Fallzahl Landau: 1 (Warnstufe Gelb bis 01.02.2021) Maßnahmenkonzept

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Jan David

Wissenschaftler (Umwelt- und Bodenchemie)
Sprechstunde: by appointment via E-Mail / nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail
Gebäude I, Raum 2.24


  • Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (Grundlagen der Physikalischen Chemie; lectures/Vorlesungen) 
  • Physical Chemistry Lab Course (Physikalisch-chemische Laborübung)
  • Physical Chemistry Applications Lab Course (Anwendungen der Physikalischen Chemie)
  • Selected experiments in Environmental Chemistry Lab Course (Beginners/Advanced)

Main Research:

  • Assessment of microplastic particles in soil
  • Polymer materials & Environment
  • Thermal analysis (TGA, TGA-MS, DSC, pyrolysis ...)

Further or Former Interests:

  • Synthesis, characterization, stability and environmental fate of engineered inorganic nanoparticles; mainly Ag2S nanoparticles, DLS, nanoTrace, ICP-OES, SEM, TEM.
  • Synthesis and characterization of specialty organic polymers, low-molecular-weight compounds or nanoparticles for organic electronic, sensor or biomedical applications
  • Application potential of humic acids
  • Degradation, stability, physical behavior and environmental fate of vide supra compounds
  • Thermal analyses of vide supra mentioned compounds (TGA, DSC, TM-DSC, TGA-MS, nanothermal-AFM/SThM)

Career background


  • Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Assistant professor – Computer Science for Chemists
  • Junior Researcher – Materials for organic electronics (assistance in organic synthesis, characterization of materials – performance, stability, etc.)


  • FOSFA a.s., Břeclav, Czech Republic
  • R&D trainee
  • Specialty fertilizers and phosphates, phosphate-rich wastewater treatment



Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (with 1 year of Ph.D. studies in Macromolecular chemistry).


Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic
Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) in Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection major
(with a minor in Materials Chemistry).


05–08/2009: Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, U.S.A. Humic substances, physical & analytical chemistry (Prof. Ray von Wandruszka).
10/2005–02/2006: Fakultät für Technische Chemie, Technische Universität Wien, Austria. Polymer synthesis & analysis (Prof. Robert Liska), Inorganic materials recycling (Prof. Christian Edtmeier).



METREVELI, G.; DAVID, J.; SCHNEIDER, R.; KURTZ, S.; SCHAUMANN, G.E.: Morphology, structure, and composition of sulfidized silver nanoparticles
and their aggregation dynamics in river water. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139989 

FOJT, J.; DAVID, J.; PŘIKRYL, R.; ŘEZÁČOVÁ, V.; KUČERÍK, J.: A critical review of the overlooked challenge of determining micro-bioplastics in soil. Science of The Total Environment, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140975



DAVID, J.; DOLEŽALOVÁ WEISMANNOVÁ, H.; STEINMETZ, Z.; KABELÍKOVÁ, L; DEMYAN, M.S.; ŠIMEČKOVÁ, J.; TOKARSKI, D.; SIEWERT, C.; SCHAUMANN, G.E. and KUČERÍK, J.: Introducing a soil universal model method (SUMM) and its application for qualitative and quantitative determination of poly(ethylene), poly(styrene), poly(vinyl chloride) and poly(ethylene terephtalate) microplastics in a model soil. Chemosphere, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.03.078 


DAVID, J; STEINMETZ, Z.; KUČERÍK, J.; and SCHAUMANN, G.E.: Quantitative Analysis of Poly(ethylene terephtalate) Microplastics in Soil via Thermogravimetry-Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00355 

STŘÍTESKÝ, S.; VALA, M.; DAVID, J.; ŠAFAŘÍKOVÁ, E.; VÍTEČEK, J.; WEITER, M.: Solution processable diketopyrrolopyrrole semiconductor: towards bio-electronic applications. Chemical Papers, 2018, DOI: 10.1007/s11696-018-0479-6


STEINMETZ, Z.; WOLLMANN, C.; SCHAEFER, M.; BUCHMANN, C.; DAVID, J.; TRÖGER, J.; MUÑOZ, K.; FRÖR, O.; SCHAUMANN, G.E.: Plastic mulching in agriculture. Trading short-term agronomic benefits for long-term soil degradation? Science of the Total Environment, 550, 690–705, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.153

MOŽÍŠKOVÁ, P.; HEINRICHOVÁ, P.; ŠEDINA, M.; DAVID, J.; VALA, M.; WEITER, M.: The influence of transport layers on the photodegradation stability of polymer solar cell structures. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 34, 2, 113–123, 2014. DOI:10.1515/polyeng-2013-0170

DAVID, J.; ŠMEJKALOVÁ, D.; HUDECOVÁ, Š.; ZMEŠKAL, O.; VON WANDRUSZKA, R.; GREGOR, T., KUČERÍK, J.: The physico-chemical properties and biostimulative activities of humic substances regenerated from lignite. SpringerPlus, 3, 156, 2014. DOI:10.1186/2193-1801-3-156

KUČERÍK, J.; DAVID, J.; WEITER, M.; VALA, M.; VYŇUCHAL, J.; OUZZANE, I.; SALYK, O.: Stability and physical structure tests of piperidyl and morpholinyl derivatives of diphenyl-diketo-pyrrolopyrroles (DPP). Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 108, 2, 467–473, 2012. DOI:10.1007/s10973-011-1896-8

