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Ivo Svetlik








From – to

Educational institution (name, location), area of study

1999 - 2008

Ph.D. - Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

1983 - 1987

Ing. (mgr. equivalent) - The Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Faculty of Chemical Technology


Professional experiences

From – to

Name of institution, position, realized activities

1999 -




Head of radiochemistry laboratory

·       Development of methods of radionuclides determination

·       Utilizing of developed methods to study occurrence and transport of radionuclides both in the environment and in the technological parts of nuclear power plants (NPP).

·       Application of developed analytical methods for industrial applications (determination of 14C in samples of labelled methane – for Transgas company, changes of 14C amount in technological parts of NPP Temelín – for the ČEZ company, determination of 14C chemical forms in primary coolant – for the ČEZ company, measurement of strontium radioisotopes by liquid scintillation spectrometry – for the Canberra-Packard company, tritium measurement in quenched samples of water – for the Czech Metrological Institute).

·       Study of anthropogenic impact on the recent environment and, utilizing radiocarbon dating method, also on the past environment.

·       Development of measuring routines based on liquid scintillation spectrometry.

·       Guidance of PhD., master and bachelor students.

·       Head of the Radiocarbon dating laboratory, with the international code CRL.

·       Collaboration with Czech and abroad institutes, presentation and publication of our results.

·       Participation in national radiation monitoring network (14C and 85Kr).

1991 - 1998


Water Research Institute T.G.M.



·       Development and implementation of analytical methods of radionuclides determination,

·       Methodological assurance of water analytical laboratories,

·       Collaboration with the national accreditation body ASLAB,

·       Preparation of several national standards, aimed on determination of radionuclides (in cooperation with the Czech Normalization Institute)

·       Head of radiochemical laboratory since 1996.

1988 - 1991


Stavební geologie a.s.


Analytical service

·       Determination of gross activity alpha and beta, 222Rn, 226Ra, and uranium in water samples.


Scientific activities

Overview of R&D and innovation activities

Activity (list from 2011)


Out of which in a world language


Sum of IF

Scientific publications in impacted journals





Scientific publications in non-impacted reviewed journals





Chapters in monographs, monographs





Articles in non-reviewed journals, articles in proceedings





*Science Citation Index - sum of citations excl. autocitations (WoS)


Activity (list from 2011)


Personally given presentations abroad and on international conferences


Principal investigator of foreign grants


Principal investigator of domestic grants


Co-investigator of foreign grants


Co-investigator of domestic grants


Awarded European or international patents (EPO, WIPO), U.S. and Japanese patents


Awarded Czech or other national patents which are used exclusively based on a valid licensing contract


Awarded Czech or other national patents which are only used by the owner of the patent or which are not used


Authorship of a realized complex technical work with social profitability


Pilot plants, verified technologies


Utility and industrial models, functional samples, software



List and characteristics of the top 10 publications in impacted journals since 2011

1. Surprisingly small increase of the sedimentation rate in the floodplain of Morava River in the Straznice area, Czech Republic, in the last 1300 years By: Grygar, T. Matys; Novakova, T.; Mihaljevic, M.; et al. CATENA  Volume: 86   Issue: 3   Pages: 192-207   Published: SEP 2011

(IF = 2.82)

 Cited by (12):

Sediment accumulation rates and high-resolution stratigraphy of recent fluvial suspension deposits in various fluvial settings, Morava River catchment area, Czech Republic

By: Sedlacek, Jan; Babek, Ondrej; Kielar, Ondrej

GEOMORPHOLOGY  Volume: 254   Pages: 73-87   Published: FEB 1 2016

Trace metal storage in recent floodplain sediments along the Dill River, central Germany

By: Martin, Charles W.

GEOMORPHOLOGY  Volume: 235   Pages: 52-62   Published: APR 15 2015


Obtaining isochrones from pollution signals in a fluvial sediment record: A case study in a uranium-polluted floodplain of the Ploucnice River, Czech Republic

By: Grygar, T. Matys; Elznicova, J.; Babek, O.; et al.

APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY  Volume: 48   Pages: 1-15   Published: SEP 2014


Late Holocene evolution of the Becva River floodplain (Outer Western Carpathians, Czech Republic)

By: Stacke, Vaclav; Panek, Tomas; Sedlacek, Jan

GEOMORPHOLOGY  Volume: 206   Pages: 440-451   Published: FEB 1 2014


The history of human-induced soil erosion: Geomorphic legacies, early descriptions and research, and the development of soil conservation-A global synopsis

By: Dotterweich, Markus

GEOMORPHOLOGY  Volume: 201   Pages: 1-34   Published: NOV 1 2013


Human induced soil erosion and gully system development in the Late Holocene and future perspectives on landscape evolution: The Myjava Hill Land, Slovakia

By: Dotterweich, Markus; Stankoviansky, Milos; Minar, Jozef; et al.

GEOMORPHOLOGY  Volume: 201   Pages: 227-245   Published: NOV 1 2013


The Differentiation between Point and Diffuse Industrial Pollution of the Floodplain of the Ploucnice River, Czech Republic

By: Majerova, L.; Grygar, T. Matys; Elznicova, J.; et al.

WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION  Volume: 224   Issue: 9     Article Number: 1688   Published: SEP 2013


Distinguishing regional and local sources of pollution by trace metals and magnetic particles in fluvial sediments of the Morava River, Czech Republic

By: Novakova, Tereza; Matys Grygar, Tomas; Babek, Ondrej; et al.

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS  Volume: 13   Issue: 2   Pages: 460-473   Published: FEB 2013


Human impact on fluvial sediments: how to distinguish regional and local sources of heavy metals contamination

By: Novakova, T.; Grygar, T. Matys; Babek, O.; et al.

Edited by: Pirrone, N

Conference: 16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET) Location: Rome, ITALY Date: SEP 23-27, 2012

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEAVY METALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT  Book Series: E3S Web of Conferences   Volume:1     Article Number: 16008   Published: 2013


Regional Contamination of Moravia (South-Eastern Czech Republic): Temporal Shift of Pb and Zn Loading in Fluvial Sediments

By: Matys Grygar, Tomas; Sedlacek, Jan; Babek, Ondrej; et al.

WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION  Volume: 223   Issue: 2   Pages: 739-753   Published: FEB 2012



By: Demek, Jaromir; Mackovcin, Peter; Slavik, Petr

MORAVIAN GEOGRAPHICAL REPORTS  Volume: 20   Issue: 3   Pages: 2-21   Published: 2012


Hydrometeorological extremes derived from taxation records for south-eastern Moravia, Czech Republic, 1751-1900 AD

By: Brazdil, R.; Chroma, K.; Valasek, H.; et al.

CLIMATE OF THE PAST  Volume: 8   Issue: 2   Pages: 467-481   Published: 2012



2.     C-14 studies in the vicinity of the Czech NPPs   By: Svetlik, I.; Fejgl, M.; Turek, K.; et al. JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY  Volume: 292   Issue: 2   Pages: 689-695   Published: MAY 2012


 Cited by (3):

Retrospective study of C-14 concentration in the vicinity of NPP Jaslovske Bohunice using tree rings and the AMS technique

By: Jeskovsky, Miroslav; Povinec, Pavel P.; Steier, Peter; et al.



Isotope-Based Source Apportionment of EC Aerosol Particles during Winter High-Pollution Events at the Zeppelin Observatory, Svalbard

By: Winiger, Patrik; Andersson, August; Yttri, Karl E.; et al.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY  Volume: 49   Issue: 19   Pages: 11959-11966   Published: OCT 6 2015


The risk of leukaemia in young children from exposure to tritium and carbon-14 in the discharges of German nuclear power stations and in the fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing

By: Wakeford, Richard

RADIATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOPHYSICS  Volume: 53   Issue: 2   Pages: 365-379   Published: MAY 2014


3.     Determination of I-129 in biomonitors collected in the vicinity of a nuclear power plant by neutron activation analysis By: Krausova, Ivana; Kucera, Jan; Svetlik, Ivo JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY  Volume: 295   Issue: 3   Pages: 2043-2048   Published: MAR 2013


