Prof. Michal Otyepka, Ph.D.
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The research focus includes synthesis, characterization and applications of low-dimensional carbon-based materials (especially carbon dots, graphene and its derivatives). Researchers develop new methods for the functionalization and chemical modification of graphene and its derivatives. A deep understanding of physicochemical properties helps them design functional materials, with the aim of using them especially in catalysis, energy storage, sensing and imaging. Scientists' efforts are underpinned by the close interconnection of experimental and theoretical approaches. Their knowledge in computing chemistry ranges from the first basic methods, to multiple techniques, to the development of a force field. This allows molecular simulations to be applied to a wide range of molecular structures containing nanomaterials, biomacromolecules and complex molecular systems.