VŠB-TU Ostrava

Assoc. Prof. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.

Personal data

Date and place of birth:      3.9.1979, Vsetín, Czech Republic
E-mail:          ondrej.zivotsky@vsb.cz
Tel.:           +420 59 732 3361

Academic and scientific qualification

1998 - 2003 -       master degree at VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
                              specialization in optoelectronics
2006 -                   PhD degree at VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Ph.D. Thesis:
                              Polarimetry of optical and magneto-optical systems)
2014 -                   habilitation at Palacky University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science (habilitation work: Investigation of surface magnetic
                              properties of amorphous and nanocrystalline ribbons using the magneto-optical methods)


2005 – 2013        fellow, Institute of Physics, HGF, VŠB - TU Ostrava
2014 – 2015        associate professor, Institute of Physics, HGF, VŠB - TU Ostrava
2013 – 2014        vice-head at Institute of Physics, HGF, VŠB - TU Ostrava
2016 – present    associate professor, Department of Physics, VŠB - TU Ostrava
2016 – present    vice-head for science and research, Department of Physics, VŠB - TU Ostrava

Publication activities

Number of publications (WoS):        66
H-index (WoS):                7
Number of citations (without self-citations):       127
Number of citations (including self-citations):    189

Research area

Optical and magnetic properties of solid and powder materials, magneto-optical Kerr and Faraday effects, light propagation in thin and thick anisotropic films.

Stays abroad

2002                    Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw, Poland. Supervisor: Dr. A. W. Domański. 10-days stay.
2006 – 2007       University Rouen, Groupe of Physics of Materials, Rouen, France. Supervisor: prof. J. Teillet. 9 months.
2014                    Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia. Supervisor: prof. V. S. Tsepelev. 2 months.

Research projects


2010                     Project of student grant competition (SGS) SP/2010150 – „Development of advanced spectroscopic and ellipsometric methods for
                              nanostructure investigations“.
2011                     Project of student grant competition (SGS) SP2011/26 – „Bulk magnetic measurements of solid and powder materials using the vibrating
                              magnetometer VSM“.
2012                     Project of student grant competition (SGS) SP2012/78 – „Infrared magneto-optical vector magnetometry“.

Team member

2006 – 2010        Project GAAV KAN 400100653 „Self-organized magnetic nanostructures“ (solver: Dr. Ján Lančok).
2008 – 2012        European project CZ.1.05/2.1.00/01.0040 „RMSTC – Regional Material Science and Technological Centre“ (solver: prof. Miroslav Kursa).
2011 – 2013        Project Czech Science Foundation P205/11/2137 „Magneto-photonic interactions in real nanostructures“ (solver: prof. Jaromír Pištora).
2011 – 2014        European project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0074 „Nanotechnology – basis for international cooperation“ (solver: prof. Jaromír Pištora).
2013 – 2015        Project Czech Science Foundation 13-13709S „Magnetic composite materials for pollutant removal“ (solver: prof. Ivo Šafařík).
2013 – 2018        Project LO1203 – „– Regional Material Science and Technological Centre – feasibility program“ (solver: prof. Miroslav Kursa).
2016                     Project of Visegrad fund „Silesian cross-border Workshop of Applied Physics“ (solver: prof. Jiří Luňáček).
2017                     Centralised developing project CRP2017/C18 „Improvement of teaching quality of PhD students using the modernised instrumentation
                              equipment“ (solver: prof. Jiří Luňáček).


Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists, since 2014.

Organization of international conferences

Member of technical program committee 9th European Conference on Magnetic Sensors and Actuators (Prague, 1.- 4.7. 2012, www.emsa2012.org).

Publication outputs
Outputs of applied research and cooperation with industry