Personal Information


Tomas Mancal


April 23, 1974 in Vlasim, Czech Republic


Czech Republic


Married, two children

Current Affiliations

SINCE 2007

Research Scientist at the Charles University in Prague,
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Main topics: Non-linear optical spectroscopy of dye molecules and photosynthetic complexes, effects of coherence in energy transfer in open quantum systems.

SINCE 2012

Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports
(Nature Publishing Group)

Past Experience and Research Activities


Visiting Professor (6 months), Faculty of Science, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004 - 2006

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, group of Prof. Graham R. Fleming. Main topics: Simulations of two-dimensional optical coherent spectroscopy of photosynthetic systems

2003 - 2004

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, group of Prof. Graham R. Fleming: Theory of two-dimensional optical spectroscopy and two-color photon echo peak shift.

1998 - 2002

Institute of Physics of the Humboldt-University at Berlin, group of Prof. Roland Zimmermann under supervision of Dr. Volkhard May: Non-Markovian dynamics of open quantum systems, optimal control theory of electron transfer.




PhD in Physics
Humboldt-University at Berlin, Germany
Thesis: Laser Pulse Control of Dissipative Dynamics in Molecular Systems Supervisor: Dr. Volkhard May


MSc (Mgr.) in Physics
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Thesis: Solution of Generalized Master Equation for a Model System in Interaction with hermodynamic Bath (in Czech) Supervisor: Prof. Lubomir Skala