Advanced polymer composite systems

Assoc. prof. Ivo Kuritka, Ph.D. et Ph.D. is the Head of the Advanced polymer composite systems research. Within the following four research directions the main objectives are implemented:

  • Systems with senzoric properties            

             Assoc. Prof. Petr Slobodian, Ph.D. - head of research group

The group will concetrate on materials elements with sensor characters for hybrid and so-called programmable materials. Here external stimulus can change composite properties according to pre-programmed manner.

  • Multifunctional nanomaterials           

             Assoc. prof. Ivo Kuřitka, Ph.D. et Ph.D. - head of research group

The group is focused on the basic and applied research of hybrid composites that cover combination of metal/ metal oxide/ polymer and are prepared in a form of structural and functional hierarchically organized systems.

  • Composites with electric and magnetic properties

             Assoc. prof. Natalia Kazantseva - head of research group

Research group is interested in research and characterisation of composite materials capable of effective electromagnetic field energy absorption as well as accumulation of electric energy in various systems. Furthermore, attention is paid to systems with fast energy absorption in the maximum possible extent capable of its subsequent controlled release.

  • Biocomposite systems

             Assoc. prof. Nabanita Saha - head of research group

This research group is focused on studies and preparation of matrices for advanced biocomposite systems. Furthermore, some active components or components adding specific function are incorporated into these matrices in order to obtain novel biocomposites. Polymer gels and bacterial cellulose are envisaged for utilization as matrices. The eventual filler based on carbonates will be prepared in-situ directly in the matrix structure with the aid of biomimetic mineralization. Synthetic polypeptoids and polypeptoid nanosheets are used as the function property delivering agents as they are known to have a reasonable bio-activity.