After obtaining his PhD (physical organic chemistry) in 1975, his research has focused on trace element analysis. His current research interests include: (a) Generation, collection and atomization of volatile compounds for trace and ultratrace element analysis and for speciation by AAS/AFS; (b) Mechanism of hydride atomization in flames and quartz tube atomizers. He also acts as a full professor of analytical chemistry at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science. Author of a monograph on hydride generation, several book chapters in the field and over 100 papers in impacted journals most of them treating atomic spectrometry. He presented over 30 invited lectures at prestigious international conferences. He was awarded by Ioannes Marcus Marci Medal, Spectroscopic Society of Ioannes Marcus Marci, Prague and by Nicolaus Konkoly - Thege Medal, Slovak Spectroscopic Society. Until his partial retirement in 2020, he was the Head of the Department of Trace Element Analysis of Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He was also member of the Council of Sciences of the Czech Academy of Sciences and chairman of the Commission for the Defence of the Research Professor Degree in the Field of Analytical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences. Presently, he continues in his activities as a researcher.
Prof. RNDr. Jiří Dědina, CSc. DSc.
Czech Academy of Sciences
Institute of Analytical Chemistry
142 20 Prague