Tel: 58 563 4420, E-mail:, Room: 3.041

Research interests

  • Inorganic nanomaterials – preparation, stabilization, characterization, utilization
  • Surface energy of solid materials, wetting
  • Heterogeneous catalysis


  • 1979 – 1984 – M.Sc. Physical chemistry, Charles University, Prague
  • 1985 – RNDr. Physical chemistry, Charles University, Prague
  • 1986 – 1993 – CSc. (Ph.D.) Physical chemistry, Charles University, Prague
  • 2010 – doc. (associate prof.) Physical chemistry, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2021 – prof. Physical chemistry, Palacký University, Olomouc


  • 1990 – 1991 technician, Farmakon s.p., Olomouc
  • 1991 – 2010 Senior Lecturer, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2010 – … Doc. (Associate Prof.), Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2010 – 2015 Head of the research group VP5, RCPTM, Palacký University, Olomouc

International experience

  • 1988 – Stay at ICHF AN USSR, Moskau, group of prof. A. N. Galashin
  • 2006 – Stay at UMB Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, group of prof. M. Melicherčík


  • Dr. Štefan Vajda, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA – heterogeneous catalysis
  • Dr. Dimitra Lambropoulou, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece – photocatalytic activity of nanomaterials
  • Prof. Petr Praus, VŠB-Technical University, Ostrava, CZ – preparation and characterization of nanomaterials
  • Prof. Hans Wendel, University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany – bioactivity of nanomaterials
  • Dr. Virginia Aragon, Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CreSA), UAB-IRTA, Barcelona, Spain – bioactivity of nanomaterials
  • Dr. Mária Dušinská, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller, Norway – toxicity of nanoparticles
  • Dr. Alena Gabelová, Cancer Research Institute SAV, Bratislava, Slovakia – toxicity of nanoparticles
  • Prof. Milan Kolář, Department of Microbiology, Palacký University, Olomouc, CZ – antimicrobial activity of metal nanoparticles
  • Prof. Karel Urbánek, Department of Pharmacology, Palacký University, Olomouc, CZ – antimicrobial activity of metal nanoparticles
  • Prof. Milan Melicherčík, UMB Banská Bystrica, Slovakia – environmental pollution
  • And others

Grants, projects

  • TACR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, CZ) – Use of nanostructures and natural extracts as functional substances in active packaging materials with barrier, antimicrobial, protective and oxygen absorbing effects (co-PI), 2013-2015 (26 mil. CZK; 4.6 mil. CZK UPOL)
  • ECOP (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CZ) – Natural scientist (PI), 2012-2014 (13 mil. CZK)
  • ECOP (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CZ) – Innovation of Applied chemistry study program (PI), 2011-2013 (10 mil. CZK)
  • MSM (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CZ) – New possibilities of diagnostics and immunomodulation in infectious diseases and immunopathological conditions (co-PI), 2007-2011 (103 mil. CZK; 4.5 mil. CZK Faculty of Science UPOL)
  • MSM (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CZ) – Research on new methods of creativity competitions aimed at youth motivation for scientific research activities in the field of natural sciences (PI), 2006-2008 (32 mil. CZK)

Supervised Ph.D. students

  • Robert Prucek (consultant; 2000-2004)
  • Aleš Panáček (consultant; 2002-2006)
  • Jana Vojtěchovská (consultant; 2003-2008)
  • Hana Strnadová (consultant; 2003-2008)
  • Miroslava Holecová-Vandlíčková (consultant; 2004-2009)
  • Jana Soukupová (consultant; 2005-2009)
  • Martina Kilianová (supervisor; 2010-)
  • Petr Suchomel (supervisor; 2010-2017)
  • Martin Sivera (supervisor; 2011-)
  • Ariana Fargašová (supervisor; 2011-2017)
  • Martina Karlíková (supervisor; 2011-)
  • Monika Smékalová (supervisor; 2011-)
  • Anna Balzerová (supervisor; 2012-)
  • Králová-Pocklanová (supervisor; 2013-)



