CUCAM Carolinum opening ceremony

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.

Opening ceremony attended for instance the Rector of Charles University prof. Tomáš Zima, HM Ambassador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, Deputy Vice Prime Minister for science, research and innovation Ing. Lucie Orgonikova and deputy director for management section of the operational programs of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Dr. Mgr. Vaclav Velčovský, Ph.D.

It is a Centre for Advanced Materials: design, synthesis and applications (CUCAM), whose main initiator is Professor Petr Nachtigall. The centre focuses on research and development of new materials for adsorption, catalytic, optical and medical applications. The centre will deal with the preparation of new materials with appropriate application properties using unconventional methods of synthesis.

The centre is led by Prof. Russell E. Morris of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, which is an internationally recognized authority in the field of synthesis, characterization and application of porous materials.

This centre of excellence was supported by funds prompted the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports OP VVV to support excellent research teams.