Lubomir Spanhel


Email : lubomir [dot] spanhel [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)

Office number : Beaulieu - Build. 10 B - 205

Education and Professional Experience

  • 1977 Baccalaureate, High School for Chemical Technology, Ostrava (Czechia)
  • 1988 PhD in Physical Chemistry, Technical University Berlin (Germany)
  • 1988-1990 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA)
  • 1991-1992 Research Associate, Institute of New Materials, Saarbrücken (Germany)
  • 1994/1995 Invited Research Fellow, NIMC Tsukuba (Japan)
  • 1993-1999 Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry and Nanomaterials Science Bavarian Julius-Maximilian-University, Würzburg Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, Würzburg (Germany)
  • 2000-2001 Invited Professorship, Claude-Bernard University of Lyon 1 (France)
  • Since 2001 Full Professor of Materials Chemistry, University of Rennes 1 (France)
  • Since 2013 Professor of Physical Chemistry, Masaryk University, Brno (Czechia)
  • 2014-2016 Director of Metamaterials Laboratory at the Centre for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec (Czechia)

Core competences

  • Photo-physical chemistry of inorganic nanocolloids
  • Doping and surface functionalization of semiconductor/metal nanoparticles
  • Sol-gel derived nanostructured coatings for ICT- and solar applications


  • Physical chemistry & Nanomaterials science (colloids and sol-gel technology)

Selected publications

  • Photochemistry of Semiconductor Colloids. 20. Surface Modification and Stability of Strong Luminescing CdS Particles.
    L. Spanhel, M. Haase, H. Weller and A. Henglein
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1987109, 5649
  • Activation of 1.54 µm - Er3+- Fluorescence in Concentrated II-VI-Semiconductor Cluster Environments.
    T. Schmidt, L. Spanhel, G. Müller, K. Kerkel and A. Forchel
    Chem. Mater. 199810(1), 65


Publications referenced in HAL