  1. Mistrik M, Skrott Z, Muller P, Panáček A, Hochvaldová L, Chroma K, Buchtová T, Vandová V, Kvítek L, Bártek J: Microthermal-induced subcellular-targeted protein damage in cells on plasmonic nanosilver-modified surfaces evokes a two-phase HSP-p97/VCP response Nat. Commun., 12, 713 , 2021. (DOI)
  2. Ženata O, Panáček A, Kvítek L, Vrzal R: The impact of graphene oxide on androgen receptor signalling in prostate cancer cells. CHEMOSPHERE, 269, 128759, 2021. (DOI)


  1. Halder A, Kiliánová M, Yang B, Tyo EC, Seifert S, Prucek R, Panáček A, Suchomel P, Tomanec O, Gosztola DJ, Milde D, Wang H, Kvítek L, Zbořil R, Vajda Š: Highly Efficient Cu-Decorated Iron Oxide Nanocatalyst for Low Pressure CO2 Conversion. Appl. Catal., B, 225, 128-138, 2018. (DOI)
  2. Janáček D, Kvítek L, Karlíková M, Pospišková K, Šafařík I: Removal of silver nanoparticles with native and magnetically modified halloysite. Appl. Clay Sci., 162, 10–14, 2018. (DOI)
  3. Panáček A, Kvítek L, Smékalová M, Večeřová R, Kolář M, Röderová M, Dyčka F, Šebela M, Prucek R, Tomanec O, Zbořil R: Bacterial resistance to silver nanoparticles and how to overcome it. Nat. Nanotechnol., 13, 65–71, 2018. (DOI)
  4. Smékalová M, Panáček A, Jančula D, Maršálek B, Kolařík J, Prucek R, Kvítek L, Zbořil R: Culture medium mediated aggregation and re-crystallization of silver nanoparticles reduce their toxicity. Appl. Mater. Today, 12, 198–206, 2018. (DOI)
  5. Suchomel P, Kvítek L, Prucek R, Panáček A, Halder A, Vajda Š, Zbořil R: Simple size-controlled synthesis of Au nanoparticles and their size-dependent catalytic activity. Sci. Rep., 8, 4589, 2018. (DOI)
  6. Vitasková A, Kvítek L: Langmuir Films of Poly-L-lactic Acid – Their Nucleation and Growth. Chem. Listy, 112(6), 346-353, 2018. (DOI)


  1. Panáček A, Smékalová M, Večeřová R, Bogdanová K, Röderová M, Kolář M, Kilianová M, Hradilová Š, Froning JP, Havrdová M, Prucek R, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Silver nanoparticles strongly enhance and restore bactericidal activity of inactive antibiotics against multiresistant Enterobacteriaceae. Colloids Surf., B, 142, 392–399, 2016. (DOI)
  2. Pocklanová R, Rathi AK, Gawande MB, Datta KKR, Ranc V, Čépe K, Petr M, Varma RS, Kvítek L, Zbořil R: Gold nanoparticle-decorated graphene oxide: Synthesis and Application in oxidation reactions under benign conditions. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 424, 121–127, 2016. (DOI)
  3. Smékalová M, Aragon V, Panáček A, Prucek R, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Enhanced antibacterial effect of antibiotics in combination with silver nanoparticles against animal pathogens. Vet. J., 209, 174–179, 2016. (DOI)
  4. Suchomel P, Prucek R, Černá K, Fargašová A, Panáček A, Gedanken A, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Highly efficient silver particle layers on glass substrate synthesized by the sonochemical method for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy purposes. Ultrason. Sonochem., 32, 165–172, 2016. (DOI)


