CZ-UK Workshop on Nanomaterials

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

The British Embassy in Prague and the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry of the Faculty of Science at the Charles University organised a CZ-UK workshop on nanomaterials, which was held in Karolinum on   October 22-23, 2019. Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Mr. Nick Archer MVO, opened the workshop. From both countries, six excellent speakers were invited including e.g. A. Goodwin – Oxford, J.P. Attfield – Edinburgh, R. Catlow – Cardiff, P. Nachtigall - UK Praha, R. Zbořil – Olomouc, J. Málek – Pardubice. The invited lectures were focused on cutting edge research in materials with contributions on new types of magnetic materials, disordered solids, zeolites, catalysis or possibilities of application of synchrotron and neutron diffraction for material studies. The contributions combined experimental aspects with theoretical calculations. The lectures were followed by lively discussions.  Altogether 70 participants took part in the Workshop and presented their results as posters.

The workshop featured top experts from the UK and the Czech Republic:

  • Phoebe Allan (University of Birmingham)
  • Pavel Jelinek (Institute of Physics of the CAS)
  • Paul Attfield (University of Edinburgh)
  • Jiří Malek (The University of Pardubice)
  • Rob Bell (University College London)
  • Petr Nachtigall (Faculty of Science, Charles University)
  • Richard Catlow(Cardiff University)
  • Maksym Opanasenko (Faculty of Science, Charles University)
  • Andrew Goodwin (University of Oxford)
  • Michal Otyepka (Regional Center of Advanced Technologies and materials of Palacký University)
  • Joe Hriljac (University of Birmingham)
  • Radek Zbořil Regional Center of Advanced Technologiesand materials of Palacký University)