HEINRICHOVÁ, P.; ZHIVKOV, I.; MLADENOVA, D.; DAVID, J.; VALA, M.; WEITER, M.: The Study of the Influence of Deposition Method on Electrical and Optical Properties of PPV Polymer with High Glass Temperature. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 398, 2012. DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/398/1/012057

DAVID, J.; WEITER, M.; VALA, M.; VYŇUCHAL, J.; KUČERÍK, J.: Stability and structural aspects of diketopyrrolopyrrole pigment and its N-alkyl derivatives. Dyes and Pigments, 89, 2, 137–143, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.dyepig.2010.10.001

ČTVRTNÍČKOVÁ, A.; DRASTÍK, M.; DAVID, J.; KUČERÍK, J.: Surface and solution behavior of surfactants produced from lignite humic acids. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 20, 7A, 1764–1771, 2011

DAVID, J.; VOJTOVÁ, L.; BEDNAŘÍK, K.; KUČERÍK, J.; VÁVROVÁ, M.; JANČÁŘ, J.: Development of novel environmental friendly polyurethane foams. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 8, 4, 381–385, 2010. DOI:10.1007/s10311-009-0236-8

MÁROVÁ, I.; OBRUČA, S.; ONDRUŠKA, V.; HRDLIČKOVÁ, J.; DAVID, J.; VOJTOVÁ, L.; JANČÁŘ, J.: Biodegradation of polyurethane foams modified by carboxymethyl cellulose by several bacteria. Journal of Biotechnology, 131, 2, S170–S171, 2007. DOI:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2007.07.901

VOJTOVÁ, L.; VÁVROVÁ, M.; BEDNAŘÍK, K.; ŠUCMAN, E.; DAVID, J.; JANČÁŘ, J.: Preparation and ecotoxicity assessment of new biodegradable polyurethane foams. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A –Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 42, 5, 677–683, 2007. DOI:10.1080/10934520701244482

Selected Conference Papers:

DAVID, J., STEINMETZ, Z., ŠILHÁNKOVÁ, L.; KUČERÍK, J., SCHAUMANN, G.E. Possibilities and limits of quantitative determination of microplastic particles in model soil via thermogravimetry-mass spectrometry. Selber Kopplungstage 2018 - 7th Coupling Days on Hyphenated Techniques "Thermal Analysis to Evolved Gas Analysis", October 16th–18th, 2018, Selb, Germany

DAVID, J., STEINMETZ, Z., KUČERÍK, J., SCHAUMANN, G.E. Pilot tests of determination of microplastic particles in solid environmental matrices via thermogravimetry-mass spectrometry German Water Chem. Society, 7th Late Summer Workshop "Microplastic in the Aquatic Environment", September 25-28th 2016, Haltern am See, Germany.

DAVID, J; FREBORT, Š.; KUBÁČ, L.; KRAJČOVIČ, J.; KUČERÍK, J.; WEITER, M. Physical structure and stability tests of novel diketopyrrolopyrroles for organic solar cells. CEEC-TAC3 25.-28.8.2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia. ISBN: 978-3-940237-37-7.

DAVID, J.; ŠMEJKALOVÁ, D.; HUERTA-ANGELES, G.; VELEBNÝ, V.; KUČERÍK, J. Physicochemical properties of dry native and modified hyaluronan. CEEC-TAC3 25.-28.8.2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia. ISBN: 978-3-940237-37-7

WEITER, M.; VALA, M.; OUZZANE, I.; HONOVÁ, J.; KRAJČOVIČ, J.; DAVID, J.; VYŇUCHAL, J.; LUŇÁK, S. Soluble Diketo-pyrrolo-pyrroles for Organic Electronics and Photonics. The 11th International Symposium on Functional pi- electron systems, 1, 2013

CIHLÁŘ, Z.; DAVID, J.; KUČERÍK, J.: Development of hydrogels based on humic acids. Chemické Listy, 104(s), 6, 513, 2010.

DAVID, J.; KUČERÍK, J.: Physical-Chemical Properties and Application Potential of Humates Prepared from Regenerated Lignites. Advances in natural organic matter and humic substances research 2008–2010, XV Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society, Proceedings vol. 3 http://digital.csic.es/handle/10261/26346. Sevilla & Puerto de la Cruz, Spain: International Humic Substances Society, Institutional Repository of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 262–265, 2010.

DAVID, J.; WEITER, M.; VALA, M.; VYŇUCHAL, J.; KUČERÍK, J.: Stability and physical structure tests of DPP-based luminiscent derivates. In Medicta 2009, Abstracts: France, 92, 2009.

DAVID, J.; VOJTOVÁ, L.; DOMBEKOVÁ, J.; KUČERÍK, J.; MRAVCOVÁ, L.; VÁVROVÁ, M.; JANČÁŘ, J.: Synthesis, Characterization and Modification of PLGA-PEG Biocompatible Hydrogels. In 8th World Biomaterials Congress 28 May–1 June 2008 Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands, Abstracts2View Abstracts on CD-ROM PC & Mac CD-ROM. Amsterdam: Abstracts2View–Marathon Multimedia, 1186–1186, 2008.

And further about 20 more conference proceedings.

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