Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, 1949-1953, macromolecular chemistry/ physical chemistry, M.S. (Ing.) 1953.
  • Ph.D. studies at Research Institute for Synthetic Resins, Pardubice, 1953-1957, Ph.D. degree Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences


  • 1957-1965, Research Institute for Synthetic Resins and Lacquers, Pardubice
  • 1965-till now, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS), (later Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR), Prague, 1976-1990 head, Department of Polymer Physics, 1972-92 head, Laboratory/Department of Polymer Networks and Mechanical Properties, later Department of Polymer Networks and Gels), current emeritus Principal Scientist retired

Scientific Degrees

  • 1958 Ph.D. from Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS)
  • 1970 DrSc. from Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS)

Academic Degrees

  • Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry (since 1996)
  • Associate Professor of Physics, Charles University, Prague (since 1994)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (since 1997)

Awards and Honors

  • Annual Prize of CSAS, 1971
  • Silver medal of Charles University 1978
  • Annual Prize of CSAS, 1981
  • State Prize of Czechoslovakia, 1988
  • Silver medal of City of Paris, 1990
  • Annual Prize of ASCR, 1995
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Wroclaw Polytechnic University, Poland 1997
  • Heyrovský Medal for Merits in Chemical Sciences, ASCR, 2000
  • P.J. Flory Polymer Research Award, 2004
  • Honorary Chairman: 24th PNG, 82nd PMM meeting Polymer Networks and Gels, Prague 2018
  • International Award of The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 2019

Membership of Professional Associations & Scientific Societies

  • Founding member (1974), Vice-Chairman (1986-90), Chairman (1990-94), and Treasurer (1994-2003) of international Polymer Networks Group (
  • Founding member: Learned Society of the Czech Republic (
  • Chairman (1997-2001), Vice-Chairman (2001-2003), Member (until 2019), Board of Directors, Foundation for Promotion of Science
  • Chairman (until 2009) and Member of Steering Committee “Consortium for Research of Nanostructured and Crosslinked Polymeric Materials, Czech Republic
  • Member of Scientific Committee of the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF), Dresden 1992-1998
  • Coordinator of Area of Excellence “Structure-Property Relationships” of European Commission Network of Excellence “Nanostructured Multifunctional Polymer-Based Materials and Nanocomposites” (NANOFUN-POLY) (2004- 2008)
  • National Representative in European Polymer Federation (1988-2003)
  • Member: American Chemical Society
  • Member: Czech Chemical Society (since 1949)
  • Member of Scientific Board: POLYCHAR World Forum on Advanced Materials


  • Advances in Polymer Science, until 2016
  • Journal of Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites, until 2014
  • Polymer Bulletin, until 2009
  • Designed Monomers and Polymers, until 2002
  • Polymer Networks and Blends, until 2001
  • Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science until 2002
  • Polymer Contents

  • Scientific interest: Formation, Structure and Properties of Polymer Networks and Gels
  • Number of peer reviewed publications: about 320, by October 22, 2018
  • Number of citations: about 10110
  • H-index: 47