Josef Čáslavský has been senior scientist in the Laboratory of metabolomics and isotope analysis at the Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2019. His interests here are focused on the isotope ratio mass spectrometry and thermoanalytical methods (TGA/MS, TGA/FTIR, and pyrolysis-GC/MS).
He graduated in Technical Analytical and Physical Chemistry at the University of Chemical Technology in Pardubice in 1977 and obtained Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1992 from the same institution. He was promoted to associate professor of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection in 2006 and became a full professor in 2016 at the Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology. During his academic career he focused on the analysis of organic pollutants in the environment using the hyphenation of chromatographic methods and mass spectrometry. His teaching activities at the Department of Environmental Protection at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University and later at the Department of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection at the Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, covered Introduction to Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry.
He is a member of the Czech Chemical Society, a member of the main committee of the Johannes Marcus Marci Spectroscopical Society, and within 2000-2020 he was a member of the Scientific Board of the European Association of Chemistry and the Environment; in 2014-2015 he was president of this Association. He also acts as an external evaluator of the National Accreditation Body of the Czech Republic and an external evaluator of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.