• 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.

Johnson Matthey Academic Conference 2023 – The Best Poster Award goes to Prague

28 Apr 2023

3rd year PhD student Anastasia Kurbanova (from Dept. of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry) won the best poster award at the Johnson Matthey Academic Conference 2023. Anastasia is doing her PhD ...

Prof. Petr Nachtigall Memorial Seminar

22 Mar 2023

The Prof. Petr Nachtigall memorial will take place in person, in the hall CH2, Faculty of Science, Hlavova 8, Praha 2.

Program information here.


Lewis acid zeolites – (green) catalysts for tomorrow

1 Feb 2023

Jan Přech, Ewelina Szaniawská and Jiří Čejka (group of Synthesis, Catalysis and Advanced Materials from the Dept. of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry) with Steven L. Suib (University of Connecticut, USA ...

Obituary notice

28 Dec 2022

With a heavy heart we have to announce that Prof. Petr Nachtigall passed away on 28th December.

Neuron Award 2022 for Mariya Shamzhy

17 Oct 2022

Mariya Shamzhy from the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry (CUCAM Research Centre) is tackling one of the long-standing key challenges for materials scientists - understanding how heterogeneous catalysts facilitate chemical ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.