Ing. Matěj Velický Ph.D.

Ing. Matěj Velický Ph.D.

Associate Scientist

tel.: +420 266 053 755
room: 434


micro-/nano-scale spectroelectrochemistry, interrogation of 2D material/substrate interactions, tuneable devices for electrochemical energy storage 


electrochemistry, 2D materials, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy


2020 - present   Associate Scientist, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
2017 - 2020   Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, Cornell University (USA) and University of Manchester (UK)
2016 - 2017   Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast (UK)
2012 - 2016   Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Manchester (UK)
2011 - 2012   Knowledge Transfer Associate, University of Manchester (UK) 
2007 - 2011    PhD in Chemistry, University of Manchester (UK)

2006 - 2007   Research Assistant, Nuclear Research Institute Řež (Czech Republic)
2001 - 2007   Master’s degree in Nuclear Chemistry, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic). 

Selected publications

1.  Velický M., Rodriguez A., Bouša M., Krayev A.V., Vondráček M., Honolka J., Ahmadi M., Donnelly G.E, Huang F., Abruña H.D., Novoselov K.S. and Frank O., Strain and Charge Doping Fingerprints of the Strong Interaction between Monolayer MoS2 and Gold. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 11, 2020, 6112-6118, 
2.  Velický M., Hu S., Woods C.R., Tóth P.S., Zólyomi V., Geim A.K., Abruña H.D., Novoselov K.S. and Dryfe R.A.W., Electron Tunneling through Boron Nitride Confirms Marcus-Hush Theory Predictions for Ultramicroelectrodes. ACS Nano 14, 2020, 993-1002
3.  Velický M., Toth P.S., Woods C.R., Novoselov K.S. and Dryfe R.A.W., Electrochemistry of the Basal versus Edge Plane of Graphite Revisited. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 2019, 11677-11685 
4.  Velický M., Donnelly G.E., Hendren W.R., McFarland S., Scullion D., DeBenedetti W.J.I., Calinao Correa G, Han Y., Wain A.J., Hines M.A., Muller D.A, Novoselov K.S., Abruña H.D, Bowman R.M., Santos E.J.G. and Huang F., Mechanism of Gold-Assisted Exfoliation of Centimeter-Sized Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers. ACS Nano 12, 2018, 10463-10472
5.  Velický M., Toth P.S., Rakowski A.M., Rooney A.P., Kozikov A., Woods C.R., Mishchenko A., Fumagalli L., Yin J., Zólyomi V., Georgiou T., Haigh S.J., Novoselov K.S. and Dryfe, R.A.W., Exfoliation of Natural van der Waals Heterostructures to a Single Unit Cell Thickness. Nature Communications 8, 2017, 14410
6.  Velický M. and Toth P.S., From Two-Dimensional Materials to Their Heterostructures: An Electrochemist's Perspective. Applied Materials Today 8, 2017, 68-103, 
7.  Zou J., Sole C., Drewett N.E., Velický M. and Hardwick L.J., In Situ Li Intercalation Into Highly Crystalline Graphitic Flakes of Varying Thicknesses. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7, 2016, 4291-4296
8.  Velický M., Bissett M.A., Woods C.R., Toth P.S., Georgiou T., Kinloch I.A., Novoselov K.S. and Dryfe R.A.W., Photoelectrochemistry of Pristine Mono- and Few-Layer MoS2Nano Letters 16, 2016, 2023-2032
9.  Toth P.S., Velický M., Ramasse Q.M., Kepaptsoglou D.M. and Dryfe R.A.W., Symmetric and Asymmetric Decoration of Graphene: Bimetal-Graphene Sandwiches. Advanced Functional Materials 25, 2015, 2899–2909
10.  Velický M., Bissett M.A., Toth P.S., Patten H.V., Worrall S.D., Rodgers A.N.J., Hill E.W., Kinloch I.A., Mishchenko A., Novoselov K.S., Georgiou T., Britnell L. and Dryfe R.A.W., Electron Transfer Kinetics on Natural Crystals of MoSand Graphite. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 2015, 17844-17853