Zdenek Grof

assistant professor
work phone: 42022044 ext:3168
VŠCHT Praha – building B room 143c

Work Experience

  • Associate Editor of Chemical Papers, 2015-present
  • Research Associate, 2005-2008
    Imperial College London, Dept. of Chemical Engineering


  • Ing. (equivalent to MEng), 1995-2000, chemical engineering
    Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
  • PhD., 2000-2005, chemical engineering
    Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague


  • Unipetrol (company) Award for best doctoral thesis, 2005

Research Interests

  • Catalytic polymerization processes
  • Porous media
  • Distinct Element Method (DEM) simulations
  • Modeling of reaction-transport processes at the meso-scale level
  • Capillary interactions in granular materials


For the full list please visit my ResearcherID profile.

  • Grof Z., Lawrence C.J., Štěpánek F.: The strength of liquid bridges in random granular materials, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 319(1), 182-192 (2008). [ABSTRACT] [DOI]


  • Grof Z., Lawrence C.J., Štěpánek F.: Computer simualation of evolving capillary bridges in granular media, Granular Matter 10(2), 93-103 (2008). [ABSTRACT] [DOI]


  • Horáčková B., Grof Z., Kosek J.: Dynamics of fragmentation of catalyst carriers in catalytic polymerization of olefins, Chem. Eng. Sci. 62(18-20), 5264-5270 (2007). [ABSTRACT] [DOI]


  • Marek M., Grof Z., Kočí P., Kohout M., Kosek J., Štěpánek F.: Multiscale modelling of transport, reaction and phase change in heterogeneous media, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan 40(11), 879-889 (2007).


  • Grof Z., Kohout M., Štěpánek F.: Multi-scale simulation of needle-shaped particle breakage under uniaxial compaction, Chem. Eng. Sci. 62(5), 1418-1429 (2007). [ABSTRACT] [DOI]


  • Kohout M., Grof Z., Štěpánek F.: Pore-scale modelling and tomographic visualisation of drying in granular media, J. Colloid Int. Sci. 299, 342-351 (2006). [ABSTRACT] [DOI]


  • Grof Z., Kosek J., Marek M.: Morphogenesis model of growing polyolefin particles, AIChE J. 51(7), pp. 2048-2067, (2005). [ABSTRACT] [DOI]


  • Grof Z., Kosek J., Marek M.: Principles of the morphogenesis of polyolefin particles, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 44, 2389-2404 (2005). [ABSTRACT] [DOI]


  • Grof Z., Kosek J., Marek M., Adler P.M.: Modelling of morphogenesis of polyolefin particles: Catalyst fragmentation, AIChE J. 49(4), 1002-1013 (2003). [ABSTRACT]


  • Kosek J., Grof Z., Novák A., Štěpánek F., Marek M.: Dynamics of particle growth and overheating in gas phase polymerization reactors, Chem. Eng. Sci. 56, 3951-3977 (2001). [ABSTRACT]