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The researchers from RCPTM takes part in two collaborative projects under the Seventh EU Framework Programme.
First project NanoRem has 28 partners across Europe. Project objectives are development of new methods of water treatment based on nanotechnologies and their transfer from the laboratory to industry.
EcoThermo is a three-year project coordinated by the private company Ingenia srl. (Italy). As part of the project, which involves 8 partners, RCPTM employees work on the development of new technologies for the efficient heating of buildings.
“Environmental Friendly Nanotechnologies and Biotechnologies in Water and Soil Treatment”. Project intention is to establish the Nanobiowat Center connecting potentials of 3 academic and 6 industrial subjects in order to develop and implement ecologically friendly nanotechnologies and biotechnologies for water and soil treatment.
AlterBio project – “Centre for alternative environment friendly high effective polymer antimicrobial agents for industrial applications” objectives are research, developement and proposed commercialization of innovative antimicrobial systems for plastics, coatings, cosmetics and textiles.
Collaborative project “Centre of Drug-Dietary Supplements Interactions and Nutrigenetics” looks at the interaction of selected groups of plant substances contained in food supplements with the most important biotransformational enzymes, transporters and nuclear receptors, with regard to their potentially clinically significant interactions with drugs.
“Controlling Structure and Function of Biomolecules at the Molecular Scale: Theory Meets Experiments”. This collaborative project deals with a new methodology for the control of the structure and function of biological systems on the molecular level.
The Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory is studying ultra-high energy cosmic rays (energy > 10E19 eV). The observatory is located on the vast plain known as the Pampa Amarilla (yellow prairie) in western Argentina. Joint Laboratory of Optics produces glass mirror for fluorescence telescopes and Lidars, All Sky cameras for background light monitoring. The employees participate in the observatory operation, measurement of optical properties of fluorescence telescopes and optical elements, data analysis, modeling, design and analysis of optical systems.
Palacky University together with RCPTM actively contributes to CERN activities, in particular in frame of the Forward Detectors subproject within the ATLAS project where we cooperate with international community. The main objective has been development of algorithms and models for data analysis and simulation for the ALFA detector. Nowadays we are going to use our experiences in the oncoming AFP project. Our students participate in physics analysis in area of proton diffraction as for instance hot topic study of exclusive production of pions in proton-proton collisions.
TOP RCPTM journal publications 2015
DOI: 10.1039/c5cs00236b, IF = 33.383
M. B. Gawande, A. Goswami, T. Asefa, H. Guo, A. V. Biradar, D. Peng, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma: Core–shell nanoparticles: synthesis and applications in catalysis and electrocatalysis, CHEM. SOC. REV., Advance Article, 2015.
DOI: 10.1039/c5cs00343a, IF = 33.383
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201500094, IF = 17.493
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b01740, IF = 12.881
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2015.01.011, IF = 12.239
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2015.01.001, IF = 12.239
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404372, IF = 11.805
V. Georgakilas, A. Demeslis, E. Ntararas, A. Kouloumpis, K. Dimos, D. Gournis, M. Kocman, M. Otyepka, R. Zbořil: Hydrophilic Nanotube Supported Graphene-Water Dispersible Carbon Superstructure with Excellent Conductivity, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS vol. 25, iss. 10, pp. 1481-1487, 2015.
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403801, IF = 11.805
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201506533, IF = 11.261
DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2015.02.003, IF = 9.015
P. Lazar, C. K. Chua, K. Holá, R. Zbořil, M. Otyepka, M. Pumera: Dichlorocarbene-Functionalized Fluorographene: Synthesis and Reaction Mechanism, SMALL, vol. 11, iss. 31, pp. 3790-3796, 2015.
DOI: 10.1002/smll.201500364, IF = 8.368
R. K. Sharma, S. Sharma, S. Dutta, R. Zboril, M. B. Gawande: Silica-nanosphere-based organic–inorganic hybrid nanomaterials: synthesis, functionalization and applications in catalysis, GREEN CHEM., vol. 17, iss. 6, pp. 3207-3230, 2015.
DOI: 10.1039/c5gc00381d IF = 8.020
A. S. Burange, M. B. Gawande, F. L. Y. Lam, R. V. Jayaram, R. Luque: Heterogeneously catalyzed strategies for the deconstruction of high density polyethylene: plastic waste valorisation to fuels, GREEN CHEM. vol. 17, iss. 1, pp. 146-156, 2015.
DOI: 10.1039/c4gc01760a, IF = 8.020
M. B. Gawande: Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Water. Edited by P. H. Dixneuf, V. Cadierno, CHEMSUSCHEM vol. 8, iss. 15, pp. 2569-2569, 2015.
