Doc. Ing. Radovan Herchel, Ph.D.

Contact:

Email: radovan.herchel@upol.cz
Adress: 17. listopadu 12, Olomouc
Phone: (+420) 54 563 4435
Fax: (+420) 54 563 4357

Academic preparation

1997 – 2000 B.S. in Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
2000 – 2002 M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
2002 – 2005 Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia

Employment

2005 – 2006 Professor assistant, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava, Slovakia
2006 – 2015 Professor assistant, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
2012 – 2015 Junior Researcher, Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials
since 2015 Associate professor, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
since 2015 Senior Researcher, Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials

Research interest

  • Magnetochemistry (theoretical analysis of magnetic properties of coordination compounds)
  • Spin-crossover
  • Molecular magnets

Publication activities

  • Number of publications (WoS): 71
  • Citations (WoS): 820
  • H-index: 17
  • Textbooks:
    • Radovan Herchel, Laboratórne cvičenia z anorganickej chémie, Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, 2007, ISBN 978-80-89220-63-2.
    • Radovan Herchel, Alena Klanicová, Zdeněk Šindelář, Zdeněk Trávníček, Laboratorní technika, PřF UP, 2011, ISBN 978-80-244-2857-4.

Foreign stays

  • several 2-7 weeks stays at Technische Universität Darmstadt in groups prof. Dr. W. Haase and prof. Dr. H. Fuess during my studies at Slovak Technical University based on DAAD projects

Grants and research projects (Czech Republic):

2015-2016 projekt DAAD / The magnetic anisotropy – the clue to secret of single-molecule magnets/ principal investigator: doc. Ing. Radovan Herchel, PhD.

2009 – 2011 GAČR203/09/P370 / Molecular magnetism based on transition metal complexes / principal investigator: Ing. Radovan Herchel, PhD.

2011 – 2014 GAČRP207/11/0841 / Functionalized Magnetic Carriers Based on Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Bonded Biologically Active or Magnetically Interesting Compounds / principal investigator: prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Trávníček, Ph.D.

2009 – 2009 FRVŠ1623/2009 / Dobudování výukové magnetochemické laboratoře a laboratoře organické syntézy pro studenty bakalářského a magisterského stupně / principal investigator: prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Trávníček, Ph.D.

2008 – 2011 KAN115600801 / New technologies of preparation and exploitation of iron oxide-based nanoparticles for environmental, industrial and medical applications / principal investigator: prof. RNDr. Radek Zbořil, Ph.D.

2006 – 2011 MSM619895218 / Coordination compounds and oxides of transition metals for bioapplications and nanotechnologies / principal investigator: prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Trávníček, Ph.D.

List of selected publications

Herchel, R.; Nemec, I.; Machata, M.; Trávníček, Z. Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Magnetic Exchange Pathways in Structurally Diverse Iron(III) Schiff-Base Complexes
Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54,  8625−8638.

Nemec, I.; Herchel, R.; Trávníček, Z. Suppressing of slow magnetic relaxation in tetracoordinate Co(II) field-induced single-molecule magnet in hybrid material with ferromagnetic barium ferrite
Sci. Rep. 2015, 5,  10761.

Nemec, I.; Herchel, R.; Trávníček, Z. Relationship between strength of hydrogen bonding and spin crossover behaviour in a series of iron(III) Schiff base complexes
Dalton Trans. 2015, 44,  4474-4484.

Herchel, R.; Váhovská, L.; Potočňák, I.; Trávníček, Z. Slow Magnetic Relaxation in Octahedral Cobalt(II) Field-Induced Single-Ion Magnet with Positive Axial and Large Rhombic Anisotropy
Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, (12), 5896–5898.

Raptis, R.; Zueva, E.; Herchel, R.; Borshch, S. A.; Govor, E. V.; Sameera, W. M. C.; McDonald, R.; Singleton, J.; Krzystek, J.; Travnicek, Z.; Sanakis, Y.; McGrady, J. E. Double exchange in a mixed-valent octanuclear iron cluster, [Fe8(m4-O)4(m-4-Cl-pz)12Cl4]
Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, (29), 11269-11276.

Leng, J.-D.; Xing, S.-K.; Herchel, R.; Liu, J.-L.; Tong; Ming, L. Disklike Hepta- and Tridecanuclear Cobalt Clusters. Synthesis, Structures, Magnetic Properties, and DFT Calculations
Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, (11), 5458–5466.

Zoppellaro, G.; Tuček, J.; Herchel, R.; Šafářová, K.; Zbořil, R. Fe3O4 Nanocrystals Tune the Magnetic Regime of the Fe/Ni Molecular Magnet: A New Class of Magnetic Superstructures
Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52,  8144−8150.

Herchel, R.; Trávníček, Z. 5-Aminotetrazole induces spin crossover in iron(III) pentadentate Schiff base complexes: experimental and theoretical investigations
Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, (46), 16233–16438.

Šalitroš, I.; Boča, R.; Herchel, R.; Moncol, J.; Nemec, I.; Ruben, M.; Renz, F. Mixed-Valence Heptanuclear Iron Complexes with Ferromagnetic Interaction
Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, (23), 12755-12767.

Nemec, I.; Machata, M.; Herchel, R.; Boča, R.; Trávníček, Z. A new family of Fe2Ln complexes built from mononuclear anionic Schiff base subunits
Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, (48), 14603-14610.

Herchel, R.; Tuček, J.; Trávníček, Z.; Petridis, D.; Zbořil, R. Crystal Water Molecules as Magnetic Tuners in Molecular Metamagnets Exhibiting Antiferro–Ferro–Paramagnetic Transitions
Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, (18), 9153-9163.

Herchel, R.; Trávníček, Z.; Zbořil, R. Tuning of the Critical Temperature in Iron(II) Spin-Crossover Materials Based on Bridging Polycyanidometallates: Pentacyanidonitrosylferrate(II) and Hexacyanidoplatinate(IV)
Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, (24), 12390-12392.

Boča, R.; Herchel, R. Antisymmetric exchange in polynuclear metal complexes
Coord. Chem. Rev. 2010, 254,  2973-3025.