Jan Čechal, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader


Phone: +420 54114 9274
Research group: Molecular Nanostructures at Surfaces - Jan Čechal

Jan Čechal (Ph.D. 2006) has 20 years of experience in surface confined systems including graphene. After the Marie Curie fellowship in the group of prof. Klaus Kern at MPI for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (Germany), he joined CEITEC as a researcher in 2012 and became Research Group Leader there in 2018 developing the research on the self-assembly of molecular nanostructures on surfaces and revealing the possibilities to steer these processes by active graphene substrates. He significantly contributed to establishment of the CF Nano UHV laboratory and to the definition of research and development strategy by several development projects (Teaming and Twinning actions, large national projects). He co-authored 45 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 12). Dr. Čechal has supervised 13 master’s and 12 bachelor’s students who successfully defended their final theses. Currently he leads the group comprising 3 postdocs and 5 Ph.D. students.

The Supervisor is PI of two research projects (Grant Agency of ČR and Ministry of Education of ČR) aimed tuning magnetic interactions on graphene substrates. In addition, he is the co-author and Research Group Leader in the H2020 Twinning project SINNCE and co-author and co-PI of the FET Open project PETER. 

25. Nov. 2018

Scientists from CEITEC BUT introduced a way to control graphene properties

In their recent publication the researchers from the group Molecular Nanostructures at Surfaces  introduced a way to remotely control the…

8. Feb. 2018

Six new research groups on advanced materials and nanotechnologies are emerging at CEITEC

Since January 2018, four research groups have started their activities at CEITEC BUT. Two more foreign leaders will join them at the beginning of…

12. Dec. 2017

CEITEC, through its collaboration with Viennese universities, will improve research on nanotechnology and biotechnology

The merger of the top Austrian technical universities and the CEITEC institute should result in the improvement of nanotechnology and biotechnology…

AMN Seminar Series: Dr. Rico GUTZLER

4. 12. 2018, 12:30 CEITEC BUT, Purkyňova 123, Large meeting room Dr. Rico GUTZLER (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany)

2D (Metal-)Organic Networks as Electrocatalysts for Energy Conversion On the route towards a rational design of catalyst materials, structuring the…

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  • Electrically tuneable interactions between molecular nanomagnets on graphene (19-01536S), Grantová agentura ČR, Czech Science Foundation, 2019 - 2021
  • Externě laditelné interakce mezi molekulárními nanomagnety na grafenu, Grantová agentura ČR, Czech Science Foundation, 2018 - 2020
  • Self-assembled layers of molecular nano-magnets on graphene on metal and dielectric substrates (LTC17021), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2017 - 2020
  • AMISPEC_Platforma pokročilých mikroskopických a spektroskopických technik pro nano a mikrotechnologie (TE01020233), TA ČR, 2012 - 2019
  • Manufacture of magnetic metamaterials using a direct entry focused ion beam (GA15-62503S), Czech Science Foundation - International Projects, 2015 - 2017
  • Self-organized functional layers of molecular quantum bits (7AMDE005), DAAD, 2015 - 2016
  • CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2011 - 2015
  • Mapping of localized plasmon resonances at nanoantennas (GAP102/12/1881), Czech Science Foundation - Standard Grants, 2012 - 2014
  • Fabrication of semiconductor nanowires with optimized functional properties (GPP108/12/P699), Czech Science Foundation - Postdoc Grants, 2012 - 2014
  • Fabrication of metallic nanostructures for spintronic applications (GPP102/12/P443), Czech Science Foundation - Postdoc Grants, 2012 - 2014