Mgr. Martin Pykal, Ph.D.

Tel: 58 563 4423, E-mail:, Room: 3.004

Research interests



International experience



  1. Bakandritsos A, Jakubec P, Pykal M, Otyepka M: Covalently functionalized graphene as a supercapacitor electrode material. FlatChem, 13, 25-33, 2019. (DOI)
  2. Cheong YH, Nasir MZM, Bakandritsos A, Pykal M, Jakubec P, Zbořil R, Otyepka M, Pumera M: Cyanographene and Graphene Acid: The Functional Group of Graphene Derivative Determines the Application in Electrochemical Sensing and Capacitors. ChemElectroChem, 6(1), 229-234, 2019. (DOI)
  3. Pykal M, Langer M, Prudilová BB, Banáš P, Otyepka M: Ion Interactions Across Graphene in Electrolyte Aqueous Solutions. J. Phys. Chem. C, 123(15), 9799–9806, 2019. (DOI)


  1. Bakandritsos A, Chronopoulos DD, Jakubec P, Pykal M, Čépe K, Steriotis T, Kalytchuk S, Petr M, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: High‐Performance Supercapacitors Based on a Zwitterionic Network of Covalently Functionalized Graphene with Iron Tetraaminophthalocyanine. Adv. Funct. Mater., 28(29), 1801111, 2018. (DOI)
  2. Lazar P, Otyepková E, Pykal M, Čépe K, Otyepka M: Role of the puckered anisotropic surface in the surface and adsorption properties of black phosphorus. Nanoscale, 10, 8979-8988, 2018. (DOI)
  3. Li Q, Froning JP, Pykal M, Zhang S, Wang Z, Vondrák M, Banáš P, Čépe K, Jurečka P, Šponer J, Zbořil R, Dong M, Otyepka M: RNA nanopatterning on graphene. 2D Mater, 5, 031006, 2018. (DOI)


  1. Bakandritsos A, Pykal M, Blonski P, Jakubec P, Chronopoulos DD, Poláková K, Georgakilas V, Cepe K, Tomanec O, Ranc V, Bourlinos AB, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Cyanographene and Graphene Acid - Emerging Derivatives Enabling High-Yield and Selective Functionalization of Graphene. ACS Nano, 11(3), 2982–2991, 2017. (DOI)
  2. Bartali R, Otyepka M, Pykal M, Lazar P, Micheli V, Gottardi G, Laidani N: Interaction of the Helium, Hydrogen, Air, Argon, Nitrogen Bubbles with Graphite Surface in Water. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9(20), 17517–17525, 2017. (DOI)
  3. Chronopoulos DD, Aristides B, Pykal M, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Chemistry, properties, and applications of fluorographene. Appl. Mater. Today, 9, 60-70, 2017. (DOI)
  4. Chronopoulos DD, Bakandritsos A, Lazar P, Pykal M, Čépe K, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: High-Yield Alkylation and Arylation of Graphene via Grignard Reaction with Fluorographene. Chem. Mater., 29(3), 926–930, 2017. (DOI)
  5. Froning JP, Lazar P, Pykal M, Li Q, Dong M, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Direct mapping of chemical oxidation of individual graphene sheets through dynamic force measurements at the nanoscale. Nanoscale , 9, 119-127, 2017. (DOI)
  6. Karlický F, Otyepková E, Lo R, Pitoňák M, Jurečka P, Pykal M, Hobza P, Otyepka M: Adsorption of Organic Molecules to van der Waals Materials: Comparison of Fluorographene and Fluorographite with Graphene and Graphite. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 13(3), 1328–1340, 2017. (DOI)


  1. Pykal M, Jurečka P, Karlický F, Otyepka M: Modelling of graphene functionalization. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18(48), 6351-6372, 2016. (DOI)
  2. Pykal M, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Fluorografen – benjamínek v rodině grafenových derivátů. Chem. Listy, 110(5), 335-343, 2016. (DOI)


  1. Kocman M, Pykal M, Jurečka P: Electric quadrupole moment of graphene and its effect on intermolecular interactions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16(7), 3144-3152, 2014. (DOI)


  1. Pykal M, Šafářová K, Machalová Šišková K, Jurečka P, Bourlinos AB, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Lipid Enhanced Exfoliation for Production of Graphene Nanosheets. J. Phys. Chem. C, 117(22), 11800-11803, 2013. (DOI)