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3D Hybrid Wound Coverings – creation of hybrid plain structure

The idea of the topic is to design and create a spatially and flatly shaped hybrid textile structure that will be used to cover skin wounds. This cover will be used on those parts of the body that are geometrically articulated, and it is complicated in these places to form a classic gauze cover. The hybrid textile structure will consist of a warp knitted fabric and a nanofiber layer. The research, which will be carried out in the SGS project, will focus on finding a way to apply the nanofiber layer to the substrate, which will be a knitted fabric. This activity will involve not only the creation of suitable “substrates”, ie. knitted materials, but also finding a way to apply the nanofiber layer.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6077
Leader
doc. Ing. Brigita Kolčavová Sirková, Ph.D.
3D STAR – 3D tisk ve stavebnictví a architektuře

The project is focused on the development of robotic equipment for outpatient 3D printing of building structures and on the development of structures and objects that can be implemented with this technology. Within the project, a suitable conceptual and design solution of the printing robot will be sought, its hardware and software will be developed. Variants of suitable printing material will be sought and tested. At the same time, building construction and architectural solutions will be investigated, using the unique possibilities of 3D printing, and their requirements will be projected back into the development work on robotic equipment.

Period
01. 03. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_025/0007424
Website
http://3dstar.tul.cz/
Leader
Ing. Petr Zelený, Ph.D.
Advanced Self-Sensing Materials for Critical Components of Rail Vehicles

Aim of the project is to develop materials with intrinsic sensory properties which will be used for monitoring of their history (exposure to excessive thermal or mechanical stress, impacts, chemical influence, etc.). They should be used for exhancement of safety of critical components, namely brakes of rail vehicles. Lightweight construction composite materials can exhibit significant changes of their properties under influence of the external impacts and hence endanger safety of whole construction. Introduction of the new components with sensory properties will significantly increase competitivness of the user and at the same time increase safety of rail transportation, because it will reduce occurence of fatal failures of the carriages and accidents caused by them.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020405
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Advanced Self-Sensing Materials for Critical Components of Rail Vehicles

Aim of the project is to develop materials with intrinsic sensory properties which will be used for monitoring of their history (exposure to excessive thermal or mechanical stress, impacts, chemical influence, etc.). They should be used for exhancement of safety of critical components, namely brakes of rail vehicles. Lightweight construction composite materials can exhibit significant changes of their properties under influence of the external impacts and hence endanger safety of whole construction. Introduction of the new components with sensory properties will significantly increase competitivness of the user and at the same time increase safety of rail transportation, because it will reduce occurence of fatal failures of the carriages and accidents caused by them.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020405
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Advanced sensors and methods for automatic quality control of textile yarn in the spinning mill

One of the most important goals is to keep and increase the gap in the technical and economic level of textile machines manufactured by Rieter compared to competitor’s machines, especially in the field of automation of textile yarn quality control in the spinning mill. The concrete goal of the project is to develop own set of intelligent devices that will be fully integrated into Rieter lines, and with their help automate and optimize state-of-the-art technologies of yarn production and thereby achieve a significant increase in productivity, quality and economy in textile yarn production. The results of the project will use the latest technologies and principles, modern mathematical-analytical methods in the field of advanced digital analysis of image data and numerical simulations.

Period
01. 04. 2021 – 30. 11. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010640
Leader
Ing. Martin Rozkovec, Ph.D.
Advanced sensors and methods for automatic quality control of textile yarn in the spinning mill

One of the most important goals is to keep and increase the gap in the technical and economic level of textile machines manufactured by Rieter compared to competitor’s machines, especially in the field of automation of textile yarn quality control in the spinning mill. The concrete goal of the project is to develop own set of intelligent devices that will be fully integrated into Rieter lines, and with their help automate and optimize state-of-the-art technologies of yarn production and thereby achieve a significant increase in productivity, quality and economy in textile yarn production. The results of the project will use the latest technologies and principles, modern mathematical-analytical methods in the field of advanced digital analysis of image data and numerical simulations.

