Prof. Jiří Homola
The Assembly of Researchers of ÚFE has nominated Prof. Jiří Homola as a candidate for the election of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences for the period 2025-2029.

Prof. Jiří Homola, Deputy Director and Head of the Optical Biosensors Research Team, was nominated by the Assembly of Researchers of the Institute as a suitable candidate for the election of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences for the period 2025-2029. 

Prof. Jiří Homola, a native of Nové Město na Moravě, is working at the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the field of biophotonics, especially research on optical sensors and biosensors. His research is multidisciplinary and covers many areas - from the study of optical phenomena in photonic (nano)structures, through the development of optical measurement systems, microfluidic systems and functional materials, to the application of biosensors for the study of biomolecular interactions or the detection of chemical biological substances.

Prof. Homola has been associated with the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS for more than 30 years, he has contributed significantly to its development and has contributed to the shape and prestige of the Institute as we know it today. He started here as a researcher, and since 2003 he has been a senior researcher. From 2012 to 2021 he led the Institute as its Director. He currently serves as Deputy Director of the Institute. In the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, he is a member of the Academic Council of the CAS, responsible for representing the Vice-President of the 1st Scientific Area and coordinating the preparation of the evaluation of the CAS Institutes. Importantly, he is also the 1st Vice-President of the Council for Research, Development and Innovation.

During his long scientific career, Prof. J. Homola has published more than 170 scientific articles in journals with impact factor, edited 2 books, has 11 patents to his credit, and delivered more than 80 invited lectures at international conferences. His publications have more than 22,000 citations, which makes him one of the most cited scientists working in the Czech Republic. He has received numerous awards for his research, such as the Otto Wichterle Prize, the Czech Head in the category of Invention, the Award of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports for outstanding results in research, experimental development and innovation, etc. He is a member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and a Fellow of SPIE. 

IPE carries out fundamental and applied research in the scientific fields of photonics, optoelectronics and electronics. In these fields, IPE generates new knowledge and develops new technologies.

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