On July 2, 2020, in Prague's Karolinum, the Minister of Education, Youth, and Sports, Dr. Robert Plaga, ceremonially handed over the decrees to eighty new professors. Twenty-eight of them belonged to Charles University, and among them was the leader of our group, Iva Matolínová.
Prof. Iva Matolínová has since the beginning of her scientific career been dealing with heterogeneous catalysis, and since 2004 she studies oxides of cerium. From first experiments with powder CeO2 in Tsukuba, Japan, through the preparation of nanostructures by plasma etching in a magnetron, to cerium oxide nanoparticles with atomically dispersed platinum, she has played an important role in the still ongoing development of cost-effective catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells and water electrolyzers. She has published 126 works so far, which have 2,688 citations, and her present h-index is 30. She has led 19 students to a successful defense, and she has given countless lectures. These activities and achievements convinced both scientific councils—of the faculty and of the university—to approve her appointment as a professor.
We congratulate Iva, and we wish her all the best in her future work and life!
Opening photo: Iva Matolínová at a reception in Rector's office, before the ceremony.
Photos in gallery: Presentation before the Scientific Council of the faculty (October 2019), handing of the decree in Karolinum, and the 28 new professors of our university (with the Rector in the center).
Photos by: René Volfík, Jan Lachnitt, and Vladimír Matolín.
Report on the university website (in Czech)