banjo.

Vice-Dean for External Relations
doc. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D.
585 634 605
karel.hron@upol.cz

  • developing cooperation with high schools, especially the partner ones, and organizations focused on natural sciences in the Czech Republic
  • guarantor of information about Faculty for employees and the public (Faculty Newsletter, website, Facebook, Twitter)
  • supervising Faculty promotion materials, ensures participation of Faculty at university fairs such as Gaudeamus
  • student scientific competitions
  • patronage of popularization activities (Science Fair, Night of scientists etc.)
  • taking part in activities leading to better employability of Faculty graduates (Okno do praxe)
    cooperation with graduates, developing area of employee care

Doc. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D. (*1981), studied Mathematics and its applications at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc. He was appointed Associate Professor in 2013.

Since 2007, he has been working at the Department of Mathematical Analysis and Mathematical Applications. His research focuses on multidimensional statistics, namely statistical analysis of composition data, i.e. statistical processing when interested in the relative structure of variables rather than their absolute values. Typically, these are concentrations, percentages or proportions with a wide range of applications in Geology, Chemometry, but also in Metabolomics, for example. He has been active in publishing in this area, with almost 70 professional works and several chapters in books that are widely quoted.

His teaching activity is also significant, teaching the basic course of probability and statistics, multidimensional statistics and Markov strings at the Faculty. He also participates in academic life; in 2008-2011 he was a member of the Faculty Academic Senate; and in 2014-2018 he was Chairman of the VPRO Mathematics and Computer Science.

In addition to working at the Faculty of Science, Professor Hron is very active in cooperation with secondary schools and the promoting Mathematics and Statistics in general. He has been working at Slovan Gymnasium in Olomouc (since 2005), and has also been involved in High school expert activity (SOČ), where he participates as a Supervisor of research papers, as well as a judge and a member of the Central Committee of the Czech High school expert activity. He is married, has two children and, in he devotes his free time mainly to choral singing and gardening.

Vice-Dean for Technology Transfer
doc. RNDr. Libor Kvítek, CSc.
585 634 420
libor.kvitek@upol.cz

  • transfer of information and activities between the University Science and Technology Park and the Faculty regarding commercialization possibilities of the research results of the Faculty
  • transfer of information and activities between the Project Service of UP and the Faculty regarding the possibility of involving Faculty workplaces in international research projects
  • coordination of activities related to research and development projects of the OP VVV (OP Research, Development, Education) at all Faculty departments, including their preparation for the next period
  • coordination of activities related to H2020 projects at all departments of the Faculty, including their preparation for the next period
  • activities supporting the interconnection of research centers (CRH and RCPTM) with other workplaces of a similar focus at the Faculty of Science and UP in order to increase the success of commercialization of t their research results

Doc. RNDr. Libor Kvítek, CSc. (*1960), graduated from the Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague in the field of Physical Chemistry. At the same school he successfully completed his doctoral studies. He completed his habilitation at Faculty of Science of Palacký University Olomouc in 2010.

After completing his Ph.D. studies, he worked as an independent scientist at Farmakon in Olomouc. In 1991 he became a lecturer at the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry of the Faculty of Science of the UP. After the Department of Physical Chemistry became independent, he specialized in subjects in the field of Material Chemistry. He has supervised final theses of 58 students in Bachelor degree programs, 40 in Master degree programs, and two Doctoral students.

In his scientific research at the Department of Physical Chemistry as well as in the Regional Center of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM), he is devoted to the preparation, characterization and application of inorganic nanomaterials.  He is the pioneer of nanoscale research in Olomouc. According to the Web of Science database, he has published 61 publications quoted 2,436 times, his H-index is 19. In nanomaterials he works with both national and foreign workplaces, such as CReSA Barcelona, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Hospital Tuebingen or Argonne Laboratory Chicago.

Kvitek actively participates in academic life at the Faculty. He was a member of its Academic Senate and the Chair of VPRO in Chemistry. For many years he has also been involved in popularization of Chemistry and other natural sciences in a number of projects (STM-Morava, Natural Scientist). He has been the chairman of Regional Commission of Chemical Olympics as well as a member of the Central Committee of this competition.

