Department of Composite Materials

Recent projects

Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV)

• Inovatívna MoS2 platforma pre diagnózu a cielenú liečbu rakoviny.
Project APVV
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute: Mária Omastová, Matej Mičušík
Other investigators: Jozef Kollár, Klaudia Czaniková, Jaroslav Kulíček, Nikol Bugárová
Registration number: APVV-15-0641
Duration of the project: 07.2016 - 06.2020
Cooperating institutions: Fyzikálny ústav SAV, koordinátor P. Šiffalovič, Ústav molekulárnej fyziológie a genetiky, Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave - Fakulta chemickej a potravinárskej technológie

Nanokompozitné materiály na báze organo-fosfóniových smektitova polymérov
Project APVV
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute: Ivan Chodák
Other investigators: Ivica Janigová, Juraj Kronek, Zuzana Kroneková, Daniela Jochec Mošková, Michaela Sedničková, Zuzana Nógellová, Zuzana Hloušková
Registration number: APVV-14-0566
Duration of the project: 07.2016 - 06.2020
Cooperating institutions: UACH SAV hlavný riešiteľ P. Komadel

Modifikované polyméry z obnoviteľných zdrojov a ich degradácia
Project APVV
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute: Štefan Chmela
Other investigators: Katarína Mosnáčková, František Ivanič
Registration number: APVV-15-0528
Duration of the project: 07.2016 - 04.2020

Grafénová nanoplatforma na detekciu rakoviny(GONanoplatform)
Project APVV
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute and main investigator: Mária Omastová
Other investigators: Zdenko Špitálský, Matej Mičušík, Jaroslav Kuliček, Nikol Bugárová, Michal Procházka
Registration number: APVV14-0120
Duration of the project: 07.2015 - 06.2019
Cooperating institutions: Virologický ústav SAV, Fyzikálny ústav SAV, Ústav experimentálnej fyziky SAV

Lignin as Composite Component for Phenol-Formaldehyde Resins and Wood-Plactic Composite(LiKoZiP)
Project APVV
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute: Michal Procházka
Other investigators: Zuzana Nógellová
Registration number: APVV-15-0201
Duration of the project: 07.2016 - 06.2019
Cooperating institutions: International Laser Centre, Chemko, a.s. Slovakia, Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava - Faculty of mechanical Engineering

Nereaktívne tavné lepidlá na báze metalocénových polymérov pre priemyselné aplikácie. (Projekt aplikovaného výskumu)
Project APVV
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute and main investigator: Ivan Chodák
Other investigators: Daniela Jochec Mošková, Igor Novák, Ondrej Žigo, Michaela Sedničková, Jozef Prachár
Registration number: APVV-14-0566
Duration of the project: 07.2015 - 06.2019
Cooperating institutions: VIPO, a.s. Partizánske, STU FCHPT

Výskum vplyvu nízkoteplotnej PLAZmy na zvýšenie permanentnosti povrchovej úpravy TEXtilných materiálov s použitím NANOsólov (PLAZ-NANO-TEX)
Project APVV
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute and main investigator: Zdenko Špitálský
Other investigators: Igor Novák, Mária Omastová, Matej Mičušík, Angela Kleinová, Marta Malíkova, Michal Procházka, Katarína Mosnáčková, Zuzana Nógellová, Jozef Prachár, Ondrej Žigo
Registration number: APVV14-0518
Duration of the project: 07.2015 - 12.2017
Cooperating institutions: VÚTCH-Chemitex Žilina

Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA)

Electrically conductive polymer nanocomposites based on the nanostructured graphite
Project VEGA
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute and main investigator: Zdenko Špitálský
Registration number: VEGA 2/0093/16
Duration of the project: 01.2015 - 12.2019

Polymeric nanocomposites and hybrids and their applications as sensors and actuators.
Project VEGA
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute: Mária Omastová
Registration number: VEGA 2/0149/14
Duration of the project: 01.2014 - 12.2017

Relaxation and time dependent effects at deformation of multiphase systems with polymeric matrix.
Project VEGA
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: VEGA 2/0108/14
Duration of the project: 01.2014 - 12.2017

SASPRO

Antibakteriálne polymérne nanokompozity na báze grafénu
Project SASPRO
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute and main investigator: Zoran Markovič
Registration number: SAS-PRO 1237/02/02
Duration of the project: 12.2015 - 11.2018

