Ing. Matěj Velický Ph.D.

Ing. Matěj Velický Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
Tel: 420266053755
Room: 434


micro-/nano-scale spectroelectrochemistry, interrogation of 2D material/substrate interactions, tuneable devices for electrochemical energy storage


electrochemistry, 2D materials, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy


  • 2020 - present Associate Scientist, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
  • 2017 - 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, Cornell University (USA) and University of Manchester (UK)
  • 2016 - 2017 Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast (UK)
  • 2012 - 2016 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Manchester (UK)
  • 2011 - 2012 Knowledge Transfer Associate, University of Manchester (UK)
  • 2007 - 2011 PhD in Chemistry, University of Manchester (UK)
  • 2006 - 2007 Research Assistant, Nuclear Research Institute Řež (Czech Republic)
  • 2001 - 2007 Master’s degree in Nuclear Chemistry, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic).

Selected publications

  • Velický M., Rodriguez A., Bouša M., Krayev A.V., Vondráček M., Honolka J., Ahmadi M., Donnelly G.E, Huang F., Abruña H.D., Novoselov K.S. and Frank O., Strain and Charge Doping Fingerprints of the Strong Interaction between Monolayer MoS2 and Gold. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 11, 2020, 6112-6118,
  • Velický M., Hu S., Woods C.R., Tóth P.S., Zólyomi V., Geim A.K., Abruña H.D., Novoselov K.S. and Dryfe R.A.W., Electron Tunneling through Boron Nitride Confirms Marcus-Hush Theory Predictions for Ultramicroelectrodes. ACS Nano 14, 2020, 993-1002
  • Velický M., Toth P.S., Woods C.R., Novoselov K.S. and Dryfe R.A.W., Electrochemistry of the Basal versus Edge Plane of Graphite Revisited. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 2019, 11677-11685
  • Velický M., Donnelly G.E., Hendren W.R., McFarland S., Scullion D., DeBenedetti W.J.I., Calinao Correa G, Han Y., Wain A.J., Hines M.A., Muller D.A, Novoselov K.S., Abruña H.D, Bowman R.M., Santos E.J.G. and Huang F., Mechanism of Gold-Assisted Exfoliation of Centimeter-Sized Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers. ACS Nano 12, 2018, 10463-10472
  • Velický M., Toth P.S., Rakowski A.M., Rooney A.P., Kozikov A., Woods C.R., Mishchenko A., Fumagalli L., Yin J., Zólyomi V., Georgiou T., Haigh S.J., Novoselov K.S. and Dryfe, R.A.W., Exfoliation of Natural van der Waals Heterostructures to a Single Unit Cell Thickness. Nature Communications 8, 2017, 14410
  • Velický M. and Toth P.S., From Two-Dimensional Materials to Their Heterostructures: An Electrochemist's Perspective. Applied Materials Today 8, 2017, 68-103,
  • Zou J., Sole C., Drewett N.E., Velický M. and Hardwick L.J., In Situ Li Intercalation Into Highly Crystalline Graphitic Flakes of Varying Thicknesses. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7, 2016, 4291-4296
  • Velický M., Bissett M.A., Woods C.R., Toth P.S., Georgiou T., Kinloch I.A., Novoselov K.S. and Dryfe R.A.W., Photoelectrochemistry of Pristine Mono- and Few-Layer MoS2. Nano Letters 16, 2016, 2023-2032
  • Toth P.S., Velický M., Ramasse Q.M., Kepaptsoglou D.M. and Dryfe R.A.W., Symmetric and Asymmetric Decoration of Graphene: Bimetal-Graphene Sandwiches. Advanced Functional Materials 25, 2015, 2899–2909
  • Velický M., Bissett M.A., Toth P.S., Patten H.V., Worrall S.D., Rodgers A.N.J., Hill E.W., Kinloch I.A., Mishchenko A., Novoselov K.S., Georgiou T., Britnell L. and Dryfe R.A.W., Electron Transfer Kinetics on Natural Crystals of MoS2 and Graphite. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 2015, 17844-17853