Mgr. Ondřej Votava, PhD.
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Personal data: Born: 8 April 1967 (Praha, Czechoslovakia)
Married, 3 children
Current position and address: senior research fellow
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry v.v.i. ASCR, Dolejškova 3, CZ-182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic
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Higher education and qualification:
1985-90 Undergraduate studies at Charles University, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Prague
1990 Masters degree (Mgr.) in biophysics and chemical physics.
1991-98 Graduate study, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
1998 Ph.D. degree, thesis title: “Vibrationally mediated photodissociation of water and water containing complexes”
1990-91 research assistent, J.Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
1999-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Chemistry, Sydney University, Australia
2001- present: senior research fellow, J.Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague
2009 visiting professor, University Lille, France, working with Prof. Christa Fittschen (1 month)
2010 visiting professor, University Lille, France, working with Prof. Christa Fittschen (2 weeks)
Major Past Research Projects:
1992 -1994: Development of a high resolution injection seeded optical parametric oscillator and application for high resolution photoacoustic spectroscopy of overtone vibrational states in H2O, HOD and acetylene.
1993 – 1998: State selected photodissociation studies of water and it’s clusters: UV direct photodissociation of jet cooled H2O, HOD, D2O, and vibrationaly mediated photodissociation of H2O and Ar-H2O, Ar-HOD and Ar-H2S complexes.
1999 - 2000:
Rotational control of unimolecular chemical reactions: state selected studies of H2CO and D2CO photodissociation.
Excited state dynamics of triatomic carbenes: CFCl laser spectroscopy and photodissociation.
Current research interrests:
Photodissociation dynamics and spectroscopy of molecular clusters. Development of ion-imaging system for cluster beam experiment.
Development of high sensitivity spectroscopic detection techniques based on tunable diode lasers: CRDS, CEAS. Trace gas analysis via high resolution spectroscopy.
Intramolecular dynamics of highly vibrationally excited polyatomic molecules via high resolution overtone spectroscopy at low temperature in the supersonic jets.