Other Projects

Photovoltaic and Sensor Properties of Plasma and Chemical Functionalized Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes
Project OP
Principal investigator from Polymer Institute: Mária Omastová
Other investigators: Zdeno Špitálský, Matej Mičušík, Jaroslav Kuliček
Registration number: SAS- TÜBİTAK JRP 2014 /2
Duration of the project: 12.2014 - 11.2017
Cooperating institutions: Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Arts and Science Department of Chemistry Isparta, Turkey, Dr. Aysegul Uygun Öksüz

Previous projects

H2020

Building-up Centre of Excellence for advanced materials application (CEMEA)(H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-1-FPA)
Project H2020
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová, Igor Lacík
Registration number: 664336
Duration of the project: 06.2015 - 05.2016
Cooperating institutions: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Helsinki, Finland

7RP Projects

NOMS: Nano-Optical Mechanical Systems(NOMS)
Project 7RP
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa
Registration number: 228916
Duration of the project: 09.2009 - 08.2012
Cooperating institutions: Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Barcelona, Spain (coordinator), The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, UK, Polymer Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences , Slovakia, Unia Nevidiacich a Slabozrakych Slovenska, Slovakia, Universität Hamburg, Germany, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, Microsharp Corporation Ltd., UK, iXscient Ltd, UK, Philips Electronics Nederland BV, The Netherlands

ORITUPOCO: Orientation of of Carbon Nanotubes in polymer Composites.(ORITUPOCO)
Project 7RP
Principal investigator: Zdenko Špitalský
Registration number: 213085
Duration of the project: 04.2009 - 03.2012

THERMONANO: Low temperature heat exchangers based on thermally conducting polymers nanocomposites.(THERMONANO)
Project 7RP
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: 227407
Duration of the project: 01.2009 - 12.2011
Cooperating institutions: Politecnico di Torino, Taliansko, TU Berg-akademie Freiberg, Nemecko, Polymer Institute, Slovakia, Commissariat à l Énergie Atomique – LITEN, Francúzsko, Starom Grup srl, Rumunsko, Nanocyl SA, Belgicko Astra Refrigeranti SpA, Taliansko SIMONA AG, Nemecko, SGL Carbon AG, Nemecko.

Structural Funds

Centre for applied research of new materials and technology transfer. (OPVaV-2013/4.2/09-RO)
Project SF
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: 262 402 200 88
Duration of the project: 09.2013 - 08.2015

Reingeneering of product portfolio of VIPO, Inc.
Project SF
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: 262 401 200 2
Duration of the project: 02.2010 - 02.2013
Cooperating institutions: VIPO a.s., Partizánske

Centre for Materials, layers and systems for Applications and Chemical processes in extreme conditions.(MACHINA II)
Project SF
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: 262 401 200 21
Duration of the project: 04.2010 - 03.2012
Cooperating institutions: Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SAS, (coordinator), Institute of Chemistry SAS , FCHPT Slovak Teachnical University

Centre for Materials, layers and systems for Applications and Chemical processes in extreme conditions.(MACHINA I)
Project SF
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa
Registration number: 262 401 200 07
Duration of the project: 09.2009 - 08.2011
Cooperating institutions: Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SAS, (coordinator), Institute of Chemistry SAS , FCHPT Slovak Teachnical University

Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV)

Gumárske zmesi s novými netradičnými plnivami pre špeciálne aplikácie
Project APVV
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: APVV – 0694-12
Duration of the project: 10.2013 - 09.2016

Nanostructured Materials for Sensorics
Project APVV
Principal investigator: Matej Mičušík
Registration number: APVV-0593-11
Duration of the project: 07.2012 - 12.2015
Cooperating institutions: Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS – coordinator; Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Organoclays and their composites with polymers
Project APVV
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: APVV-0362-10
Duration of the project: 05.2011 - 10.2014
Cooperating institutions: Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

Research, properties and production of nanosols for nanostructural modification of textile materials
Project APVV
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: VMSP-P-0023-09
Duration of the project: 09.2009 - 08.2011
Cooperating institutions: VÚTCH-Chemitex, s. r.o., Žilina