He is married, has two children and one grandchild. He likes to spend free time outdoors and admires the beauty of the Red Sea coral reef.

Faculty Bursar

Ing. Lenka Káňová
585 634 008
lenka.kanova@upol.cz

Ing. Lenka Káňová (*1971) graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Ostrava. She became the Bursary of the Faculty of Science on April 1, 2018.

Throughout her professional career she has been specializing in management, economics, accounting, and administration. She started her career at ČSOB Bank, where her agenda covered medium-sized clients and loan management. She gained teaching experience while teaching economic subjects at secondary schools.

She worked as the Head of the Economic department and as a Financial manager of research and development projects supported by the European Union´s operational programs at the University of Ostrava for twelve years.  In 2010 she became the Bursary of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and took charge of management and internal administration of the faculty, budgeting and controlling the budget, distribution of funds and monitoring of their drawing, administration of buildings and other assets including their acquisition, methodical management of all faculty departments regarding personnel and economic aspects.

Lenka Káňová has two children. In her spare time she likes to play sports, especially skiing, hiking and cycling.

Academic Senate

The Academic Senate of the Faculty is its self-governing academic body. It represents academic staff (14 representatives) and students (7 representatives). It determines the long-term plan of the Faculty in connection with the long-term aims of the University. It elects the Dean, approves the budget, decides on changes in the Faculty structure, etc. It may also deal with current problems of students and employees.

Members of Academic Senate

Academics

prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
Chairman
Dept. of Optics
tel.: 58563 4100
e-mail: opatrny@optics.upol.cz

RNDr. Tomáš Fürst, Ph.D
1. Vice-chairman
Dept. of Mathematical Analysis and Applications of Mathematics
tel.: 58563 4603
e-mail: tomas.furst@upol.cz

doc. RNDr. Petr Bednář, Ph.D.
Dept. of Analytical Chemistry
tel.: 58563 4403
e-mail: petr.bednar@upol.cz

RNDr. Miloš Fňukal, Ph.D.
Dept. of Geography
tel.: 58563 4504
e-mail: milos.fnukal@upol.cz

prof. RNDr. Petr Ilík, Ph.D.
Dept. of Biophysics
tel.: 58563 4153
e-mail: petr.ilik@upol.cz

doc. RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D.
Dept. of Algebra and Geometry
tel.: 58563 4649
e-mail: marek.jukl@upol.cz 

doc. RNDr. Libor Machala, Ph.D.
Dept. of Experimental Physics
tel.: 58563 4301
e-mail: libor.machala@upol.cz

doc. RNDr. Vladan Ondřej, Ph.D.
Dept. of Botany
tel.: 58563 4825
e-mail: vladan.ondrej@upol.cz

doc. RNDr. Martin Rulík, Ph.D.
Dept. of Ecology and Environment
tel.: 58563 4569
e-mail: martin.rulik@upol.cz

doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D.
Dept. of Geography
tel.: 58563 4511
e-mail: irena.smolova@upol.cz

doc. RNDr. Miroslav Soural, Ph.D.
Dept. of Organic Chemistry
tel.: 58563 2196
e-mail: miroslav.soural@upol.cz

prof. Ing. Miroslav Strnad, DSc.
Laboratory of Growth Regulators
tel.: 58563 4850
e-mail: miroslav.strnad@upol.cz

prof. Mgr. Marek Šebela, Dr.
Centre of the Region Haná
tel.: 58563 4927
e-mail: marek.sebela@upol.cz 

prof. RNDr. Vít Voženílek, CSc.
Dept. of Geoinformatics
tel.: 58563 4513
e-mail: vit.vozenilek@upol.cz

Students

Jakub Žák
2. Vice-chairman
e-mail: jakub.zak01@upol.cz

Mgr. Martin Šrejber
e-mail: martin.srejber@upol.cz

Mgr. Vladimír Skalický
e-mail: vladimir.skalicky@upol.cz

Mgr. Martin Hönig
e-mail: martin.honig@upol.cz

Mgr. Lukáš Weber
e-mail: lukas.weber01@upol.cz

Michal Jandík
e-mail: michal.jandik01@upol.cz

Bc. Roman Chvátal
e-mail: roman.chvatal01@upol.cz

Target groups

Economic commission

Members:
doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D. – chairperson
doc. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.
RNDr. Miloš Fňukal, Ph.D.
Bc. Roman Chvátal
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
doc. RNDr. Martin Rulík, Ph.D.
Mgr. Lukáš Weber

