Astrochemistry Laboratory

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Vilem Mikula

Astrochemistry Laboratory, Code 691
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: (301) 286-0057

Email: Vilem Mikula

Current Position

    Research Assistant, Astrochemistry Laboratory, Catholic University of America


  • September 2006 - present: Prince George Community College, Biology
  • January 2005 - July 2006: Catholic University of America, Washington USA, Intensive English Program.
  • October 2003 - December 2003: Gradua Cegos in Sezimovo Ùstì, bookkeeping course.
  • November 1998 - December 1998: Czech society for quality in Prague, internal audit course
  • July 1992 - August 1992: Canadian language school, English course.
  • October 1991 - December 1992: Economy College in Prague, courses focused on stock management, financial and bank management.
  • September 1984 - July 1991: Charles. University in Prague, department of biophysics and chemical physics, graduated from faculty of math and physics. Major: physics of polymers. Solid background in cryogenics, vacuum devices, mathematics, informatics and physics.
  • September 1983 - March 1984: Polytechnics Kalinin.s Institute in Leningrad (today St. Petersburg), Major: electro-energetic, a specialty focused on machining and technical drawing.
  • September 1979 - August 1983: Gymnasium in Ζdár nad Sázavou; finished the high school with specialty focused on preparation for study abroad in former USSR.

Professional Experience

  • November 2004 - present: Catholic University of America, Washington USA and Goddard Space Flight Centre NASA, Greenbelt USA, research assistant focused on nano-technology and biology, cooperation in project James Web Space Telescope. Work with cryogenics and vacuum systems.
  • August 2004 - November 2004: Alima Inc. in Prague, financial analyst.
  • September 1998 - July 2003: Silon Inc. in Planá nad Luznicí, Plast Division. Research and development, product and quality control, and department for internal audit (ISO 9000 and VDA 6). Analysis of financial matters of the Silon Inc. Recovery of various funds from other owing companies. Financial controller, bookkeeper. Experience in financial politics of various firms and companies. Advisor in production planning control.
  • February 1998 - September 1998: CZ Kapitál Inc. in Tábor, financial analyst, broker.
  • October 1996 - February 1997: Komero Inc. in Prague and Sophia, Bulgaria. Financial analyst, broker. Worked in Sophia, Bulgaria, to start a new branch of Komero.
  • October 1994 - September 1996: Department of polymer physics, Charles University, Research Assistant, further experience in vacuum and cryogenic use for plasma deposition of various thin films. Invited to Minnesota, United States, to visit University of Minnesota (received US driver.s license).
  • August 1993 - September 1994: PPF Inc. in Prague and Moscow, Russia. Bond deposits and computing department, Financial analyst, broker.
  • April 1993 - July 1993: Ceská sporitelna bank in Prague, department of capital trading, Financial advisor in mortgage and bond management.
  • November 1992 - March 1993: Apollo Ship Chandlers Inc. Miami, United States, Vessel Amerikanis. Busboy on cruses between Florida, Venezuela, and Caribbean islands.
  • October 1991 - October 1992: Department of Polymer Physics, Charles University, Research Assistant, experience in vacuum and cryogenic use for plasma deposition of various thin films.


    English - good; Russian - very good; Slovak - excellent; Czech - excellent

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