6. septembra 2020

CV Michal

RNDr. Michal Procházka, PhD.

e-mail: michal@prochazkovci.sk

phone: +421 915 706 723

Personal info

Age: 36

Date of birth: 13.2.1987

Languages: Slovak (native), English (good), Czech (good), German (almost forgotten), Ukrainian (start learning)

Driving licence: B1


2016 – PhD.

Physical chemistry; Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava

2013 – M.A.

Physical chemistry; Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava

2011 – M.Sc.

Physical chemistry; Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava

2009 – B.Sc.

Chemistry; Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava


School of mass spectrometry (2015), Pragolab, Praha, ČR

Work Experience

2021 – now

Researcher in HUMAC

  • Research activity

2015 – 2021

Research Scientist at Department of Composite Materials in Polymer Institute Slovak Academy of Sciences

  • Scientific-research activity, solution of domestic and foreign projects, management of doctoral students, laboratory management, cooperation on research and development activities and authorship or co-authorship on active outputs from this activity.

2011 – 2015

Doctoral study at Department of Physical Chemistry in Faculty of Natural Sciences Comenius University

  • Research and pedagogical activity, conducting lectures and seminars in bachelor’s and master’s fields, cooperation on research and development activities of the workplace and authorship or co-authorship on active outputs from this activity.

Part time jobs

Research in the Center of Excellence of Security Research (2013 – 2015)

Administrative work in Lyreco CE, SE (2009 – 2011)

Science Experience

During my study, I focused on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and degradation mechanisms on the photoactive TiO2 surface. I am now specialized in mechanical analysis of polymer materials and composites using nanoindentation technique. In this time I am preparing polymer composites, mainly with new inorganic fillers – MXenes, using different preparation techniques and analyse mechanical and electrical properties of prepared composites.

I have very good practical experiences with Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS IV) and Triboindenter Hysitron.

I am participating in different national and international projects. For example from Slovak Research and Development Agency it is the project about “Smart MoS2 platform for cancer diagnosis and targeted treatment”, HORIZON2020 “Nano2Day: Multifunctional polymer composites doped with novel 2D nanoparticles for advanced applications”,  M-ERA.NET “Nano2Com: Advanced polymer composites filled with novel 2D nanoparticles” and HORIZON2020/M-ERA.NET “EPIC: European Partnership for Improved Composites”. I am the author or co-author of scientific articles in CC journals, which are listed below.


