Norbert Kučerka



Deputy Director for Science
Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Scientific profiles



Norbert Kučerka, Ph.D. received his M.S. degree from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1999 and a Ph.D. degree in the field of membrane biophysics for his research utilizing the small-angle neutron scattering in 2003 under the supervision of Pavol Balgavý. He was a post-doctoral fellow with John Nagle at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA (2003-2006), and with John Katsaras at the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, Canada (2006-2008). He continued his research using neutron diffraction at the CNBC as a National Research Council research officer till 2014, when he moved to Joined Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. In Dubna he serves as a deputy director of Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, continuing at the same time his research of model biological membranes using the scattering of neutrons and X-rays. Presently, his work is focused on the structure and interactions in membranes playing a role in Alzheimer’s disease