doc. Mgr. Pavel Souček, Ph.D.

Associate professor, Deposition of Thin films and Nanostructures

Office: pav. 06/01009
Kotlářská 267/2
611 37 Brno

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Curriculum Vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • born on February 3rd 1986 in Boskovice
  • Department of Physical Electronics
    Faculty of Science
    Masaryk University
    Kotlarska 2
    611 37 Brno
    Czech Republic
Employment - Position
  • scientific researcher
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2019 - habilitation (doc.)
  • 2010 - 2013 Ph.D. in Plasma physics, Masaryk University, Brno; Thesis: Deposition of functional nanocomposite coatings by PVD and their characterisation
  • 2008 - 2010 Mgr. in Plasma physics, Masaryk University, Brno; Thesis: Preparation of titanium based nanocomposite coatings
  • 2005 - 2008 Bc. in Physics, Masaryk University, Brno; Thesis: Influence of reactive gas admixture on deposition rate of boron based thin films
  • 2013 - scientific researcher, MU, Brno
  • 2009 - 2010 research assistant, IPM ASCR, Brno
Teaching Activities
  • Introduction to Microphysics
  • Advanced methods laboratory 1
  • Usage of modern measurement apparatus
  • Physical laboratory 3
  • 1 successfully defended Master's thesis
  • 2 successfully defended Bachelor's theses
Scientific and Research Activities
  • magnetron sputtering; thin film and coating development and analysis; plasma diagnostics
  • 2017 - 1 month stay at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2012 - 3 month stay at M2i at University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2009 - 3 month stay at CNRS IMN Jean Rouxel, Nantes, France
Awards Related to Science and Research
  • 2 invited talks
  • 2013 - CEPLANT director's prize for best PhD thesis
  • 2013 - Sponsored Student Award (TechCon 2013, Providence, RI, USA)
  • 2012 - Gravarc team member at Spin Your Thesis programme of the European Space Agency
  • 2010 - Brno Ph.D. talent
  • 2010 - Dean's prize of master's thesis
Major Publications
  • SOUČEK, Pavel, Josef DANIEL, Jaroslav HNILICA, Katarína BERNÁTOVÁ, Lukáš ZÁBRANSKÝ, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Monika STUPAVSKÁ a Petr VAŠINA. Superhard nanocomposite nc-TiC/a-C:H coatings: The effect of HiPIMS on coating microstructure and mechanical properties. Surface & coatings technology. Lausanne: Elsevier Science, roč. 311, February, s. 257-267. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.01.021. 2017. URL info
  • ŽEMLIČKA, Radek, Mojmír JÍLEK, Petr VOGL, Jaroslav ŠRÁMEK, Pavel SOUČEK, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ a Petr VAŠINA. Principles and practice of an automatic process control for the deposition of hard nc-TiC/a-C:H coatings by hybrid PVD-PECVD under industrial conditions. Surface & coatings technology. Elsevier, roč. 304, October, s. 9-15. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.06.061. 2016. URL info
  • HOMOLA, Tomáš, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Tatiana IVANOVA, Pavel SOUČEK, Philipp MAYDANNIK, David Campbell CAMERON a Jürgen LACKNER. Mechanical properties of atomic layer deposited Al2O3/ZnO nanolaminates. Surface & Coatings Technology. roč. 284, December, s. 198-205. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2015.07.078. 2015. URL info
  • SOUČEK, Pavel, Tereza SCHMIDTOVÁ, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Petr VAŠINA, Y.T. PEI, J.Th.M. DE HOSSON, Ondřej CAHA, Vratislav PEŘINA, Romana MIKŠOVÁ a Petr MALINSKÝ. Tribological properties of nc-TiC/a-C:H coatings prepared by magnetron sputtering at low and high ion bombardment of the growing film. Surface & coatings technology. Elsevier, roč. 241, February, s. 64-73. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.10.026. 2014. info
  • ZÁBRANSKÝ, Lukáš, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Pavel SOUČEK, Petr VAŠINA, Tomáš GARDELKA, Pavel SŤAHEL, Ondřej CAHA, Vratislav PEŘINA a Jiří BURŠÍK. Study of the thermal dependence of mechanical properties, chemical composition and structure of nanocomposite TiC/a-C:H coatings. Surface & coatings technology. Elsevier, roč. 242, March, s. 62-67. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.01.019. 2014. info
  • SOUČEK, Pavel, Tereza SCHMIDTOVÁ, Lukáš ZÁBRANSKÝ, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Petr VAŠINA, Ondřej CAHA, Jiří BURŠÍK, Vratislav PEŘINA, Romana MIKŠOVÁ, Y.T. PEI a J.Th.M. DE HOSSON. On the control of deposition process for enhanced mechanical properties of nc-TiC/a-C:H coatings with DC magnetron sputtering at low or high ion flux. Surface & coatings technology. Elsevier, roč. 255, September, s. 8-14. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.11.001. 2014. URL info
  • EL MEL, A.A., E. GAUTRON, F. CHRISTIEN, B. ANGLERAUD, A. GRANIER, Pavel SOUČEK, Petr VAŠINA, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, M. TAKASHIMA, N. OHTAKE, H. AKASAKA, T. SUZUKI a P.Y. TESSIER. Titanium carbide/carbon nanocomposite hard coatings: A comparative study between various chemical analysis tools. Surface & coatings technology. Elsevier, roč. 256, October, s. 41-46. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.12.068. 2014. URL info
  • ŽEMLIČKA, Radek, Mojmír JÍLEK, Petr VOGL, Pavel SOUČEK, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Jiří BURŠÍK a Petr VAŠINA. Understanding of hybrid PVD–PECVD process with the aim of growing hard nc-TiC/a-C:H coatings using industrial devices with a rotating cylindrical magnetron. Surface & Coatings Technology. Elsevier Science, roč. 255, September, s. 118-123. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.02.069. 2014. info
  • SCHMIDTOVÁ, Tereza, Pavel SOUČEK, Vít KUDRLE a Petr VAŠINA. Non-monotonous evolution of hybrid PVD – PECVD process characteristics on hydrocarbon supply. Surface & coatings technology. Elsevier, roč. 2013, č. 232, s. 283-289. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.05.014. 2013. info
  • ŠPERKA, Jiří, Pavel SOUČEK, Jack J.W.A. VAN LOON, Alan DOWSON, Christian SCHWARZ, Jutta KRAUSE, Gerrit KROESEN a Vít KUDRLE. Hypergravity effects on glide arc plasma. The European Physical Journal D. Springer, roč. 67, č. 261, s. 1-9. ISSN 1434-6060. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2013-40408-7. 2013. info
  • SOUČEK, Pavel, Tereza SCHMIDTOVÁ, Lukáš ZÁBRANSKÝ, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Petr VAŠINA, Ondřej CAHA, Mojmír JÍLEK, Abdelazziz EL MEL, Pierre-Yves TESSIER, Jan SCHÄFER, Jiří BURŠÍK, Vratislav PEŘINA a Romana MIKŠOVÁ. Evaluation of composition, mechanical properties and structure of nc-TiC/a-C:H coatings prepared by balanced magnetron sputtering. Surface & Coatings Technology. Elsevier Science, roč. 211, OCTOBER, s. 111-116. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.09.012. 2012. info


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