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Curriculum Vitae


  • Affiliations:
    • Department of Radiation and Chemical Physics, Institute of Physics, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, 18221 Praha 8, Czech Republic and
    • J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, v.v.i. (UFCH JH), Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Dolejskova 3, 18223 Praha 8, Czech Republic
  • Contact:
    Phone: (+420)775030075, E-mail: kapralova at fzu.cz
  • Born: February 12, 1972, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Marital Status: Married (born Zdanska), two children (Matej, born 4.5.2007, and Jan, born 20.8.2009)
  • Academic Training:
    • 1999 - D.Phil. in Physics Charles University (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics), Prague, Czech Rep., Theses: Quantum Simulations of Photochemical Processes in Cryogenic Clusters
    • 1995 - M.Sc. in Chemistry, Charles University (Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry), Prague, Czech Rep.
    • 1993 - B.Sc. in Chemistry, Charles University (Faculty of Sciences), Prague, Czech Rep.
  • Academic Experience:
    • 2004-2009, Researcher at Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry ASCR, v.v.i.
    • 2000-2003, Postoctoral fellow at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (with Prof. Nimrod Moiseyev)
    • 2002, Visiting scientist at Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    • 1999-2001, Young researcher at J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
    • 1997 and 1999, Research associate at Freie Universitaet, Berlin (with Professor J. Manz and Priv.-Doz. Dr. B. Schmidt) and University of California Irvine (with Professor R. B. Gerber)
  • Present Position:
    • since 2010, Researcher at Institute of Physics
    • since 2007, Researcher at J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, now part time
  • Teaching: course "Selected topics in quantum theory", (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, NBCM134).
  • Scientific Awards:
    • 2002 and 2003 Aly Kaufman Fellowship Trust
    • 2001 Lady Davis Fellowship
  • Research grants:
    • 2005-2007 , Grant Agency of ASCR, grant No. B100550501, Absorption and other types of cross sections by classical trajectory method
    • 2011-2014, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, grant No. P205/11/0571, Ionization and excitation of atomic and molecular gases exposed to intense extreme ultraviolet radiation: theory and experiment
  • Scientific publications: 26 research papers in peer reviewed journals, 275 citations, H-index: 11