Period
01. 04. 2021 – 30. 11. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010640
Leader
Ing. Martin Rozkovec, Ph.D.
Advanced sensors and methods for automatic quality control of textile yarn in the spinning mill

One of the most important goals is to keep and increase the gap in the technical and economic level of textile machines manufactured by Rieter compared to competitor’s machines, especially in the field of automation of textile yarn quality control in the spinning mill. The concrete goal of the project is to develop own set of intelligent devices that will be fully integrated into Rieter lines, and with their help automate and optimize state-of-the-art technologies of yarn production and thereby achieve a significant increase in productivity, quality and economy in textile yarn production. The results of the project will use the latest technologies and principles, modern mathematical-analytical methods in the field of advanced digital analysis of image data and numerical simulations.

Period
01. 04. 2021 – 30. 11. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010640
Leader
Ing. Martin Rozkovec, Ph.D.
Advanced sensors and methods for automatic quality control of textile yarn in the spinning mill

One of the most important goals is to keep and increase the gap in the technical and economic level of textile machines manufactured by Rieter compared to competitor’s machines, especially in the field of automation of textile yarn quality control in the spinning mill. The concrete goal of the project is to develop own set of intelligent devices that will be fully integrated into Rieter lines, and with their help automate and optimize state-of-the-art technologies of yarn production and thereby achieve a significant increase in productivity, quality and economy in textile yarn production. The results of the project will use the latest technologies and principles, modern mathematical-analytical methods in the field of advanced digital analysis of image data and numerical simulations.

Period
01. 04. 2021 – 30. 11. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010640
Leader
Ing. Martin Rozkovec, Ph.D.
Advanced structures for thermal insulation in extreme conditions

The core of the project is to is to study the thermal behavior of high-performance textiles, describe the mechanism of heat transfer in fibrous structures under extreme conditions and developing a general, scientifically supported, methodology of constructing thermal insulation layers. To determine the heat resistance of the fabric in cold conditions in accordance with standards, the losses of heat conduction are negligible and convection and radiation have to be considered. Conventional devices for evaluation of thermal resistance of clothing are based on the measurement of thermal conductivity under standard climatic conditions, which is not useful for extreme conditions. For these reasons, the project also includes the development of the measuring tunnel, which can be used to measure the total heat loss of textiles below freezing temperatures. In construction of the new heat insulating layers, the materials which reduce heat transport by radiation will also be observed. A prediction system for thermal insulation properties of the textile layers will be created.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
GM21-32510M
Leader
Mohanapriya Venkataraman, Ph.D.
Aggregation of Methodologies Based on Economic Data

We shall study and develop aggregations of two or more research methodologies, optimal with respect to the observed data, in order to reach the most accurate conclusion. The task is also to aggregate adequately several available datasets. We shall follow mainly applications in economics, business and insurance. Although these problems have been followed by the scientific society for a long time, the current situation brings new demands on the fast, flexible and accurate conclusions, based on innovating ideas. This will be guaranteed also by our new original methods based on profound mathematical results. The optimality criteria depending on the situation will use the expected utility, risk and entropy. We shall utilize the score functions and density quantile transformations, which enable us to get rid of dependence on location and scale and to concentrate on the shape. In decision making we shall use the Choquet capacities dominating the groups of possible conclusions and decisions.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
22-03636S
Leader
prof. RNDr. Jan Picek, CSc.
An intelligent system of health support services

The aim of the project is to develop an integrated smart orthosis solution with a multi-sensor system for motion data collection, which will be used both by doctors for evaluation of the rehabilitation process and by patients for feedback and motivation through serious games. The intended use is in long-term home rehabilitation, particularly for the aging population diagnosed with sarcopenia and possibly dementia. The software will enable quantitative evaluation of the rehabilitation process in the long term. The aim is to develop the system in a Czech-Taiwanese cooperation and thus open up the possibility of accessing larger foreign markets. This new technology is conceived as a global business project, with at least English, Chinese and Czech language versions envisaged.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 01. 01. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TM03000048
Leader
doc. Ing. Josef Černohorský, Ph.D.
An intelligent system of health support services – ostatní zdroje

