Ing. Petr Kostka, PhD.

Department of Material Structure and Properties
Phone: +420266009380, 331
Office:room No.: 005 , building: A, floor: ground floor
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS, v.v.i.
V Holešovičkách 41
182 09, Prague 8
Czech Republic
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About Me

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague – Chemistry and technology of inorganic materials: MSc. (1999), Ph.D. (2007)

He started working as a laboratory assistant at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry during his engineering studies at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague – initially with Assoc. Prof. Ing. Jiří Hostomský, Ph.D. (viscosity of alum solutions for the research of procedures for remediation after uranium mining by leaching bedrocks with sulfuric acid), then with MSc. Dimitrij Ležal, DrSc. (heavy metal oxide glasses transmitting infrared radiation). During his doctoral studies, he carried out several internships at the University of Rennes 1 (Prof. Marcel Poulain – 3 months French government scholarship, 4 months industrial project, follow-up annual Erasmus + another 2 years). Doctorate focused on special glasses – tutors: Dr. D. Ležal, Prof. M. Poulain and Prof. MSc. Lubomír Němec, DrSc. – defended in 2007. Since 2006 working as researcher at the Laboratory of Inorganic Materials at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and after a structural change since 2012 at the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics.


Chemistry and technology of inorganic materials with a particular focus on special glasses transmitting infrared radiation, materials characterization (optical, electrical and mechanical properties, thermal analysis, chemical resistance) and relationships between the chemical composition, structure and properties of materials.

36 published works, 420 citations (Web of Science), h-index 12 (summary to date of 1.2.2021).

ORCID: 0000-0003-2868-1322
ResearcherID: H-4851-2014
Scopus Author Identifier: 7006854390


2021–2022 Full-color tunable emission of lanthanide-doped monolithic glasses upon single beam irradiation for laser-based volumetric displays (TÜBITAK-21-11), CZ/TR, principal investigator

2019–2021 Glasses transmiting infrared radiation based on heavy metal oxides (2019-21) (19-07456S), CZ, principal investigator

2017–2018 Physical properties of glasses designed for application in infrared region of spectrum and memory devices (8X17038), CZ/SK/RS, principal investigator

2014–2015 Special glasses for optoelectronics, non-linear optics and fiber optics (7AMB14SK009), CZ/SK, principal investigator

2012–2014 Special glasses on the base of heavy metal oxides (GAP106/12/2384), CZ, principal investigator

2012–2013 Characterization of special glasses using physical methods (7AMB12SK147), CZ/SK, principal investigator

2010–2011 Investigation of special glass technology by physical methods (MEB0810158), CZ/SK, principal investigator

2009–2010 Primeverre (21360NA), F/CZ/SK/MD, Coordinator

2008–2010 Special glass materials for photonics applications (GA104/08/0734), CZ, principal investigator

2005–2007 Special glasses and fibres for infrared applications (GA104/05/0878), CZ, project management (2006-2007)

International cooperation

Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovakia)
UMR 6226, Université de Rennes 1 (France)
University of Novi Sad (Republic of Serbia)
University of Skikda (Algeria)
Université de Biskra (Algeria)
Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)
Institute of Applied Physics, Academy of Sciences of Moldova (Moldova)
Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Univeristy of Karabük, Turkey


Reviewer for Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Optical Materials, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Journal of Luminescence.

Member of the jury for state examinations of the bachelor, master and doctoral study program at the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (2019 – 2023).

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