Dr. Pavel Novák

Dr. Pavel Novák

Pavel Novák is an Associated Professor of Applied Physics and the faculty member of the Applied Optics Group at CTU in Prague.

Dr. P.Novák has authored or coauthored over 100 journal and conference proceedings papers (more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed international journals) and he is a co-author of one textbook. Dr. P.Novák is a member of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Currently, he is an assistant professor of Applied Physics at Czech Technical University in Prague, he gives lectures in bachelor and study programme in physics, applied optics, lasers and modern physics. He was granted by Hlavka’s Prize in 2005 and 2007 and Rector’s prize for PhD thesis. He participated successfully on more than 10 research projects in Czech Republic (Czech Science Foundation, Ministry of Education).

Research interests:

  • phase evaluation in optical interferometry
  • wavefront sensing
  • phase retrieval in optics
  • aberration theory
  • adaptive optics
  • analysis and synthesis of optical systems
  • theory of optical imaging
  • optical industrial metrology
  • topography measurements
  • optical interferometry
  • non-destructive defectoscopy
  • computer modelling in optics


Associated Professor of Applied Physics, CTU in Prague
12/14 – present

Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, CTU in Prague
06/07 – 12/14


Ph.D. in Physical and Material Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague, June 2007
Advisor: Prof.A.Mikš
Thesis: Selected methods of wave field analysis for applications in optical metrology

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