The aim of the project is to develop an integrated smart orthosis solution with a multi-sensor system for motion data collection, which will be used both by doctors for evaluation of the rehabilitation process and by patients for feedback and motivation through serious games. The intended use is in long-term home rehabilitation, particularly for the aging population diagnosed with sarcopenia and possibly dementia. The software will enable quantitative evaluation of the rehabilitation process in the long term. The aim is to develop the system in a Czech-Taiwanese cooperation and thus open up the possibility of accessing larger foreign markets. This new technology is conceived as a global business project, with at least English, Chinese and Czech language versions envisaged.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 01. 01. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TM03000048
Leader
doc. Ing. Josef Černohorský, Ph.D.
Antibacterial Coatings Containing Carbon Nanoparticles Obtained by Sol-Gel Method

The aim of the project is to obtain, by sol-gel method, nanocarbon-containing coatings with high antibacterial properties and low toxicity, for various applications. Particularly, in the first step of the project, known technology of sol-gel layers deposition will be further developed in order to substitute toxic metal compounds with non-toxic carbon nanoparticles (CNPs). This will result in elaborated technology of coating with modified CNP-layers possessing adequate physical properties. CNPs will be chemically modified to render enhanced antimicrobial properties. Antibacterial activity of the sterilized layers will be proved by microbiological experiments with selected strains of bacteria, moreover, safety of the products will be confirmed. The technology will be adopted to automatic process with utilization of designed and manufactured, Portable Laboratory Stand. Undertaken works will result in the market product of validated antibacterial composite coating.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 30. 04. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH71020001
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Application of geopolymers in fire safety of buildings

The aim of the presented project is applied research in the field of fire safety of technologies and building structures of buildings. The project specializes in the variable possibilities of using geopolymer materials to increase the fire resistance of steel load-bearing building elements, which in the event of a fire must withstand its effects for the necessary time to allow safe evacuation of people from the building and subsequently ensure effective firefighting intervention of fire brigade units.

Period
01. 04. 2022 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.02.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0025227
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Asistenční voucher

The purpose of the project is to improve the efficiency and quality of the preparation of the project proposal submitted by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of TUL to the announced Horizon Europe – Twinning programme. Supporting the preparation will improve the quality and increase the likelihood of acceptance (support) of such a proposal. As it will be a project proposal involving many European partners, it is more demanding in terms of coordination, management, human resources, etc.

Period
01. 06. 2021 – 31. 10. 2022
Zdroj
KÚLK
Code
OLP/3901/2021
Leader
doc. Ing. Vlastimil Hotař, Ph.D.
Biologically active materials for application in medical devices

The main goal is the development of materials based on nanofiber carriers with the content of active substances, which will be used for the treatment of infectious skin diseases (herpes) and for treatment of wounds after removal of tick and puncture of stinging insects.

Period
01. 04. 2020 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010214
Leader
Ing. Miroslava Rysová, Ph.D.
Biomechanically defined absorbable materials for cardiovascular surgery

Many vascular surgery procedures such as the palliative treatment of congenital heart diseases, the wrapping of aneurysms and arterialized vein grafts or endoleak prevention are based on the mechanical interaction of the arterial wall and an externalreinforcement. This project concerns the development of a composite consisting of a copolymer of poly(Llactide)(PLA)/polycaprolactone(PCL) nanofibers combined with a collagen matrix for use in resorbable arterial bands which will enable a reduction in arterial blood flow and arterial wall protection against pathological changes and rupture. The structural, degradation and mechanical characteristics of the PCL/PLA/collagen composite will be determined in a simulated body environment and after sterilization. The biocompatibility will be verified on cell cultures and in rat peritoneum. Biomechanical and degradation properties and material-artery biological interactions will be analyzed in rabbit model. Proof of the arterial bands function will be provided via pulmonary artery and abdominal aorta banding using a piglet model.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MZ
Code
NU20-02-00368
Leader
doc. Ing. Eva Kuželová Košťáková, Ph.D.
BUSkit

The “BUSkit” system will be a modular system to support testing of on-board systems, the main purpose of which will be analysis, collection, filtering, simulation, emulation and injection of data on on-board buses (CAN bus, LIN, FlexRay, CarEthernet).

