Zbyněk Dostál, Ph.D.

Junior researcher


Phone: +420 54114 2833, +420 54114 2778
Research group: Experimental Biophotonics - Radim Chmelík

Zbyněk Dostál has been working as a junior researcher at CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. His main interest is in developments of holographic microscopes for live cell biology, especially on the optomechanical design, image processing, and robotics. He received his MSc degree from the Faculty of mechanical engineering, Brno University of technology with the thesis based on ray tracing and mechanical design of holographic microscope. The doctoral degree he received on the same university. The topics of his work was a development of self-alignment procedures for holographic microscopes with a broad polychromatic light source. As a postdoc, he develops these topics for new generations of holographic microscopes. During doctoral studies, he was on an internship abroad at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, UK. 

He is an author of papers and worldwide patents on the field of holographic microscopy. He obtained Werner von Siemens price (prize for the most important result of development or innovation ) in 2013 and Czech Brain Awards (Kapsch prize - Invence prize) in 2016.






  • Progress in quantitative phase imaging achieved with cutting-edge technologies for transformation of geometric phase of light (TA622S01001), Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2018 - 2020
  • Center of digital optics (GA628S00000), Czech Science Foundation - Standard Grants, 2012 - 2019
  • Advances incoherent holographic microscopy using photonic simulations and principles of singular optics (GA15-14612S), Czech Science Foundation - Standard Grants, 2015 - 2017
  • Inorganic nanomaterials and nanostructures: fabrication, characterization, properties (MSM0021630508), MEYS - Institutional Research Plan, 2005 - 2011
  • Validation of digital holographic microscope in investigations of living cell dynamics & completion of new multifunctional instrument (GA202/08/0590), Czech Science Foundation - Standard Grants, 2008 - 2010
  • Image reconstruction of three-dimensional objects by the methods of the holographic confocal microscopy (GA202/04/1410), Czech Science Foundation - Standard Grants, 2004 - 2006
  • The significance of fast intracellular motile reactions in living cells (GA304/99/0368), Czech Science Foundation - Standard Grants, 1999 - 2001