Legislative commission

Members:
doc. RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D. Chairman
RNDr. Tomáš Fürst, Ph.D.
prof. Mgr. Marek Šebela, Dr.
Mgr. Lucie Borková
Jakub Žák

 

Scientific Board

The Scientific Board is a self-governing body of the Faculty. It discusses the long-term aims of the following activities: educational and scientific, research, development and innovation, artistic or other creative activities, elaborated in accordance with the long-term plan of the University. The Scientific Board approves of study programs to be carried out at the faculty, exercises competence in the habilitation proceedings as well as the procedure for appointing professors. It comments on issues raised by the Dean.

Members of the Scientific Board

Biology: 
prof. Ing. Stanislav Bureš, CSc.
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Doležel, DrSc.
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Dvořák, DrSc., Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Aleš Lebeda, DrSc.
prof. MVDr. Emil Tkadlec, CSc.
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Kryštof, Ph.D.

Physics:
prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Miroslav Mašláň, CSc.
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Jan Peřina, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Ondřej Haderka, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D.

Chemistry: 
prof. RNDr. Ivo Frébort, CSc., Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Michal Otyepka, Ph.D.
prof. Mgr. Marek Šebela, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Jan Hlaváč, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Trávníček, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Radek Zbořil, Ph.D.

Mathematics a Computer Science:
prof. RNDr. Radim Bělohlávek, DSc.
prof. Mgr. Radomír Halaš, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Petr Jančar, CSc.
doc. Mgr. Michal Botur, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D.

Earth Sciences: 
prof. Ing. Ondřej Šráček, Ph.D., M.Sc.
prof. RNDr. Vít Voženílek, CSc.
doc. RNDr. Marián Halás, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Ivo Machar, Ph.D.

External members of Scientific Board:

Physics: 
prof. RNDr. Vladimír Baumruk, DrSc., Charles University
prof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava
prof. RNDr. Jan Valenta, Ph.D., Charles University
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Špunda, CSc., University of Ostrava

Mathematics a Computer Science:
prof. RNDr. Roman Šimon Hilscher, DSc., Masaryk University
prof. RNDr. Antonín Kučera, Ph.D., Masaryk University
prof. RNDr. Josef Šlapal, CSc., University of Technology Brno

Chemistry:
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Glatz, CSc., Masaryk University
prof. Ing. Aleš Růžička, Ph.D., University of Pardubice
prof. RNDr. Eva Tesařová, CSc., Charles University

Biology:
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D., Masaryk University
prof. RNDr. Břetislav Brzobohatý, CSc., Mendel University in Brno
RNDr. Hana Sychrová, DrSc., Institute of Physiology CAS

Earth Sciences: 
prof. Ing. Václac Talhofer, CSc., University of Defence in Brno
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D., Masaryk University

Dean's Collegium

Dean's Collegium is the Dean's permanent advisory body. Members of the Dean's Collegium are Vice-Deans, Chairman of the Academic Senate, Secretary of the Faculty, Head of the Study Department and Head of the Personal and Payroll Department.

Members of Dean´s Collegium

doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D. – Dean
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr. – Chairman of the Academic Senate
prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr. – Vice-Dean for International Relations, statutory representative of the Dean
prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D. – Vice-Dean for Science and Research
RNDr. Eduard Bartl, Ph.D. – Vice-Dean for Study
prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr. – Vice-Dean for Doctoral Studies
doc. RNDr. Libor Kvítek, CSc. – Vice-Dean for Technology Transfer
doc. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D. – Vice-Dean for External Cooperation
Ing. Lenka Káňová – Secretary of the Faculty
Mgr. Jiří Mazal – Head of the Study Department
Mgr. Dagmar Petrželová – Head of the Personal and Payroll Department