assoc. prof. RNDr. Jana Kalbáčová Vejpravová, Ph.D.

assoc. prof. RNDr. Jana Kalbáčová Vejpravová, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

tel.: +420 951 552 735
room: C137, Cryogenics Laboratory „C“, Troja Campus of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, CU


Artificial materials with manifold spin degrees of freedom; electromagnetic heating for cancer therapy and EMF-assisted chemistry


Classical and quantum magnetism in condensed matter, low-dimensional magnets, strongly correlated electron systems, low temperature physics, advanced magnetometric methods, magneto-Raman spectroscopy, X-ray and neutron scattering methods, crystal growth and superpurification of transition metals

Running Projects

  • 2018 - 2020       Atomically thin  membranes with smart pores engineered in two-dimensional crystals,  Czech Science Foundation
  • 2017 - 2022       Trans-spin Nanoarchitectures: from birth to functionalities in magnetic field (TSuNAMI); ERC Starting grant
  • 2017 - 2019       Nanocomposite systems of plasmonic/magnetic nanoparticles-graphene-aromatic molecules for enhanced
                              Raman scattering processes
    ; Czech Science Foundation


  • 2018 - present            Associate professor, Department of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP), CU
  • 2017                           Senior scientist, Department of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP), CU
  • 2017                           Senior scientist, Department of Magnetic Nanosystems (MNS), Institute of Physics (IP),
                                       Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) (part time)
  • 2015 – present             Associate professor, Department of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC), CU (part time)
  • 2015                           ‘habilitation’ in condensed matter physics, Charles University (CU
  • 2013 – 2016                Head of Department of MNS, IP CAS
  • 2011 – 2015                Researcher & lecturer, DIC CU (part time)
  • 2011 – 2012                Senior scientists, Department of Functional Materials, IP CA
  • 2008 – 2010                Assistant professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, DCMP CU
  • 2003 - 2007                 Ph.D. in condensed matter physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, CU
  • 2000 – 2007                Junior researcher & lecturer, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, DCMP CU
  • 1998 - 2003                 Mgr. (equiv. MSc.) in chemistry (with honours), Faculty of Science, CU

Fellowship and stay abroad

  • 2012                Visiting scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2010                Research fellow, Institute for Materials Research, University Hasselt
  • 2010                Research fellow, Quantum Beam Center, National Institute for Materials Research, Tsukuba
  • 2005                Visiting scientist, Instytut Niskich Temperatur i Badań Strukturalnych, Wroclaw
  • 2002                Visiting junior scientist, Toyama Prefectural University
  • 2000 – 2016    Frequent 2 – 8 week stays in large facilities (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Institute Laue Langevin Grenoble,
                            ANKA Karlsruhe, High-field laboratory Dresden, ELETTRA Trieste)


  • 2003   Heyrovsky Award
  • 2004 Odehnal Award by the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
  • 2007 Annual Award of the B. Bolzano foundation in Physics
  • 2008 Award of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports for extraordinary achievements in condensed matter physics and materials research
  • 2010 Scopus/Elsevier Award for results of major significance
  • 2014 Otto Wichterle Award for exceptionally outstanding young scientists at the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2015 Representative of the Czech Academy of Sciences in large medial campaign ‘Personalities’ in occasion of its 125th anniversary
  • 2016 ERC Starting grant
  • 14 granted projects with total budget ~ 1.400.000 EUR (European Commission (H2020, 7FP), Czech Science Foundation, Grant Agency of the Charles University etc.)

Selected publications

Pacakova, B., Kubickova, S, Salas, G., Mantlikova, A.R., Marciello, M., Morales, M.P., Niznansky, D., Vejpravova, J.*, The internal structure of magnetic nanoparticles determines the magnetic response, Nanoscale (2017), 9, 5129-5140.

Kubickova S., Niznansky D., Morales M.P.H., Salas G., Vejpravova J.*, Structural disorder versus spin canting in monodisperse maghemite nanocrystals, Applied Physics Letters (2014), 104, 22, 223105.

Verhagen T., Vales V., Frank O., Kalbac M., Vejpravova J.*, Temperature-induced strain release via rugae on the nanometer and micrometer scale in graphene monolayer, Carbon (2017), 119, 483 – 491.

Vejpravova J.*, Pacakova B., Kalbac M.*, Magnetic impurities in single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene: a review, Analyst (2016), 141, 2639-2656.

Vejpravova J.*, Pospisil J.*, Prokleska J., Prokes K., Stunault A., Sechovsky V., Low magnetic field phase diagram of UCoGe, Physical Review B (2010), 82, 18, 180517

Verhagen T., K. Drogowska K., Kalbac M., Vejpravova J.*, Temperature-induced strain and doping in monolayer and bilayer isotopically labeled graphene, Physical Review B (2015), 92,125437.