 Cited by (3):

Environmental aspects of radioactive iodine in the Baltic Sea region

By: Yi, Peng; Wang, Biao; Lu, Weihua; et al.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY  Volume: 305   Issue: 2   Pages: 403-407   Published: AUG 2015


Fukushima's Forgotten Radionuclides: A Review of the Understudied Radioactive Emissions

By: Steinhauser, Georg

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY  Volume: 48   Issue: 9   Pages: 4649-4663   Published: MAY 6 2014


Determination of I-129 in cement-solidified radwastes using neutron activation

By: Kuo, C. L.; Tsai, T. L.; Chiang, A. C.; et al.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY  Volume: 298   Issue: 1   Pages: 465-473   Published: OCT 2013


4.     CRYOGENIC CAVE PEARLS IN THE PERIGLACIAL ZONES OF ICE CAVES By: Zak, Karel; Orvosova, Monika; Filippi, Michal; et al. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH  Volume: 83   Issue: 1-2   Pages: 207-220   Published: JAN-FEB 2013


 Cited by (1):

Holocene climate change, permafrost and cryogenic carbonate formation: insights from a recently deglaciated, high-elevation cave in the Austrian Alps

By: Spoetl, C.; Cheng, H.

CLIMATE OF THE PAST  Volume: 10   Issue: 4   Pages: 1349-1362   Published: 2014


5.     Joint Bratislava-Prague studies of radiocarbon and uranium in the environment using accelerator mass spectrometry and radiometric methods   By: Povinec, P. P.; Svetlik, I.; Jeskovsky, M.; et al. JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY  Volume: 304   Issue: 1   Pages: 67-73   Published: APR 2015


 Cited by: 0


6.     ESTIMATING THE AMOUNT OF (CO2)-C-14 IN THE ATMOSPHERE DURING THE HOLOCENE AND GLACIAL PERIODS By: Svetlik, I.; Povinec, P. P.; Brabcova, K. Pachnerova; et al. RADIOCARBON  Volume: 55   Issue: 2-3   Pages: 1546-1555   Published: 2013


 Cited by: 0


7.     Occurrence of organically bound tritium in the Mohelno lake system By: Korinkova, Tereza; Svetlik, Ivo; Fejgl, Michal; et al. JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY  Volume: 307   Issue: 3   Pages: 2295-2299   Published: MAR 2016


 Cited by: 0


8.     RADIOCARBON IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE ZLKOVCE MONITORING STATION OF THE BOHUNICE NPP: 25 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS MONTHLY MEASUREMENTS   By: Povinec, P. P.; Sivo, A.; Jeskovsky, M.; et al. RADIOCARBON  Volume: 57   Issue: 3   Special Issue: SI   Pages: 355-362   Published: 2015


 Cited by: 0


9.     Extended use of alanine irradiated in experimental reactor for combined gamma-and neutron-dose assessment by ESR spectroscopy and thermal neutron fluence assessment by measurement of C-14 by LSC   By: Bartonicek, B.; Kucera, J.; Svetlik, I.; et al. APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES  Volume: 93   Pages: 52-56   Published: NOV 2014


 Cited by: 0


10.  Enhanced activities of organically bound tritium in biota samples   By: Svetlik, I.; Fejgl, M.; Malatova, I.; et al. APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES  Volume: 93   Pages: 82-86   Published: NOV 2014


 Cited by: 0


Scientific works in non-impacted reviewed journals

1.     The Early Medieval site at Roztoky. The evidence of ecofacts By: Kuna, Martin; Hajnalova, Maria; Kovacikova, Lenka; et al. PAMATKY ARCHEOLOGICKE  Volume: 104   Pages: 59-147   Published: 2013

 Cited by (2):

A charcoal record of Holocene woodland succession from sandstone rock shelters of North Bohemia (Czech Republic)

By: Novak, Jan; Svoboda, Jiri; Sida, Petr; et al.

QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL  Volume: 366   Pages: 25-36   Published: APR 24 2015


Necklaces of Byzantine origin and bronze circular ornaments in the Slavic environment of the sixth and seventh century. On intercultural relationships

By: Profantova, Nad'a

PAMATKY ARCHEOLOGICKE  Volume: 104   Pages: 149-182   Published: 2013


2.     The Unetice culture barrow in Brandy's nad Labem (Central Bohemia) as evidence of unique Early Bronze Age burial practices   By: Danielisova, Alzbeta; Langova, Michaela; Kocar, Petr; et al. ARCHEOLOGICKE ROZHLEDY  Volume: 65   Issue: 1   Pages: 56-88   Published: 2013

            Cited by: 0

Personally given presentations abroad and on international conferences

  •  I.Světlík, invited lecture: „Application of radicarbon dating for karst research purposes: its possibilities and limitations.“ International conference PROKARSTTERA 2012, Shumen, Bulgaria 2012.
  • I.Světlík, lecture: „C-14 dating in context of alluvial deposits.“ International conference ALUVIAL GEOARCHAEOLOGY, Mikulčice, Czech Republic 2013.
  • I.Světlík lecture: Monitoring of atmospheric 14CO2 in the Czech Republic. International conference TOWARDS TO ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH SUPERSITE, Humpolec, Czech Republic 2013.
  • I.Světlík, lecture: „Základní principy a omezení radiouhlíkové datovací metody.“ International conference „Enforcing of the CITES agreement in the Czech Republic“, 10. - 12.12. 2014, Červená nad Vltavou, Czech Republic.


Coinvestigator of domestic grants

 Project name: "Relations between climate, anthropogenic activity and land erosion recorded in natural archives of Strážnického Pomoraví (CR)"

Source of funding: GAASCR, IAAX00130801

Total grant of the institution: 6371 kKč

Project implementation period: 2008 - 2011


 Technical and realization activities

Authorship of a realized complex technical work with social profitability

·       2011, CANBERRA-PACKARD, spol. s r.o.: Calibration of liquid scintillation spectrometer TriCarb 3180 for measurement 89Sr, 90Sr a 90Y, requested by ČEZ, NPP Temelín.

·       2012, ČEZ, NPP Temelín: Determination of activities of 14C chemical forms in gasses of the technological parts of the NPP Temelín. Original analytical method was applied to solve this item.

·       2012, National Radiation Protection Institute, Prague: Method of direct measurement of 14C in exposed sorbents from nuclear-energy facilities.

·       2013, ČEZ, NPP Temelín: Method of direct measurement of 14C in exposed sorbents from samplers in stacks and in the other technological parts of the NPP.

·       2014, Povodí Moravy, a.s.: Revision of the software for calculation of analytical methods uncertainties.

·       2015, Envinet, a.s.: Calibration of liquid scintillation spectrometer TriCarb 3180 TR/SL, requested by NPP Temelín.

·       2015, ČEZ, a.s.: Modification of the method of 14C analyses.

·       2015, ALS Czech Republic, s.r.o.: Analysis of 3H in water samples using electrolytic enrichment.

·       2015, ÚJV, a.s.: Measurement of radionuclides by liquid scintillation spectrometry (14C, 3H, 90Sr, 63Ni).


Expert activities

·       (2010, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic: Expertise on possibilities and limitations of the radiocarbon dating method; preparation of the background documents for the Ministry in the international arbitration proceeding.)

·       2014 - 2016, Czech Environmental Inspectorate (CEI), Enforcing of the CITES agreement in the Czech Republic: expertise on ivory.

·       Since 2016 ing. I. Světlík, Ph.D. is an authorized expert in applications of radiocarbon dating.


Organizational and socio-professional activities related to the area

·       Prokarstterra – membership in the scientific board of the international society (Experimental model for complex monitoring of protected karst territories aiming at their sustainable management and development)
·       Ioannes Marcus Marci Spectroscopic Society (IMMSS) – membership

Foreign collaborations

·       HEKAL ATOMKI HAS, Debrecen, Hungary (dr. Molnár Mihály)

·       Comenius university in Bratislava, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Department of physics and biophysics (prof. P.P. Povinec)

·       National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Mgr. Petar Stefanov)

·       Water Research Institute, Bratislava (dr. Gabriela Wallová)