Mgr. Radim Čtvrtlík, Ph.D.

Education

2009   Ph.D., Applied Physics (Physical properties of thin films), Palacky University in Olomouc, CZ
2004   Master degree, Physics (Applied Physics, Laser technologies), Palacky University in Olomouc, CZ

Work and Research Experience

2013 Aug – 2014 May   Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA – Postdoctoral fellow (Fulbright scholarship)
2010 – present   Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Olomouc, CZ
2010 – present   Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Olomouc, CZ
2004 – 2010   Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, CZ

Research Interests

  • Materials science
  • Thin films and coatings technology
  • Nanocomposites
  • Advanced material characterization
  • Effect of composition and structure on mechanical properties
  • Influence of temperature treatment on mechanical properties
  • Mechanical testing
  • Measurement of mechanical properties at small scales
  • Depth sensing indentation
  • Scratch test
  • Dynamic tests
  • Indentation induced phase transformations
  • Development of new testing methods

Related Professional Activities

  • H-index 6
  • Reviewer for Journal of Materials Research
  • Reviewer for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters
  • Local Mechanical Properties international conference series – since 2011, Member of Scientific board
  • Local Mechanical Properties (LMP 2011) -2011, Co-Chairman of the conference

Teaching and Training Experience

  • since 2011   Teaching Assistant, Materials Science Basics 1, 2
  • since 2011   Teaching Assistant, Introduction into Modern Technologies 1, 2
  • Assistant Supervisor of 3 dissertations
  • Referee of Bachelor and Master of Science dissertations

Selected publications

Ctvrtlik, R.; Al-Haik, M.; Kulikovsky, V. Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Silicon Carbonitride Thin Films at Elevated Temperatures (2014) Journal of Materials Science, DOI 10.1007/s10853-014-8715-0.

Skandani, A.A.; Ctvrtlik, R; Al-Haik, M. Nanocharacterization of the negative stiffness of ferroelectric materials (2014) Applied Physics Letters, 105 (8), 082906.

Kulikovsky, V.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Vorlicek, V.; Zelezny, V.; Bohac, P.; Jastrabik, L. Effect of air annealing on mechanical properties and structure of SiCxNy magnetron sputtered films (2014) Surface and Coatings Technology, 240, 76-85.

Ctvrtlik, R.; Tomastik, J. Wear behavior of hard dental tissues and restorative materials, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2014, vol. 486, 72-77.

Ctvrtlik, R.; Tomastik, J.; Ranc, V. Nanoindentation–induced phase transformation in silicon thin films, Key Engineering materials, 2014, vol. 586, 112-115.

Kulikovsky, V.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Vorlicek, V.; Filip, J.; Bohac, P.; Jastrabik, L. Mechanical properties and structure of TiO2 films deposited on quartz and silicon substrates (2013) Thin Solid Films, 542, 91-99.

Firstov, S.; Kulikovsky, V.; Rogul, T.; Ctvrtlik, R. Effect of small concentrations of oxygen and nitrogen on the structure and mechanical properties of sputtered titanium films. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2012 , vol. 206, no. 17, 3580-3585.

Skoda, R.; Cempirek, J.; Filip, J.; Novak, M., Veselovsky, F.; Ctvrtlik, R. Allanite-(Nd), CaNdAl2Fe2+(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH), a new mineral from Åskagen, Sweden. American Mineralogist, 2012, vol. 97, no. 5-6, 983-988.

Ctvrtlik, R.; Morozova, J.; Zapletalova, Z.; Ranc, V. Effect of soft drinks on namel mechanical properties. Chemické listy, 2011, vol. 105, 785-786.

Kulikovsky, V.; Vorlicek, V.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Bohac, P.; Jastrabik, L.; Lapsanska, H. Effect of air annealing on mechanical properties and structure of amorphous B4C films. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2011, vol. 205, no 16, 4052-4057.

Kulikovsky, V.; Vorlicek, V.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Bohac, P.; Suchanek, J.; Blahova, O.; Jastrabik, L. Mechanical and tribological properties of coatings sputtered from SiC target in the presence of CH4 gas. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2011, vol. 205, no. 11, 3372-3377.

Ctibor, P.; Ageorges, H.; Sedlacek, J.; Ctvrtlik, R. Structure and properties of plasma sprayed BaTiO3 coatings. Ceramics International, 2010, vol 36, 2155-2162.

Kruml, T.; Stranyanek, M.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Bohac, P.; Vystavel, T.; Panek, P. A new method for mechanical testing of thin films: application to Aluminium. Journal of Materials Research, 2009, vol. 24, 1353-1360.

Kulikovsky, V.; Vorlicek, V.; Bohac, P.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Stranyanek, M.; Dejneka, A.; Jastrabik, L. Mechanical properties and structure of amorphous and crystalline B4C films. Diamond & Related Materials, 2009, vol.18, 27-33.

Drahokoupil, J.; Ganev, N.; Cernansky, M.; Bohac, P.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Stranyanek, M. Stress and Hardness in Surface Layers of shot-peened Steels. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 2008, vol. 27, 89-96.

Ctvrtlik, R.; Stranyanek, M.; Bohac, P.; Kulikovsky, V.; Suchanek, J. Mechanical properties of a-C, SiC and Ti-C:H films. International Journal of Materials Research, 2008, vol. 99, no. 8, 871-875.

Kulikovsky, V.; Vorlicek, V.; Bohac, P.; Stranyanek, M.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Kurdyumov, A.; Jastrabik, L. Hardness and elastic modulus of amorphous and nanocrystalline SiC and Si films. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2008, vol. 202, 1738-1745.

Brabec, L.; Bohac, P.; Stranyanek, M.; Ctvrtlik, R.; Kocirik, M. Hardness and Elastic Modulus of Silicalite-1 Crystal Twins. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2006, vol. 94, 226-233.