People

Name Michl Josef
Position Distinguished Emeritus Scientist
Josef Michl

Prof. Josef Michl, Ph.D.

Head of the Team


Josef Michl's Research Team
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry ASCR, v.v.i.
Flemingovo nám. 2, CZ-166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic

Phone: (+420) 220 183 119

 

 
Education
1961-1965 Ph.D. (CSc.) Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia, under supervision of Dr. R.Zahradník.
1956-1961 M.S., Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, under supervision of Prof. V.Horák and Dr. P.Zuman.
 
Experience
1969-1970 Post-doctoral with Prof. F.E.Harris, Department of Physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1966-1967 Post-doctoral with Prof. M.J.S.Dewar, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
1965-1966 Post-doctoral with Prof. R.S.Becker, University of Houston, Texas.
 
Appointments
since 2006 Head of the senior research team, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic.
since 1991 Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
1986-1991 M. K. Collie-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.
since 1986 Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1979-1984 Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1975-1986 Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1971-1985 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1970-1971 Research Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1968-1969 Amanuensis (assistant professor) with Professor Jan Linderberg, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark.
1967-1968 Research Scientist, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
 
Awards and Fellowhisps
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1971-75
  • Distinguished Research Award, University of Utah, 1978-79
  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award, 1980
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Member)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1984-85
  • Utah Section, Am. Chem. Soc. Award, 1986
  • National Academy of Sciences, 1986
  • International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, 1988
  • Georgetown University, Honorary Doctorate, 1990
  • A. C. Cope Senior Scholar Award (Am. Chem. Soc.), 1993
  • Schrödinger Medal (World Association of Theoretical Organic Chemists), 1993
  • IAPS Award (Inter-American Photochemical Society), 1994
  • J. Heyrovsky Gold Medal (Czech Academy of Sciences), 1994
  • Charles University Gold Medal, Prague, Czech Republic, 1995
  • Czech Learned Society, Honorary Member, 1995
  • WATOC Fellow (World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists), 1996
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic, 1996
  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science Award, 1998
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1999
  • Auburn - G. M. Kosolapoff Award (Am. Chem. Soc. Auburn Section), 2000
  • James Flack Norris Award (Am. Chem. Soc.), 2001
  • Otto Wichterle Award (Czech Chemical Society), 2001
  • ALA Achievement Award (Association for Laboratory Automation), 2002
  • Best Journal Issue Award for Chemical Reviews (Association of American Publishers), 2002
  • Porter Medal (I-APS, EPA, JPA), 2002
  • Marinus Smith Award (Univ. of Colorado), 2003
  • Honorary Doctorate, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, 2004
  • Medal of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Acad. Sci., Prague, Czech Republic), 2004
  • Patria Award, Government of the Czech Republic, Prague, 2005
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2006
  • University of Colorado Faculty Fellowship, 2006
 
