CV | Antonín Sojka
2017 − present PhD's study at Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic. PhD thesis Topic: Development of a Terahertz Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer for Electron Spin Dynamics Investigations
2015 − 2017 Master's study of Physical Engineering and Nanotechnology, Brno University of Technology. Master's Thesis: Low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy
2012 − 2015 Bachelor's study of Physical Engineering and Nanotechnology, Brno University of Technology; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Bachelor's Thesis: Assembling and testing of the STM microscope
2016 Erasmus+ program, six month of research project in SPM Group, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Title: Study of magnetic properties of different materials on iridium crystal by 5K and 1K STM.
2015 IMPI Student EU Program Innovation of Interdisciplinary Study Linking Science and Engineering. CEITEC, Brno, Preparation of golden calibration grid for STM.
CONFERENCES AND SUMMER SCHOOLS
July 2017 IUVSTA International Summer School on Physics at Nanoscale. Děvět Skal, Czech Republic
March 2016 sIMMposium Symposium of the Institute Molecules and Materials. Nijmegen, Netherlands
Feb 2015 BUT Poster session: Assembling and testing of low temperature STM microscope. Brno, Czech Republic
Jun 2016 – Aug 2017 System engineer Development of a new scanning electron microscope prototypes, Brno, FEI Thermo Fisher Scientific CZ s.r.o.
Jul − Aug 2015 Lab worker Preparation and tests of the STM cooling system, BUT Brno, Czech Republic
Jun − Sep 2014 and 2015 Engineer Drawing of technical documentation, finishing of 3D models, creating of new models of single-purpose machines, Hranice, Aura engineering Hranice spol. s r.o.
2008 − 2013 Electrician The installation of house electrical wiring and heating, Hluzov, Czech Republic, Company Sojka
Other work experience: Camp supervisor
Czech (Mother tongue), English (Level C1), French (Level A2)
MS Office, LabVIEW, AutoCAD, Creo, Inventor and SolidWorks, STM, AFM, SEM, FIB, Vacuum system, Adobe Photoshop, MATLAB, Zemax, C sharp, iFast, EOD, Python, etc.
In next future, I plan to fully concentrate on my PhD project dealing with Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. Thanks to it, I would like to improve my skills in 3D design, programming, EPR and general overview of THz and nanotechnology development.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND TRACK-RECORD
During my bachelor studies, I spent every holiday as an assistant in Aura Engineering s.r.o. The company is focusing on design and production of single-purpose machine. I learned how to work with 3D CAD software at professional level, making 3D models, drawings in way the most efficient productions work nowadays. Those experiences I have further improved and used at my bachelor and master diploma projects, where I build and successfully test new Ultra-High Vacuum Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (UHV LT-STM). Furthermore, I update the design for new transport system for UHV conditions. After my Bc. graduation, I worked 3 months as laborer assistant at BUT. There I was commissioned to prepare a microscope for the low temperature system. At the second half of my first year at master studies, I went to Netherlands as part of the Erasmus+ program for six months. I joined to Prof. Alex Ako Khajetoorians SPM group (Scanning probe microscopy group). My project was to made chromium tips for 4k STM. In this project, I designed and programed etching station in very short time, one month only. Due to that, I was assigned to another project dealing with omicron UHV LT- STM, growing superconductor and magnetic monolayers. After my return, my experience and knowledge led to position in FEI (nowadays part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) as a system engineer. The main content of my work in FEI was to program scripts and simulation for members of our team. At the same time, I started to work on my diploma thesis. I gather my experience from Netherlands and improved UHV -LT STM from my bachelor thesis. Furthermore, I put microscope to vacuum chamber and design and optimized low-temperature system and re-design vacuum transport system for more comfortable use. At the end of my work, the STM microscope was fully work capable for scientific research at the low temperatures and is commercially available by NenoVision (first startup of BUT).