Jan HRUSAK

23 May 2019

Jan HRUSAK

Executive Board Role: 
Landscape WG chair, Individual Expert
Organisation: 
Czech Academy of Sciences, ESFRI
Professional Title: 
ESFRI Chair, Senior research fellow

Bio: Jan Hrušák is senior research fellow (c. 100 scientific papers, 3500 citations) and scientific advisor at the Czech Academy of Sciences. He completed studies in physical chemistry and received PhD (Dr.rer.nat) in 1987 at the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg (Germany), before joined the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. In 1990 he moved to TU Berlin to work with H. Schwarz in theoretical chemistry. In 1995 accepted a position at the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, where, after spending one year as visiting professor at the Institute of Molecular Science at Okazaki (Japan), he is working since. Jan Hrušák served two terms in the executive body of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and he has been appointed for two years Director general for research at the Ministry of Education, youth and sport of the Czech Republic (MEYS). He is longstanding ESFRI member (currently chair) and the Czech delegate to ERAC. Recently he became appointed as member/expert of the EOSC Executive board.