• Department of physical and macromolecular chemistry

    Charles University in Prague.

  • Department of physical and macromolecular chemistry

    Charles University in Prague.

  • Department of physical and macromolecular chemistry

    Charles University in Prague.

General Information

Department of Physical Chemistry was established at the Faculty of Science in 1921 as the first department of physical chemistry in Czechoslovakia. Department was founded by prof. Jaroslav Heyrovský, who was later awarded a Nobel price (1959) for his discovery of polarography (1926). Prof. Hyrovský was a Head of the department until 1952, when he has become a director of newly established Institute of Polarography of the Academy of Sciences.

The research in the department was primarily focused on electrochemistry; other branches of physical chemistry has become popular in 60's. Due to a strong interest in polymer science the department has been renamed to the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry in 1992. Currently, variety of branches of modern physical chemistry, ranging from experimental to theoretical physical chemistry and chemical physics, biophysical chemistry and macromolecular chemistry, are actively investigated in the department.

More information on the research can be found on the pages of individual research groups.

Roman Staňo won the Contipro 2021 Award. Congratulations!

15 Jul 2021

The final round of the third year of the prestigious Contipro Award took place in the end of June. The greatest hopes of Czech science in the field of biomaterials ...

Workshop on Low Dimensional Materials

23 Jul 2020

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the "Workshop on Low Dimensional Materials".

Details and registration are there.

Workshop on Water in Zeolites

23 Jul 2020

An international workshop is being planned with the objective of bringing together world-known experts from the field of heterogeneous catalysis to discuss fundamental aspects about the interaction of liquid water ...

School of Catalysis – Experimental Techniques in Catalysis

22 Jul 2020

After the successful "School of Catalysis" in May 2019, which has been devoted to general aspects of catalysis, for the current edition we plan to focus in more detail on ...

Ondrej Vesely won the Rector's Prize

27 Jun 2020

Mgr. Ondřej Veselý received the prize of Professor Yaroslav Geyrovsky for the best graduates of natural science programs. Congratulations Ondřej!!!

Full information about the winners you can find here: link

The new STARS call for PhD positions has been launched

16 Jan 2020

Deadline for Applications March 13th 2020

The STARS program provides fully funded PhD positions to ensure an excellent education and an adequate income to PhD students of the Faculty of ...

Ondrej Vesely won the Dean's Prize

12 Dec 2019

Ondrej Vesely, PhD student of Pavla Eliášová won the Dean's Prize 2019 for the best master theses! Congratulations to Ondra!!! Congratulations to his supervisor!

Ondřej Veselý participated significantly in ...

Researchers have found a new approach for zeolite synthesis.

18 Nov 2019

Researchers from the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry (Valeryia Kasneryk, Mariya Shamzhy, Qiudi Yue, Michal Mazur, Russell E. Morris, Jiří Čejka and Maksym Opanasenko), in collaboration with colleagues from ...

Seminar: Biomolecular NMR - an essential tool for drug discovery

Václav Veverka 22 Oct 2019

6th of November 14:00, in CH4

Several key stages in the knowledge-based drug discovery process require detailed information about targeted systems at the molecular level. This includes validation of ...

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

Pavel Matějíček 22 Oct 2019

30th of October 14:00, in lecture hall CH3

Recent literature on the solution behavior of ions of nanometer size and of irregular structure will be reviewed. Small inorganic ions ...

New publication in Nature Communications

16 Oct 2019

Collaborative theoretical-experimental research between Charles University and St Andrews discovers unexpected facile room-temperature hydrolysis pathways in aluminosilicate zeolites.

Seminar: Zeolite Crystal Engineering: A Multiscale Approach

Jean-Pierre Gilson 16 Oct 2019

8th of November 14:00, in lecture hall CH2

After setting the scene of the current energy and materials transition, I will highlight the challenges facing zeolites in the future ...

CZ-UK Workshop on Nanomaterials

3 Oct 2019

Czech-British workshop focusing on research, development and application possibilities of nanomaterials will take place in Karolinum, Prague on 22 and 23 October 2019

Molecular Characterization of Polymers

Taihyun Chang 11 Mar 2019

The course by Professor Taihyun Chang will be held on Tuesday 23 April (9:50–11:30) and on Mondays from 29 April to 13 May (14:00–16:30 ...

Seminar: Modelling Ionic liquids. From bulk behavior to supercapacitor applications.

Prof. Christian Holm 4 Mar 2019

13th of March 14:00, in CH4

In the first part of the talk we present an ab initio parametrization scheme for explicitly dipole-polarizable force fields for the simulation of ...

Seminar: AFM in SEM, new approach in microscopy and story of Czech young Spin-off.

Jan Neuman 5 Feb 2019

20th of February 14:00, in CH4

Czech Republic is well known for the development of scientific instrument especially in Electron microscopy field. NenoVision is young Czech spin-off who brought ...

Opening of Electron Microscopy Laboratory

9 Jan 2019

Newly established Electron Microscopy Laboratory is now part of our Faculty. Laboratory is equipped with new JEOL JEM-NEOARM 200F transmission electron microscope.

CUCAM Carolinum opening ceremony

7 Feb 2017

On February 7, 2017 was held at Carolinum opening ceremony of the presentation of the newly established Centre of Excellence at Charles University in the field of material science.