  1. M. Mičušík, M. Šlouf, A. Stepura, Y. Soyka, E. Ovodok, M. Procházka, M. Omastová (2022) Aging of 2D MXene nanoparticles in air: An XPS and TEM study. Applied Surface Science, 610, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2022.155351
  2. M. Mičušík, A. Kleinová, M. Oros, P. Šimon, T. Dubaj, M. Procházka, M. Omastová (2021) Plastic ingestion by the Wels catfish (Silurus glanis L.): detailed chemical analysis and degradation state evaluation. Toxicology Reports, 8 (1), doi: 10.1016/j.toxrep.2021.11.006
  3. Y. Mamunya, A. Misiura, M. Prochazka, M. Omastova (2021) Stepwise behavior of surface properties caused by phase inversion in a polymer blend filled with dispersed iron. Journal of Polymer Research, 28 (44), doi: 10.1007/s10965-021-02410-7
  4. K. Zukiene, G. Monastyreckis, S. Kilikevicius, M. Procházka, M. Micusik, M. Omastová, A. Aniskevich, D. Zeleniakiene (2021) Wettability of MXene and its interfacial adhesion with epoxy resin. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 257, doi: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.123820
  5. M. Kováčová, J. Kozakovičová, M. Procházka, I. Janigová, M. Vysopal, I. Černičková, J. Krajčovič, Z. Špitalský (2020) Novel Hybrid PETG Composites for 3D Printing. Applied Sciences, 10 (9), doi: 10.3390/app10093062 (IF2019: 2.474)
  6. V. Gajdosova, L. Lorencova, M. Prochazka, M. Omastova, M. Micusik, S. Prochazkova, F. Kveton, M. Jerigova, D. Velic, P. Kasak, J. Tkac (2019), Remarkable differences in the voltammetric response towards hydrogen peroxide, oxygen and Ru(NH3)63+ of electrode interfaces modified with HF or LiF-HCl etched Ti3C2Tx MXene. Microchimica Acta, 187 (1), doi: 10.1007/s00604-019-4049-6 (IF2018: 5.479)
  7. Z. Špitálsky, D. Rástočná Illová, O. Žigo, M. Mičušík, Z. Nógellová, M. Procházka, A. Kleinová, M. Kováčová, I. Novák, (2019), Assessment of the antibacterial behavior of polyester fabric pre-treated with atmospheric discharge plasma. Fibers and polymers, 20 (8) , doi: 10.1007/s12221-019-1127-7 (IF2018: 1.439)
  8. T. Chandel, V. Thakur, S. Halaszova, M. Prochazka, D. Haško, D. Velic, R. Poollla, (2018), Growth and Properties of Sprayed CZTS Thin Films. J. Elect. Mat., 47 (9), doi: 10.1007/s11664-018-6433-0 (IF2017: 1.566)
  9. E. Číková, M. Mičušík, A. Šišková, M. Procházka, P. Fedorko, M. Omastová, (2018), Conducting electrospun polycaprolactone/polypyrrole fibers. Synth. Met., 235, 80, doi: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2017.11.011 (IF2017: 0.672)
  10. P. Stloukal, I. Novák, M. Mičušík, M. Procházka, P. Kucharczyk, I. Chodák, M. Lehocký, V. Sedlařík, (2017), The Effect of Plasma Treatment on the Release Kinetics of a Chemotherapy Drug from Biodegradable Polyester Films and Polyester-Urethane Films. Int. J. Polym. Mater. Po., doi:10.1080/00914037.2017.1309543 (IF2016: 0.401)
  11. M. Prochazka, M. Stupavska, S. Halaszova, M. Jerigova, D. Velic, (2016), Ultraviolet photocatalytic degradation of cholesterol on TiO2: secondary ion mass spectrometry. Surf. Interface Anal., 49, 278. doi:10.1002/sia.6129 (IF2015: 0.402)
  12. S. Halaszova, M. Jerigova, D. Lorenc, M. Prochazka, D. Velic, (2016), Surface Nanostructures of Au-Thiolated Cyclodextrin-Fe Species: Gas and Liquid Phase Preparation. ChemPhysChem, 17, 2295. doi:10.1002/cphc.201600318 (IF2015: 1.303)
  13. M. Prochazka, M. Stupavska, M. Jerigova, D. Velic, (2013), TiO2 photocatalytic degradation of cholesterol: SIMS study. Surf. Interface Anal., 45, 22. doi:10.1002/sia.5120 (IF2012: 0.566)

Web Design Experience

I started design websites in high school, just for fun. Then my friends asked me to make some websites for their projects or clubs.

For first I was self-learning HTML and CSS, followed by PHP and a little JavaScript. Last few years I am working with WordPress, in which I am changing CSS and adding custom PHP codes. I started developing my own WordPress plugins.


HTML/HTML5 (good), CSS (good), PHP (good), MySQL (medium), JavaScript (beginner), Laravel (beginner)


Conference pages for biggest chemical conference in Slovakia: Congress of Slovak and Czech Chemical Societies

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Rehabilitation center for pets: wetPet.sk and page for physiotherapeutist MVDr. Tomáš Procházka: fyziovet.pro

Polymer Institute Slovak Academy of Sciences polymer.sav.sk

Slovak Chemical Society schems.sk

Other Experience

Computer skills

MS Word (expert), MS Excel (expert), MS PowerPoint (expert), Internet (e-mail, www) (expert)

Chemical software: IonSpec, Xcalibur, TriboScan

Personal skills

good communication skills and ability to adapt to multicultural environment which is documented by the fact that I was a co-founder and the first chairman of the Young Scientists group of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (mladi.sav.sk) and the first delegate of Slovakia and the Slovak Chemical Society in the European Young Chemists Network (eycn.eu)

sense of organization of teams member for eamle in laboratory or in conference organisation

ability to solve even non-standard and new problems


2015 – 2021

Board member of Slovak Chemical Society

Member of Slovak Chemical Society from 2007

2018 – 2021

Delegate of Slovak Chemical Society in The European Young Chemists’ Network

2018 – 2020

Head of group Young Scientist Slovak Academy of Sciences

Last edited: 09.11.2022