Visiting scientists

Prof. Roland A. Fischer

Technische Universität München

Chair of Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry

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“Alfried Krupp Förderpreis” for Young University Professors, Fellowship of the Karl-Winnacker Foundation,

Member of the Editorial Board of Angewandte Chemie. Collaboration in the field of Graphene and its derivatives, covalent and non-covalent functionalization.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • K. Jayaramulu, K. K. R. Datta, C. Rösler, M. Petr, M. Otyepka, R. Zboril, R. A. Fischer: Biomimetic Superhydrophobic/Superoleophilic Highly Fluorinated Graphene Oxide and ZIF-8 Composites for Oil-Water Separation, ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE INTERNATIONAL EDITION vol. 55, iss. 3, pp. 1178-1182, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201507692
  • K. Jayaramulu, T. Toyao, V. Ranc, C. Rösler, M. Petr, R. Zboril, Y. Horiuchi, M. Matsuoka, R. A. Fischer: An in situ porous cuprous oxide/nitrogen-rich graphitic carbon nanocomposite derived from a metal–organic framework for visible light driven hydrogen evolution, J. MATER. CHEM. A vol. 4, iss. 46, pp. 18037-18042, 2016. DOI: 10.1039/c6ta07424c

Prof. Emmanuel P. Giannelis

Cornell University

One of the 25 cited TOP authors on Nanotechnology

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Emmanuel P. Giannelis‘s research interests include polymer nanocomposites, nanoparticle fluids, and nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. He is a member of several professional organizations and a corresponding member of the European Academy of Sciences. He is a highly cited author in Materials Science and is listed as one of the top 25 cited authors on Nanotechnology by ISI. He received Associates Award in Applied Polymer Chemistry (PEL) and was awarded by the B.F. Dodge Distinguished Lecture (Yale University) 2009.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • K. Hola, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, E. P. Giannelis, R. Zboril, A. L. Rogach: Carbon dots—Emerging light emitters for bioimaging, cancer therapy and optoelectronics, NANO TODAY vol. 9, iss. 5, pp. 590-603, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.nantod.2014.09.004
  • K. Hola, A. B. Bourlinos, O. Kozak, K. Berka, K. M. Siskova, M. Havrdova, J. Tucek, K. Safarova, M. Otyepka, E. P. Giannelis, R. Zboril: Photoluminescence effects of graphitic core size and surface functional groups in carbon dots: COO− induced red-shift emission, CARBON vol. 70, pp. 279-286, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.01.008
  • A. Bourlinos, M. Karakassides, A. Kouloumpis, D. Gournis, A. Bakandritsos, I. Papagiannouli, P. Aloukos, S. Couris, K. Hola, R. Zboril, M. Krysmann and E. Giannelis: "Synthesis, characterization and non-linear optical response of organophilic carbon dots", CARBON, vol. 61, pp. 640-643, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.05.017

Prof. Wolfgang F. Lindner

University of Vienna

The Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Vienna

Wolfgang F. Lindner‘s research interests were influenced by pharmaceutical (life) sciences and by separation sciences related to HPLC, GC, CE/CEC and MS. In this context special focus was drawn towards non-covalent molecular interactions and recognition phenomena within the frame of stereochemistry and enantiomer discrimination. The development of novel synthetic selectors (receptors) useful for enantioselective separation techniques but also for bioaffinity chromatography lies at the interface of organic, analytical and biological chemistry which characterizes best his scientific credo. He has received a number of awards among them are the Chirality Medal, the ACS Award for Chromatography, the AGP Martin Medal, etc.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • F. Ianni, Z. Pataj, H. Gross, R. Sardella, B. Natalini, W. Lindner, M. Lämmerhofer: Direct enantioseparation of underivatized aliphatic 3-hydroxyalkanoic acids with a quinine-based zwitterionic chiral stationary phase, JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A vol. 1363, pp. 101-108, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2014.03.060
  • R. Reischl, L. Hartmanova, M. Carrozzo, M. Huszar, P. Frühauf and W. Lindner: "Chemoselective and enantioselective analysis of proteinogenic amino acids utilizing N-derivatization and 1-D enantioselective anion-exchange chromatography in combination with tandem mass spectrometric detection", JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, vol. 1218, iss. 46, pp. 8379-8387, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2011.09.046
  • K. Schug, W. Lindner and K. Lemr: "Isomeric discrimination of arginine-containing dipeptides using electrospray ionization-ion trap mass spectrometry and the kinetic method", J AM SOC MASS SPECTROM, vol. 15, iss. 6, pp. 840-847, 2004. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasms.2004.03.001

