image002Zdeněk Herman

 

Address for correspondence:

 

J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Dolejškova 3

CZ-182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic

 

Tel.: (+420)-266-053-514

Fax: (+420)-286-582-307

Email: zdenek.herman@jh-inst.cas.cz

 

 

 

Title:

          RNDr., DrSc., Dr.h.c., University Professor

 

Education:

          1944-52 Gymnasium, Kladno

          1952-57 Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague

 

Qualifications:

          1957       Diploma: Charles University, Prague (physical chemistry and radiochemistry)

          1963       CSc., Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (kinetics of reactions of metal ions)

          1963       RNDr.(Doctor of Natural Sciences),Charles University, Prague

          1984       DrSc., Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (dynamics of reactions of ions)

          1992       Habilitation, Charles University, Prague

          1996       Professor of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague

 

Positions held:

1. Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (since    1972 J.Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, since 1993 J.Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

            1957 - 63         Research Assistant

            1963 - 68         Junior Scientist

            1968 - 84         Scientist

            1984 -              Senior Research Fellow

            1984 -91          Department Head, Research Team Head

            1989 - 91         Deputy Director of the Institute

            1989 - 01        Member, Scientific Council of the Institute

            1995 - 97         Head, Department of Chemical Physics

            1997 - 99         Head, Scientific Council of the Institute

2000-2005              Head, Department of Chemical Physics, J. Heyrovsky Institute

 

2. Charles University, Prague

      1992:                  Associate Professor (Docent) of Physical Chemistry, Charles University, Prague

 

3. Leopold-Franzens Universität, Innsbruck, Austria

1993:                  Honorary Professor of Ion Physics, Leopold-Franzens Universität, Innsbruck, Austria

 

4. Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague

       1996:                  Professor of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague

 

Research Interests:

          1954-57 Radiochemistry (analytical applications)

          1957-60 Mass spectrometry and its applications

          1960-65 Kinetics of ion-molecule reactions; charge transfer processes; Penning ionization

          1965 -    Molecular reaction dynamics, elementary collision processes and their mechanisms; scattering of ions; cluster ions; ion-surface interactions

 

Temporary positions abroad:

          1964-65 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.

          1966       Research Associate, Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.

          1968-69 Visiting Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.

          1980       JILA Fellow and Visiting Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.

          1984       Visiting Scientist, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan

          1985       SFB Gast Wissenschaftler, MPI Strömugsforschung, Göttingen, Germany

          1986       Royal Society Exchange Scientist, Royal Society Research Unit, University College of Swansea, Swansea, U.K.

          1987       Professeur Associé, L.C.A.M., Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

          1989       Gast Professor, Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (also 1992, 1994)

          1989       SFB Gast Wissenschaftler, MPI Strömugsforschung, Göttingen,Germany

          1990       SFB Gast Wissenshaftler, Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

          1993-97 Visiting Professor, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

1992-97 Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Award Fellow, Strömugsforschung, Göttingen, Germany

          2001       JILA Visiting Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.

 

Other activities:

          1975-80 Czechoslovak Representative on EPSEAC (European Physical Society, Section on Electronic and Atomic Collisions)

          1979 -    Chairman, Section of Chemical Physics, Czech Chemical Society

          1985-90 Member, Governing Board, Czechoslovak Spectroscopic Society

          1985 -    Member, Committee for Doctoral (DrSc) Dissertations in Chemical Physics

          1986-88 Participation in the Intercosmos Space Project PHOBOS

          1988-     Collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (IAEA Panels on Atomic and Molecular Data)

          1990-02 Chairman, Committee for CSc Dissertations in Chemical Physics

          1990-92 Chairman, Scientific Collegium of Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

          1990-92 Vice-President, Grant Agency of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

1990-01 Member, National Committee for Chemistry of the Czech Republic

1990 -15 Member, International Steering Committee of the European Conference on Dynamics of Molecular Collisions MOLEC

          1991 -    Member, Working Group for Chemistry of the Accreditation Committee of the Government of the Czech Republic

          1993-99 Member, Committee for Chemistry, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic

          1997-01 Member, Scientific Council of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

          1999       Deputy Chairman, Committee for Doctoral (DrSc) Dissertations in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics

          2003-06 Vice-President (Conference) of the International Mass Spectrometry Society, Chairman of the 17 International Mass Spectrometry Conference, Prague, 2006

          2007-15 Member, Committee for awarding the Czech Prize “Ceske hlavicky” for high school students

 

Editorial Board of Journals:

          1982-97 International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes

          1983-97 Chemical Physics Letters

          1983-95 Chemical Physics

          1987-94 Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

          1990-93 Molecular Physics

          1990 -    Vesmír (Czech popular science journal)

          1991-94 Accounts of Chemical Research

          1996 -02 Chemical Society Reviews

 

Awards and Distinctions:

          1972,1975,1977,1982    Research Award, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

          1980       Joint Prize of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of German Democratic Republic for research in reaction dynamics        

             1980      JILA Visiting Fellow (Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

          1987       Special Award of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

          1989       I. Marcus Marci Medal of the Czechoslovak Spectroscopic Society

          1992       Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (Germany)

          1994       E. Schrödinger Award of the Symposium on Atomic and Surface Physics

          1995       Special Honorary Issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry to 60th birthday (J. Phys. Chem. 99, No.42, 1995).

2001             JILA Visiting Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA.

2003       National Prize Czech Head 2003 for life achievements.

2006       MOLEC Award 2006 (Award of the European Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Systems)

2009       Honorary Doctor Degree, Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck.

2009       Special Honorary Issue of the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry to 75th birthday (Int. J. Mass Spectrom., Vol. 280, 2009).