Service and Membership
  • American Chemical Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Inter-American Photochemical Society (Executive Committee Member, July 1977-80)
  • European Photochemical Association
  • Editor, Chemical Reviews, 1984-present
  • Associate Editor, Theoretica Chimica Acta, 1985-1996
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Accounts of Chemical Research, 1984-present
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2005-present
  • Advisory Board, Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 1993-present
  • Editorial Board, Bull. Chem. Soc. Japan, 1994-present
  • Editorial Board, Chemistry - A European Journal, 1994-2000
  • Advisory Editorial Board, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 1997-2001
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1978-83
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 1985-87
  • ACS Editor Search Committee, 2003
  • ACS Editor Search Committee, 2004
  • ACS Division of Physical Chemistry Executive Committee Member, 1982-86
  • ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry Executive Committee Member, 2005-present
  • ACS Executive Director's 2010 Committee, 2004-present
  • IUPAC Commission on Photochemistry (Associate Member, 1977-82, Titular Member, 1982-89, Chairman, 1985-89)
  • US National Committee for IUPAC, 1991- 95
  • Chairman, 19th Conference on Reaction Mechanisms, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1982
  • Chairman, 15th IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1994
  • Director, NATO Advanced Workshop "Modular Chemistry", Estes Park, Colorado, 1995
  • Co-organizer (with B. Ellison), Radicals in the Rockies, Telluride, Colorado, 1996
  • Co-organizer (with J. Simons), Frank Harris Symposium, Park City, Utah, 1998
  • Chairman, Photophysics and Photochemistry 2000, Oeiras, Portugal, 2000
  • Co-Organizer (with C. Kubiak and E. Calvo), Quilmes Workshop on Molecular Electronics and Quantum Dots, Quilmes, Tucuman, Argentina, 2003
  • Co-Organizer (with E. Calvo), NSF/PASI Workshop on Bioinspired Nanoscience and Molecular Machines, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina, 2005
  • Co-organizer (with M. Garcia-Garibay and J. Gladysz), Symposium on Molecular Rotors, 230th ACS Meeting, Washington, DC, 2005
  • Organizer, 38th Organosilicon Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, 2005
  • Co-Organizer, NSF Workshop on Molecular Electronics, Řež near Prague, Czech Republic, 2006
  • Co-Organizer, Radicals in the Rockies, Telluride, Colorado, 2006
  • Organizer, Solar Energy Workshop, Aspen Lodge, Estes Park, Colorado, 2007
  • Organizer, Optical Metamaterials Workshop, Aspen Lodge, Estes Park, Colorado, 2008
  • Scientific Council of the College of Natural Science, Charles University, Prague, 1994-present (honorary member)
  • Carolinum, honorary member, 1996 - present
  • Member, Honorary Committee for the Celebrations of the 650th Anniversary of the Founding of Charles University, Prague, 1996-1998
  • Advisory Council, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, 1986-1994
  • Advisory Council, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1987-92
  • Advisory Council, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987-present
  • Advisory Board, World Association of Theoretical Organic Chemists (WATOC), 1993-present
  • International Advisory Board of the Second World Congress of World Association of Theoretical Organic Chemists (WATOC), 1988-1990
  • International Advisory Board of the Fourth World Congress of World Association of Theoretical Organic Chemists (WATOC), 1994-1996
  • National Research Center for Computation in Chemistry (Member, Program Committee, 1978-81
  • Electronics Research Advisory Panel, DuPont, 1985
  • Advisory Committee, Center for Fast Kinetics Research, UT Austin, 1988-1991
  • Advisory Panel for Central Europe, National Research Council, 1992-1994
  • COBASE Review Panel, National Research Council, 1992-1994
  • Natl. Acad. Sci. TNG for Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and Africa, 2001-2006
  • DOE Program Review Panel, 1993
  • NSF Workshop on Environmental Chemistry, Matrafüred, Hungary, 1993
  • Panel Coordinator, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Chemical Synthesis: Gnosis to Prognosis, Ravello, Italy, 1994
  • Institute Evaluation Commission, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 1995
  • Department Evaluation Committee, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002
  • Theoretical Chemistry Evaluation Team, The Swedish Research Council, 2002
  • Department Evaluation Committee, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2005
  • Department Evaluation Committee, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 2005
  • Physical Chemistry Chair Advisory Panel, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2006-2007
  • Discipline Advisory Committee, Fulbright Scholar Awards in Chemistry, 1995-1998
  • Panelist, DOE Workshop: Research Opportunities in Photochemical Sciences, Estes Park, Colorado, 1996
  • International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry: 11th in Montpellier, France, 1996, 12th in Sendai, Japan, 1999, 13th in Guanajuato, Mexico, 2002, 14th in Würzburg, Germany, 15th in Jeju Island, Korea
  • Discussion Leader, Welch Conference "Chemistry on Nanometer Scale", Houston, Texas, 1996
  • Swedish National Research Council, Natural Sciences Grant Panel, 2006
  • Uppsala Univ., Phys. Chem. Chair Search Committee, Sweden, 2007
  • Visiting Advisory Committee, Penn State MRSEC, 2007
  • Advisory Board Member, Photochemistry Center, Bowling Green Univ., Ohio, 2007-present
  • Invited commentator, 21st Solvay Conference on Chemistry, Brussels, Belgium
  • Swedish Res Council, Natural Sciences Linnaeus Grant Panel, 2008
 
Teaching
 
Research interest
  • Surface-mounted molecular rotors and molecular electronics
  • Reactive intermediates
  • Boron, fluorine, and silicon chemistry
  • Molecular electronic structures
  • Photochemistry and solar energy

Josef Michl is author or co-author of 5 books, more than 570 papers, 11 patents, ~200 invited confference lectures, ~45 lecture series and named lectureships, ~20 visiting appointments., ~400 invited lectures.