Mgr. Petr Lazar, Ph.D.

Tel: 58 563 4767, E-mail:, Room: 3.008


Research interests



International experience




  1. Lazar P, Mach R, Otyepka M: Spectroscopic Fingerprints of Graphitic, Pyrrolic, Pyridinic and Chemisorbed Nitrogen in N-Doped Graphene. J. Phys. Chem. C, 123(16), 10695–10702, 2019. (DOI)
  2. Potsi G, Bourlinos AB, Mouselimis,Vasilios , Poláková K, Chalmpes N, Gournis D, Kalytchuk S, Tomanec O, Blonski P, Medved M, Lazar P, Otyepka M, Zbořil R: Intrinsic photoluminescence of amine-functionalized graphene derivatives for bioimaging applications. Appl. Mater. Today, 17, 112-122, 2019. (DOI)
  3. Prudilová BB, Otyepková E, Fanfrlik J, Hnyk D, Holub J, Petr M, Filip J, Čepe K, Lazar P, Otyepka M: Surface termination of MgB2 unveiled by a combination of adsorption experiments and theoretical calculations. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 21, 7313-7320, 2019. (DOI)
  4. Zoppellaro G, Bakandritsos A, Tuček J, Blonski P, Susi T, Lazar P, Baďura Z, Steklý T, Opletalová A, Otyepka M, Zbořil R: Microwave Energy Drives “On–Off–On” Spin‐Switch Behavior in Nitrogen‐Doped Graphene. Adv. Funct. Mater., ASAP, 2019. (DOI)


  1. 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)
  2. Mayorga-Martínez CC, Sofer Z, Luxa J, Huber Š, Sedmidubsky D, Brázda P, Palatinus L, Mikulics M, Lazar P, Medlín R, Pumera M: TaS3 Nanofibers: Layered Trichalcogenide for High Performance Electronic and Sensing Devices. ACS Nano, 12(1), 464-473, 2018. (DOI)
  3. Medved M, Zoppellaro G, Ugolotti J, Matochová D, Lazar P, Pospíšil T, Bakandritsos A, Tuček J, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Reactivity of fluorographene is triggered by point defects: beyond the perfect 2D world. Nanoscale, 10, 4696-4707, 2018. (DOI)


  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Lazar P, Martincová J, Otyepka M: Is Single Layer MoS2 Stable in the Air? Chem. Eur. J., 23(53), 13233–13239, 2017. (DOI)
  5. Lazar P, Otyepka M: Role of the edge properties in hydrogen evolution reaction on MoS2. Chem. Eur. J., 23(20), 4863–4869, 2017. (DOI)
  6. Luxa J, Mazánek V, Pumera M, Lazar P, Sedmidubsky D, Callisti M, Polcar T, Sofer Z: 2H → 1T Phase Engineering of Layered Tantalum Disulphides in Electrocatalysis: Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Chem. Eur. J., 23(33), 8082–8091, 2017. (DOI)
  7. Luxa J, Vosecký P, Mazánek V, Sedmidubsky D, Pumera M, Lazar P, Sofer Z: Layered transition metal ditellurides in electrocatalytic applications – contrasting properties. ACS Catal., 7, 5706–5716, 2017. (DOI)
  8. Otyepková E, Lazar P, Luxa J, Berka K, Cepe K, Sofer Z, Pumera M, Otyepka M: Surface properties of MoS2 probed by inverse gas chromatography and their impact on electrocatalytic properties. Nanoscale, 9, 19236-19244, 2017. (DOI)
  9. Presolski S, Wang L, Loo AH, Ambrosi A, Lazar P, Ranc V, Otyepka M, Zbořil R, Tomanec O, Ugolotti J, Sofer Z, Pumera M: Functional Nanosheet Synthons by Covalent Modification of Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides. Chem. Mater., 29(5), 2066–2073, 2017. (DOI)
  10. Sofer Z, Luxa J, Bouša D, Sedmidubsky D, Lazar P, Hartman T, Hardtdegen H, Pumera M: The covalent functionalization of layered black phosphorus. Angew. Chem., 129(33), 10023–10028, 2017. (DOI)
  11. Sofer Z, Sedmidubsky D, Luxa J, Bousa,Daniel , Hube Š, Lazar P, Veselý M, Pumera M: Universal Method for Large Scale Synthesis of Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides. Chem. Eur. J., 23(42), 10177–10186, 2017. (DOI)


  1. Chia X, Adriano A, Lazar P, Sofer Z, Luxa J, Pumera M: Layered Platinum Dichalcogenides (PtS2, PtSe2, and PtTe2) Electrocatalysis: Monotonic Dependence on the Chalcogen Size. Adv. Funct. Mater., 26(24), 4306–4318, 2016. (DOI)
  2. Chia X, Ambrosi A, Lazar P, Sofer Z, Pumera M: Electrocatalysis of layered Group 5 metallic transition metal dichalcogenides (MX2, M = V, Nb, and Ta; X = S, Se, and Te). J. Mater. Chem. A, 4(37), 14241-14253, 2016. (DOI)
  3. Chia X, Lazar P, Sofer Z, Luxa J, Pumera M: Layered SnS versus SnS2: Valence and Structural Implications on Electrochemistry and Clean Energy Electrocatalysis. J. Phys. Chem. C, 120(42), 24098–24111, 2016. (DOI)
  4. Otyepková E, Lazar P, Cepe K, Tomanec O, Otyepka M: Organic adsorbates have higher affinities to fluorographene than to graphene. Appl. Mat. Today, 5, 142–149, 2016. (DOI)


