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APVV 2019

The research proposal for studies of properties and applications of Ternary Chalcogenides was selected for funding by the Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV) just last week. Congratulations!

2D MATERIALS WORKSHOP - CANCELED

As a safety precaution related to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19 disease) we are canceling the LAM 2D MATERIALS WORKSHOP on the March 27, 2020. We will announce a new date for the workshop at a later date.

Save the date: LAM organizes the 2D WORKSHOP / 27 MAR 2020

 

The workshop will focus on important current trends and activities in the area of preparation, characterization and application of 2D materials in general as well as on current capabilities in the field of 2D materials in Slovakia. It will also serve as a networking opportunity, aiming to facilitate possible scientific collaborations.

 

When:  March 27 2020

Where: Comenius University Science Park (link: https://cusp.uniba.sk/en/), Ilkovicova 8, Bratislava

Registration: There are no registration fees. We kindly ask the participants to register via the following link - REGISTRATION no later than March 13 2020.

Programme: The workshop programme will be organized into two morning sessions and one afternoon session. Two coffee breaks are included, lunch will not be provided. Further details will be published in the following weeks.

 

Confirmed speakers:

 

Prof. Jaroslav Fabián (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Current trends in physics of 2D materials

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Prof. Vladimír Bužek (Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences)

Quantum Flagship and national platform QUTE-SK

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Prof. Ivan Stich/Dr. Ján Brndiar (Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences)

DFT and Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of 2D materials

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Prof. Roman Martoňák (Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Slovakia)

Quantum and classical ripples in graphene

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Dr. Martin Gmitra (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)

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Dr. Denis Kochan (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Spin relaxation and superconductivity in 2D materials

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Dr. Martin Hulman (Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Raman Spectroscopy of 2D Materials

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Dr. Milan Sýkora (LAM, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Slovakia)

2D Nanomaterials Prepared by Bottom-up Methods

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Prof. Viera Skákalová (Danubia Nanotech, Slovakia)

Conductance fluctuations in graphene and quantum Hall states

 

Open Day 2020

Each year, the Faculty of Natural Sciences opens its doors to the general public to showcase the opportunities and information about research and study programmes.

Aiming to kindle interest in materials science and nanomaterials research among the visitors, Mgr. Filip Zechel presented various areas that LAM scientists focus on. Thank you for visiting!

LAM presentation at Slovak University of Technology in Trnava

Director of LAM, ERA Chair, Dr. M. Sýkora presented the overview of the LAM research program at Advanced Technologies Research Institute, at Slovak Technical University in Trnava, Slovakia.

CHeMoUK / LAM – lab exercise

Students participating in the CHeMoUK summer school tried out some interesting experiments this week. In the LAM designed and sponsored lab exercise participants prepared and tested their own solar cells using some commonly available materials, such as pigments extracted from blackberries.

LAM takes part in the Summer school for high school students – CHeMoUK

Laboratory for Advanced Materials is now a partner of the Summer school – CHeMoUK. During the first week of July students will have an opportunity to learn more about research in the field of novel materials during a lecture and a discussion led by the head of the LAM, Dr. Milan Sýkora. The participants will also take part in an interesting practical lab exercise, sponsored by LAM. More details about the CHeMoUK program and this year’s summer school can be found here:

https://fns.uniba.sk/chemouk/

https://chemickaolympiada.sk/chemouk/

LAMatCU project at "Natural Sciences Teahouse"

Prof. J. Noga and the newly appointed Director of LAM, ERA Chair, Dr. M. Sýkora presented the overview of the ERA Chair project and the plans for the LAM at the “Natural Sciences Tea House” seminar dedicated to H2020 projects at the University of Pavel Jozef Safarik in Kosice, Slovakia.

Workshop on tools and developments for Widening NCP

Prof. J. Noga presented the LAMatCU project during the Workshop on tools and developments for Widening NCP at the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Open Day 2019

Members of the LAM presented overview of LAM research at the Open Day at the Faculty of Natural Sciences on 22 Jan 2019 and for this occasion, a propagation flyer was prepared and distributed. The same flyer was also distributed among students from several high schools.

Popularization portal "Science at hand" informs about LAM

Popularization portal Science at hand published an article about the newly established Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Comenius University.

The president of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science visited Bratislava

The Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University received a visit from the president of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS), Prof. Odile Eisenstein. The main goal of IAQMS is to provide a forum for international contact and collaboration and a periodical evaluation of the main developments, advances and promising directions of research in the broad field of its interest - the application of quantum mechanics to the study of molecules and macromolecules. It was established in Menton, France in 1967 and among it’s members there are 14 laureates of the Nobel prize.

On December 14th Prof. Eisenstein gave a lecture about her research involving chemical shifts in NMR spectra of organometallic compounds. NMR is without any doubt one of the most versatile methods for characterization of chemical species. It is used widely in all domains of chemistry and biology. Prof. Eisenstein showed, that by combining the information derived from solid state NMR with simple molecular orbitals analysis it is possible to understand specific reactions associated with transition metal complexes.

Prof. Odile Eisenstein currently performs her research at the Institut Charles Gerhardt, University Montpellier and at the Hylleraas centre for Quantum Molecular Science, University of Oslo. In her scientific work she focuses on theoretical chemistry, reaction mechanisms, organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis.

The university periodic My University informed about the visit in the January 2019 issue.

RNDr. Milan Sykora, PhD. will be appointed as a head of the Laboratory for Advanced Materials

Laboratory for advanced materials (LAM), established 1.10.2018 as a part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences will be lead by RNDr. Milan Sykora, PhD., as of 1.2.2019. The head of LAM (the ERA-chair position within the LAMatCU-H2020-WIDESPREAD-03-2017-ERAchairs project) was chosen in an international selection process from several other candidates.

RNDr. Milan Sykora, PhD. is an internationally recognized expert in the area of material chemistry. The results of his research were published in prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals, for example Nature, J. Am. Chem. Soc. and ACS Nano and are highly cited. He has also contributed to the development of eight patent applications, all in the area of materials science. His research includes number of important advances/breakthroughs in the field of materials science.

RNDr. Milan Sykora, PhD. obtained his master’s degree in chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava. He received his PhD. in chemistry from Marquette University, Milwaukee in USA and later moved to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he performed a postdoctoral research. Prior to his return to Slovak republic he held a position as a permanent technical staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico, USA. As the head of LAM, he will establish a research program in the field of advanced materials. Particular focus will be on materials for applications in energy conversion and storage, optoelectronics, electronics and related applications.

The information was published in the Our University periodic.

LAMatCU project presented in Prague

Dr. Z. Lisoňová presented the LAMatCU project at the ERA Chair Call Seminar at The Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic.

Laboratory for Advanced Materials to be established at Comenius University

Comenius University periodic Our University brings information about the LAMatCu project in the June/2018 issue. The popular magazine SME also mentions the LAMatCU project, the fourth H2020 project to be coordinated by the Comenius University. The LAMatCU project is also noticed by the portal Bratislava Day.