Prof. Virender K. Sharma

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Leading expert in Ferrate Research

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Prof. Sharma’s research interests are Chemistry and applications of ferrates (VI, V, and IV) (inactivation of virus, bacteria, and toxins in water and air and removal of emerging contaminants such as antibiotics, estrogens and toxic metals in water); Formation, fate, and toxicity of silver and gold engineered and natural nanoparticles in aquatic environment; Applications of ferrites to destroy toxins and pollutants under solar lighteducational background is in analytical, marine and environmental chemistry. He is experienced in solution thermodynamics and kinetics. He has received a number of awards among them are Outstanding Chemist Award (ACS) and Excellence in Review Award (EST).

Examples of collaborative work:

  • W. Jiang, L. Chen, S. R. Batchu, P. R. Gardinali, L. Jasa, B. Marsalek, R. Zboril, D. D. Dionysiou, K. E. O’Shea, V. K. Sharma: Oxidation of Microcystin-LR by Ferrate(VI): Kinetics, Degradation Pathways, and Toxicity Assessments, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY vol. 48, iss. 20, pp. 12164-12172, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/es5030355
  • B. J. Yates, R. Zboril, V. K. Sharma: Engineering aspects of ferrate in water and wastewater treatment – a review, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH, PART A vol. 49, iss. 14, pp. 1603-1614, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2014.950924
  • B. J. Yates, R. Darlington, R. Zboril, V. K. Sharma: High-valent iron-based oxidants to treat perfluorooctanesulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid in water, ENVIRON CHEM LETT vol. 12, iss. 3, pp. 413-417, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10311-014-0463-5

Prof. Aharon Gedanken

Bar-Ilan University

Pioneer in Sonochemistry

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Prof. Aharon Gedanken, of the Department of Chemistry, is a member of the Nano Materials Center at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), and a recipient of the President of Israel Achievement Award for coordination of a European Funded Research. Gedanken is a pioneer of sonochemistry. His many discoveries include a process that removes heavy metals ions from polluted water using aquatic plants and microwave radiation. Gedanken is an expert in the fabrication of nanostructures with special properties such as antibacterial, antiviral (i.e. Swine influenza), antifungal and antibiofilm. Together with Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Gedanken has also recently fabricated RNA-based nanoparticles that can “silence” specific genes and are kept stable at room temperature even after a week. Gedanken has developed a microwave-based process that transforms consumer cooking oilsand burned oil from restaurants into biodiesel in 10 seconds for a stirred reaction, and in 40 seconds for an unstirred reaction. He has also developed a one-step process, usingmicroalgae grown on seawater together with CO2 released from a power station, to convert allthe lipids in the algae into biodiesel.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • V. Urbanova, M. Magro, A. Gedanken, D. Baratella, F. Vianello, R. Zboril: Nanocrystalline Iron Oxides, Composites, and Related Materials as a Platform for Electrochemical, Magnetic, and Chemical Biosensors, CHEM. MATER. vol. 26, iss. 23, pp. 6653-6673, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/cm500364x
  • L. Machala, R. Zboril and A. Gedanken: "Amorphous Iron(III) OxideA Review", J. PHYS. CHEM. B, vol. 111, iss. 16, pp. 4003-4018, 2007. DOI: 10.1021/jp064992s

Prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi

The University of Tokyo

TOP World Expert in Magnetic Materials

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Shin-ichi Ohkoshi is trying to open a new field of solid state chemistry by design and synthesis of novel magnets which have novel properties and functionalities. The summaries are described by the phenomena as follows: 90-degree optical switching of output light in the first chiral photomagnet, Hard magnetic ferrite with gigantic coercivity and high frequency millimeter wave rotation, Synthesis of a metal oxide with a room-temperature photoreversible phase transition, Light-induced spin-crossover magnet, Synthesis of metal complexes with novel magnetic functionalities, Magnetic property in metal oxides. Prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi was awarded the 23rd IBM Japan Science Prize. He also received the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize and the Japan Academy Medal.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • J. Tucek, S. Ohkoshi and R. Zboril: "Room-temperature ground magnetic state of ɛ-Fe2O3: In-field Mössbauer spectroscopy evidence for collinear ferrimagnet", APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 99, iss. 25, pp. 253108, 2011. DOI: 10.1063/1.3671114
  • J. Tuček, R. Zbořil, A. Namai and S. Ohkoshi: " ε-Fe 2 O 3 : An Advanced Nanomaterial Exhibiting Giant Coercive Field, Millimeter-Wave Ferromagnetic Resonance, and Magnetoelectric Coupling ", CHEM. MATER., vol. 22, iss. 24, pp. 6483-6505, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/cm101967h
  • K. Nomura, R. Zboril, J. Tucek, W. Kosaka, S. Ohkoshi and I. Felner: "Substitution effects of barium and calcium on magnetic properties of A[sub x]Sr[sub 1−x](Fe[sub 0.5]Ru[sub 0.5])O[sub 3] double perovskites (x=0.05, A=Ba,Ca)",J. APPL. PHYS., vol. 102, iss. 1, pp. 013907, 2007. DOI: 10.1063/1.2751101

Prof. Kwang S. Kim

Pohang University of Science and Technology

The Director of Center for Superfunctional Materials

Prof. Kim‘s fields of research include investigations of quantum theory (ab initio theory, nonequilibrium Green function theory, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, quantum computing), molecular design (intermolecular interactions, clusters, molecular recognition, receptors), and experimental nanosciences (nanomaterials, molecular devices, spintronics, DNA sequencing). He is a Fellow of the Korea Academy of Science and Technology, a member of International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and a Korea national honor scientist. He received a Korea Premium Science and Technology award.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • J. Tuček, K. C. Kemp, K. S. Kim, R. Zbořil: Iron-Oxide-Supported Nanocarbon in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Medical, Catalytic, and Environmental Applications, ACS NANO vol. 8, iss. 8, pp. 7571-7612, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nn501836x
  • V. Georgakilas, M. Otyepka, A. Bourlinos, V. Chandra, N. Kim, K. Kemp, P. Hobza, R. Zboril and K. Kim: "Functionalization of Graphene: Covalent and Non-Covalent Approaches, Derivatives and Applications", CHEM. REV., vol. 112, iss. 11, pp. 6156-6214, 2012. DOI: 10.1021/cr3000412

Asst. Prof. Martin Pumera

Nanyang Technological University

One of TOP 1 % Scientists in Chemistry

Martin Pumera’s research interests are Graphene; Microrobots, nanomotors; Analytical Chemistry; Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Materials Chemistry; Electrochemical NanoBiosensors; Lab on a chip; Microfluidics, Electrophoresis. Creation of nano and micro scale materials based electrochemical biosensors, bioelectronics and biochips for ultrasensitive biosensing. He perform both fundamental and applied research to gain deep understanding to the phenomena on nanoscale. He received „ERC-StG. European Research Council Award“ for an Excellent Track Record and a Ground-Breaking Research Proposal 2012 and "SPMS Young Researcher Award".

