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Chargé de recherche CNRS, Institut Européen des Membranes, Université de Montpellier

Martin DROBEK obtained his MSc. degree in 2004 at University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT) Prague (Czech Republic) graduating in the field of stereoselective hydrogenations on chiral complexes applied in homogeneous phase or heterogenized on various inorganic matrixes. In 2008 he was awarded a doctorate degree in Chemistry and Chemical Technology with the work focused on the synthesis and applications of phthalocyanine molecules in photocatalytical or non-photocatalytical decomposition (UCT-Prague and Research Centre of Organic Syntheses-Pardubice, Czech Republic). At the same time, he also studied the structural and functional characterization of advanced films based on either TiO2 nanoparticles or phthalocyanine molecules (Research Centre of Nanosurface Engineering, Czech Republic). After his Ph.D. studies Dr. Martin DROBEK obtained a post-doctoral position at the Institut Européen des Membranes (IEM-Montpellier) for working on various subjects in the field of membrane science including ceramic membrane synthesis and their surface modification for oil/water separations, ultrafiltration of seawater, VOC capture, but also gas separation and pervaporation. In 2013 he got a pernament position as a CNRS research scientist at IEM-Montpellier. Besides of MFI zeolite membranes he also investigated a variety of other membrane materials, including silicon carbide, mixed-matrix and composite polymer-ceramic membranes. His current research activity is focused on the development of MOF-based membrane materials for gas separation and detection.
In 2022, his scientific production included a co-authorship of over 60 scientific papers and proceedings, 11 book chapters, 3 patents and more than 30 oral and 50 poster presentations at national and international conferences.


  • 2013–present
    Chargé de recherche , IEM - CNRS, Université de Montpellier


  • 2008 
    University of Chemistry and Chemical Technology (Czech Republic), PhD - Chemistry and Chemical Technology