Petr Smejkal

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Petr Smejkal

Technical Officer

Room 2001 , Chemistry Building

+61 3 6226 2208 (phone)

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Fields of Research

  • Separation science (340109)
  • Microtechnology (401410)
  • Other chemical sciences (349999)
  • Analytical spectrometry (340101)
  • Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods) (340105)
  • Analytical chemistry (340199)
  • Flow analysis (340104)
  • Sensor technology (incl. chemical aspects) (340108)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences (280105)
  • National security (140109)
  • Coastal and estuarine systems and management (180299)
  • Scientific instruments (241003)
  • Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water) (180306)
  • Ground water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion (180305)
  • Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences (280118)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Terrestrial systems and management (180699)


Total publications


Journal Article

(12 outputs)
2019Waheed S, Cabot JM, Smejkal P, Farajikhah S, Sayyar S, et al., 'Three-dimensional printing of abrasive, hard, and thermally conductive synthetic microdiamond-polymer composite using low-cost fused deposition modeling printer', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11, (4) pp. 4353-4363. ISSN 1944-8244 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b18232 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Waheed S; Cabot JM; Lewis TW; Breadmore MC; Paull B


2018Zhang M, Phung SC, Smejkal P, Guijt RM, Breadmore MC, 'Recent trends in capillary and micro-chip electrophoretic instrumentation for field-analysis', Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 18 pp. 1-10. ISSN 2214-1588 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.teac.2018.03.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Zhang M; Phung SC; Guijt RM; Breadmore MC


2017Li F, Smejkal P, Macdonald NP, Guijt RM, Breadmore MC, 'One-step fabrication of a microfluidic device with an integrated membrane and embedded reagents by multimaterial 3D printing', Analytical Chemistry, 89, (8) pp. 4701-4707. ISSN 0003-2700 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00409 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 64

Co-authors: Li F; Macdonald NP; Guijt RM; Breadmore MC


2017Macdonald NP, Cabot JM, Smejkal P, Guijt RM, Paull B, et al., 'Comparing microfluidic performance of three-dimensional (3D) printing platforms', Analytical Chemistry, 89, (7) pp. 3858-3866. ISSN 0003-2700 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00136 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 160Web of Science - 155

Co-authors: Macdonald NP; Cabot JM; Guijt RM; Paull B; Breadmore MC


2017Ranjbar L, Talebi M, Haddad PR, Park SH, Cabot JM, et al., 'In silico screening of two-dimensional separation selectivity for ion chromatography capillary electrophoresis separation of low molecular-mass organic acids', Analytical Chemistry, 89, (17) pp. 8808-8815. ISSN 0003-2700 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01187 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Ranjbar L; Talebi M; Haddad PR; Park SH; Cabot JM; Zhang M; Foley JP; Breadmore MC


2015Cabot JM, Fuguet E, Roses M, Smejkal P, Breadmore MC, 'Novel instrument for automated pKa determination by internal standard capillary electrophoresis', Analytical Chemistry, 87, (12) pp. 6165-6172. ISSN 0003-2700 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00845 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Cabot JM; Breadmore MC


2014Shallan AI, Smejkal P, Corban M, Guijt RM, Breadmore MC, 'Cost-effective three-dimensional printing of visibly transparent microchips within minutes', Analytical Chemistry, 86, (6) pp. 3124-3130. ISSN 0003-2700 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/ac4041857 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 325Web of Science - 309

Co-authors: Shallan AI; Corban M; Guijt RM; Breadmore MC


2013Nuchtavorn N, Smejkal P, Breadmore MC, Guijt RM, Doble P, et al., 'Exploring chip-capillary electrophoresis-laser-induced fluorescence field-deployable platform flexibility: separations of fluorescent dyes by chip-based non-aqueous capillary electrophoresis', Journal of Chromatography A, 1286 pp. 216-221. ISSN 0021-9673 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2013.02.060 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Breadmore MC; Guijt RM; Macka M


2013Smejkal P, Bottenus D, Breadmore MC, Guijt RM, Ivory CF, et al., 'Microfluidic isotachophoresis: a review', Electrophoresis, 34, (11) pp. 1493-1509. ISSN 0173-0835 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/elps.201300021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 50

Co-authors: Breadmore MC; Guijt RM; Macka M


2013Smejkal P, Breadmore MC, Guijt RM, Foret F, Bek F, et al., 'Analytical isotachophoresis of lactate in human serum using dry film photoresist microfluidic chips compatible with a commercially available field-deployable instrument platform', Analytica Chimica Acta, 803 pp. 135-142. ISSN 0003-2670 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2013.01.046 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Breadmore MC; Guijt RM; Macka M


2012Smejkal P, Breadmore MC, Guijt RM, Foret F, Bek F, et al., 'Isotachophoresis on a chip with indirect fluorescence detection as a field deployable system for analysis of carboxylic acids', Electrophoresis, 33, (21) pp. 3166-3172. ISSN 0173-0835 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/elps.201200141 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Breadmore MC; Guijt RM; Macka M


2012Smejkal P, Breadmore MC, Guijt RM, Grym J, Foret F, et al., 'Separation of carboxylic acids in human serum by isotachophoresis using a commercial field-deployable analytical platform combined with in-house glass microfluidic chips', Analytica Chimica Acta, 755 pp. 115-120. ISSN 0003-2670 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2012.10.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Breadmore MC; Guijt RM; Macka M


Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2013Foret F, Smejkal P, Macka M, 'Miniaturization and Microfluidics', Liquid Chromatography: Fundamentals and Instrumentation, Elsevier, S Fanali, PR Haddad, CF Poole, P Schoenmakers, D Lloyd (ed), Massachusetts, USA, pp. 453-467. ISBN 978-0-12-415807-8 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-415807-8.00020-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Macka M


Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2016Macdonald NP, Cabot JM, Smejkal P, Guijt RM, Breadmore MC, et al., 'Microfluidics: Which type of 3D printer?', Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, 9-13 October 2016, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 1579-1580. ISBN 9780979806490 (2016) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Macdonald NP; Cabot JM; Guijt RM; Breadmore MC; Paull B


2012Smejkal P, Ryvolova M, Foret F, Guttman A, Breadmore MC, et al., 'The potential of Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100 for new bioanalytical applications', MSB 2012 Shanghai Proceedings, 21-24 October, Shanghai, China (2012) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Breadmore MC; Guijt RM; Macka M

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Support on commercialisation of GreyScan (2020)$25,200
General chemical support on the translation of GreyScan.Support on commercialisation of GreyScan's trace detection unit.
GreyScan Pty Ltd ($25,200)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Breadmore MC; Smejkal P; Sowerby DK
GreyScan Prototype Development Support (2016 - 2017)$78,602
GreySCAN is a new instrument for detecting explosives at airports. This was developed from funding through an ARC Linkage Grant and the National Science and Security Technology Unit. The technology was licensed to Grey Innovation in 2014 and they are now translating the outcomes.
Grey Innovation Pty Ltd ($78,602)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Breadmore MC; Smejkal P
2016 - 2017
Inexpensive in situ chemical analyzer for environmental monitoring: high resolution mapping Nox and pH distribution in surface water (2016)$11,000
University of Tasmania ($11,000)
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Zhang M; Barbante G; Craw P; Smejkal P