Department of Materials Chemistry


Head of the department: Ing. Kamil Lang, CSc., DSc

Deputy head: Ing. Petra Ecorchard, PhD



Researchers are mostly focused on materials chemistry including their development and tuning for practical applications. The research results are hence not only papers, but also patents and design of novel technologies for practical applications. They are based on own research. The main current topics are:

  • fotoactive metal oxides (more in Research section) and metal oxides for degradation of organic compounds (more in Research section, V. Stengl's team)
  • practically usable aluminium-based chemical materials, such as geopolymers (Z. Cerny's team)
  • nanocomposite materials and oxide ceramics with special physical properties (V. Stengl's team and J. Bursik)
  • Nanostructured hybrid materials. We develop topics of layered metal hydroxides (Zn, Mg, Ni, etc.), photoactive oriented films, polymeric nanocomposites, oriented oxide films (e.g., ZnO) and manipulation with hydroxide nanolayers. One of the studied applications are bactericide surface active under daylight due to photophysical properties of incorporated compounds (photoactive composite layers and polymeric nanofibres). More details are in the section of Research.
  • Photophysical and photochemical properties of novel molecules, supramolecules and preorganized structures (molybden clusters, porfyrin/phthalocyanin derivatives, boron clusters, calixarenes, carbon nanotubes, etc.). More details ar in the section of Research.


Name Department Phone E-Mail
Buršík Josef, Ing., CSc. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172197
Bůžek Daniel, Ing. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172190
Černý Zbyněk, Ing., CSc. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266173110, 266173118
Demel Jan, RNDr. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 315559441, 266172183
Henych Jiří, Ing., Ph.D. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172202
Hynek Jan, Mgr. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172183, 266173125
Kirakci Kaplan, PhDr. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172194
Mosinger Jiří, doc. RNDr., Ph.D. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172189
Murafa Natalija, Ing., Ph.D Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172202
Němečková Zuzana, Ing. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172198
Nižňanský Daniel, RNDr. Dr. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 221951246
Ondrušová Soňa, Bc. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266173125, 266172183
Plocek Jiří, RNDr., Ph.D. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172195
Popovičová Marie Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172198
Rosypal Pavlína Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266173118
Soroka Miroslav, Mgr. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266173190
Šťastný Martin, Ing. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172201
Štengl Václav, Mgr., Ph.D., DSc. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172202
Šulc Lubomír, Ing. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266173118
Tolasz Jakub, Mgr. Dpt. Materials Chemistry 266172198


Synthesis laboratories are conventionally equipped for laboratory syntheses, autoclaves (300°C, 20 MPa), tube ovens, high-performance ultrasound generators. It is possible to use a pilot plant and work on transfer of technologies to larger scales for practical applications. Laboratories are equipped for preparation of thin films using sol-gel procedures.

Reaction kinetics with solid catalysts is studied with help of quadrupole mass spectrometer JEOL JMS- Q1000GC, gas chromatograph AGILENT 6890N. Solids are characterised by surface area measurement (Coulter SA 3100), particle size analyser Malvern-ZetaSizer, UV-VIS spectrometer Lambda 35 with integration sphere, colorimeter for solids Hunterlab ColorQuest and fluorescence spectrometer AVANTES.

Catalytic activity of newly prepared chemical materials is studied in photoreactors in liquid/solid and gas/solid systems (more details on reactors).

Laboratory is equipped for inorganic syntheses and subsequent spectral characterization of the products by UV/Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and time-resolved spectroscopy. EPR spectrometer is available.



Title Recipient Principal investigator
Metal-organic frameworks with incorporated polymers for gas separation applications ÚACH Demel Jan
Photoactive Polymer Materials with Nanostructured Surfaces for Biomedical Applications PřF UK Kirakci Kaplan
Biomaterials based on octahedral molybdenum clusters as singlet oxygen radiosensitizers ÚACH Lang Kamil
Polymeric layers protection and their substrates against UV degradation by quantum dots Rokospol Štengl Václav
Transparent nanohybrid systems with excellent durability to UV and with resistance against extreme temperatures Toseda Štengl Václav
COMNID: Support of the transfer of the apllied research results into new products and services UJEP Štengl Václav


Most Cited Papers

  • J.-L. Rehspringer, J. Buršík, D. Nižňanský, A. Kláriková, Characterisation of bismuth-doped yttrium iron garnet layers prepared by sol-gel process, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 211(1-3) (2000) 291-295 
  • K. Lang, J. Mosinger, D. M. Wagnerová: Photophysical properties of porphyrinoid sensitizers noncovalently bound to host molecules; models for photodynamic therapy. Coord. Chem. Rev. 248/3-4 (2004) 321-350.
  • S. Bakardjieva, J. Šubrt, V. Štengl, M.J. Dianez, M.J. Sayagues, Photoactivity of anatase-rutile TiO2 nanocrystalline mixtures obtained by heat treatment of homogeneously precipitated anatase, Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 58(3-4) (2005) 193-202
  • S. Bakardjieva, V. Štengl, L. Szatmary, J. Šubrt, J. Lukáč, N. Murafa, D. Nižňanský, K. Čížek, J. Jirkovský, N. Petrova, Transformation of brookite-type TiO2 nanocrystals to rutile: correlation between microstructure and photoactivity, Journal of Mtaerials Chemistry 16(18) (2006) 1709-1716
  • J. Mosinger, O. Jirsák, P. Kubát, K. Lang, B. Mosinger: Bactericidal nanofabrics based on photoproduction of singlet oxygen. J. Mater. Chem. 17(2) (2007) 164-166.
  • V. Štengl, S. Bakardjieva, N. Murafa, Preparation and photocatalytic activity of rare earth doped TiO2 nanoparticles, Materials Chemistry and Physics 114(1)  (2009) 217-226

Applied research

  • In collaboration with enterprise ČLUZ a.s.: Novel inorganic pigments based on natural alomosilicates with low content of Fe oxides.
  • In collaboration with enterprises ČLUZ a.s. and Variel a.s.: Proprietary synthesis procedure to obtain inflammable inorganic material absorbing neutrons, suitable for manufacturing of neutron shields.
  • In collaboration with Optaglio s.r.o.: proprietary synthesis procedure to nanosol of hydrated zinc peroxide, either pure or as thin films on inorganic or polymeric supports.
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