Dr. Jan M. Macak is a Senior Researcher and a group leader at Center of Materials and Nanotechnologies of the University of Pardubice and at the Central European Institute of Technology of the Brno University of Technology
His main research focuses on the development, characterization of low-dimensional nanomaterials, such as nanotubes, nanofibers, nanoparticles and their applications in energy fields. He counts among most cited Czech scientists of his generation (h-index 57, more than 14k citations).
He received several prestigious awards, including Neuron Award 2015 for outstanding achievements of young scientist in the field of chemistry, Best cooperation award 2017 for successful realization of project „Technology for production of advanced nanostructured SiO2 fibers” from The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic and Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and the TechConnect Award 2019 for innovation.
Since March 2015 he has been principal investigator of prestigious ERC Starting grant “Chromtisol” devoted to development of new type of solar cells based on nanotubular titania.