Skip to contents (site navigation)

Resonance Charity Fund

Sponsor and Founder: Prof. RNDr. Zdenek Herman, DrSc (1934-2021)
Mission: To support chemistry/physics students
Instrument: Zdenek Herman prize for Outstanding disertation thesis in the field of chemical physics and/or mass spectrometry
Calls and webpages:
Board: Prof. Michal Fárník, CZ, Prof. Břetislav Friedrich, GER, Prof. Vladimír Havlíček, CZ, Prof. Zdeněk Herman, CZ, Prof. Jana Roithová, NL, Prof. Petr Slavíček, CZ, Květoslava Stejskalová, PhD, CZ (secretary), Prof. Martin Hof, CZ (auditor)
Registered: 17 Sep 2014 (VAT 03386627, Municipal Prague Court)
Seat: Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague


2014EVA PLUHAROVA, Ph.D. Solvent effects on ion pairing and photoionization in water
2015LUKAS KRASNY, Ph.D. In situ phosphopeptide enrichment prior to MALDI mass spectrometry
2016ANTON SKRIBA, Ph.D Spectroscopy of Reaction Intermediates
2017ANTONÍN BEDNARIK, Ph.D. Novel strategies for desorption mass spectrometry
2018TOMAS PLUHACEK, Ph.D. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in metabolomics and forensic analysis
2019ERIK ANDRIS, Ph.D. Investigation of Non-Heme Iron-Oxo Intermediates in the Gas Phase
2020KATERYNA GRYGORYEVA, Ph.D. Dynamics of free and solvated molecules

In Memoriam of Zdenek Herman

Zdeněk Herman       Prof. Zdenek Herman, DSc, a long term Senior Research Fellow at J.Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague, passed away on Feb 25, 2021. His death is a great loss for the Czech and worldwide scientific community, losing an exceptionally respected scientist and scholar in the areas of molecular reaction dynamics, elementary collision processes, and their mechanisms, scattering of ions, cluster ions, ion-surface interactions, and many other topics he interrogated in a discipline he called Chemical Physics. From 1996 he had served as Professor of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague. As a visiting professor, he was active at many prestigious sites in the USA, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Austria ( He was a recipient of the honorary doctorate (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (Germany), and Česká hlava (Czech Republic). His passing is a hard blow to the Czech scientific community and Czech society for mass spectrometry.

2013 IMIC Prague (from left Z. Herman, V. Havlicek, R. Zahradnik, J. Spizek)       2003 IMSC Edinburgh (from left Z. Herman, E. Schmid, V. Havlicek, J.Hrusak)