Congratulations to Petr Krtil on his appointment as Professor of Inorganic Technology

On Wednesday 21st June 2023, Petr Krtil was appointed Professor of Inorganic Technology. He received his appointment decree from the hands of President Petr Pavel. Congratulations to our colleague!

Prof. Petr Krtil is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemical Technology in the field of Silicates Technology. After graduation, he started his internal postgraduate studies at the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, which ended with the defence of his dissertation on "Anodic stability of selected aprotic solvents". After completing his postgraduate studies, he continued his scientific work at the institute, first as a researcher and since 1999 as a senior researcher. He completed two postgraduate study stays abroad. The first one in 1994 at the University of New York, Buffalo, USA. The second in 1997 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Petr Krtil received his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry in 2012 at the Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany, where he was a regular lecturer until recently. From 2017 to 2021 he coordinated the major international (European) project "ELCOREL" ITN (International Training Network) - MSCA Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, funded by European (EC) resources.

Peter Krtil's research activity is focused on the field of electrocatalysis and materials engineering. His research focuses on the synthesis of micro- and nanocrystalline materials from solutions, as well as their characterization by spectroscopic methods. This concerns nanocrystalline oxides useful for the preparation of anodic materials for water electrolysis. Nanocrystalline materials using titanium oxides have been the basis for the design of anodes for Li-ion batteries. Using NMR spectroscopy, he was able to describe the phase transitions caused by insertion of Li.

Thanks to his professional activity and organizational skills, Prof. Krtil became a member of a number of national and international professional societies (e.g. International Society of Electrochemistry - Executive Secretary of the Society in 2019, The Electrochemical Society USA). He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals "Electrochemical Science Advances", and "Electrocatalysis". He has organized and co-organized three international conferences, the largest of which was the 63rd Annual ISE Meeting in Prague, which hosted 1700 participants. He has been the principal investigator and co-investigator of 12 research projects, 6 of which were on the international level.

The President of the Republic appointed a total of 93 professors from more than 70 disciplines: „I believe that all the appointees will contribute to making Czech universities a place for the development of talented and creative people," said President Petr Pavel.