- Self-assembled block copolymer colloids (micelles, vesicles)
- Polyelectrolyte surfactant complexes
- Interpolyelectrolyte complexes
- Encapsulation of low-molar-mass compounds in polymeric nanoparticles
The Soft Matter Group, headed by Professor Miroslav Štěpánek, is a part of the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry of the Charles University in Prague. Our interdisciplinary research very much sits at the interface between physics and chemistry of macromolecules and biomacromolecules. It includes study of solutions of both synthetic and biological macromolecules; their thermodynamic and kinetic properties, such as self assembly, aggregation, diffusion, etc.
For studies of these systems, we use methods, such as light, X-ray and neutron scattering, calorimetry, TEM, AFM and computer modelling.
If you are interested in joining our group, as a graduate or undergraduate student, or as a postdoctoral fellow, please see the page open positions