RNDr. Petr Tábořík, Ph.D.

Department of Neotectonics and Thermochronology
E-mail: taborik@irsm.cas.cz | petr.taborik@post.cz
Phone: +420266009368 | +420775416065
Office:room No.: 408, building: C, floor: 4
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS, v.v.i.
V Holešovičkách 41
182 09, Prague 8
Czech Republic
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About Me

I graduated in 2007 in the MSc. study program Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava (2007). Shortly after (2009), I passed the state rigorous exam (RNDr.) in the same field of study and in 2012 I defended my Ph.D. thesis on “Use of electrical resistivity tomography in the research of mountain relief”.

Since June 2012 I have been working at the IRSM CAS, starting as a postdoc at the Dpt. of Engineering Geology, afterwards (from 2015) as a researcher at a newly established Dept. of Neotectonics and Termochronology where I act also as the deputy head.

Since 2011 I have also been working (part-time) as a researcher (2011 - 2017) and later (since 2018) as an assistant professor (lecturer) at the Institute of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague where I completed Ph.D. in Applied Geology with the focus on geophysical applications by defending the Ph.D. dissertation on "Joint interpretations of geophysical measurements as the key to understand landscape evolution" in March 2022.

As concerns my professional scope, I am interested namely in geomorphology, structure geology, dynamic processes and applied geology (near surface geophysics and engineering geology). Within my research activities, I do co-operate with numerous Czech geoscience institutions (Charles University, Czech Geological Survey, Geophysical Institute CAS, University of Ostrava or the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen) as well as with foreign partners (University of Wroclaw, Polish Academy of Sciences, San Diego State University or Oregon State University).

Besides the domestic research, my activities include also co-operation within the international research projects, e.g. in Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Norway (Svalbard), Ukraine (Krym - I have never been to Russia!!!), Iraq (Kurdistan), India (Kashmir), Philippines, California…

My publication activity is represented by numerous scientific papers and research reports, analyses and expert’s opinions. My ORCID is 0000-0002-5159-7703.

I have also rich experience with a range of projects oriented on applied research in collaboration with private companies (Geotest a.s., G Impuls Praha, Energoprůzkum Praha, Dekonta, CEZ Group etc.) and, also, with state authorities (e.g. SÚRAO – Czech Radioactive Waste Repository Authority, ŘSD - Czech Road and Motorway Directorate, Czech Ministry of Transport, Criminal Police and Investigation Service, Nature Conservation Agency etc.).

At the Charles University, Faculty of Science (Prague), I participate in lecturing and leading of practicals (e.g. Geoelectrics – practicals, Geoelectrical survey, Field Course of Applied Geophysics, Seminar of Applied Geophysics, etc.) at the Inst. of Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics and at the Dpt. of Physical Geography and Geoecology (Geomorphological Research Methods). I am also supervising theses at both departments. Furthermore, I was also lectured students (in Applied Geophysics) at my alma mater, University of Ostrava, in years 2012 – 2019.

I am a member of following professional associations: EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers), ČAG (Czech Association of Geomorphologist, since 2020 as a vice-chairman), ČAAG (Czech Associations of Geophysicists) and IAEG (International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment).