Ing. Martin Kočárek, Ph.D.



2007-now        Scientific worker/Tutor at the Department of Soil Science and soil Protection, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague

                        Main responsibilities: setting up maintaining and analysing experiments (pesticide degradation and transport modelling), teaching Bc and MSc students, applying for grants, writing reports and scientific papers

2005- 2007      Technical staff at the Department of Soil Science and Geology, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague


18. 2. 2007            Defence of Ph.D. thesis, obtaining a Ph.D. title

2001                      Commenced full time Ph.D. studies at Department of Soil Science and Geology at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, specialising in Soil Protection and melioration; Ph.D. thesis: Modelling of pesticide degradation in soil

5. 6. 2001              Defence of diploma thesis: Influence of certain soil characteristics on speciation of aluminium in soils, depending on types of plant cover, obtaining an MSc. title

1995-2001             Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Faculty of Agronomy, Plant Production

1991-1995             High School of Agriculture and Techniques in Frýdlant v Čechách


Computer skills:    Common PC skills, mastering of office applications, MS Office, Statgraphics Plus, CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop, good internet skills

Languages:           English – good knowledge

                              Spanish – good knowledge

                              German – moderate knowledge

Driving licence:     full licence plus group C and T

Self-employed licence: Gardening, Orchard and Terrain Maintenance, Interior and Exterior Design, Parks Maintenance (licence valid from 01.11.2004, 31.10.2010 paused)

Career skills:

              Determination of main soil properties

              Soil and soil water sampling

              Monitoring of soil water content, soil temperature, soil pressure head, working with infiltrometers

              Calibration of sensors for soil water content measurement

              Monitoring of contaminant transport and degradation in soil

              Determination of pesticide in soil using HPLC technology

              Working with spectrometer and NCS analyzer



2002                      Three months of Studies of Soil Organic Matter at the University of Neapol at the Department of agrarian chemistry

2002                      Course of Measurement of vibrating spectrum and Course of Interpretation of these measurements

2004                      Curso intensivo de plantas medicinales y fitoterapia

2005                      3rd European Summer School on Soil Survey 2005

2005                      Course HPLC

2007                      International Summer School "Natural Organic Matter: A resource for environment and nanotechnologies". Royal Palace, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Portici (Napoli)

2009                      Modeling water flow and contaminant transport in soil and groundwater using the Hydrus computer software packages

2013                      The course of professional competence for handling plant protection products