Curriculum Vitae


Work experience

2018—Present
Postdoctoral Researcher - Peter Grünberg Institut 6, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Structural and electronic properties of reducible oxides

2013—2017
Postgraduate Student - Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Czech Republic
Experimental and theoretical study of structural and electronic properties of ceria

Mar—Apr 2015
Guest Researcher - Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Bremen, Germany
LEEM study of CeOx/Cu(110) system

Sep—Dec 2014
Guest Researcher - Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Bremen, Germany
LEEM study of CeOx/Cu(111) system

Jul—Sep 2013
Guest Researcher - Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
Study of ethanol steam reforming reaction over Ni—CeOx/Ru(0001) model catalyst.

Publications

28. Magnetic field-assisted chemical vapor deposition of iron oxide thin films: Influence of field—matter interactions on phase composition and morphology, Stadler D., Mueller D. N., Brede T., Duchoň T., Fischer T., Sarkar A., Giesen M., Schneider C. M., Volkert C. A., Mathur S., Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10, 6253—6259 (2019).

27. Anion-mediated electronic effects in reducible oxides: Tuning the valence band of ceria via fluorine doping, Kettner M., Duchoň T., Wolf M. J., Kullgren J., Senanayake S. D., Hermansson K., Veltruská K., Nehasil V., Journal of Chemical Physics 151, 044701 (2019).

26. Reconfigurable lateral anionic heterostructures in oxide thin films via lithographically defined topochemistry, Lefler B. M., Duchoň T., Karapetrov G., Wang J., Schneider C. M., May S. J., Physical Review Materials 3, 073802 (2019).

25. Tailoring of highly porous SnO2 and SnO2-Pd thin films, Chundak M., Khalakhan I., Kúš P., Duchoň T., Potin V., Cacucci A., Tsud N., Matolín V., Veltruská K., Materials Chemistry and Physics 232, 485—492 (2019).

24. Reversible structural changes of in situ prepared As40Se60 nanolayers studied by XPS spectroscopy, Kondrat O. B., Holomb R. M., Csik A., Takats V., Veres M., Feher A., Duchoň T., Veltruská K., Vondráček M., Tsud N., Matolín V., Prince K. C., Mitsa V. M., Applied Nanoscience 9, 917—924 (2019).

23. Hydrogen gas sensing properties of WO3 sputter-deposited thin films enhanced by on-top deposited CuO nanoclusters, Haviar S., Čapek J., Batková Š., Kumar N., Dvořák F., Duchoň T., Fialová M., Zeman P., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 43, 22756—22764 (2018).

22. In aqua electrochemistry probed by XPEEM: experimental setup, examples, and challenges, Nemšák S., Strelcov E., Guo H., Hoskins B. D., Duchoň T., Mueller D. N., Yulaev A., Vlassiouk I., Tselev A., Schneider C. M., Kolmakov A., Topics in Catalysis 61, 2195—2206 (2018).

21. 1D tungsten oxide nanostructures on Cu(110) surface, Šedivá R., Pistonesi C., Pronsato M. E., Duchoň T., Stetsovych V., Mysliveček J., Mašek K., Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 30, 465001 (2018).

20. Band structure of CuMnAs probed by optical and photoemission spectroscopy, Veis M., Minár J., Steciuk G., Palatinus L., Rinaldi C., Cantoni M., Kriegner D., Tikuišis K. K., Hamrle J., Zahradník M., Antoš R., Železný J., Šmejkal L., Marti X., Wadley P., Campion R. P., Frontera C., Uhlířová K., Duchoň T., Kužel P., Novák V., Jungwirth T., Výborný K., Physical Review B 97, 125109 (2018).

19. On the growth mechanisms of polar (100) surfaces of ceria on copper (100), Hackl J., Duchoň T., Gottlob D. M., Cramm S., Veltruská K., Matolín V., Nemšák S., Schneider C. M., Surface Science 617, 1—5 (2018).

