Tel: 58 563 4427, E-mail:, Room: 3.042


Research interests

  • Inorganic nanomaterials – preparation, stabilization, characterization, utilization
  • Application of nanoparticles and nanocomposites in heterogeneous catalysis
  • Synthesis of metal nanoparticles and nanocomposites
  • Application of nanoparticles and nanocomposites in Raman spectroscopy
  • Application of iron-based materials for water treatment


  • 1995 – 2000: M.Sc. Inorganic chemistry, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2003 RNDr. Physical chemistry, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2000 – 2004: Ph.D. Physical chemistry, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2015 – associate professor, Physical chemistry, Palacký University, Olomouc


  • 2004 – 2006 Analyst, Farmak a.s., Olomouc
  • 2006 – 2015 Senior Lecturer, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2009 – 2015 Junior Researcher, Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Olomouc
  • 2014 – 2015 Doc. (Associate Prof.), Palacký University, Olomouc

International experience

  • 2012 Stay at Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel (A. Gedanken)
  • 2013 Stay at Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA (S. Vajda)
  • 2013 Stay at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, USA (V. K. Sharma)


  • A. Gedanken, Stay at Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • S. Vajda, Stay at Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA
  • H. P. Wendel, Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Clinical Research Laboratory, University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany
  • G. Plaza, Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas, Environmental Microbiology Department
  • Dr. Dimitra Lambropoulou, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece – photocatalytical activity of nanomaterials
  • M. Kolář, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Palacký University, Czech Republic

Grants, projects

  • GACR 15-22248S In vitro, in vivo and in silico study on overcoming bacterial resistance via combination of antibiotics with silver nanoparticles and silver compounds
  • GACR P304/10/1316 In vitro and in vivo study of antimicrobial activity and toxicity of silver nanoparticles, nanocomposites and materials based on silver nanoparticles
  • MSM6198959223 New possibilities of diagnostics and immunomodulation in infectious diseases and immunopathological conditions
  • MSM6198959218 Coordination compounds and oxides of transition metals for bioapplications and nanotechnologies
  • TAČR TE02000006, Centre for alternative environment friendly high effective polymer antimicrobial agents for industrial applications
  • TAČR TE01020218, Environmental friendly nanotechnologies and biotechnologies in water and soil treatment
  • TAČR TA03011368 Development of ready-to-use commercial substrate for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy



  1. McNally MJ, Galinis G, Youle O, Petr M, Prucek R, Machala L, von Haeften K: Silver nanoparticles by atomic vapour deposition on an alcohol micro-jet. Nanoscale Adv., 1(10), 4041-4051, 2019. (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. Kolařík J, Prucek R, Tuček J, Filip J, Sharma VK, Zbořil R: Impact of inorganic ions and natural organic matter on arsenates removal by ferrate(VI): Understanding a complex effect of phosphates ions. Water Res., 141, 357-365, 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)


  1. Fargašová A, Balzerová A, Prucek R, Htoutou Sedláková M, Bogdanová K, Gallo J, Kolář M, Ranc Václav , Zbořil R: Detection of Prosthetic Joint Infection Based on Magnetically Assisted Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Anal. Chem., 89(12), 6598–6607, 2017. (DOI)
  2. Han C, Machala L, Medřík I, Prucek R, Kralchevska RP, Dionysiou DD: Degradation of the cyanotoxin microcystin-LR using iron-based photocatalysts under visible light illumination. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24(23), 19435-19443, 2017. (DOI)
  3. Pařil P, Baar J, Čermák P, Rademacher P, Prucek R, Sivera M, Panáček A: Antifungal effects of copper and silver nanoparticles against white and brown-rot fungi. J. Mater. Sci., 52(5), 2720–2729, 2017. (DOI)
  4. Tuček J, Prucek R, Kolařík J, Zoppellaro G, Petr M, Filip J, Sharma VK, Zbořil R: Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles Reduce Arsenites and Arsenates to As(0) Firmly Embedded in Core-Shell Superstructure: Challenging Strategy of Arsenic Treatment under Anoxic Conditions. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 5(4), 3027-3038, 2017. (DOI)


  1. Gallo J, Panáček A, Prucek R, Kriegova E, Hradilová S, Hobza M, Holinka M: Silver Nanocoating Technology in the Prevention of Prosthetic Joint Infection. Materials , 9(5), 337, 2016. (DOI)
  2. Kralchevska RP, Prucek R, Kolařík J, Tuček J, Machala L, Filip J, Sharma VK, Zbořil R: Remarkable efficiency of phosphate removal: Ferrate(VI)-induced in situ sorption on core-shell nanoparticles. Water Res., 103, 83-91, 2016. (DOI)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Prucek R, Tuček J, Kolařík J, Hušková I, Filip J, Varma RS, Sharma VK, Zbořil R: Ferrate(VI)-Prompted Removal of Metals in Aqueous Media: Mechanistic Delineation of Enhanced Efficiency via Metal Entrenchment in Magnetic Oxides. Environ. Sci. Technol., 49(4), 2319-2327, 2015. (DOI)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. Zajíček P, Kolář M, Prucek R, Ranc V, Bednář P, Varma RS, Sharma VK, Zbořil R: Oxidative degradation of triazine- and sulfonylurea-based herbicides using Fe(VI): The case study of atrazine and iodosulfuron with kinetics and degradation products. Sep. Purif. Technol., 156(3), 1041–1046, 2015. (DOI)


  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)


  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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. Prucek R, Tuček J, Kolařík J, Filip J, Marušák Z, Sharma VK, Zbořil R: Ferrate(VI)-Induced Arsenite and Arsenate Removal by In Situ Structural Incorporation into Magnetic Iron(III) Oxide Nanoparticles. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47(7), 3283–3292, 2013. (DOI)


  1. Granatier J, Lazar P, Prucek R, Šafářová K, Zbořil R, Otyepka M, Hobza P: Interaction of Graphene and Arenes with Noble Metals. J. Phys. Chem. C, 116(26), 14151-14162, 2012. (DOI)
  2. Marková Z, Šišková K, Filip J, Šafářová K, Prucek R, Panáček A, Kolář M, Zbořil R: Chitosan-based synthesis of magnetically-driven nanocomposites with biogenic magnetite core, controlled silver size, and high antimicrobial activity. Green Chem., 14(9), 2550-2558, 2012. (DOI)
  3. 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)
  4. 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. Cuda J, Kohout T, Tuček J, Haloda J, Filip J, Prucek R, Zbořil R: Low-temperature magnetic transition in troilite: A simple marker for highly stoichiometric FeS systems. J. Geophys. Res., 116(B11), B11205, 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, 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Prucek R, Hermanek M, Zbořil R: An effect of iron(III) oxides crystallinity on their catalytic efficiency and applicability in phenol degradation—A competition between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Appl. Catal., A, 366(2), 325-332, 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)


  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)


  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)