  1. Dubecký M, Otyepková E, Lazar P, Karlický F, Petr M, Čépe K, Banáš P, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: Reactivity of Fluorographene: A Facile Way toward Graphene Derivatives. J. Phys. Chem. Letters, 6(8), 1430-1434, 2015. (DOI)
  2. Karlický F, Otyepková E, Banáš P, Lazar P, Kocman M, Otyepka M: Interplay between Ethanol Adsorption to High-Energy Sites and Clustering on Graphene and Graphite Alters the Measured Isosteric Adsorption Enthalpies. J. Phys. Chem. C., 119(35), 20535-20543, 2015. (DOI)
  3. Lazar P, Bučko T, Hafner J: Negative thermal expansion of ScF3: Insights from density-functional molecular dynamics in the isothermal-isobaric ensemble. Phys. Rev. B, 92(22), 224302, 2015. (DOI)
  4. Lazar P, Chua CK, Holá K, Zbořil R, Otyepka M, Pumera M: Dichlorocarbene-Functionalized Fluorographene: Synthesis and Reaction Mechanism. Small, 11(31), 3790-3796, 2015. (DOI)
  5. Lazar P, Martincová J, Otyepka M: Structure, dynamical stability, and electronic properties of phases in TaS2 from a high-level quantum mechanical calculation. Phys. Rev. B, 92(22), 224104 , 2015. (DOI)
  6. Lazar P, Otyepka M: Accurate surface energies from first principles. Phys. Rev. B., 91(11), 115402, 2015. (DOI)
  7. Lazar P, Otyepková E, Karlický F, Čépe K, Otyepka M: The surface and structural properties of graphite fluoride. Carbon, 94, 804-809, 2015. (DOI)


  1. Filip J, Karlický F, Marušák Z, Lazar P, Černík M, Otyepka M, Zbořil R: Anaerobic Reaction of Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron with Water: Mechanism and Kinetics. J. Phys. Chem. C, 118(25), 13817-13825, 2014. (DOI)
  2. Lazar P, Granatier J, Klimeš J, Hobza P, Otyepka M: The nature of bonding and electronic properties of graphene and benzene with iridium adatoms. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16(38), 20818-20827, 2014. (DOI)
  3. Lazar P, Otyepková E, Banáš P, Fargašová A, Šafářová K, Lapčík L, Pechoušek J, Zbořil R, Otyepka M: The nature of high surface energy sites in graphene and graphite. Carbon, 73, 448-453, 2014. (DOI)
  4. Lazar P, Zbořil R, Pumera M, Otyepka M: Chemical nature of boron and nitrogen dopant atoms in graphene strongly influences its electronic properties. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16(27), 14231-14235, 2014. (DOI)


  1. Granatier J, Dubecký M, Lazar P, Otyepka M, Hobza P: Spin-Crossing in an Organometallic Pt–Benzene Complex. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 9(3), 1461-1468, 2013. (DOI)
  2. Karlický F, Lazar P, Dubecký M, Otyepka M: Random Phase Approximation in Surface Chemistry: Water Splitting on Iron. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 9(8), 3670-3676, 2013. (DOI)
  3. Lazar P, Karlický F, Jurečka P, Kocman M, Otyepková E, Šafářová K, Otyepka M: Adsorption of Small Organic Molecules on Graphene. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135(16), 6372-6377, 2013. (DOI)
  4. Lazar P, Zhang S, Šafářová K, Li Q, Froning JP, Granatier J, Hobza P, Zbořil R, Besenbacher F, Dong M, Otyepka M: Quantification of the Interaction Forces between Metals and Graphene by Quantum Chemical Calculations and Dynamic Force Measurements under Ambient Conditions. ACS Nano, 7(2), 1646-1651, 2013. (DOI)


  1. Granatier J, Lazar P, Prucek R, Šafářová K, Zbořil R, Otyepka M, Hobza P: Interaction of Graphene and Arenes with Noble Metals. J. Phys. Chem. C, 116(26), 14151-14162, 2012. (DOI)
  2. Lazar P, Otyepka M: Dissociation of Water at Iron Surfaces: Generalized Gradient Functional and Range-Separated Hybrid Functional Study. J. Phys. Chem. C, 116(48), 25470-25477, 2012. (DOI)
  3. Niu H, Wang J, Chen X, Li D, Li Y, Lazar P, Podloucky R, Kolmogorov AN: Structure, bonding, and possible superhardness of CrB4. Phys. Rev. B, 85(14), 144116, 2012. (DOI)


  1. Granatier J, Lazar P, Otyepka M, Hobza P: The Nature of the Binding of Au, Ag, and Pd to Benzene, Coronene, and Graphene: From Benchmark CCSD(T) Calculations to Plane-Wave DFT Calculations. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 7(11), 3743-3755, 2011. (DOI)