18. Interfacial electrochemistry in liquids probed with photoemission electron microscopy, Nemšák S., Strelcov E., Duchoň T., Guo H., Hackl J., Yulaev A., Vlassiouk I., Mueller D. N., Schneider C. M., Kolmakov A., Journal of American Chemical Society 139, 18138—18141 (2017).

17. Probing frontier orbital energies of {Co9(P2W15)3} polyoxometalate clusters at molecule—metal and molecule—water interfaces, Yi X., Izarova N. V., Stuckart M., Guérin D., Thomas L., Lenfant S., Vuillaume D., van Leusen J., Duchoň T., Nemšák S., Bourone S. D. M., Schmitz S., Kögerler P., Journal of American Chemical Society 139, 14501—14510 (2017).

16. Exploiting micro-scale structural and chemical observations in real time for understanding chemical conversion: LEEM/PEEM studies over CeOx—Cu(111), Duchoň T., Hackl J., Höcker J., Veltruská K., Matolín V., Falta J., Cramm S., Nemšák S., Schneider C. M., Flege J. I., Senanayake S. D., Ultramicroscopy 183, 84—88 (2017).

15. Redox-mediated conversion of atomically dispersed platinum to sub-nanometer particles, Lykhach Y., Figueroba A., Skála T., Duchoň T., Tsud N., Aulická M., Neitzel A., Veltruská K., Prince K. C., Matolín V., Neyman K. M., Libuda J., Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5, 9250—9261 (2017).

14. Covalent versus localized nature of 4f electrons in ceria: resonant angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and density functional theory, Duchoň T., Aulická M., Schwier E. F., Iwasawa H., Zhao C., Xu Y., Veltruská K., Shimada K., Matolín V., Physical Review B 95, 165124 (2017).

13. Unraveling the surface state and composition of highly selective nanocrystalline Ni—Cu alloy catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation of HMF, Luo J., Monai M., Wang C., Lee J. D., Duchoň T., Dvořák F., Matolín V., Murray C. B., Fornasiero P., Gorte R. J., Catalysis Science & Technology 7, 1735—1743 (2017).

12. The effect of sulfur dioxide on the activity of hierarchical Pd-based catalysts in methane combustion, Monai M., Montini T., Melchionna M., Duchoň T., Kúš P., Chen C., Tsud N., Nasi L., Prince K. C., Veltruská K., Matolín V., Khader M. M., Gorte R. J., Fornasiero P., Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 202, 72—83 (2017).

11. Morphology and CO oxidation reactions on anion doped CeOxFy/Rh(111) and CeOx/Rh(111) inverse catalysts, Kettner M., Ševčíková K., Duchoň T., Kúš P., Rafaj Z., Nehasil V., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120, 26782—26792 (2016).

10. Ambient pressure XPS and IRRAS investigation of ethanol steam reforming on Ni—CeO2(111) catalysts: an in situ study of C—C and O—H bond scission, Liu Z., Duchoň T., Wang H., Grinter D. C., Waluyo I., Zhou J., Liu Q., Jeong B., Crumlin E. J., Matolín V., Stacchiola D. J., Rodriguez J. A., Senanayake S. D., Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, 16621—16628 (2016).

9. Controlling heteroepitaxy by oxygen chemical potential: exclusive growth of (100) oriented ceria nanostructures on Cu(111), Höcker J., Duchoň T., Veltruská K., Matolín V., Falta J., Senanayake S. D., Flege J. I., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120, 4895—4901 (2016).

8. Phosphorus poisoning during wet oxidation of methane over Pd@CeO2/graphite model catalysts, Monai M., Montini T., Melchionna M., Duchoň T., Kúš P., Tsud N., Prince K. C., Matolín V., Gorte R. J., Fornasiero P., Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 197, 271—279 (2016).

7. Mechanistic insights of ethanol steam reforming over Ni—CeOx(111): the importance of hydroxyl groups for suppressing coke formation, Liu Z., Duchoň T., Wang H., Peterson E. W., Zhou Y., Luo S., Zhou J., Matolín V., Stacchiola D. J., Rodriguez J. A., Senanayake S. D., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119, 18248—18256 (2015).

