Dr. Otakar Frank


Dr. Otakar Frank

Research Scientist, Department of Electrochemical Materials

email: otakar.frank@jh-inst.cas.cz
tel.: +420 266 053 446
room: 536

Focus

Manipulation of the (opto)electronic structure of 2D materials by external perturbations (deformation, charge doping etc.)

Materials for energy storage and conversion

Expertise

Raman spectroscopy, AFM, electrochemistry

Running Projects

  • 2017 - 2019       Heterostructures of 2D and 3D Materials for Solar Energy Conversion (HERMES); Czech Science Foundation
  • 2017 - 2018       Energy Funneling in 2D Semiconductors; Neuron Fund for Support of Science

Background

  • 2010 - present    JHINST - Department of Electrochemical Materials; research scientist
  • 2008 - 2010        Institute of Chemical Engineering and High-Temperature Processes, Patras, Greece; post-doc
  • 2005 - 2008        JHINST - Department of Electrochemical Materials; post-doc
  • 2005 - 2008        Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague; post-doc
  • 2001 - 2005        Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague; PhD. student
  • 1995 - 2001        Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague; undergraduate student

Awards

  • 2016                   Neuron Impulse
  • 2012                   Czech Learned Society Award for Young Researchers
  • 2011                   Otto Wichterle Award by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Selected publications

Frank O., Tsoukleri G., Parthenios J., Papagelis K., Riaz I., Jalil R., Novoselov K.S. and Galiotis C. Compression Behavior of Single-layer Graphenes. ACS Nano 4(6), 3131-3138 (2010).

Frank O., Mohr M., Maultzsch J., Thomsen C., Riaz I., Jalil R., Novoselov K.S., Tsoukleri G., Parthenios J., Papagelis K., Kavan L. and Galiotis C. Raman 2D-Band Splitting in Graphene: Theory and Experiment. ACS Nano 5(3), 2231–2239 (2011).

Frank O., Tsoukleri G., Riaz I., Papagelis K., Parthenios J., Ferrari A.C., Geim A.K., Novoselov K.S. and Galiotis C. From Graphene to Carbon Fibres: Mechanical Deformation and Development of a Universal Stress Sensor. Nature Communications 2, 255 (2011).

Frank O., Bouša M., Riaz I., Jalil R., Novoselov K.S., Tsoukleri G., Parthenios J., Kavan L.,  Papagelis K. and Galiotis C. Phonon and structural changes in deformed Bernal stacked bilayer graphene. Nano Letters 12(2), 687-693 (2012).

Frank O., Vejpravova J., Holy V., Kavan L., Kalbac M. Interaction between graphene and copper substrate: The role of lattice orientation. Carbon 68, 440-451 (2014).

Frank O., Kavan L., Kalbac M. Carbon Isotopic Labelling in Graphene Research. Nanoscale 6(12), 6363-6370 (2014).

Frank O., Dresselhaus M.S., Kalbac M. Raman spectroscopy and In-situ Raman spectroelectrochemistry of isotopically engineered graphene systems. Accounts of Chemical Research 48(1), 111-118 (2015).

Galiotis C., Frank O., Koukaras E.N., Sfyris D. Graphene Mechanics: Current Status and Perspectives. Annual Reviews of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 6, 121-140 (2015).

del Corro E., Kavan L., Kalbac M., Frank O. Strain Assessment in Graphene Through the Raman 2D′ Mode. J. Phys. Chem. C 119(45), 25651-25656 (2015).

Alvarez M. P., del Corro E., Morales García Á., Kavan L., Kalbac M., Frank O. Single Layer Molybdenum Disulfide under Direct Out-of-Plane Compression: Low-Stress Band-Gap Engineering. Nano Letters 15(5), 3139-3146 (2015).

del Corro E., Peña-Alvarez M., Sato K., Morales-Garcia A., Bousa M., Mračko M., Kolman R., Pacakova B., Kavan L., Kalbac M., Frank O. Fine tuning of optical transition energy of twisted bilayer graphene via interlayer distance modulation. Phys. Rev. B 95(8), 085138 (2017).

Morales-Garcia A., del Corro E., Kalbac M., Frank O. Tuning the electronic properties of monolayer and bilayer transition metal dichalcogenide compounds under direct out-of-plane compression. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1039/C7CP00012J  (2017).

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