  1. Chládková B, Evgenidou E, Kvítek L, Panáček A, Zbořil R, Kovář P, Lambropoulou D: Adsorption and photocatalysis of nanocrystalline TiO2 particles for Reactive Red 195 removal: effect of humic acids, anions and scavengers. Environ. Sci. Pollut. R., 22(21), 16514-16524, 2015. (DOI)
  2. Fargašová A, Prucek R, Ranc V, Panáček A, Kvítek L, Zbořil R: Influence of various chloride ion concentrations on silver nanoparticle transformations and effectiveness in surface enhanced Raman scattering for different excitation wavelengths. RSC Adv., 5(13), 9737-9744, 2015. (DOI)
  3. Hradilová Š, Havrdová M, Panáček A, Kvítek L, Zbořil R: Hsp70 as an indicator of stress in the cells after contact with nanoparticles. J. Phys. Conf. Ser., 617, 1-8, 2015. (DOI)
  4. Panáček A, Smékalová M, Kiliánová M, Prucek R, Bogdanová K, Večeřová R, Kolář M, Havrdová M, Płaza AG, Chojniak J, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Strong and Nonspecific Synergistic Antibacterial Efficiency of Antibiotics Combined with Silver Nanoparticles at Very Low Concentrations Showing No Cytotoxic Effect. Molecules, 21(1), 2015. (DOI)
  5. Praus P, Turicová M, Suchomel P, Kvítek L: Capillary isotachophoresis for separation of silver nanoparticles according to size. RSC Adv., 5(73), 59131-59136, 2015. (DOI)
  6. Płaza GA, Chojniak J, Mendrek B, Trzebicka B, Kvítek L, Panáček A, Prucek R, Zbořil R, Paraszkiewicz K, Bernat P: Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Bacillus subtilis T-1 growing on agro-industrial wastes and producing biosurfactant. IET Nanobiotechnol., 2015. (DOI)
  7. Suchomel P, Kvítek L, Panáček A, Prucek R, Hrbáč J, Večeřová R, Zbořil R: Comparative Study of Antimicrobial Activity of AgBr and Ag Nanoparticles (NPs). PLOS ONE, 10(3), 1-15, 2015. (DOI)


  1. Gawande MB, Rathi AK, Tuček J, Šafářová K, Bundaleski N, Teodoro OMND, Kvítek L, Varma RS, Zbořil R: Magnetic gold nanocatalyst (nanocat-Fe–Au): catalytic applications for the oxidative esterification and hydrogen transfer reactions. Green Chem., 16(9), 4137-4143, 2014. (DOI)
  2. Panáček A, Kiliánová M, Prucek R, Husičková V, Večeřová R, Kolář M, Kvítek L, Zbořil R: Preparation and in vitro Bactericidal and Fungicidal Efficiency of NanoSilver / Methylcellulose Hydrogel. Int. J. Chem. Mol. Nuc. Mat. Metal. Eng., 8(6), 499-504, 2014. (DOI)
  3. Panáček A, Prucek R, Hrbáč J, Nevečná T, Šteffková J, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Polyacrylate-Assisted Size Control of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Catalytic Activity. Chem. Mater., 26(3), 1332-1339, 2014. (DOI)
  4. Prucek R, Panáček A, Filip J, Kvítek L, Zbořil R: Polyacrylate Modified Copper Nanoparticles with Controlled Size. Int. J. Chem. Mol. Nuc. Mat. Metal. Eng., 8(6), 509-515, 2014. (DOI)
  5. Prucek R, Ranc V, Balzerová O, Panáček A, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Preparation of silver particles and its application for surface enhanced Raman scattering with near-infrared excitation. Mater. Res. Bull., 50, 63-67, 2014. (DOI)
  6. Ranc V, Marková Z, Hajduch M, Prucek R, Kvítek L, Kaslik J, Šafářová K, Zbořil R: Magnetically Assisted Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Selective Determination of Dopamine in an Artificial Cerebrospinal Fluid and a Mouse Striatum Using Fe 3 O 4 /Ag Nanocomposite. Anal. Chem., 86(6), 2939-2946, 2014. (DOI)
  7. Sivera M, Kvítek L, Soukupová J, Panáček A, Prucek R, Večeřová R, Zbořil R: Silver Nanoparticles Modified by Gelatin with Extraordinary pH Stability and Long-Term Antibacterial Activity. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e103675, 2014. (DOI)
  8. Veverková L, Hradilová Š, Milde D, Panáček A, Skopalová J, Kvítek L, Petrželová K, Zbořil R: Accurate determination of silver nanoparticles in animal tissues by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Spectrochim. Acta B., 102, 7-11, 2014. (DOI)


