doc. RNDr. Jiří Prchal, Ph.D.

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Jiří Prchal

doc. RNDr. Jiří Prchal, PhD. (nar. 1978)

I am experimental physicist with focus on the properties of solids at low temperatures, magnetic fields and (my favorite) external pressures.


  • 1993–1997: high school Gymnázium Zborovská (recently Gymnázium Christiana Dopplera), Prague
  • 1997–2002: Charles University, Faculty of Math and Phys, Solid State Physics; diploma thesis: „Experimental study of electronic properties of the system RT(1-x)T’(x)Al“
  • 2002–2006: Ph.D. at Charles University, Faculty of Math and Phys; thesis: „Study of magnetic properties of RT1(1-x)T2(x)Al compounds“
  • 2022: habilitation thesis „Pressure impact on physical behavior of intermetallics“

Abroad experience:

  • 2003: HMI Berlin, Germany (2 months)
  • 2004: ILL/ESRF/CNRS/CEA Grenoble, France (6 weeks; HERCULES course)
  • 2004–2005: 12-months stay in National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Tsukuba, Japan
  • 2007–2008: 6-months stay in ITU Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2010: ILL/ESRF 1-week specialized Hercules course, dedicated to study of matter using neutron and synchrotron radiation upon application of high pressures

Grant projects:

  • FRVŠ 1842/G6, GAUK 282/2004/B-FYZ/MFF, GAČR 202/07/P153, GAČR P204/15–03777S (co-investigator)
  • Leader of 5 student grant projects GAUK (GAUK1584017, GAUK188115, GAUK368115, GAUK546214, GAUK358121 – recently active project)

Publication activity (overall / last 5 years):

34/8 presentations on international conferences (6/3 oral), co-author of 73/22 papers in impacted journals (h-index acording to WOS: 11, number of citations: 359, without self-citations: 234)

Conferences organization:

  • SCES2017, JdA2015, ECNS2011 – member of the local organization committee
  • EHPRG2019 – conference chair (

Teaching at FMP CU:

  • Lectures “Magnetic Properties of Solids”, “High Pressure Physics ”
  • Practicals “Practical Course I – Mechanics and Molecular Physics”, “Practical Course III – Optics”
  • Supervisor of (successfully defended) 7 Bc., 5 MSc. and 1 Ph.D. theses

Professional interest:

Magnetism in rare-earth and uranium based intermetallics, magnetic structure determination using neutron diffraction, study of physical properties under pressure, high-pressure experimental techniques.