Carbon nanocomposites for chemical sensoring
Project APVV
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa
Registration number: APVV-0478-07
Duration of the project: 09.2008 - 12.2010
Cooperating institutions: Institute of Electrical engineering SAS, Bratislava

Research and production of hydrolysis commodity based on renewable sources
Project APVV
Principal investigator: Igor Novák
Registration number: VMSP-P-0044-07
Duration of the project: 04.2008 - 12.2009
Cooperating institutions: VIPO a.s., Partizánske

Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA)

Investigation of surface, adhesive and antibacterial properties of selected medicinal polymers modified by low-temperature plasma.
Project VEGA
Principal investigator: Igor Novák
Registration number: VEGA 2/0199/14
Duration of the project: 01.2014 - 12.2016

Graphene-based polymer nanocomposites for environmental sensing
Project VEGA
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa (from 09/2012. Zdenko Špitalský)
Registration number: VEGA 2/0119/12
Duration of the project: 01.2012 - 12.2015

Electrically conductive polymeric nanocomposites with modified fillers
Project VEGA
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: VEGA 2/0064/10
Duration of the project: 01.2010 - 12.2013

Multiphase polymeric systems with special properties
Project VEGA
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: VEGA 2/0185/10
Duration of the project: 01.2010 - 12.2013

Electrically and thermally conductive polymeric nanocomposites on the base of nanostructuralised graphite
Project VEGA
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa
Registration number: VEGA 2/0063/09
Duration of the project: 01.2009 - 12.2011

ERDF Projects

PLASTiCE: „Innovative value chain development for sustainable plastics in Central Europe“
Project ERDF
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: 3CE368 P1
Duration of the project: 12.2016 - 12.2016
Cooperating institutions: National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, SLOPAK, Packaging Waste Management Company, Ltd., Plasta, production and trade Ltd., Mercator Group, Polymer Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, HrKo Holding, PLC, University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry 'G. Ciamician, ASTER S. Cons P.A., NOVAMONT S.p.A., Center of Exellence Polymer Materials and Technologies, Polish Academy of Sciences Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Packaging Research and Development Centre

New materials and devices based on conducting polymers and their composites, Phase II.
Project ERDF
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: Danube Polycon. 01DS 15015
Duration of the project: 09.2015 - 01.2016
Cooperating institutions: Fakultät für Naturwissenschaften, Hochschule Lausitz, Senftenberg, Nemecko

New materials and devices based on conducting polymers and their composites
Project ERDF
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: Danube 11/2013
Duration of the project: 11.2013 - 10.2014
Cooperating institutions: Fakultät für Naturwissenschaften, Hochschule Lausitz, Senftenberg, Nemecko

MNT-ERA-Net Projects

Applications of polymer nanocomposites with low content of graphene in electronic devices
Project ERANET
Principal investigator: Zdenko Špitalský
Registration number: ID 794 (MNT-ERA-Net)
Duration of the project: 01.2012 - 12.2014
Cooperating institutions: West pomerian University of Technology Poland, Anadolu University – Turkey, NANOTECH Ltd. Sti Turkey, Gamaplast poland, Torlen S.A. Poland, TELE-FONIKA Kable Poland, VUTCH-Chemitex Slovakia

COST Projects

Electrospun Nano-fibres for bio inspired composite materials and innovative industrial applications
Project COST
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: COST project MP12006
Duration of the project: 05.2013 - 05.2017

Sustainable flame retardancy for textiles and related materials based on nanoparticles substituting conventional chemicals(FLARETEX)
Project COST
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: COST project MP1105
Duration of the project: 05.2012 - 05.2016
Cooperating institutions: Centre for Materials Science and Engineering (CSME), University Gent, Gent, Belgium; CEST, Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria; Universite Paris 12 IUT de Creteil, Universite Paris, 94010 Creteil, France; Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy; Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania; Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology Cracow University of Technology, Krakow, Poland; Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, University of Porto Rua, Porto, Portugal; Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Textile Engineering, Izmir,Turkey; University of Central Lancashire, Centre for Fire and Hazards Science, School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Preston United Kingdom, Tampere University of Technology, Korkeakoulunkatu 6 33720 Tampere Finland

European Scientific Network for Artificial Muscles(ESNAM)
Project COST
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: MP1003
Duration of the project: 12.2010 - 12.2014
Cooperating institutions: University of Pisa, Faculty of Engineering, Pisa, Italy (coordinator), Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Center for Electrochemistry and Intelligent Materials, Cartagena, Spain. University of Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise, France, University of Tartu, Institute of Technology IMS Lab, Tartu, Estonia, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Serbia, Linköping University, Dept. of Science and Technology, Norrköping, Sweden, Institute of Polymers, Sofia, Bulgaria, CIDETEC-IK4, New Materials Dpt., Sensors and Photonics Unit, San Sebastián, Spain, Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, ITODYS - CNRS UMR 7086, Paris, France, Fraunhofer - Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung, Stuttgart, Germany.

