Otto Wichterle Award for outstanding young scientists of the Czech Academy of Sciences was awarded to Pavel Flachs (2009) and Ondřej Kuda (2014) from our department.
The Otto Wichterle Award is presented anually by the Czech Academy of Sciences to stimulate and encourage selected, exceptionally outstanding, promising young scientists from the Czech Academy of Sciences for their remarkable contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in a given area of science. Nominees with scientific degrees (CSc., Dr., Ph.D., DrSc.) are eligible if they are not over 35 years of age in the calendar year in which the nominations are submitted.
Ten award-winning scientists are chosen every year in the area of life and chemical sciences. Pavel Flachs was among them in 2009, Ondřej Kuda in 2014.