Low-dimensional carbon nanostructures and their applications. Fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, nanodiamonds. Graphene, its derivates and analogues. Quantum dots and their applications. Magnetic, metal and oxidic nanomaterials, alloys. Mechanical properties of nanomaterials. Nanophotonics, spintronics, fluorescent nanomaterials, memory media.
Applications in catalysis, photocatalysis; nanocoatings and paints, thin films, applications in civil construction, chemical, textile and consumer industries. Nanofiltration, water treatment and environmental applications. Energetics, solar cells. Lithium batteries. Nanotribology. Nanoelectronics, optical technologies, LED technologies.
Antibacterial materials and products, biosensors, biocatalysers, biochemical applications, biogenic nanomaterials; Targeted drug transport, tissue engineering, diagnostics, MRI and other imaging and analytical methods applied in medicine, molecular analysis, antitumor therapy, intelligent biomaterials, nanoimplants, marking and separation of cells. Nanomachines, nanorobotics.
Influence of nanomaterials on environment and health, potential risks of production, applications and transport of nanomaterials; Monitoring of nanomaterials, toxicity and eco-toxicity of nanomaterials, mechanisms of interaction of nanomaterials with a cell and with living organisms, influence of a size, morphology and functionalization of nanomaterials to their toxicity. Fate of nanomaterials in environment.
Dr. Jan TOPINKA
Managed functionalization of nanomaterials, self-assembly, hybrid multidimensional systems, new methods and approaches to characterization of nanomaterials, progress in applications of electron microscopy, in scanning tunnelling microscopy and in microscopy of atomic powers, STM/AFM applications – study of chemical reactions, imaging of molecules; nanomechanics, methods of nano-manipulation, methods of computational chemistry for modelling of nanocrystalline materials and their interactions, advanced spectroscopic and synchrotron methods of study of nanomaterials.