Professor Roithová

Professor of Spectroscopy and Catalysis, Radboud University, Faculty of Sciences, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Chair: Spectroscopy and Catalysis

ResearcherID = A-5858-2015
ORCID ID = 0000-0001-5144-0688

Education

  • 1998 Master: Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry, Charles University, Prague (CZ)


  • 2003 PhD: Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry Department, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (CZ)

Current positions

  • since 2018 – Professor of Spectroscopy and Catalysis, Faculty of Sciences, Institute for Molecules and Materials Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (NL)

Previous positions

  • 1998 – 2000 Ph. D. student, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences, CZ


  • 2000 – 2003 Ph. D. student, Dynamics of chemical reactions in the gas phase, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic


  • 2003 – 2005 Postdoctoral fellow, Ion chemistry in the gas phase (group of Prof. H. Schwarz), Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


  • 2005 – 2006  Research scientist, Ion chemistry in the gas phase (group of Prof. Z. Herman), J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences, CZ


  • 2006 – 2009 Senior researcher in ion chemistry (group of Dr. D. Schröder), Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences, CZ


  • 2007 – 2018 Professor at Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry, Charles University Prague, CZ (2007 Assistant Prof., 2010 Associate Prof., 2014 Professor)

Major Research Interests

  • Catalysis 

(investigation of reaction mechanisms of organic and organometallic reactions, characterization of elusive highly reactive intermediates in catalytic reactions, new concepts in catalysis)


  • Development of new methods in mass spectrometry 

(helium tagging photodissociation spectroscopy; two photon techniques; bridging between solution and gas phase – Delayed reactant labelling method)

Major Grant Awards

  • 2011 ERC Starting Grant


  • 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant


  • 2020 NWO VICI Grant (Dutch Science Foundation)

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2003 Prize "Chemistry 2003 Rhodia CZ/French Embassy", CZ


  • 2005 Hlávka Prize (The Hlavka Foundation), CZ


  • 2008 L'Oreal "For women in science" stipend, CZ


  • 2014 Neuron Prize, Neuron Foundation, CZ


  • 2014 Prize of the Czech Learned Society for young scientists, CZ


  • 2014 Vladimír Hanuš Prize, Czech Society for Mass Spectrometry, CZ


  • 2014: Ignaz L. Lieben Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria


  • 2015 Heyrovsky-Ilkovič-Nernst Lectureship, German Chemical Society, Germany


  • 2015 Elected member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic, CZ


  • 2017 The Rudolf Lukeš Prize, Czech Chemical Society, CZ


  • 2018 Elected as a ChemPubSoc Europe Fellow 2016/2017, EU


  • 2018 Elected member of Academia Europaea, EU


  • 2020 Elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, EU


  • 2021 Elected as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), NL


  • 2024 The SASP Erwin Schrödinger Gold Medal Award

Teaching activities

  • Physical organic chemistry, Computational chemistry for experimental chemists, Mass spectrometry, Photochemistry, Advances in mass spectrometry, Ethics in Science, Metal-organic chemistry, Catalysis

Institutional responsibilities and commissions of Trust

  • 2011 – 2015 Chair of the Czech Society for Mass Spectrometry, CZ


  • 2011 – 2018 Head of the Organic Chemistry Department, Charles University, Prague, CZ


  • 2016 – 2018 Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, CZ


  • 2016 – 2018 Member of the Scientific Board and of the Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, CZ


  • 2016 – 2018 Member of the Presidium of the Czech Science Foundation, CZ


  • 2020 – 2023 Member of NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) Chemistry Round Table, NL


  • 2018, 2020 Member of an ERC panel


  • 2020 – 2023 Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry (ACS)


  • since 2019 Member/Chair of several Faculty Committees (BAC), Radboud University, NL


  • since 2020 Co-Chair of the Editorial Board of Chemistry-Methods (Chemistry Europe, Wiley VCH)


  • since 2020 Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (Elsevier)