Full name: | Jan Kučera (male) |

Institutional affiliation: | Institute of Physics ASCR Cukrovarnická 10 Praha 6, 162 53, Czech Republic |

Phone: | +420 220 318 459 |

E-mail: | kucera@fzu.cz |

Present position: | Scientist |

Title: | PhD |

Field of specialization: | Condensed Matter Theory |

1983 | diploma (MSc) | from Department of Mathematics and Physics, Charles
University, Praha, Czechoslovakia Diploma thesis: "Study of Molecule Polarisability in Molecular Crystals with Inclusion of the Local Field Effect" |

1986 | RNDr. | from Department of Mathematics and Physics, Charles
University, Praha, Czechoslovakia Specialization: Mathematical Physics |

1990 | CSc. (PhD) | from Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Praha, Czechoslovakia PhD Thesis: "Theory of Electronic Transport in Two-Dimensional Systems in Presence of Magnetic Fields (Landauer Formalism)" |

October 1983 - September 1984 | Postgraduate Student Department of Electrical Engineering Technical University Brno |

October 1984 - September 1985 | Military Service |

November 1985 - April 1987 | Postgraduate Student Institute of Physics CSAS |

May 1987 - September 1990 | PhD Student Institute of Physics CSAS |

October 1990 - present | Scientist Institute of Physics ASCR |

The main field of Dr Kučera's interest lies in theoretical solid state physics, namely structural, transport and magnetic-field properties of low-dimensional semiconductor structures.

Dr Kučera spent he year 1992 as a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Allan H. MacDonald at the Indiana University in Bloomington where he worked on the theory of transport in periodically-modulated low-dimensional systems.

In 1995-2000 he spent several long-term stages with the group of Prof. Ernest Sigmund at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus, Germany (1995-97, part time 1998-2000) where he collaborated with Dr Ulrich Wulf. Among other topics under investigation was application of the R-matrix technique to various transport properties of semiconductor nanostructures.

As from 2001 he has been involved in modelling of electron multilayer structures in tilted magnetic field. More recently he has been also involved in investigation of spin-dependent properties of heterostructures, namely the properties of (III,Mn)V semicondutors.

Society of Czechoslovak Mathematicians and Physicists

1997-2000 | Pedagogical activities at the Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus, Germany. Partof the lectures on mechanics, electricity and magnetism in the basic physics course, on thermodynamics and statistical physics in the theoretical physics course and in long term lecture/colloquia project "Numerical Methods in Physics". |

2000-2001 | Secretary of the Organizing Committee and Guest Editor of Physica E of the EP2DS-14 Conference in Praha, 2001. |

2002-present | Webmaster for the "Ferromagnetic Semiconductor Spintronics Web Project",
http://unix12.fzu.cz/ms. |

2004-present | Among the duties of Dr Kučera belongs the care of the computer cluster of the Depratment. |