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500663, IF = 7.65
K. Lemr, K. Bartkiewicz, A. Černoch, M. Dušek, J. Soubusta: Experimental Implementation of Optimal Linear-Optical Controlled-Unitary Gates, PHYS. REV. LETT. vol. 114, iss. 15, 2015.
DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.114.153602, IF = 7.512
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00565, IF = 7.458
DOI: 10.1039/c5ta00119f, IF = 7.443
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.10.015, IF = 7.435
DOI: 10.1039/c5nr04422g, IF = 7.394
The award “Sustainable Strategies for Risk Reduction In Nanotechnology: Application in Chemical Catalysis and Environmental Remediation” was given to Rajender S. Varma
Prof. Radek Zbořil (General director of RCPTM) was introduced as a new member of the Learned Society of Czech Republic.
Prof. RNDr. Radek Zbořil, Ph.D. was awarded by Cena města Olomouce (Award of Olomouc city) in the field science and research.
Prof. Pavel Hobza in Thomson Reuters List of Higly Cited Researchers. Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of world’s leading scientific minds.
Prof. RNDr. Michal Otyepka, Ph.D. succeeded in 2014 Neuron Impuls Grants in chemistry field with project: Graphene Interface - biomolecule as a way to cyborgs.
Rajender S. Varma was introduced as an Advisory Board Member for the journal from Royal Society of Chemistry, Environmental Science: Nano
The paper from RCPTM A Magnetically Drivable Nanovehicle for Curcumin with Antioxidant Capacity and MRI Relaxation Properties was selected by WILEY-VCH as paper with “HOT TOPIC"
The award for the best poster at the SPEA8 conference in Greece was won by RCPTM researchers.
The paper from RCPTM Ferromagnetic Coupling in an Fe[C(SiMe3)3]2/Ferrihydrite Hetero-Mixture Molecular Magnet was selected by WILEY-VCH as paper with “HOT TOPIC"
The paper from RCPTM Chemical nature of boron and nitrogen dopant atoms in graphene strongly influences its electronic properties was selected by RSC as HOT PCCP article.
Martin Kuba won best poster award at Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry in Prague, March 2014. Poster name: "DETERMINATION OF METALS RELEASED FROM ARTICULAR REPLACEMENTS IN CLINICAL SAMPLES BY ICP-MS "
Dr. Manoj B. Gawande Ji was approved for "Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman - 2014" award by Indian government It is prestigious award honor to Indians who are in foreign country, and make outstanding achievement.
The award, for the best presentation, was won by Dr. František Karlický at ISTCP 2013 (Congress of the International Society of Theoretical Chemical Physics) in Budapest.
The award for the best presentation at the prestigious ISIAME 2012 (International Symposium on the Industrial Applications of the Mössbauer Effect) was won by Dr. Jiří Tuček.
The 2012 SIEMENS Award for the best thesis was given to Karel Lemr (author) and Jan Soubusta (supervisor).
The prestigious Galileo Galilei Award was awarded to Prof. Jan Peřina in recognition of his scientific work by the International Commission for Optics.
The Award of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport for Outstanding Results in Research, Experimental Development and Innovation was received in 2011 by Prof. Radek Zbořil.
TOP Review papers
V. Georgakilas, J. A. Perman, J. Tucek and R. Zboril: "Broad Family of Carbon Nanoallotropes: Classification, Chemistry, and Applications of Fullerenes, Carbon Dots, Nanotubes, Graphene, Nanodiamonds, and Combined Superstructures"
CHEMICAL REVIEWS, vol. 115, iss. 11, 2015.
M. B. Gawande, A. Goswami, T. Asefa, H. Guo, A. V. Biradar, D. Peng, R. Zboril, R. S. Varma: "Core–shell nanoparticles: synthesis and applications in catalysis and electrocatalysis"
CHEM. SOC. REV. , Advance Article. 2015.
J. Tuček, K. C. Kemp, K. S. Kim and R. Zbořil: "Iron-Oxide-Supported Nanocarbon in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Medical, Catalytic, and Environmental Applications"
ACS NANO, vol. 8, iss. 8. 2014.
M. B. Gawande, S. N. Shelke, R. Zboril and R. S. Varma: "Microwave-Assisted Chemistry: Synthetic Applications for Rapid Assembly of Nanomaterials and Organics"
ACC. CHEM. RES., vol. 47, iss. 4. 2014.
Karlicky, F; Datta, K.K.R; Otyepka, M and Zboril, R: "Halogenated Graphenes: Rapidly Growing Family of Graphene Derivatives"
ACS NANO, vol. 7, iss. 8. 2013.
Riley, KE and Hobza, P: "On the Importance and Origin of Aromatic Interactions in Chemistry and Biodisciplines"
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH vol. 46, iss. 4. 2013
Georgakilas, V; Otyepka, M; Bourlinos, AB; Chandra, V; Kim, N; Kemp, KC; Hobza, P; Zboril, R and Kim, KS: "Functionalization of Graphene: Covalent and Non-Covalent Approaches, Derivatives and Applications"
CHEMICAL REVIEWS, vol. 112, iss. 11. 2012.