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK02000158
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
BUSkit – veřejné zdroje

The “BUSkit” system will be a modular system to support testing of on-board systems, the main purpose of which will be analysis, collection, filtering, simulation, emulation and injection of data on on-board buses (CAN bus, LIN, FlexRay, CarEthernet).

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK02000158
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
Carbon particles doping for preparation of conductive composites with enhanced mechanical properties

Main aim is to prepare electrically conductive composites with enhanced mechanical properties using doping by various carbon-based particles. The graphene (GNs), expanded graphite (GEs) and graphite (GPs) will be used as particulate reinforcements of epoxy matrix in glass or carbon fibers based composite materials. GNs, GEs and GPs differ greatly from microstructure, size, and cost of manufacture. The proposed project will be aimed at the evaluating and comparing the performance differences of the GNs, GEs and GPs doped composites and also to investigate the effect of the concentration on electrical and mechanical properties of composites. The optimal selection of carbon type based on the required material properties and economic benefits will be realized.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6031
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Centre of Advanced Materials and Efficient Buildings CAMEB

The motivation for CAMEB is the exhaustion (scarcity) of non-renewable, both material and energy sources, and its impact on construction industry. Actual trend of energy efficient buildings massively reduces operational energy demand, but material and energy intensity of construction grows steeply. CAMEB gathers partners with competences that enable highly efficient use of resources in construction by means of life cycle optimization through the principles of circular and knowledge economy. Support by modern technologies — IT, optimization, modeling and process management.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN01000056
Website
www.cameb.cz
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Tůma, CSc.
CeO2 Nanoparticles-assisted stem cell therapy

The main objective of CELLUX is to develop a novel pharmaceutical-based CeO2 eye drops to treat AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) that in combination with stem cell-based therapeutic strategies, will not only stop degeneration but restore vision.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH70020001
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
CeO2 Nanoparticles-assisted stem cell therapy – neveřejné zdroje

The main objective of CELLUX is to develop a novel pharmaceutical-based CeO2 eye drops to treat AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) that in combination with stem cell-based therapeutic strategies, will not only stop degeneration but restore vision.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH70020001
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
Ceramics with sensing capabilities for high temperature applications

The main goal of CENTAUR is to develop a new family of functional materials based on oxide ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) for parts and components in high temperature applications.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 30. 04. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH71020002
Leader
Ing. Mateusz Fijalkowski, Ph.D.
Compact filtration cartridge for application in the systems of water filtration and beverage and food preparation

Tha aim of the planned project is the substitution of the commercial types of filter cartridges. The novel type of conpact filtration cartridge consists of porous component with the content of active carbon and inner insert made from nanofiber composite. The porous carbon filter will adsorb the disolved chemical contaminants and nanofiber insert will reduce the bacterial content caused e.g. by breakdown in water piping. Expected output of the project is the new type of the filtration element characterized by lower costs and higher flow capacity as compared to current commercially available products.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 30. 09. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030511
Leader
Ing. Michal Komárek, Ph.D.
CxI TUL Management Mechanisms with a focus on increasing the quality of the results of R&D&I activities

The implementation of the project will innovate the management mechanisms of CxI TUL. The project wants to take into account the new environment modified by amendments to a number of laws and 5 years of experience with the operation of the infrastructure. At the same time, it responds to new requirements placed on research institutes and will focus, for example, on obtaining the “HR Award” or on the creation and application of a new method for evaluating the quality of people, workplaces and processes. In particular, the project aims to increase the volume and quality of the results of R&D&I activities at CxI TUL and the speed of their application in practice.