Examples of collaborative work:

  • P. Lazar, R. Zbořil, M. Pumera, M. Otyepka: Chemical nature of boron and nitrogen dopant atoms in graphene strongly influences its electronic properties, PHYS. CHEM. CHEM. PHYS. vol. 16, iss. 27, pp. 14231, 2014. DOI: 10.1039/c4cp01638f
  • X. Chia, A. Ambrosi, M. Otyepka, R. Zbořil, M. Pumera: Fluorographites (CF x ) n Exhibit Improved Heterogeneous Electron-Transfer Rates with Increasing Level of Fluorination: Towards the Sensing of Biomolecules , CHEMISTRY - A EUROPEAN JOURNAL vol. 20, iss. 22, pp. 6665-6671, 2014. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201402132

Dr. Mingdong DONG

Aarhus University

Leading Scientist in AFM Imaging of Biomolecules

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Dr. Dong’s research interests are the carbon based nanomaterial synthesis and fabrication, molecule self-assembly for bioapplications and nanomechanical measurement and nanocharacterization. He has also been fully involved in both the implementation and further development of a novel SPM technique to study the dynamics and material properties of biological systems with submolecular resolution and high scanning speed. He received Prestigious STENO Independent Research Grant 2010 and NT-MDT Atomic Force Microscope International Contest,1st Place Award.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • Z. Jiang, J. Li, H. Aslan, Q. Li, Y. Li, M. Chen, Y. Huang, J. P. Froning, M. Otyepka, R. Zbořil, F. Besenbacher, M. Dong: A high efficiency H2S gas sensor material: paper like Fe2O3/graphene nanosheets and structural alignment dependency of device efficiency, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A vol. 2, iss. 19, pp. 6714, 2014. DOI: 10.1039/c3ta15180h
  • P. Lazar, S. Zhang, K. Šafářová, Q. Li, J. Froning, J. Granatier, P. Hobza, R. Zbořil, F. Besenbacher, M. Dong and M. Otyepka: "Quantification of the Interaction Forces between Metals and Graphene by Quantum Chemical Calculations and Dynamic Force Measurements under Ambient Conditions", ACS NANO, vol. 7, iss. 2, pp. 1646-1651, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/nn305608a


Prof. Kevin Sivula

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Head of the Laboratory for Molecular Engineering of Optoelectric Nanomaterials

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Prof. Sivula’s research focuses on bottom-up approaches to control nanometer scale morphology of organic and inorganic semiconductors, fabrication and standardized characterization of photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical devices for solar energy conversion. He has received a number of awards among them are Prix Zeno Karl Schindler/EPFL and “Advances in Advance” Article Award.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • J. Frydrych, L. Machala, J. Tucek, K. Siskova, J. Filip, J. Pechousek, K. Safarova, M. Vondracek, J. Seo, O. Schneeweiss, M. Grätzel, K. Sivula and R. Zboril: "Facile fabrication of tin-doped hematite photoelectrodes – effect of doping on magnetic properties and performance for light-induced water splitting",JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 22, iss. 43, pp. 23232, 2012. DOI: 10.1039/c2jm34639g
  • K. Sivula, R. Zboril, F. Le Formal, R. Robert, A. Weidenkaff, J. Tucek, J. Frydrych and M. Grätzel: "Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting with Mesoporous Hematite Prepared by a Solution-Based Colloidal Approach", J. AM. CHEM. SOC., vol. 132, iss. 21, pp. 7436-7444, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/ja101564f
  • I. Cesar, K. Sivula, A. Kay, R. Zboril and M. Grätzel: "Influence of Feature Size, Film Thickness, and Silicon Doping on the Performance of Nanostructured Hematite Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting", J. PHYS. CHEM. C, vol. 113, iss. 2, pp. 772-782, 2008. DOI: 10.1021/jp809060p

Prof. Ernő Kuzmann

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The areas of Prof. Kuzmann‘s research activity include physics of alloys, high temperature superconductors, heavy ion irradiation effects, coordination chemistry, surface chemistry and nanochemistry, corrosion studies, chemical, biochemical, biological, mineralogical and industrial applications of Mössbauer spectroscopy. Professor Kuzmann is a recipient of many prestigious national and international awards. He is an editor of Hyperfine Interactions, a member of the MEDC International Advisory Board, the chairman of the committee of Materials Testing with Nuclear Methods at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a member of the ISIAME Scientific Executive Committee and a member of the IBAME Board.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • E. Kuzmann, G. Zoppellaro, J. Pechousek, J. Cuda, Z. Klencsár, Z. Homonnay, J. Tucek, R. Szalay, M. Pápai, L. Machala, R. Zboril: Ferromagnetic Coupling in an Fe[C(SiMe 3 ) 3 ] 2 /Ferrihydrite Hetero-Mixture Molecular Magnet , EUR. J. INORG. CHEM. vol. 2014, iss. 20, pp. 3178-3183, 2014. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402033

