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Main research activities of the Faculty staff are focused on the following problems:

 

1. Solid state chemistry:

  • corrosion phenomena and design of novel scaling-resistant materials
  • diffusion in multicomponent systems, modelling of transport processes
  • synthesis and properties of materials for Li-ion batteries and SOFCs

2. Inorganic chemistry:

  • kinetics and thermodynamics of reactions in heterogenic systems
  • synthesis and properties of superionic conductors and materials with ionic-electronic conductivity for the construction of gas sensors
  • coatings and thin films deposited by plasma techniques
  • synthesis and properties of new thermoelectric materials

 

3. Analytical chemistry:

  • electrochemical detectors
  • polarographic and voltametric studies of complexes and catalytic systems
  • contamination of surface waters and sediments - monitoring methods
  • detection of trace amounts of heavy metals

 

4. Silicate chemistry:

  • glasses and silicate-phosphate devitrified products as materials for electronics
  • crystal chemistry of crystalline and amorphous inorganic polymers
  • oscillation spectroscopy of silicates
  • measurements of IR spectra in the FIR, MIR and NIR ranges and of the Raman spectra

5. Ceramics:

  • synthesis and sintering of ceramics
  • self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS)
  • microstructure and mechanical properties of ceramics
  • deposition of thin films by CVD and sol-gel methods

 

6. Building materials:

  • technology, chemistry and corrosion of mineral binding materials
  • special concretes and binding materials, fibre-reinforced concretes, binding materials in drilling
  • insulating materials and building ceramics,
  • waste management in building materials industry, immobilization of heavy metals

 

7. Glass and enamels:

  • properties of amorphous state, structure and properties of glass and devitrified products, manufacturing methods
  • enamels and amorphous coatings for glass, metals and other materials, sol-gel method and other advanced deposition processes
  • synthesis of glass for optoelectronics, electronics, coloured glass in art and in domestic use
  • glassy materials in environmental protection

 

8. Biomaterials:

  • implant materials-hydroxyapatite and whitelockite
  • glasses and silicate-phosphate devitrified products as materials for medicine
  • fibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • structural implants from resorbable polymers and their composites

 

9. Materials for environmental protection:

  • manufacturing and property assessment of materials designed for reestablishment of natural equilibrium in mineral element circulation, neutralization of pollutants, elimination of toxic emissions, water and sewage treatment, protection and conservation cultural heritage, and parapharmaceutical applications

 

10. Biochemistry and neurobiology:

  • the chemistry of peptides and the proteins
  • mass spectrometry
  • neuropharmacology