Period
01. 02. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_028/0006198
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Kůs
Data Drive Research @ CXI TUL

Many departments of the Technical University of Liberec are involved in research and innovation projects that require the storage, processing and analysis of an increasing volume of data due to the gradual digitalization of technical equipment and processes. This is related to the fragmentation of technical solutions for data storage and security from local, shared, network to cloud storage without clear governance and effective cost analysis for stored/transferred data. With the increasing connectivity of individual devices, the issue of device security and the authenticity, unquestionability or auditability of measured data also needs to be addressed responsibly. Unfortunately, there is no uniform and systematic solution in this area, no clear and updated device assesment, no corresponding binding methodology not only at CxI and the Technical University of Liberec, but neither at many other universities. The aim of the DDR project is to lay the foundations of Data-Driven Research and, based on the description of the AS-IS situation and user requirements, to define a methodology for the registration and categorization of devices, their integration into the technological network, standardization and the possibility to access measured data not only from the university premises, but also from home, for example. The draft methodology will be verified at several CxI pilot sites and developed into a cloud application containing, in addition to the basic function of equipment registration, in particular an evaluation section and an interactive proposal for a suitable technical solution and cost indication in order to make maximum use of the available e-infrastructure and CESNET services. This will enable the systematic digitisation and subsequent standardisation of research processes, the standardisation of measured data and thus an increase in international competitiveness.

Period
30. 05. 2022 – 21. 02. 2023
Zdroj
CESNET
Code
692/2022
Leader
Ing. Jan Kočí
Development and testing of nanofibrous materials as cell scaffolds for electrical stimulation

Nanofibrous scaffolds are necessary materials for research and development in the field of tissue engineering, because their structure and dimensions resemble the native extracellular matrix, which occurs naturally in the human body. Intensive research is currently underway into new fibrous materials to develop a functional scaffold that mimics native tissue. Thus, growth factors are added to the fibrous structures or the materials are further functionalized in order to achieve optimal cell proliferation (growth). Electrical stimulation is also a actual trend for improving cell culture. The literature confirms that electrical stimulation has a positive effect on cell proliferation. In addition, it would lead to a more realistic imitation of native organisms, which occur, for example, in the human body in nervous and cardiac activity and many others. Thus, many current publications in the field of materials engineering focus on the development of a suitable nanofibrous scaffold, that provides appropriate support for cells during electrical stimulation. The nanofiber scaffold for electrical stimulation of cells should be biocompatible and should withstand the long-term effects of the exciting electric field. Another important property is the conductivity of the scaffold. The publications very often work with conductivity-modified nanofiber scaffolds. At the forefront of the conductivity treatments used is the incorporation of graphene into nanofibers. Graphene is a layer composed only of carbon atoms, is biocompatible and has a high conductivity. In the articles describing the development of nanofibrous scaffolds for electrical stimulation, scaffolds were produced mainly by needle electrospinning (DC electrospinning). Other methods of producing nanofibrous scaffolds, such as needleless electrospinning or alternating current spinning, are not widely used in current articles. In addition, by alternating spinning, it is possible to achieve a much higher incorporation of various substances (for example graphene) into the nanofibers and thus to achieve better conductivity. The conductivity of the developed nanofibrous scaffold is the main issue of this work. For the development of nanofibrous scaffold as a cell scaffold for electrical stimulation, a range of nanofibrous materials with different graphene concentrations would be created and the properties of material would be tested in comparison with non-graphed material produced by the same technology (AC electrospinning). By testing the properties it is meant mainly the conductivity of the material, the morphology of the material, the wettability of the surface, biocompatibility and interactions with the cells during electrical stimulation depending on the actually incorporated amount of graphene in the material. Start date: 2022-02-01

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6050
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiří Chvojka, Ph.D.
Development of a filter for capturing heavy metals in combustion processes

The aim of the project is to find a technical solution to reduce emissions of heavy metals in flue gas from the combined production of electricity and heat burning brown coal and municipal waste. The solution is based on the properties of heavy metals and the properties of textile networks made of carbon microfibers. The goal is the implementation of industrial research and experimental development and the introduction of a new product to the market. The output of the project will be a useful model of a filter device for removing heavy metals from flue gas.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/21_374/0026962
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Development of a mobile energy-independent unit of a drinking water treatment plant for emergency use in crisis situations