Hobza, P: "Calculations on Noncovalent Interactions and Databases of Benchmark Interaction Energies"
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH vol. 45, iss. 4. 2012
Meeting during the Nanocon 2014 conference in Olomouc at the Moravian Restaurant. Prof. Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Dr. Athanasios B. Bourlinos, Prof.Alexander Eychmüller, Dr. Pavel Tuček, Ing. Tasilo Prnka, Prof. Radek Zboril and Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski.
Meeting during the Nanocon 2014 conference in front of the Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc. Prof.Alexander Eychmüller, Prof. Radek Zboril, Prof. Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Ing. Tasilo Prnka and Dr. Athanasios B. Bourlinos
General director of Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials Prof. Radek Zboril with Prof. Helena Mitasova and Prof. Lubos Mitas from North Carolina State University in front of the RCPTM building.
Dr. Rajender S Varma, visiting scientist of RCPTM, with the seminar announcement in Chile (Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Facultad de Química y Biología). More info here (in Spanish).
Prof. Pavel Hobza - Coordinator for International Scientific Collaboration in RCPTM, most cited czech scientist and Prof. Josef Michl - Head of the group “Michl Research Group” at University of Colorado Boulder, editor-in-chief of Chemical Reviews in front of the Saint Wenceslas Cathedral in Olomouc.
Prof. Kevin Sivula - head of the "Laboratory for Molecular Engineering of Optoelectronic Nanomaterials LIMNO" and Dr. Stepan Kment - Junior Researcher in research group “Optical and photonic technologies“ in Moravian Restaurant in Olomouc.
Assoc. Prof. Kevin A. Schug - Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Arlington, USA with Prof. Karel Lemr - Head of the Research Group “Nanotechnology in Analytical Chemistry” in RCPTM during the Chiranal Conference 2014 in Olomouc. Blog about the conference can be found here.
Prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi (Director of Ohkoshi Labs., Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo), Prof. Kara L. Bren (Associate Editor of J. Am. Chem. Soc., Head of the research group at University of Rochester, NY, USA) and Dr. rer. nat. Giorgio Zoppellaro (Head of the research group at RCPTM) in typical Moravian restaurant during their visit of RCPTM.
Prof. Juan Manuel Diez Tascón, director of Instituto Nacional del Carbón (Oviedo, Spain) with prof. Michal Otyepka (Head of Research Division II in RCPtM) in front of the Olomouc Astronomical Clock
Dr. Rajender S. Varma, Senior Scientist - US Environmental Protection Agency and Visionary of the Year 2009 with Prof. Dr. Radek Zbořil, General Director of RCPTM in front of the brand new TITAN HR-TEM Microscope.
Director of Centre of Ferate Excelence Prof. Virender K. Sharma from Florida Institute of Technology and General director of RCPTM Prof. Radek Zboril are discussing the fruitful collaboration.
General Director Prof. Radek Zboril and Director of Center for Superfunctional Materials, Pohang University Prof. Kwang S. Kim in front of the UNESCO Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc.
Prof. Ohkoshi, Dr. Asuka and Msc. Marie Yoshikiyo during a visit to a typical Moravian restaurant in Olomouc.
Prof. Paul M. Lahti from University of Massachusetts, Co-Director of Energy Frontier Research Center, visited Olomouc and RCPTM
Prof. Paul Mulvaney from University of Melbourne, ARC laureate, collaborator of RCPTM, visited Olomouc and RCPTM.
Prof. Andrey L. Rogach from City University of Hong Kong, the 8th most cited scientist in the field of nanocrystals, collaborator of RCPTM, visited Olomouc and RCPTM.
Prof. Fabio Vianello from University of Padova received the award for best foreign collaborator in 2012.
Cover arts by RCPTM
Chem. Soc. Rev., Vol. 44, Iss. 21. 2015.
Small, Vol. 11, Iss. 31. 2015.
Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25, Iss. 12. 2015.
Advanced Materials, Vol. 27, Iss. 14. 2015.
Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25, Iss. 10. 2015.
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Vol. 114, Iss. 15. 2014.
Chemical Communications Vol. 50, 2014.
Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 26, Iss. 23. 2014.
Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 86, Iss. 22. 2014.
Green Chemistry, Vol. 16, Iss. 9. 2014
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Vol. 9, Iss. 9. 2013.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Vol. 8, Iss. 4. 2012.
Chem. Commun., Vol. 48, Iss. 93, 2012.
Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 23, Iss. 14. 2011.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 114, Iss. 26. 2010.
Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 22, Iss. 24. 2010.