6. Faceting transition at the oxide—metal interface: (13 13 1) facets on Cu(110) induced by carpet-like ceria overlayer, Aulická M., Duchoň T., Dvořák F., Stetsovych V., Beran J., Veltruská K., Mysliveček J., Mašek K., Matolín V., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119, 1851—1858 (2015).

5. In situ and theoretical studies for the dissociation of water on an active Ni/CeO2 catalyst: importance of strong metal—support interactions for the cleavage of O—H bonds, Carrasco J., López‐Durán D., Liu Z., Duchoň T., Evans J., Senanayake S. D., Crumlin E. J., Matolín V., Rodríguez J. A., Ganduglia-Pirovano M. V., Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, 3917—3921 (2015).

4. Structural and electronic properties of manganese-doped Bi2Te3 epitaxial layers, Růžička J., Caha O., Holý V., Steiner H., Volobuiev V., Ney A., Bauer G., Duchoň T., Veltruská K., Khalakhan I., Matolín V., Schwier E. F., Iwasawa H., Shimada K., Springholz G., New Journal of Physics 17, 013028 (2015).

3. Comment on 'Ordered phases of reduced ceria as epitaxial films on Cu(111)', Duchoň T., Dvořák F., Aulická M., Stetsovych V., Vorokhta M., Mazur D., Veltruská K., Skála T., Mysliveček J., Matolínová I., Matolín V., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 5058—5059 (2014).

2. Ordered phases of reduced ceria as epitaxial films on Cu(111), Duchoň T., Dvořák F., Aulická M., Stetsovych V., Vorokhta M., Mazur D., Veltruská K., Skála T., Mysliveček J., Matolínová I., Matolín V., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 357—365 (2014).

1. Epitaxial cubic Ce2O3 films via Ce—CeO2 interfacial reaction, Stetsovych V., Pagliuca F., Dvořák F., Duchoň T., Vorokhta M., Aulická M., Lachnitt J., Schernich S., Matolínová I., Veltruská K., Skála T., Mazur D., Mysliveček J., Libuda J., Matolín V., Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 4, 866—871 (2013).

Scientific Talks

Invited

In-liquid XAS for fermentation industry
2019 • Hop Research Institute Co., Ltd., Žatec, Czech Republic

Towards universal liquid in-situ electrochemistry in photoemission microscopy
2019 • 140th AMCP Open Seminar, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan

Towards universal liquid in-situ electrochemistry in photoemission microscopy
2018 • Physical Chemistry / Steinrück Group seminar, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

Orientation-dependent redox properties of ceria—copper interface
2017 • 254th ACS National Meeting, Washington DC, USA

Ambient pressure XPS: study of chemical reactions under real conditions
2014 • Summer school of vacuum techniques, ČVS, Czech Republic

4f electrons in ceria: interplay between DFT and experiment
2014 • Gemeinsames Festkörperphysik-Seminar, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Contributed

Non-innocent role of fluorine as an electron donor in oxides
2019 • Nonstoichiometric Compounds VII, Miyazaki, Japan

Origin of the surface orientation dependence of the reduction kinetics of ultrathin ceria
2018 • LEEM/PEEM-11, Chongqing, China

Interfacial electrochemistry in liquids probed with photoemission electron microscopy
2018 • AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition, Long Beach, USA

On the structure-dependent reducibility of ceria: (100) vs. (111)
2018 • 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium Dioxide in Catalysis, Barcelona, Spain

Covalent versus localized nature of 4f electrons in ceria
2018 • DPG Spring Meeting, Berlin, Germany

Towards universal liquid in-situ electrochemistry in photoemission microscopy
2017 • Hard X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy at PETRA III, Hamburg, Germany

4f electrons in ceria
2017 • CSPES, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Faceting transition at the oxide—metal interface: the case of ceria on copper
2015 • 250th ACS National Meeting, Boston, USA

