of the department of physical and macromolecular chemistry

Departmental Seminars

We would like to invite everyone to our department's Seminars that take place on Wednesdays in building of Chemical departments (Hlavova 8, Praha 2) at 2 p.m. in lecture room CH3.

Lectures of external guests are scheduled for 30-45min+discussion. Lectures of students are scheduled for 10-15min + discussion.

Next seminar will be scheduled on 19.2.2020

There are no seminars scheduled in the semester break. 13.1.2020 - 14.2.2020. Next seminar will be scheduled on 19.2.2020 more

PhD student presentations

1st year internal PhD students will present their research activity

  1. Karolína Honzejková. Structural characterization of protein complexes involved in apoptosis.
  2. Zuzana Kadlecová. Study of retention and separation mechanism in mixed-mode chromatography; application for protein digestion products separation.
  3. Sarra Abdi. ADORable zeolites: addressing structure-activity relationships for porous heterogeneous acid catalysts.
  4. Ang Li. Rational synthesis of zeolitic materials and advanced microscopy characterization.
  5. Ondřej Veselý. Synthesis of novel zeolite materials using the ADOR method.
  6. David Šorm. Hyper-Cross-Linked Organometallic Porous Polymers.

Magnetic properties of MOFs, Zeolites and MXenes

Federico Brivio graduate in Material Science at the Universita’ di Milano Bicocca. After a brief experience as a teacher, he completed his PhD at the University of Bath (UK) with prof. Aron Walsh. Hi spent one year at
the University of Cambridge before joining the research group of Prof. Petr Nachtigall in Charles University.

His research revolves around different applications of the Density Functional Theory and, more in general, computational methods to calculate materials properties ab-initio. He worked on both molecular and crystalline systems, joining his expertises in the approach of complex systems such as hybrid perovskites and zeolites.


Zeolite Crystal Engineering: A Multiscale Approach

After setting the scene of the current energy and materials transition, I will highlight the challenges facing zeolites in the future. The LCS strategy to meet these challenges, Zeolite Crystal Engineering, will then be outlined.

This strategy basically takes place at three different scales:

  1. Sub-nm and nm level: this is the domain of active sites & point defects (nature, location, confinement...) and microporosity
  2. μm level: this is the domain of the size, shape and morphology of particles, the meso- & macro-porosity...
  3. mm level: this is the domain of shaped bodies as zeolites are never used in commercial processes as ... more

Biomolecular NMR - an essential tool for drug discovery

by Ph.D., Ing, Václav Veverka

Several key stages in the knowledge-based drug discovery process require detailed information about targeted systems at the molecular level. This includes validation of selected proteins or protein-protein interactions and assessment of their druggability, identification of suitable small molecules with the desired inhibitory activity and detailed structural characterization of the sites of intervention. NMR spectroscopy was for a long time overshadowed by X-ray crystallography in drug discovery but with a recent shift in target selection towards more challenging protein-protein interactions it bounced back on stage. The particular strengths of the technique will be introduced from the biologists’ perspective and the benefits ... more

Nano-ions in solution: new worlds between small ions and nanosized building blocks

by doc. RNDr., Ph.D., Pavel Matějíček

Recent literature on the solution behavior of ions of nanometer size and of irregular structure will be reviewed. Small inorganic ions are usually depicted as balls differing in size, charge density and thickness of the solvation shell. In contrast, even simple ions exhibit complex solution behavior as manifested by Hofmeister series. If the structure of ions is slightly more complicated such as in the case of SCN- and guanidinium+, the ions undergo like-charge pairing and are surface active. The ions, size of which is in the nanometer scale like anionic boron cluster compounds (ABCCs) and polyoxometalates (POMs), behave ... more