2012       Honorary Member. Czech Society for Mass Spectrometry

2014       Establishing the foundation RESONANCE (from donations of friends and colleagues abroad) to award the “Zdenek Herman Prize” for best PhD dissertation in chemical physics and mass spectrometry.

2015       MOLEC (The European Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Systems) establishes the “Zdenek Herman Young Scientist Prize”(design selected by the organizers: ZH).

 

Recent publications:

 

241. M. Harnisch, P. Scheier, Z. Herman: Heterogeneous reactions between ions NH3+ and NH+ and hydrocarbons adsorbed on a tungsten surface. Formation of HCN+ in NH+-surface hydrocarbons collisions. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 392, 139-144 (2015).

240. M. Harnisch, N. Weinberger, P.Scheier,Z. Herman: Formation of HCN+ in heterogeneous surface collisions" Journal of Physics Conference Series 09/2015,635(3) 032019.

239. Z. Herman, S. Černý: Reviewing the history of more than sixty years of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciencesy (in Czech: Ohlédnutí za více než šedesátiletou historií Ústavu fyzikální chemie Akademie věd). Chem. Listy 109, 551-585 (2015).

238. Z. Herman: Dynamics of chemical reactions of multiply-charged ions: Information from beam scattering experiments. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 378, 113-126 (2015).

237. Z. Herman, J.H. Futrell: Dynamics of ion-molecule reactions from beam experiments: A historical survey. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 377, 84-92 (2015) (Special Issue: MS 1960 to now)

236. M. Harnisch, A. Keim, P. Scheier, Z. Herman: Collisions of low-energy Ar+, N2+, and D2+ ions with room-temperature and heated surfaces of mixed beryllium-tungsten thin films of different composition. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 365-366, 316-323 (2014).

235. J. Lengyel, R. Gorejova, Z. Herman, M. Fárník: Proton transfer in hydrogen-bonded network of phenol molecules: Intracluster formation of water. J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 11225-11232 (2013)

234. A. Keim, M. Harnisch, P. Scheier, Z. Herman: Collisions of low-energy ions Ar+ and N2+ with room-temeprature and heated surfaces of tungsten, beryllium, and a mixed beryllium-tungsten thin film. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 354-355, 78-86 (2013)

233. M. Harnisch, A. Keim, P. Scheier, Z. Herman: Formation of HCN+ in heterogeneous reactions of N2+ and N+ with surface hydrocarbons. J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 9653-60 (2013) (special issue Astrophysics honoring T. Oka).

232. Z. Herman: Electron transfer processes of atomic and molecular doubly charged ions: Information from beam experiments. Mol. phys. 111, 1697-1710 (2013).

231. Odile Dutuit, Nathalie Carrasco, Roland Thissen, Véronique Vuitton, Christian Alcaraz , Pascal Pernot, Nadia Balucani, Piergiorgio Casavecchia, André Canosa, Sébastien Le Picard, Jean-Christophe Loison, Zdenek Herman, Jan Zabka, Daniela Ascenzi, Pietro Franceschi, Paolo Tosi, Stephen Price, Panayotis Lavvas: Critical review of N, N+, N2+, N++ and N2++ main production processes and reactions of relevance to Titan’s atmosphere. ApJS, 204, 20-65 (2013)

230. Z. Herman: Early stages of mass spectrometry in this country and mass spectrometry in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences. (in Czech: Začátky hmotnostní spektrometrie u nás a hmotnostní spektrometrie v Ústavu fyzikální chemie Akademie věd) Chapter in „History of Mass Spectrometry in Czechoslovakia“, Czech Society for Mass Spectrometry, Praha 2012, pp. 13-42 (ISBN 978-80-905045-2-3)

229. Z. Herman, J. Žabka, A. Pysanenko: Survival probability of slow ions collision with room-temperature and heated surfaces of beryllium. Mol. Phys. 110, 1669-73 (2012)

228. K. Dryahina, B. K. Cunha de Miranda, P. Španěl, J. Žabka, C. Alcaraz, Z. Herman: Selected ion flow tube study of ion=molecule reactions of N+(3P) and Kr+ with C3 hydrocarbons propane, propene and propyne. J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 7310-15 (2011).

227. A. Keim, B. Rasul, N. Endstrasser, P. Scheier, T.D. Märk, Z. Herman: Interaction of small hydrocarbon ions and Ar+ with carbon-fiber-composite surfaces at room temperature Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 306, 204-209 (2011)

226. Z. Herman: Beginnings of mass spectrometry in the Czech Republic: Mass spectrometry in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences II ( in Czech: Počátky hmotnostní spektrometrie u nás: Hmotnostní spektrometrie v Ústavu fyzikální chemie Akademie věd II ) Chem. listy 105, 63-93 (2011).

 

Full publication list

 

Colleagues and Friends in Chemistry and Physics (Drawings)

I HOME.pdf;  II-EUROPE-15F.pdf;  III-USA-15.pdf;  IV-JILA-15F.pdf;  V-JAPAN.pdf;  VI-OCCASION-15.pdf

 

Keynote Lecture, Gordon Conf. on Ion Chemistry, 2009, Galveston

 

Colleagues and Friends in Mass Spectrometry (Drawings)

 

SCULPTURES 1953-2015

 

PAINTINGS 1953-2015

 

Aquarelles Japan 1984

 

Travels (Drawings)

1-OPENING.pdf;  2-Europe-Vct.pdf;  3-Japan-CBct.pdf;  4-USA-Vct.pdf;  5-USA-Hct.pdf