People

Name Kaleta Jiří
Position Head of the Junior Research Group
Jiří Kaleta

Jiří Kaleta, Ph.D.

Head of the Junior Research Group


Molecular Devices
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS
Flemingovo nám. 2, CZ-166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic

☎: (+420) 220 183 342
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Education
2006-2010 Ph.D. (CSc.)in Organic Chemistry, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno, Czech Republic.
Thesis: "Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane Derivatives".
2004-2006 M.Sc. (Mgr.) in Organic Chemistry, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno, Czech Republic.
Thesis: "Laterally Substituted Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes".
2001-2004 Bc. in Organic Chemistry, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno, Czech Republic.
 
Experience
2017 (9 months) University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, Supervisor: prof. Josef Michl.
2016 (3 months) University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, Supervisor: prof. Josef Michl.
2007 (1 year) University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, Supervisor: prof. Josef Michl.
2004 (3 weeks) Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS, Prague, Supervisor: prof. František Rypáček.
 
Appointments
since 2019 Head of the Junior Research Group, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague.
2013-2018 Scientist, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague.
2010-2013 Postdoctoral fellowship, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague, supervisor: Prof. Josef Michl.
 
Awards
2016 The Alfred Bader Award for Organic Chemistry.
2014 The Coris Award for the best oral presentation (XIV. Conference of young biologists, biochemists and chemists, Czech Republic).
2013 Best poster presentation (EuroBoron 6, Poland).
2010 Prix de Chimie (1st Prize, awarded by the French embassy and the Rhodia).
2008 The Otakar Červinka Award (the Czech Chemical Society award for the best lecture).
2008 Awarded by Department of Chemistry of Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno.
2006 Awarded by Dean of Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno.
 
Research experience
  • Multi-step syntheses of molecular-level devices (rotors, motors and switches), ), preparation of their 2D and 3D arrays, and study of their properties.
  • Synthesis of highly strained hydrocarbons (bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes, propellanes, cubanes, etc).
  • Study of electronic properties and reactivity of various charged (CB11H12-) and uncharged carborane (o-, m-, and p-C2B10H12) derivatives.
  • Molecular spectroscopy.