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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 and 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, 2017, vol. 311, February, p. 257-267. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.01.021. URL info
  • ŽEMLIČKA, Radek, Mojmír JÍLEK, Petr VOGL, Jaroslav ŠRÁMEK, Pavel SOUČEK, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ and 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, 2016, vol. 304, October, p. 9-15. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.06.061. URL info
  • HOMOLA, Tomáš, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Tatiana IVANOVA, Pavel SOUČEK, Philipp MAYDANNIK, David Campbell CAMERON and Jürgen LACKNER. Mechanical properties of atomic layer deposited Al2O3/ZnO nanolaminates. Surface & Coatings Technology. 2015, vol. 284, December, p. 198-205. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2015.07.078. URL info
  • SOUČEK, Pavel, Tereza SCHMIDTOVÁ, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Petr VAŠINA, Y.T. PEI, J.Th.M. DE HOSSON, Ondřej CAHA, Vratislav PEŘINA, Romana MIKŠOVÁ and 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, 2014, vol. 241, February, p. 64-73. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.10.026. info
  • ZÁBRANSKÝ, Lukáš, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Pavel SOUČEK, Petr VAŠINA, Tomáš GARDELKA, Pavel SŤAHEL, Ondřej CAHA, Vratislav PEŘINA and 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, 2014, vol. 242, March, p. 62-67. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.01.019. info
  • SOUČEK, Pavel, Tereza SCHMIDTOVÁ, Lukáš ZÁBRANSKÝ, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Petr VAŠINA, Ondřej CAHA, Jiří BURŠÍK, Vratislav PEŘINA, Romana MIKŠOVÁ, Y.T. PEI and 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, 2014, vol. 255, September, p. 8-14. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.11.001. 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 and P.Y. TESSIER. Titanium carbide/carbon nanocomposite hard coatings: A comparative study between various chemical analysis tools. Surface & coatings technology. Elsevier, 2014, vol. 256, October, p. 41-46. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.12.068. URL info
  • ŽEMLIČKA, Radek, Mojmír JÍLEK, Petr VOGL, Pavel SOUČEK, Vilma BURŠÍKOVÁ, Jiří BURŠÍK and 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, 2014, vol. 255, September, p. 118-123. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.02.069. info
  • SCHMIDTOVÁ, Tereza, Pavel SOUČEK, Vít KUDRLE and Petr VAŠINA. Non-monotonous evolution of hybrid PVD – PECVD process characteristics on hydrocarbon supply. Surface & coatings technology. Elsevier, 2013, vol. 2013, No 232, p. 283-289. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.05.014. info
  • ŠPERKA, Jiří, Pavel SOUČEK, Jack J.W.A. VAN LOON, Alan DOWSON, Christian SCHWARZ, Jutta KRAUSE, Gerrit KROESEN and Vít KUDRLE. Hypergravity effects on glide arc plasma. The European Physical Journal D. Springer, 2013, vol. 67, No 261, p. 1-9. ISSN 1434-6060. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2013-40408-7. 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 and 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, 2012, vol. 211, OCTOBER, p. 111-116. ISSN 0257-8972. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.09.012. info


Curriculum Vitae: doc. Mgr. Pavel Souček, Ph.D. (učo 175085), version: English(1), last update: 2019/04/29 15:52, P. Souček