Born in Prague on May 20, 1966.
Married to Iva (born Kratochvilova), four children (Tomas, Matej, Sara, and Rut).
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nam. 2, Prague 6, CZ-16610, Czech Republic.
Phone: ++420-220 183 184
e-mail: pavel.jungwirth at uochb.cas.cz
M.Sc. in Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep. 1989.
D. Phil. at J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Acad. Sci. of the Czech Rep., Prague, Czech Rep., 1993.Thesis advisor: Professor R. Zahradnik.
Research associate at University of Geneva, Switzerland (with Professor J. Weber), 1991.
Research associate at University of Fribourg, Switzerland (with Professor T. Bally), 1992.
Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellow at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (with Professor R. B. Gerber), 1994-5.
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Irvine (with Professor R. B. Gerber), 1995.
Group head at J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, 1995-2003.
Visiting researcher at University of California, Irvine, 1998.
Visiting professor at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2001.
Schonbrunn visiting professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2001.
Visiting researcher at University of California, Irvine, 2004.
Visiting professor at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2007.
Visiting professor at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 2010.
Visiting professor at Rush University, Chicago, 2012.
Distinguished Chair at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences (group head since 2004).
Professor (external faculty) at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (since 2000).
Finland Distinguished Professor at the Tampere University of Technology (2013-2017).
More than 280 research and review papers in international journals with more than 11000 citations (H-index 54). Several book chapters. Numerous invited lectures at international conferences (including GRC) and research laboratories in Europe, Israel, and USA.
Hlavka Foundation Prize (1993).
Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellowship (1994).
Learned Society of the Czech Republic Prize (1996).
NATO Senior Science Fellowship (2001).
Schonbrunn Visiting Professor (Lady Davis Fellowship) (2001).
Annual Medal of the International Academy of Quamtum Molecular Science (2001).
Otto Wichterle Prize of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2002).
Spiers Memorial Prize of the Royal Society for Chemistry (2008).
Doctor of Sciences from the Czech Academy of Sciences (2009).
Elected member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic (2009).
Praemium Academie Prize from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2010).
Jaroslav Heyrovsky Medal from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2016).
Senior Editor of Journal of Physical Chemistry (from 2009)
Member of Editorial Board of Chemical Physics Letters (from 2007)
Member of evaluation panel of the Czech Science Foundation (2009-2011)
Chair of Water & Aqueous Solutions Gordon Research Conference (2010)
Co-Chair of The Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Ions and Osmolytes in Solution Telluride Meeting (2011)
Chair of Ion Specific Hofmeister Effects: Faraday Discussion 160 (2012)
Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University (from 2012)
Member of the Scientific Board of the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry (from 2017)
Vice-Chair of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (from 2017)Favorite quote:
"Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga com'e bisogna che tutto cambi." ("If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.") From The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.