In cooperation with industrial partners we are focused on applied research within the following projects:

  • Technology of the oxidative photocyclization leading to helicenes and phenacenes; FR-TI3/628
    (2011 – 2013, supported by Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic) 

logo lachnerA new method for preparation of helicenes and phenacenes based on photocyclization procedure was developed. For these purposes, unique photocyclization apparatus was designed and assembled. Our results formed the basis for the implementation of helicenes and phenacenes production in the cooperating company and Lach-Ner Company now offers a number of new helicene products in a purity of min. 99%.

  • Chiral separation of helicenes; TA04010082 
    (from 2014, supported by Technology Agency of the Czech Republic)

The project is a logical continuation of the previously solved project. It is aimed on development of a large-scale methodology for separation of racemic helicenes to their enantiomeric forms.

  • Preparation of helicene-based chiral stationary phases for HPLC; TA01010646
    (2011 – 2014, supported by Technology Agency of the Czech Republic) 

The main aim logo watrexof the project was to develop a new stationary phases based on chiral helicenes for HPLC and column manufacturing. Further testing of their properties and evaluation of the relevancy for possible production and sale was also part of the objectives.

  • Novel stationary phases for chromatographic separation of chiral compounds; FV10082
    (2016 – 2019, supported by Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic) 

The main aim of this project is to develop a new stationary phases with novel electrostatically bound chiral slectors. Further testing of properties of such phases and their evaluation and testing for production and sale is a part of the objectives.

We also closely cooperate with other institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences and universities in Czech Republic:

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Part of the research is carried out with the foreign partners:

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Our group is also involved into:

  • Open Science project; CZ.1.07/2.3.00/35.0023 (from 2013, supported by European Social Funds)

logo OV mensiThe Open Science project is focused on the recruitment of human resources to a long-term disadvantaged field of research – natural and technical sciences. The main objectives of the project are to support talented secondary school students, to create methodology for scientific training of talented students, to set up a network of long-term cooperation between secondary schools and institutions of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The Open Science project was approved within the Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness and implemented with the financial support of the European Social Fund and the Czech Republic.

  • Multiscale in modelling and validation for solar photovoltaics (MultiscaleSolar); MP1406 (from 2015, supported by European Social Funds)

COST-logo-high-resNanostructures show unique tunable material properties with major and proven potential for state-of-the-art optoelectronics. Exploiting them for the challenging implementation of next generation solar cell architectures requires novel multiscale modelling and characterization approaches which capture both the peculiar features at nanoscale and their impact on the optoelectronic performance at device levels.
To foster progress towards such approaches, MULTISCALESOLAR creates a new network of experts defragmenting knowledge by combining existing research activities to address key issues in in next generation photovoltaics raised by academic and industrial end users. It provides quantum mechanical descriptions of electronic, optical and vibrational properties in order to parametrize mesoscopic models for the dynamics of charge carriers, photons and phonons in nanostructures. This yields effective material parameters for use in macroscopic device level models validated at each step by experiment.
This Action combines theoretical and experimental expertise in industry and academia benefitting the European Research Area. The Action actively addresses gender issues, and favours early stage researchers, developing their scientific and management skills. The Action yields, for the first time, validated multiscale understanding of nanostructure properties for optoelectronic applications, with a focus on third generation photovoltaics.