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Lubomir Spanhel

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UR1 Professor

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR CNRS 6226
Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes, France

Building 10B, Room 205
Phone: +33 (0)

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
  • 1994/1995 Invited Research Fellow, NIMC Tsukuba (Japan)
  • 1993-1999 Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry and Nanomaterials
    Bavarian Julius-Maximilian-University, Würzburg
    Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, Würzburg (Germany)
  • 2000-2001 Invited Professorship, Claude-Bernard University of Lyon 1
  • Since 2001 Full Professor of Materials Chemistry, University of Rennes 1
  • Since 2013 Professor of Physical Chemistry, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 2014-2016 Director of Metamaterials Laboratory at the Centre for
    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. 1987, 109, 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. 1998, 10(1), 65

Publications referenced in HAL