  1. Halouzka V, Jakubec P, Kvítek L, Likodimos V, Kontos AG, Papadopoulos K, Falaras P, Hrbáč J: Deposition of Nanostructured Ag Films on Silicon Wafers by Electrochemical/Electrophoretic Deposition for Electrochemical and SERS Sensing. J. Electrochem. Soc., 160(4), B54-B59, 2013. (DOI)
  2. Karlíková M, Kvítek L, Prucek R, Panáček A, Filip J, Pechoušek J, Adegboyega NF: The Catalytic Behaviour of NanoAg@montmorillonite Composite Materials. Physics Procedia, 44, 231-237, 2013. (DOI)
  3. Kilianová M, Prucek R, Filip J, Kolařík J, Kvítek L, Panáček A, Tuček J, Zbořil R: Remarkable efficiency of ultrafine superparamagnetic iron(III) oxide nanoparticles toward arsenate removal from aqueous environment. Chemosphere, 93(11), 2690-2697, 2013. (DOI)
  4. Krajewski S, Prucek R, Panáček A, Avci-Adali M, Nolte A, Straub A, Zbořil R, Wendel HP, Kvítek L: Hemocompatibility evaluation of different silver nanoparticle concentrations employing a modified Chandler-loop in vitro assay on human blood. Acta Biomater., 9(7), 7460-7468, 2013. (DOI)
  5. Panáček A, Balzerová A, Prucek R, Ranc V, Večeřová R, Husičková V, Pechoušek J, Filip J, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Preparation, characterization and antimicrobial efficiency of Ag/PDDA-diatomite nanocomposite. Colloids Surf., B, 110, 191-198, 2013. (DOI)
  6. Praus P, Turicová M, Karlíková M, Kvítek L, Dvorský R: Nanocomposite of montmorillonite and silver nanoparticles: Characterization and application in catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol. Mater. Chem. Phys., 140(2-3), 493-498, 2013. (DOI)
  7. Ranc V, Srovnal J, Kvítek L, Hajduch M: Discrimination of circulating tumor cells of breast cancer and colorectal cancer from normal human mononuclear cells using Raman spectroscopy. Analyst, 138(20), 5983-5988, 2013. (DOI)


  1. Prucek R, Ranc V, Kvítek L, Panáček A, Zbořil R, Kolář M: Reproducible discrimination between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy with infrared excitation. Analyst, 137(12), 2866-2870, 2012. (DOI)
  2. Ranc V, Hruzikova J, Maitner K, Prucek R, Milde D, Kvítek L: Quantification of purine basis in their mixtures at femto-molar concentration levels using FT-SERS. J. Raman Spectrosc., 43(8), 971-976, 2012. (DOI)


  1. Kvítek L, Hrbáč J: Comment on “From Nanoparticles to Nanoplates: Preferential Oriented Connection of Ag Colloids during Electrophoretic Deposition”. J. Phys. Chem. C, 115(11), 4980-4981, 2011. (DOI)
  2. Kvítek L, Panáček A, Prucek R, Soukupová J, Vaníčkova M, Kolář M, Zbořil R: Antibacterial activity and toxicity of silver – nanosilver versus ionic silver. J. Phys. Conf. Ser., 304, 012029, 2011. (DOI)
  3. Panáček A, Prucek R, Šafářová D, Dittrich M, Richtrova J, Benicková K, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Acute and Chronic Toxicity Effects of Silver Nanoparticles (NPs) on Drosophila melanogaster. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45(11), 4974-4979, 2011. (DOI)
  4. Prucek R, Panáček A, Fargašová A, Ranc V, Mašek V, Kvítek L, Zbořil R: Re-crystallization of silver nanoparticles in a highly concentrated NaCl environment—a new substrate for surface enhanced IR-visible Raman spectroscopy. CrystEngComm, 13(7), 2242-2248, 2011. (DOI)
  5. Prucek R, Panáček A, Soukupová J, Novotný R, Kvítek L: Reproducible synthesis of silver colloidal particles tailored for application in near-infrared surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. J. Mater. Chem., 21(17), 6416-6420, 2011. (DOI)
  6. Prucek R, Tuček J, Kilianová M, Panáček A, Kvítek L, Filip J, Kolář M, Tománková K, Zbořil R: The targeted antibacterial and antifungal properties of magnetic nanocomposite of iron oxide and silver nanoparticles. Biomaterials, 32(21), 4704-4713, 2011. (DOI)


  1. Soukupová J, Kvítek L, Kratochvilová M, Panáček A, Prucek R, Zbořil R: Silver Voyage from Macro – to Nanoworld. J. Chem. Educ., 87(10), 1094-1097, 2010. (DOI)


