The main topic of Jana’s research is the development of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in high magnetic fields. It is a very important tool in characterizing numerous materials, including Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs), nanometer molecules displaying slow relaxation of magnetization, and thus the ability to store one bit of information. For the investigation of SMMs, spectroscopic techniques, such as Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), are essential due to their ability to directly probe molecular and electronic properties. However, because of systems with large zero-field splitting, FTIR spectroscopy in the high magnetic field is needed to access fundamental transitions in SMMs. This method allows studying the EPR of SMMs with very large zero-field splitting, mainly based on transition metal complexes or lanthanides that common EPR systems cannot study since they do not provide experimental access to the magnetic resonance transitions. It also presents an ideal experimental technique that can probe band structure and elucidate the electronic properties of novel 2D materials, such as graphene. The method of FTIR spectroscopy in high magnetic fields is in our MOTES lab mediated by a compact FTIR magneto-spectroscopic setup built at CEITEC BUT. It consists of an FTIR spectrometer Bruker VERTEX 80v coupled to the 16 Tesla cryogen-free superconductive magnet. This setup will allow us to perform a variety of magneto-optical measurements in the infrared (IR) and terahertz (THz) spectral range.
09/2018 – present Doctoral Studies in Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies at Central European Institute of Technology Brno University of Technology (CEITEC BUT), Brno, Czech Republic. Dissertation thesis: Development of Fourier Transform InfraRed Spectroscopy in High Magnetic Fields (supervisor: Dr. Ing. Petr Neugebauer).
09/2016 – 06/2018 Master's Degree in Physical Engineering and Nanotechnology, Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Republic. Master's Thesis: Design of the far-infrared spectrometer coupling to a superconductive magnet and magneto-optical measurements in the far-infrared region (supervisor: Dr. Ing. Petr Neugebauer).
09/2013 – 06/2016 Bachelor's Degree in Physical Engineering and Nanotechnology, Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Republic. Bachelor's thesis: Preparation of graphene nanostructures for applications (supervisor: Dr. Ing. Zuzana Lišková).
2009 – 2013 Grammar school, Gymnazium Skolska, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
10/2021 One-month research internship at the Department of Physics Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA (group of Prof. Paola Barbara) Topic: Transport measurements on graphene bolometer devices.
04/2019 One-month research internship at Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory LNCMI-EMFL, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Grenoble, France (group of Dr. Milan Orlita) Topic: FTIR measurements with graphene bolometer devices.
04/2018 Short-Term Scientific Mission in Molecular Spintronics (MOLSPIN) at Institute of Physical Chemistry University of Stuttgart (group of prof. Joris van Slageren) in Germany, sponsored by COST Action scholarship. Topic: Coupling of the far-infrared spectrometer to a superconductive magnet and magneto-optical measurements in far-infrared region.
04/2017 Short-Term Research stay at Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory (GHMFL) in France, sponsored by University of Stuttgart. French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) – group of Dr. Milan Orlita. Topic: Infrared magneto-spectroscopy of mononuclear Co-complexes.
02/2017 – 07/2017 Six-months Erasmus+ scholarship project Institute of Physical Chemistry University of Stuttgart, Germany (group of Prof. Joris van Slageren). Topic: Coupling of the FIR spectrometer to a 17 T superconducting magnet.
CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
09/2021 CEITEC PhD Retreat 2021 – flash talk
06/2021 17th International Conference on Molecule Based Magnets in Manchester, UK – poster, Outstanding Poster Presentation Prize
11/2019 8th School of the European Federation of EPR groups on Advanced EPR (EFEPR School 2019) Brno, Czech Republic – poster
09/2019 11th EFEPR Conference Bratislava 2019, Slovakia – poster
06/2019 CEITEC PhD Joint Retreat in Hotel Luna, Czech Republic – talk
06/2019 2nd MOTeS Retreat 2019 in Maslonskie, Poland – talk
11/2018 3rd CEITEC NANO User meeting, Brno – poster
10/2018 PETER Summer School in Brno, Czech Republic – talk
09/2018 V. International School for Young Scientists Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Phenomena in Chemical and Biological Physics, St. Petersburg, Russia – poster
09/2018 1st MOTeS Retreat 2018 in Vyhne, Slovakia – poster
07/2018 International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology (ICN+T), Brno, Czech Republic – poster
12/2019 – 12/2022 (ongoing) Inter-Excellence USA-CZ 2019 (LTAUSA19060) – member of the international solving team.
03/2019 – 11/2019 Internal junior project within the CEITEC 2019 – principal investigator.
06/2021 Outstanding Poster Presentation Prize (RSC Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers) at 17th International Conference on Molecule Based Magnets (ICMM2021) in Manchester, UK.
12/2018 Brno PhD Talent 2018 Scholarship awarded by JCMM Brno.
10/2018 Edwards Prize 2018, 4th place for my master’s thesis.
Juráková, J.; Dubnická Midlíková, J.; Hrubý, J.; Kliukov, A.; Tadeu Santana, V.; Pavlik, J.; Moncoľ, J.; Čižmár, E.; Orlita, M.; Mohelský, I.; Neugebauer, P.; Gentili, D.; Cavallini, M.; Šalitroš, I. Pentacoordinate cobalt(II) single ion magnets with pendant alkyl chains: shall we go for chloride or bromide? Inorg. Chem. Front. 2022, 9, 1179-1194, DOI: 10.1039/D1QI01350E
Bamberger, H.; Albold, U.; Dubnická Midlíková, J.; Su, C.-Y.; Deibel, N.; Hunger, D.; Hallmen, P. P.; Neugebauer, P.; Beerhues, J.; Demeshko, S.; Meyer, F.; Sarkar, B.; van Slageren, J. Iron(II), Cobalt(II), and Nickel(II) Complexes of Bis(sulfonamido)benzenes: Redox Properties, Large Zero-Field Splittings, and Single-Ion Magnets. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 2953– 2963, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02949
09/2018 – Present Research Assistant at CEITEC BUT in the group of Magneto-Optical and THz Spectroscopy.
04 – 07/2017 Student assistant (studentische Hilfskraft/Hiwi) at Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Responsibility for Helium and Nitrogen supplies and maintenance of cryogenic liquids.
06 – 09/2016, 2015 Work and Travel Program USA, role: summer worker in the resort (Wisconsin), and in the hotel (Montana).
FTIR Spectroscopy, CAE Software (Autodesk Inventor, PTC Creo Parametric, AutoCAD Mechanical), MatLab, LaTeX, Vacuum Systems, Cryogenic Systems, 3D printing, Zemax , SEM, AFM, MS Office and Outlook, Driving license B, playing the piano
Slovak, Czech – Native or Bilingual (C2)
English – Expert (C1)
Spanish – Intermediate (A2)
German – Beginner (A1)
11/2019 8th School of the European Federation of EPR groups on Advanced EPR (EFEPR School 2019) Brno, Czech Republic, co-organizer.
09/2019, 2018 Researcher’s Night 2019 at CEITEC BUT, performing experiments for public.
07/2018 International Conference on Nanoscience+Technology (ICN+T) Brno, Czech Republic, navigator of the conference participants.
2017 – 2018 Member of International Student Club BUT, “Buddy“ for international students.