Michal Žitňan, PhD.

Scientific background:  

  • Sol-gel chemistry
  • 2D printing
  • Time-resolved fluorescence
  • Fluorescence microscopy

International projects:

  • Excellent Teams – “Research on delivery systems focusing on advanced methods of fluorescence spectroscopy“, CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0005 and the project LO 1211 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic
  • Cooperación estratégico entre España y Japón, Design, exploration and fabrication of solar cells based on new materials with high conversion efficiency, ple-2009-0015.

Publication activity: 

  • 7 publications in scientific journals
  • 70+ citations

The most significant publications


  • Puente-Munoz, V., Paredes, J.M., Resa, S., Vilchez, J.D., Zitnan, M. et al., New thiol-sensitive dye application for measuring oxidatide stress in cell structures, Scientific Reports 9 (2019), 1659


  • de Miguel, G., Marchena, M., Zitnan, M. et al., Femto to milisecond observations of indol-based squaraine molecules photodynamics in solutions, Chem. Chem. Phys. 14 (2012), 1796-1805
  • de Miguel, G., Ziolek, M., Zitnan, M. et al., Photophysics of H- and J- aggregates of indol-based squaraines in solid state, Phys. Chem. C 116 (2012), 9379-9389

Study part: Profile subjects:

Inorganic technologies and materials II


X-ray powder diffraction, UV-vis-NIR scpectroscopy, Photoluminescence spectroscopy,

Scientific part:

Supervisor of PhD. students

Experimental work I-IX, Publication activity I and II, Active participation in a conference I and II


  • 2004: MSc: Comenius University, Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of theoretical and physical chemistry. Diploma thesis: Characterization of Polythiophenes by Using Static and Dynamic Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • 2009: PhD: Comenius University, Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of theoretical and physical chemistry. PhD thesis: Fluorescence Dynamics of Supramolecular and Confined Structures

Awards, scholarships and research stays:

  • 1 year research stay, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, 2010-2011
  • 6 month research stay, University of Granada, Spain, 2014
  • 17 month research stay, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, 2017-2019

 Other activities:

  • Slovak Chemical Society, member
Mgr. Michal Žitňan, PhD.
Mgr. Michal Žitňan, PhD.
Department of Functional materials

E-mail: michal.zitnan@tnuni.sk
Tel.: +421 32 7400 516
Office: n. 206