RNDr. Milan Dopita, Ph.D.

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  • 1984 – 1992 Primary school, Prostějov, Czech Republic
  • 1992 – 1996 Secondary school (gymnasium), Prostějov, Czech Republic
  • 1996 – 2001 Study of physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague
  • 2001            Diploma in Physics (Mag.) Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague (Diploma thesis: X-ray study of quaternary composites (Ti,W)(C,N).)
  • 2009            PhD. in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague (PhD. thesis: Microstructure and properties of nanocrystalline hard coatings and thin film nanocomposites.)



  • 2001 – 2005  Scientist, at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague.
  • 2005 – 2015  Scientist, at the Institute of Materials Science, Technical University of Freiberg, Germany.
  • 2015              Scientist, at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague.

Language Skills:

  • English,
  • German

Stays abroad:

  • 2000             Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2000 (3 months)
  • 2003 – 2004  Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, (6 months)
  • 2005 – 2015  Technical University of Freiberg, Germany.

Scientific work – fields of interest:


X-ray scattering, powder diffraction, high / low temperature powder diffraction, total scattering, pair distribution function (PDF), electron microscopy, electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy (TEM, TEM/EELS), spark plasma sintering / field assisted sintering technology (SPS/FAST), Rman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).


Nanocrystalline materials, nanocrystalline hard coatings and thin films, nanocomposites, metals, severely deformed materials, corrosion protective coatings for high temperature applications, hard bulk materials, cermets, ceramics, highly perturbed turbostratic carbon nanomaterials.


Real structure of materials, stress / strain determination, profile analysis, preferred orientation of crystallites, micro-texture, grain boundary engineering.

Additional Skills:

Computer skills: programming in Pascal, Fortran, Matlab, GNU Octave, Python and other computer languages, extensive experiences with numerous special scientific software

Editorial activities:
  • Referee of Materials Structure in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Technology
  • Referee of Journal of the American Ceramics Society
  • Referee of Journal of Geoscience
  • Referee of Powder Metallurgy
  • Referee of Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Solved projects:
  • 2005-2006  Influence of the microstructure of the thermal sprayed coatings on the high temperature corrosion, BMBF InnoRegio Rist, project # FZK: 0310313B
  • 2006-2007  Local analysis of the strongly deformed crystal structures using the electron scattering., DFG, project # KL 1274/4-1
  • 2008-2011  High pressure compression of new hard materials in engineering by Spark Plasma Sintering, Dr. Erich Krüger foundation.
  • 2011-2015  SFB 920, Collaborative Research Centre 920 (CRC 920) “Multi-Functional Filters for Metal Melt Filtration – A Contribution Towards Zero Defect Materials.”

Publication activity: (November 2017)

Bibliographic data

Web of Science








Without self-citations



H- index, Web of Science



Supervised students:

At the Institute of Materials Science, Technical university – Bergakademie, Freiberg.


Topic of the thesis



M. Wetzel

Microstructural analysis of defects in tungsten carbide



M. Rudolph

Simulation kohärent gestreuter Intensitäten an zweidimensionalen und turbostratischen Kohlenstoffstrukturen



M. Wetzel

Mikrostruktur und Defekte hochdrucknitridierter Wolframcarbide



H.C. Heitz

Mikrostruktur und Eigenschaften von SPS-synthetisierten Pyrochloren auf der Basis von RE2Zr2O7 (RE = La, Sm, Nd)



B. Reichelt

Spark Plasma Sintering and microstructural investigation of nanocrystalline binderless WC hard metals



A. Salomon

Herstellung von WC/Co-Hartmetallen durch Reaktivsintern in der Spark-Plasma-Sinteranlage



R. Sriram

Spark Plasma Sintering of Binder-less WC Hard Metals



A. Salomon

Spark Plasma Sintern (SPS) von WC-Co Hartmetallen



A. Rudashevskaya

Microstructure formation in HPT Cu containing 0.14 wt.% Zr



D. Chmelik

Untersuchung des Gefüges und der mechanischen Eigenschaften von SPS-Hartmetallen



D. Chmelik

Herstellung von Komplexcarbiden mit der SPS – Methode



Selected given lectures:

  1. DSE 2015, Debye Scattering Equation, Conference, 14-18 June, 2015, Cavelase–Trentino, Italy, Scattering on Turbostratic carbon structures.
  2. German crystallographic association meeting 2013, Freiberg. Microstructure of turbostratic carbon studied by X-ray scattering.
  3. International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Application, CMCEE 2012, Dresden, May 20-23, (2012), Germany,FAST/SPS compaction of ultra-fine grained and nanocrystalline WC based hard metals.
  4. Workshop „Utilization of SPS technique for preparation of FGM“, Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, v.v.i., Prague, February 28, 2012, Czech Republic, (2012), Spark plasma sintering (SPS) – promising technique for fast synthesis of compact novel high performance materials.
  5. 12th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PHYSICS OF MATERIALS, Prague, September 4 - 8, 2011, Czech Republic, (2011), Field Assisted Sintering Technique (FAST) compaction of ultra-fine grained and nanocrystalline WC based hard metals.
  6. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2011 Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, (2011), Spark Plasma Sintering of Ultra-fine Grained and Nanocrystalline WC Based Hard Metals.
  7. International Spring School on Field Assisted Sintering Technique, March 20-26, 2011, Darmstadt, Germany (2011), Spark plasma sintering of nanocrystalline binderless WC hard metals.
  8. MSE10, Materials Science and Engineering 2010, Darmstadt, Germany, (2010), Spark Plasma Sintering of Nanocrystalline WC-Co Hard Metals.
  9. NANOCON 2010, 2nd International Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic, (2010), Spark Plasma Sintering of Nanocrystalline Binderless WC Hard Metals.
  10. Plansse 12th Seminar, Reutte, Austria, (2009), Capability of the Combination of Electron Backscatter Diffraction and X-ray Diffraction for the Structural Investigation of Hardmetals.
  11. IKTS 2009, Dresden, Germany, Feldaktivierte Synthese und Kompaktierung moderner Werkstoffe, (2009), Microstructure and mechanical properties of the WC-Co hard-metals sintered using the SPS.
  12. MSE08, Materials Science and Engineering 2008, Nurnberg, Germany, (2008), EBSD Investigation of the Ultra-Fine Grained Cu and Cu-Zr Alloy Prepared by Equal Channel Angular Pressing.
  13. ISPMA11, International Symposium in Physics of Materials 11, Prague, Czech Republic, (2008), EBSD investigation of the grain boundary distributions in the ultra-fine grained polycrystals prepared by ECAP.