Next generation cost effective phase change materials for increased energy efficiency in renewable energy systems in buildings(NeCoE-PCM)
Project COST
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa
Registration number: TU0802
Duration of the project: 11.2009 - 10.2012
Cooperating institutions: Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (coordinator), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgary, Université Paris, France, Université de Bordeaux, France, Technical University of Crete, Greece, , Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, National Institute for Non-ferrous and Rare Metals, Romania University of Lleida, Spain, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain, Ecostorage, Sweeden, Empa - Materials Science & Technology, Switzerland, University of Ulster, UK, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, University of Lleida, Spain, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland, Polymer Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Projects supported by European Social Fund

Creation of development and inovation network of materials and technologies for joining
Project ESF
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák, Vladimír Pollák, Igor Novák
Registration number: ESF (č. JPD 3 2005 / 1-018, code 13120200076)
Duration of the project: 04.2006 - 09.2008
Cooperating institutions: Institute of Materials and Machina Mechanics SAS, Bratislava – coordinator; Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS; Institute of Physics SAS; Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SAS;Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Slovak Technical University Bratislava; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Slovak Technical University, Bratislava; Prvá zváračská, a.s. , Bratislava; International Laser Centre, Bratislava (the all from Slovakia)

Bilateral Projects

Transparent, electrically conductive polymeric nanocomposites on the base of nanostructured graphite.
Project BP
Principal investigator: Zdenko Špitálský
Registration number: SK-SRB-2013-0044
Duration of the project: 01.2015 - 12.2016

Sensors for liquids and vapours based on electric conductive polymer/carbon nanotubes composites.
Project BP
Principal investigator: Mária Omastová
Registration number: BP 01/2013
Duration of the project: 01.2013 - 12.2014
Cooperating institutions: Leibniz Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, e.V.

Polymer-ceramic nanocomposites for embedded capacitors(NanoEmbedded)
Project BP
Principal investigator: Zdenko Špitálský
Registration number: SK-PT-0012-12
Duration of the project: 01.2013 - 12.2014
Cooperating institutions: Univerzita Aveiro

Effect of conductivity on dielectric and magnetic properties of hybrid polymer composites
Project BP
Principal investigator: Zdenko Špitalský
Registration number: bilateral Slovak-Czech project
Duration of the project: 01.2012 - 12.2013
Cooperating institutions: Universita Tomáše Bati, Zlín, Czech Republic

New electric conductive polymer nanocomposites based on graphene
Project BP
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa
Registration number: bilateral Slovak-Portugal project
Duration of the project: 01.2011 - 12.2012
Cooperating institutions: University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Polymeric phase change composites for advanced thermal energy storage applications
Project BP
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa
Registration number: SK-ZA-0015-07, bilateral Slovak-JAR project MVTS
Duration of the project: 09.2008 - 12.2010
Cooperating institutions: Department of Chemistry, University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa

Multicomponent polymer systems with improved properties
Project BP
Principal investigator: Igor Krupa
Registration number: bilateral Slovak-Bulgarian project
Duration of the project: 01.2007 - 12.2009
Cooperating institutions: Institute of Polymers BAV, Sofia, Bulgaria

Other Projects

Otestovanie vhodnosti spracovania laboratórne vyvinutého biodegradovateľného materiálu technológiou vstrekovania a príprava materiálu pre prevádzkové skúšky v rámci prenosu výsledkov výskumu do praxe
Project OP
Principal investigator: Ivan Chodák
Registration number: Dotácie na vedecko-technické služby č. 2012-16023/44330:1-11
Duration of the project: 12.2012 - 03.2013
Cooperating institutions: Slovenský plastikársky klaster, Esox. a.s. Lipt. Mikuláš