Assoc. Prof. Kevin A. Schug

The University of Texas at Arlington

Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry

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Kevin Schug’s research has been focused on the theory and application of separation science and mass spectrometry for solving a variety of analytical and physical chemistry problems.  Two main research threads are currently pursued with some intertwined aspects:  1) Fundamental studies of chromatographic separations and mass spectrometry ionization mechanisms; and 2) isolation, characterization, and trace analysis of bioactive compounds in complex matrices.  Dr. Schug has received the 2009 Emerging Leader in Chromatography award given by LCGC magazine, an NSF CAREER award, and the 2009 Eli Lilly and Company ACACC Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • H. Fan, B. Papouskova, K. Lemr, J. G. Wigginton, K. A. Schug: Bulk derivatization and direct injection of human cerebrospinal fluid for trace-level quantification of endogenous estrogens using trap-and-elute liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry, JOURNAL OF SEPARATION SCIENCE vol. 37, iss. 15, pp. 2010-2017, 2014. DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201400165
  • B. Papouskova, H. Fan, K. Lemr, K. A. Schug: Aspects of trapping efficiency and matrix effects in the development of a restricted-access-media-based trap-and-elute liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry method, JOURNAL OF SEPARATION SCIENCE vol. 37, iss. 16, pp. 2192-2199, 2014. DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201400369
  • K. Schug, C. Serrano and P. Fryčák: "Erratum: Controlled band dispersion for quantitative binding determination and analysis with electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry", MASS SPECTROM. REV., vol. 30, iss. 1, pp. 176-176, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/mas.20327

Assoc. Prof. Vasilios Georgakilas

University of Patras

World recognized expert in Chemistry of new carbon alotrops

Prof. Georgakilas‘s research interests include carbon nanostructured materials (nanotubes, fullerenes, new carbon allotropes) – chemical modification, new composite materials combining polymers, metallic nanoparticles, organic functional groups, inorganic nanomaterials (porous, layered); metallic nanoparticles – chemical modification and their properties (magnetics, catalysis, optical properties); inorganic layered, porous nanomaterials –chemical functionalization.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • V. Georgakilas, A. Kouloumpis, D. Gournis, A. B. Bourlinos, C. Trapalis and R. Zboril: "Tuning the Dispersibility of Carbon Nanostructures from Organophilic to Hydrophilic: Towards the Preparation of New Multipurpose Carbon-Based Hybrids", CHEMISTRY - A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 19, iss. 38, pp. 12884-12891, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301200
  • V. Georgakilas, M. Otyepka, A. B. Bourlinos, V. Chandra, N. Kim, K. Kemp, P. Hobza, R. Zboril and K. Kim: "Functionalization of Graphene: Covalent and Non-Covalent Approaches, Derivatives and Applications",CHEM. REV., vol. 112, iss. 11, pp. 6156-6214, 2012. DOI: 10.1021/cr3000412
  • A. B. Bourlinos, V. Georgakilas, A. Bakandritsos, A. Kouloumpis, D. Gournis and R. Zboril: "Aqueous-dispersible fullerol-carbon nanotube hybrids", MATERIALS LETTERS, vol. 82, pp. 48-50, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2012.05.026

Prof. Marcel Miglierini

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

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Prof. Miglierini is experienced particularly in spectroscopic techniques of nuclear physics such as Mössbauer spectroscopy, electron-positron annihilation and gamma spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance or nuclear resonance scattering of synchrotron radiation. He investigates structural and magnetic properties of disordered materials prepared by a rapid cooling and/or by a milling (e.g. amorphous metal glasses, kvasi-crystals, nanocrystals, powdered steel), zeolites, nanobiomaterials. He is a member of International Board on the Application of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME).

