prof. RNDr. Václav Holý, CSc.

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Curriculum vitae:

Academic preparation: CSc degree (comparable to PhD): University of J. E. Purkyně, Brno (nowadays Masaryk University), Czechoslovakia, 1982, Specialization: Solid State Physics, Thesis: Dynamical x-ray diffraction from randomly disordered crystals, advisor: Prof. V. Kapicka. Master degree: University of J. E. Purkyně, Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1976, Specialization: Experimental physics, Thesis: Dislocation structure of Al single crystals grown by recrystallization, advisor: Prof. R. Fiedler

Professional experience: Professor, 2004-present, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Professor, 2000-2003, 2017-present, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Visiting professor, 2000, 2001, University of Houston, USA, Department of Physics, Visiting professor 1994-1995, J. Kepler University Linz, Austria, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Assistant Professor 1995-2000, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, Department of Solid State Physics Senior lecturer 1984-1995, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, Department of Solid State Physics Lecturer 1978-1984, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, Department of Solid State Physics Research Assistant 1976-1978, J. E. Purkyně University Brno, Czechoslovakia, Department of Solid State Physics

Publications: 403 articles in international scientific journals, about 8330 citations (7520 without self-citations), h-index40 (October 2022, WoS), co-author of two monographs Conference presentations: about 40 invited contributions at international conferences, about 30 contributions at conferences (posters and oral contributions) totally

Research skills: Numerical simulations in solid-state physics and x-ray diffraction theory, X-ray measurements using synchrotron radiation

Languages: Fluent German, English and Russian

Current research interest: X-ray scattering from epitaxial thin layers, dynamical diffraction theory of x-rays, statistical theo-ry of scattering, processes of self-organization during epitaxial growth of semiconductors.

Grants received: 9 grants awarded by the Grant Agency of Czech Republic (awarded 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2019), 1 international grant of the Visegrad group (2015-present). 2 grants awarded by the Commission of the European Union (2000, 2008), 1 grant awarded by the European Science Foundation (2006)

Professional Memberships: Co-Editor of Journal of Applied Crystallography, 2014 – 2022, Member of the CERIC panel, 2020 – present, Member of the Beamtime Allocation Panel Committee at ESRF, Grenoble, 2011– 2015, Member of the Beamtime Allocation Panel Committee at HASYLAB, Hamburg, 2015–2019 Member of the Beamtime Allocation Panel Committee at CERIC, Elettra/Trieste, 2020–present Member of the Advisory committee of the XTOP conferences, 1996 – present, Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the ESRF, Grenoble, France, 2011 – 2014. Member of the Panel Review Committee at the ANKA synchrotron source, Karlsruhe, 2005 – 2008. Chairman of the program committee of the conferences XTOP, guest editor of special issues of J. Phys. D (2004) and J. Appl. Crystallography (2017). Member of the Regional Committee of the International Union of Crystallography, 1995 – 2004.

10 most important publications:

[1] J. Stangl, V. Holý, G. Bauer, Structural properties of self-organized semiconductor nanostruc-tures, Rev. Mod. Physics 76, 725-783 (2004) (665 times cited, if=36.92)

[2] V. Holý, T. Baumbach, Nonspecular x-ray reflection from rough multilayers, Phys. Rev. B 49, 10668-10676 (1994) (459 times cited, if=3.84)

[3] G. Spingholz, V. Holý, M. Pinczolits, G. Bauer, Self-organized growth of three-dimensional quantum-dot crystals with fcc-like stacking and a tunable lattice constant, Science 282, 734-737 (1998) (435 times cited, if=37.20)

[4] V. Holý, G. Spingholz, M. Pinczolits, G. Bauer, Strain induced vertical and lateral correla-tions in quantum dot superlattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 356-359 (1999) (242 times cited, if=8.46)

[5] Park, B. G., Wunderlich, J., Marti, X., Holy, V., Kurosaki, Y., Yamada, M., Yamamoto, H., Nishide, A., Hayakawa, J., Takahashi, H., Shick, A. B., Jungwirth, T., A spin-valve-like magneto-resistance of an antiferromagnet-based tunnel junction, Nature Materials 10, 347-351 (2011) (150 times cited, if=36.503).

[6] G. Springholz, M. Pinczolits, P. Mayer, V. Holý, G. Bauer, H. H. Kang, L. Salamanca-Riba, Tuning of vertical and lateral correlations in self-organized PbSe/Pb1-xEuxTe quantum dot su-perlattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4669-4672 (2000) (134 times cited, if=8.46)

[7] A. A. Darhuber, P. Schittenhelm, V. Holý, J. Stangl, G. Bauer, G. Abstreiter, High-resolution x-ray diffraction from multilayered self-assembled Ge dots, Phys. Rev. B 55, 15652-15663 (1997) (116 times cited, if=3.84).

[8] M. Buljan, U. V. Desnica, M. Ivanda, N. Radic, P. Dubcek, G. Drazic, K. Salamon, S. Bern-storff, V. Holý, Formation of three-dimensional quantum-dot superlattices in amorphous systems: Experiments and Monte Carlo simulations, Phys. Rev. B 79, 035310 (2009) (51 times cited, if=3.84).

[9] X. Marti, P. Ferrer, J. Herrero-Albillos, J. Narvaez, V. Holý, N. Barrett, M. Alexe, G. Catalan, Skin Layer of BiFeO3 Single Crystals Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 236101 (2011) (61 times cited, if=8.46)

[10] Hrauda, N., Zhang, J., Wintersberger, E., Etzelstorfer, T., Mandl, B., Stangl, J., Carbone, D., Holy, V., Jovanovic, V., Biasotto, C., Nanver, L. K., Moers, J., Gruetzmacher, D., Bauer, G., X-ray Nanodiffraction on a Single SiGe Quantum Dot inside a Functioning Field-Effect Transistor, Nano Letters 11, 2875-2880 (2011) (48 times cited, if=13.779).

Important international projects:

[I] EU commission: Online Monitoring and In Situ Control of Epitaxy during Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition, consortium of Aixtron GmbH, Aachen, Thales TRT Paris, IQE Ltd. Cardiff, Sentech GmbH. Berlin, Technische Universitaet Berlin, J. Kepler Universitaet Linz, Pana-lytical B.V. Almelo and Masaryk University Brno, 1999-2003.

[II] EU commission: Nanostructured Magnetic Materials for Nanospintronics, consortium of University of Nottingham, Hitachi Europe Ltd., Institute of Physics CAS Prague, Universite Paris Sud XI, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Cambridge and Charles University in Prague, 2008-2012.

[III] Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Czech Republic: New generation of InGaN layers, quantum wells and wires grown on vicinal GaN substrates for optoelectronics and photovoltaics, consortium of Unipress Warsaw, Nagoya University and Charles University in Prague, 2015-2019. [IV] Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Czech Republic: In-situ study of the growth kinet-ics of pulsed laser deposition of multiferroic complex oxides, consortium of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Charles University in Prague, 2019-present.


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