  1. Kvítek L, Soukupová J: Comment on ‘Preparation and antibacterial activity of Fe 3 O 4 @Ag nanoparticles’. Nanotechnology, 20(2), 028001, 2009. (DOI)
  2. Kvítek L, Vaničková M, Panáček A, Soukupová J, Dittrich M, Valentova E, Prucek R, Bancířová M, Milde D, Zbořil R: Initial Study on the Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles (NPs) against Paramecium caudatum. J. Phys. Chem. C, 113(11), 4296-4300, 2009. (DOI)
  3. Panáček A, Kolář M, Večeřová R, Prucek R, Soukupová J, Kryštof V, Hamal P, Zbořil R, Kvítek L: Antifungal activity of silver nanoparticles against Candida spp. Biomaterials, 30(31), 6333-6340, 2009. (DOI)
  4. Prucek R, Kvítek L, Panáček A, Vančurová L, Soukupová J, Jančík D, Zbořil R: Polyacrylate-assisted synthesis of stable copper nanoparticles and copper(I) oxide nanocubes with high catalytic efficiency. J. Mater. Chem., 19(44), 8463-8469, 2009. (DOI)
  5. Strnadová H, Kvítek L: Vliv pufru na tvorbu micel vybraných povrchově aktivních látek. Chem. Listy, 103, 315-319, 2009. (DOI)


  1. Kvítek L, Panáček A, Soukupová J, Kolář M, Večeřová R, Prucek R, Holecová M, Zbořil R: Effect of Surfactants and Polymers on Stability and Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles (NPs). J. Phys. Chem. C, 112(15), 5825-5834, 2008. (DOI)
  2. Soukupová J, Kvítek L, Panáček A, Nevěčná T, Zbořil R: Comprehensive study on surfactant role on silver nanoparticles (NPs) prepared via modified Tollens process. Mater. Chem. Phys., 111(1), 77-81, 2008. (DOI)


  1. Panáček A, Kvítek L, Prucek R, Kolář M, Večeřová R, Pizúrová N, Sharma VK, Nevěčná T, Zbořil R: Silver Colloid Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Their Antibacterial Activity. J. Phys. Chem. B, 110(33), 16248-16253, 2006. (DOI)


  1. Kvítek L, Prucek R: The preparation and application of silver nanoparticles. J. Mater. Chem., 22, 2461-2473, 2005. (DOI)
  2. Kvítek L, Prucek R, Panáček A, Novotný R, Hrbáč J, Zbořil R: The influence of complexing agent concentration on particle size in the process of SERS active silver colloid synthesis. J. Mater. Chem., 15(10), 1099-1105, 2005. (DOI)
  3. Panáček A, Kvítek L: Colloid chemistry in laboratory practice. Chem. Listy, 99(8), 606-609, 2005. (DOI)


  1. Mrkvová K, Kameníček J, Šindelář Z, Kvítek L, Mrozinski J, Nahorska M, Žák Z: Synthesis, properties and crystal structures of R[M III (bdt) 2 ] complexes (M = Ni, Co, Cu). Transition Met. Chem., 29(3), 238-244, 2004. (DOI)
  2. Panáček A, Kvítek L, Klečková M: Colloid chemistry in practical problems. Chem. Listy, 98(1), 39-41, 2004. (DOI)


  1. Kopel P, Trávníček Z, Kvítek L, Černošek Z, Wrzeszcz G, Marek J: Synthesis and Characterization of Cu(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) Complexes of Trithiocyanuric Acid: The Structure of N , N′ -Bis(3-Aminopropyl)-1,3-Propanediamine-(Trithiocyanurato)Nickel(II). J. Coord. Chem., 56(1), 1-11, 2003. (DOI)


  1. Kopel P, Trávníček Z, Kvítek L: Coordination compounds of nickel with trithiocyanuric acid. Part IV. Structure of [Ni(pmdien)(ttcH)] (pmdien = N,N,N ‚,N ‚,N “-pentamethyldiethylenetriamine, ttcH(3) = trithiocyanuric acid). Transition Met. Chem., 26(3), 282-286, 2001. (DOI)


  1. Machala V, Trávníček Z, Šindelář Z, Kvítek L, Marek J: Nitrogen-donor base adducts of bis(O,O′-di-isoamyldithiophosphato)nickel(II). Transition Met. Chem., 25(6), 715-719, 2000. (DOI)