Cubic c-Ce2O3 phase studied by photoelectron spectroscopy and photoelectron diffraction
2013 • 246th ACS National Meeting, Indianapolis, USA

Posters

In aqua soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy of cerium oxide nanoparticles towards biomimetic applications
2019 • 11th Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting, Berlin, Germany

Origin of the surface—orientation dependence of the reduction kinetics of ultrathin ceria
2019 • Nonstoichiometric Compounds VII, Miyazaki, Japan

Probing hydroxylation of oxides via ambient pressure resonant photoemission
2018 • 5th Annual APXPS Workshop, Berlin, Germany

Operando liquid electrochemistry for PEEM
2018 • 10th Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting, Berlin, Germany

Covalency in ceria: a RES-ARPES and DFT study
2014 • COST CM1104 General Meeting, Barcelona, Spain

The relation between stoichiometry and surface structure in ceria films
2014 • CISM Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium Dioxide in Catalysis, Udine, Italy

Education

2013—2017
Doctor - Charles University, Czech Republic
Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Thesis: Electronic and structural properties of model catalysts based on ceria
Description: The research focused on the study of the band structure and local co-ordination of model ceria-based catalysts using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy techniques.
Advisor: RNDr. Kateřina Veltruská, CSc.

2011—2013
Magister - Charles University, Czech Republic
Surface Physics • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Thesis: Physically chemical properties of epitaxial films CeOx/Cu(111)
Description: The growth process of reduced ceria in a form of epitaxial layers on Cu(111) was thoroughly studied by electron based diffraction and spectroscopy techniques. New phases of reduced ceria, presenting an unprecedented model systems, were discovered.
Advisor: RNDr. Kateřina Veltruská, CSc.

2008—2011
Bachelor - Charles University, Czech Republic
General Physics • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Thesis: Photoelectron spectroscopy study of adsorption on sputtered ceria films prepared in situ
Description: The thesis focused on the effect of ex situ preparation of ceria films on the conclusions inferred from ultra high vacuum analysis techniques about the growth properties and stoichiometry by comparing samples prepared ex situ and in situ. Exposition to air was found to have non-trivial effect on the studied properties.
Advisor: RNDr. Kateřina Veltruská, CSc.

2004—2008
Grammar School, Žatec, Czech Republic

1995—2004
Primary School, Postoloprty, Czech Republic

Other information

Awards

2019 • Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (vol. 10, num. 20)

2019 • Cover of Journal of Chemical Physics (vol. 151, num. 4)

2018 • Best poster award at the 5th Annual APXPS Workshop in Berlin, Germany

2018 • Cover of Surface Science (vol. 671)

2017 • Cover of Journal of American Chemical Society (vol. 139, num. 41)

2017 • Finalist of the ALS Science as Art contest 2017

2016 • Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C (vol. 120, num. 47)

2016 • Cover of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (vol. 18, num. 25)

2016 • Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C (vol. 120, num. 9)

2016 • Winning entry in the Internal CERIC Science Picture Contest 2016

2015 • Best presentation award at the Advances in Ceria Based Catalysis session of the 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston, USA

Grants

2016—2017 • GAUK 472216 - Study of strongly correlated electrons in ceria

2016 • COST STSM 32712 - LEEM study of ceria induced faceting on Cu(110)

2014 • COST STSM 20163 - LEEM study of ordered phases of ceria on Cu(111)

2013—2015 • GAUK 794313 - ARPES study of cubic phase of Ce2O3/Cu(111)

Professional activities

2017 • Co-organizer of Metal—Support Interactions in Catalysis: Modeling, Characterization & Design symposium at the 254th ACS National Meeting

Reviewer forACS Catalysis, Surface Science

Computer skills

Basic - python, bash, igor

Intermediate - C++, latex, linux, computational physics (DFT, XPD)

Advanced - data visualization, pov-ray, blender

Languages

Native - Czech

Professional working proficiency - English

Intermediate proficiency - Japanese

Elementary proficiency - German

Interests

contemporary literature • post-war Japanese cinema • ray-tracing (graphics)