Examples of collaborative work:

  • S. Michalik, J. Michalikova, M. Pavlovic, P. Sovak, H. Liermann, M. Miglierini: Structural modifications of swift-ion-bombarded metallic glasses studied by high-energy X-ray synchrotron radiation, ACTA MATERIALIA vol. 80, pp. 309-316, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.07.072
  • V. V. T. Doan-Nguyen, S. A. J. Kimber, D. Pontoni, D. Reifsnyder Hickey, B. T. Diroll, X. Yang, M. Miglierini, C. B. Murray, S. J. L. Billinge: Bulk Metallic Glass-like Scattering Signal in Small Metallic Nanoparticles, ACS NANO vol. 8, iss. 6, pp. 6163-6170, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nn501591g
  • I. Petrík, Š. Čík, M. Miglierini, T. Vaculovič, I. Dianiška, D. Ozdín: Alpine oxidation of lithium micas in Permian S-type granites (Gemeric unit, Western Carpathians, Slovakia),MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE vol. 78, iss. 3, pp. 507-533, 2014. DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2014.078.3.03

Prof. Maria Bondani

 Università degli Studi dell’Insubria

Prof. Maria Bondani specializes in the characterization of photon pairs, quantification of their coherence and detection of photons. She contributed significantly to the measurement and quantification of the intensity, as well as correlations of the number of photons in twin photon beams. She, together with prof. Alessandra Andreoni, developed new high resolution techniques for measuring the number of photons even for mesoscopic twin photon beams. She is a pioneer in exploring properties of three-mode coherent states generated in nonlinear pairwise interactions.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • A. Allevi, O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Brambilla, A. Gatti, J. Peřina, O. Haderka, M. Bondani: Coherence properties of high-gain twin beams, PHYSICAL REVIEW A vol. 90, iss. 6, 2014. DOI: 10.1103/physreva.90.063812
  • R. Machulka, K. Lemr, O. Haderka, M. Lamperti, A. Allevi, M. Bondani: Luminescence-induced noise in single photon sources based on BBO crystals, J. PHYS. B: AT. MOL. OPT. PHYS. vol. 47, iss. 21, pp. 215501, 2014. DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/47/21/215501
  • A. Allevi, M. Bondani, O. Haderka: Photon-number-resolving detectors for quantum-state engineering: Introduction to the feature issue, J. OPT. SOC. AM. B vol. 31, iss. 10, pp. PNR1, 2014. DOI: 10.1364/josab.31.00pnr1

Prof. Juan P. Torres

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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Professor Juan P. Torres focuses on the production, amplification, modulation and control of optical waves, including fields consisting of photon pairs. He is the author of major contributions in the generation of photon pairs from different nonlinear sources, including photonic sources. Prof. Torres developed a new method for the generation of photon pairs with adjustable spectral degree of coherence, which allows the generation of spectrally correlated, anti-correlated and uncorrelated photon pairs.

Examples of collaborative work:

  • A. Vallés, M. Hendrych, J. Svozilík, R. Machulka, P. Abolghasem, D. Kang, B. J. Bijlani, A. S. Helmy, J. P. Torres: Generation of polarization-entangled photon pairs in a Bragg reflection waveguide, OPT. EXPRESS vol. 21, iss. 9, pp. 10841, 2013. DOI: 10.1364/oe.21.010841
  • J. Svozilík, J. Peřina and J. Torres: "High spatial entanglement via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion", PHYSICAL REVIEW A, vol. 86, iss. 5, 2012. DOI: 10.1103/physreva.86.052318
  • J. Svozilík, R. d. J. León-Montiel, J. P. Torres: Implementation of a spatial two-dimensional quantum random walk with tunable decoherence, PHYSICAL REVIEW A vol. 86, iss. 5, 2012. DOI: 10.1103/physreva.86.052327