Department of Functional Materials

belongs to the Condensed Matter Division of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

The department consists of 3 research groups FMC, MNB and MCMscanning electron microscopy laboratory and mechanical workshop.

Research within the department focusses on  active or passive functionality imprinted to the solid state materials on the structural level, in particular:

Head of Department

Name Surname Phone Email
Petr Šittner +420 266 052 657

Deputy Head of Department

Name Surname Phone Email
Luděk Heller +420 266 053 351
Pavel Lejček +420 266 052 167


Name Surname Phone Email
Marcela Boháčková +420 266 052 613

Recent Key Results

Recoverability of strains in spite of large plastic deformation in NiTi:   Y. Chen, O. Tyc, L.Kadeřávek, O. Molnárová, L. Heller, P. Šittner, Recoverability of large strains and deformation twinning in martensite during tensile deformation of NiTi shape memory alloy, Acta Materialia 180 (2019) 243-259 FREE link

Long superelastic plateaus in NiTi: Y. Chen, O. Tyc, L. Kadeřávek, O. Molnárová, L. Heller, P. Šittner, Temperature and microstructure dependence of localized tensile deformation of superelastic NiTi wires, Materials & Design 174 (2019) 107797
Modeling grain boundary segregation : P. Lejček and S. Hofmann, Modeling grain boundary segregation by prediction of all the necessary parameters, Acta Materialia 170 (2019)  253-267,  253-267  

Experiments and theory focusing unrecoverable cubic to monoclinic martensitic transformation in NiTi at high temperatures:  L. Heller, P.Šittner, P.Sedlák, H.Seiner, O.Tyc, L.Kadeřávek, P.Sedmák, M.Vronka Beyond the strain recoverability of martensitic transformation in NiTi  International Journal of Plasticity 116, (2019),232-264, Free link,  DOI :

Corrosion-Resistant Anode made Using Nanocrystalline Boron-Doped Diamond:  Petr Ashcheulov, Andrew TaylorVincent Mortet, Aleš Poruba, Florian Le Formal,Hana Krýsová, Mariana Klementová, Pavel Hubík, Jaromír Kopeček, Jan Lorinčík, Jun-Ho Yum, Irena Kratochvílová, Ladislav Kavan, and Kevin Sivula Nanocrystalline Boron-Doped Diamond as a Corrosion-Resistant
Anode for Water Oxidation via Si Photoelectrodes
, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b08714 


Department of Functional Materials

Institute of Physics of the CAS

Na Slovance 2, 182 21, Prague, Czech Republic



Tel: +420 266 052 613

Fax: +420 286 890 527




On September 21, 2018 Orsolya Molnarova succesfully defended her

Special Issue of the journal  Materials, an open access journal by MDPI (Impac

Diamond and Diamond-Like Carbon: Next-Generation Electrodes for Electroanalysis

Maruska Krecmarova completed her PhD in July 2018, congratulations and best wishes.

On January 30, Eduardo Alarcon defended his Czech-French PhD thesis in Brest, France , congratulations.

NiTi20Hf shape memory alloy was used in the actuation system for the rotating wingtips in the test flight series of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing proj

On January 16 2018, Pavel Sedmak completed his PhD at FJFI CVUT.. Congratulations

Seminar of the Department of Functional Materials


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