Petr Klán

Professor of organic chemistry


Department of Chemistry and RECETOX
Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5/A8, 625 00 Brno, Czech republic
E-mail: klan(at)
Phone: +420-54949-4856
Fax: +420-54949-2443

Education and Academic Qualifications

2007             Professor, Masaryk University, Brno
2002             Associate Professor (habilitation), Masaryk University, Brno
1998             Assistant Professor, Masaryk University, Brno
1998             Ph. D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA (chemistry; Prof. Peter J. Wagner)
1986             M. S. (RNDr.), Masaryk University, Brno

Employment Summary

since 1998     Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
1993-1998     Graduate assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
1991-1993     R&D position, Synthon, Netherlands at Lachema, Brno
1986-1991     R&D position, Lachema (a former pharmaceutical company), Brno

Academic and Professional Activities

since 2023     Member of the Alfred Bader Prize Grant Committee
since 2021     Member of the Experientia Grant Committee
since 2021     Associate editor of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
since 2020     Member of the ChemPlusChem International Advisory Board
2012-2023     Member of the Czech Science Foundation evaluation panels
since 2017     Member of the Committee of the Organic, Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Branch of the Czech Chemical Society
since 2008     National treasurer of European Photochemistry Association
since 2003     Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
2003-2010     Vice-dean for research, development, foreign relations, and doctoral studies, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno


2022              The Minister of Health's award for health research and development (awared by Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic)
2022              The MUNI Scientist Award for outstanding research results (Masaryk University, Brno)
2017              Elected member of the The Learned Society of the Czech Republic
2014              The Rudolf Lukeš Prize (awarded by the Czech Chemical Society)
2013              The Award of the President of the Czech Science Foundation
2009              The Rector's Award for Outstanding Creative Activity (Masaryk University, Brno)

Scientific and Pedagogical Activities

Physical organic photochemistry; Mechanisms of organic reactions; Kinetic flash photolysis; Organic synthesis; Spectroscopy; Ice and snow chemistry; Environmental photochemistry.

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