Katedra fyziky materiálů Matematicko-fyzikální fakulta Univerzity Karlovy

Doc. RNDr. František Chmelík, CSc.

foto Email: chmelik [at] met [dot] mff [dot] cuni [dot] cz
Phone: (+420) 95155 1357
Fax: (+420) 95155 1490
Room: F124
Address: Ke Karlovu 5, Praha 2, 121 16

Professional career

  • 1985 University diploma in Physics of Condensed Matter, Charles University, Prague
  • 1986 Rerum naturalium doctor (RNDr.) in Metal Physics, Charles University, Prague
  • 1994 Candidatus scientiarum (CSc.), Physics of Condensed Matter and Acoustics, Charles University, Prague
  • 2000 Associate Professor in Physics, Charles University, Prague
  • 2000-2008 Chairman, Dept. Physics of Materials, Charles University, Prague

Scientific activities

Current scientific interests

  • acoustic emission in solids
  • structure and physical properties of alloys and composites based on magnesium
  • plastic instabilities (twinning, Portevin – Le Châtelier phenomenon)
  • materials with submicrocrystalline a nanocrystalline structure

Membership in scientific societies

  • European Academy of Sciences
  • Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists (JČMF)
  • Physical Scientific Section (FVS) JČMF
  • Metals Science Society (MSS) of the Czech Republic
  • Humboldt Club of the Czech Republic

Organisation of conferences

  • Member of the Organising Commitee of the Conferences ISPMA 5, 6, (International Symposium on Plasticity of Metals and Alloys), Prague 1990 a 1994
  • Chairman of the Conference ISPMA 9 (International Symposium on Physics of Materials), Prague 2003
  • Secretary of the 20th Conference Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society
  • Chairman of the Conference ISPMA 10 (International Symposium on Physics of Materials), Prague 2005
  • Chairman of the Conference ISPMA 11 (International Symposium on Physics of Materials), Prague 2008

Membership in editorial boards

  • Materials Science and Engineering A (Elsevier Publishers)

International co-operation and projects

  • Department of General Physics, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary): Prof. Dr. János Lendvai, od 2000. Study of plastic instabilities during stress controlled deformation tests. Study of new materials based on metallic foams.
  • GKSS Forschungszentrum GmbH (Geesthacht, Germany): Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Kainer, since 2001. Structure and mechanical properties of new materials based on magnesium. Co-operation is based on a contract with Charles University (signed until 2007).
  • Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environment (LGGE), Centre National de Récherches Scientifiques (CNRS) (Grenoble, France): Prof. Dr. François Louchet a Dr. Jerome Weiss, since 2003. Collective dislocation phenomena in solids.



  • see Czech version
  • since March 1995 Secretary of the Board F3 of Doctoral Studies and since October 2000 till January 2007 Secretary of the Board of Doctoral Study Branch F3
  • since March 1995 Member of Interdisciplinar Board K7 for defences of doctoral theses
  • since April 2000 Member of Board of Rigorous Examinations F3 Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials Research
  • since February 2007 Chairman of the Board of Doctoral Study Branch F3

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