Prof. Pavel Hobza, Dr.Sc.


Prof. Pavel Hobza, Dr.Sc.

Coordinator for international scientific collaboration

Email: pavel.hobza@uochb.cas.cz 
Adresa: Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry , Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Telefon:  (+420) 220 410 311

Professional

  • Born October 21, 1946 in Prerov, Czech Republic
  • Professor in Physical Chemistry, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Professor in Physical Chemistry, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • World Class University Professor, Postech University, Pohang, Korea<

Career

1979,1982 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universite de Montreal, Canada
1984,1986 Visiting Professor at the Universite de Montreal, Canada
1990 Research Associate at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and Technische Universität München, Germany
1990-1991 DFG-visiting professor, Technische Universität München, Germany
1991-2003 J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
2000-2004 Research Center for Complex Molecular Systems and Biomolecules, head
2002-now Professor of Physical Chemistry, Charles University, Prague
2005-now Research Center for Biomolecules and Complex Molecular Systems, head
2003-now Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Department of Molecular Modelling, head
2005-now Professor of Physical Chemistry, Palacký University, Olomouc

Education and Training

Faculty of Technical and Nuclear Physics, Czech Technical University, Prague, chemistry (M.Sc.)

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, C.Sc. (Ph.D.)

Field of Scholary Interest

  • Quantum chemistry and computational chemistry
  • non-covalent interactions
  • structure and dynamics of molecular and biomolecular clusters and biomolecules
  • hydrogen-bonding and improper
  • blue-shifting hydrogen-bonding
  • halogen bonding
  • drug design

Publication activities:

396 papers in referred journals and 3 books.

Citation index

The total number of citations (ICI) until February, 2011 is more than 17000; value of Hirsch index amounts to 70

Thesis adviser

PH directed altogether 22 PhD students, 10 Diploma students and 4 postdoctoral fellows. At present he supervises 6 PhD students, 1 Diploma students and 7 postdoctoral fellows.

Oral presentations, invited talks at world symposia and international conferences:

More than 50 pleneary and invited lectures at international conferences and leading universities in Europe, USA and Asia in the last 5 years

Awards and Honors

  • D.Sc. from Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (1988)
  • Prize of Czech Literary Fond (1981, 1989)
  • Deutsche Forschung Gemeinschaft Gastprofessor, Technische Universität München (1992)
  • Czech Learned Society (1996), member
  • European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (2000), member
  • Prize of Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic (2000)
  • Prize of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2003)
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (2005), fellow
  • The Photon Science Institute, University of Manchester (2006) , fellow
  • Distinguish Chair, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (2007)
  • Praemium Academiae, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2007)
  • Ceska hlava, Goverment of the Czech Republic(2008)
  • World Class University Professor, Postech University, Pohang, Korea (2009)<

Funding

  • Praemium Academiae, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2007-12; 25 000 000 Cz crowns),PI
  • Research Center for Complex Molecular Systems and Biomolecules, Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic (2000 – 4; 85 000 000 Cz crowns), head
  • Research Center for Biomolecules and Complex Molecular Systems, Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic (2005 – 11; 98 000 000 Cz crowns), head
  • NSF grants (2002-4 ; 2010-12 together with M.de Vries, University of California) PH is co-PI
  • 1995-present : 10 grants from Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, PH is PI

Membership in Editorial Boards

Chemistry – A European Journal (2005-now)

Chemical Reviews (1994-2004)

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2004-now)

Chem. Phys. Chem. (2006-now)

Chem. Phys. (2006-now)

Collection of Czechoslov. Chem. Commun.(2006-now, Chairman)

Membership in Scientific and Govermental Commitees

Scientific Council of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Research and Development Council of the Czech Republic

Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science, Palacky University