Prof. Radim Chmelík, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader


Phone: +420 54114 2795
Research group: Experimental Biophotonics - Radim Chmelík
Department: Vedení

Professor Radim Chmelik studied physics at Masaryk University Brno and in 1997 received his PhD in Physical and Materials Engineering from Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic) under Professor Jiri Komrska for the theoretical description of focusing by diffractive lenses. As a postdoc he studied methods of 3D imaging in light microscopy. This led him to incoherent holography approaches. In the late ninetieth he and Professor Zdenek Harna built the first holographic microscope capable of working with completely incoherent illumination. He then continued to investigate these techniques as modalities of quantitative phase imaging (QPI) and (since 2007) also their applications in cell biology together with Dr. Pavel Vesely. In 2012, Radim Chmelik has become a head of the Experimental Biophotonics research group at CEITEC, Brno.  Within the field of advanced light microscopies his group focuses on progress of Holographic Incoherent QPI (hiQPI) both in the development and applications. Coherence effects are studied with the aim to develop hiQPI of 3D specimens and improve imaging in turbid media. Novel techniques and image processing methods are applied for non-invasive analysis of live cell behavior. Based on live-cell dry-mass profiling the responses to therapeutic challenges constitute the strategy for development of personalized cancer treatment. Radim Chmelik recently received the Czech Brains award in the invention prize category.

3. Dec. 2019

Radim Chmelík o světelné mikroskopii v pořadu Dobré ráno

Jaký je rozdíl mezi elektronovou, světelnou a holografickou mikroskopií? Vedoucí výzkumné skupiny Experimentální biofotonika na CEITEC VUT Radim…

6. Mar. 2019

New Microscopic Method for Imaging Live Tumor Cells Behavior

Metastasis is the cause of 90% of deaths in patients with solid tumors. Thanks to the new method of holographic microscopy developed by scientists…

19. Dec. 2018

Collaboration of Two Research Groups Brought A New Imaging Technique

New imaging technique combining and using digital holographic microscopy and optical microscopy in near field was recently described and published in…

12. Apr. 2018

Interview: Professor Radim Chmelík about the City of Brno Prize 2017

Among the fifteen personalities who were awarded the Brno City Prize in 2017 this year were two laureates from the Brno technique: Radim Chmelík in…

5. Feb. 2018

Radim Chmelík received the Brno City Prize for 2017

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, fifteen Brno personalities took over Brno City Prize in 2017. Radim Chmelík from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering…

28. Aug. 2017

Oscillating electrons can significantly accelerate cancer diagnostics

The patient will come to the doctor in the future and drop a drop of blood on a special nanophotonic chip. If the patient has a so-called tumor…

20. Apr. 2013

CEITEC Opens First Interdisciplinary PhD Study Programme

The Central European Institute of Technology at Brno University of Technology (CEITEC BUT) officially opened its first interdisciplinary PhD study…

AMN Seminar Series: dr. Pierre MARQUET

23. 10. 2018, 13:00 - 14:00 CEITEC BUT, Purkyňova 123 (Large meeting room) dr. Pierre MARQUET

Exploring cell structure, dynamics and homeostasis with quantitative phase digital holographic microscopy: towards identifying  specific cell…

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  • Geometicko-fázové hologramy vytvořené pomocí metapovrchů: kvantifikace optické odezvy a užití ve fázovém měření a superrozlišovacím zobrazování (21-01953S), Grantová agentura ČR, Czech Science Foundation, 2021 - 2023
  • Nanotechnologies and novel materials I. (CEITEC VUT-S-20-6414), VUT v Brně, 2020 - 2022
  • Nanotechnologies and novel materials II. (CEITEC VUT-S-20-6421), VUT v Brně, 2020 - 2022
  • Plasmonic metasurfaces for flat optics (TN01000008/11), Technologická agentura ČR, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2019 - 2022
  • Strengthening Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research at CEITEC (810626), Evropská unie, 2018 - 2021
  • 3D Refractive Index Reconstruction by Inverse Modelling in Coherence-controlled Holographic Microscope (CEITEC VUT-J-20-6537), VUT v Brně, 2020 - 2020
  • Modernizace a podpora výzkumných aktivit národní infrastruktury pro biologické a medicínské zobrazování Czech-BioImaging (CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_013/0001775), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2017 - 2020
  • Progress in quantitative phase imaging achieved with cutting-edge technologies for transformation of geometric phase of light (GA18-01396S), Grantová agentura ČR, 2018 - 2020
  • Progress in quantitative phase imaging achieved with cutting-edge technologies for transformation of geometric phase of light (GA18-01396S), Grantová agentura ČR, Czech Science Foundation, 2018 - 2020
  • Robust Method for Quantitative Phase Image Synthesis out of Coherence-gated Multiply Scattered Light (CEITEC VUT-J-19-6004), , 2019 - 2019
  • Centrum digitální optiky (TE01020229), Technologická agentura ČR, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2012 - 2019
  • Advances in incoherent holographic microscopy using photonic modeling and principles of singular optics (GA15-14612S), Grantová agentura České republiky, 2015 - 2017
  • Pokročilé nanotechnologie a materiály (STI-S-14-2523), , 2014 - 2016
  • Holographic microscope for living-cells research (FR-TI4/660), Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu ČR, 2012 - 2014