In crisis situations as floods, pollution or insufficient resource capacity, humanitarian and evacuation actions, it is necessary to ensure rapid supply of DW. This can be problem by using existing capacities and it is necessary to look for secondary source of DW. Project solves this problem by developing a mobile unit of the DW treatment plant, which will be possible to put into operation in given place within 24 hr. The treatment technology will be based on micro/ultrafiltration (separation of biological agents) in combination with sorption on carbon nanotubes (retention of hazardous chemicals) and disinfection. The technology will be installed in container with its own power unit (independence from elect. network), which will increase its application potential for emergency placing.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MV
Code
VI04000014
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Development of a new type of blow molding machine for extrusion blow molding

The main goal is research and development of a new type of blow molding machine for the production of hollow plastic bodies up to a volume of about 30 liters. The parameters of the prototype will be characterized by high degrees of novelty both in terms of machine design and extrusion blow molding technology. Furthermore, the machine will meet the conditions of reduced energy and material consumption.

Period
15. 01. 2021 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
EG20_321/0024941
Leader
doc. Ing. Štěpánka Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Development of a seeding machine for major cropping and intercropping

Aims of the project is to develop key components of precision sowing machine, which allows simultaneous sowing of the main crop and intercrop. Unlike precision seeders currently available on the market, the newly developed machine will be more versatile and allows sowing not only wide-row crops (corn, sugar beet, sunflower, etc.), but also but also crops that cannot be sown with precision sowing machines. The project will be focused mainly on the development of a system for accurate a seed separation and dosing, a developing of a seed transport system from a separating device to a seedbed, the development of electronic systems required for accurate control of the dosing and transport equipment and feedback communication, control and data collection into database systems.

Period
01. 02. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010577
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Development of an automatic device for inspection quality testing of rotational aircraft engine parts using ultrasonic imersion method

The project is focused on the development of automated equipment for testing the quality of rotating parts of aircraft engines using the ultrasonic immersion method for the repair and production segment. The result of the project is a device that meets the strict requirements of aircraft jet engine manufacturers (Rolls Royce, General Electric, Snecma, Pratt & Whitney) for testing aircraft parts from the point of view of the requirements for high precision handling of the ultrasonic probe. The output of the project will be a prototype.

Period
01. 11. 2021 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
EG20_321/0024937 reg. č.: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0024937
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Development of Electromechanical Brake for Tram Transport

The aim of the project is to carry out industrial research and experimental development in the field of braking systems for rail vehicles. Specifically, the research and development of an all-electric brake control system (brake by wire) for 100% low-floor trams. The outcome of the project will be a prototype of a unique innovative electromechanical brake system including a control computer for tram transport. The project will be implemented with effective cooperation.

Period
15. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020144
Leader
Ing. Robert Voženílek, Ph.D.
Development of geopolymer composites as a material for protection of hazardous wrecks and other critical underwater structures against corrosion

The aim is to develop high performance composites with functional properties for the engineering, construction and marine industries. The material is composed of a geopolymer matrix reinforced with fibres and fillers of natural or synthetic origin. The result will be an environmentally friendly composite suitable for underwater applications, providing more durable materials for corrosion protection of hazardous wrecks and critical underwater infrastructure, for construction purposes in turbulent and highly polluted environments, including protection from hazardous materials in wrecks. The specific part will be created in the form of prefabricated or 3D printed elements with the ability to be installed underwater. Desired properties: high compressive strength, low deformability, high resistance to water, chemicals including salts and chlorine, bioerosion, hazardous waste, oils and abrasion, long life, eco-friendliness, cost-effectiveness and low toxicity.

Period
01. 06. 2022 – 31. 05. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH80020007
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Development of glass jewelery components for circular economics

The aim of the project is R&D of glass beads that will be in line with circular economy and ICT. R&D will be focused on the production of glass beads, which will contain in addition to traditional soda-potassium glass also ingredients obtained by recycling waste from various types of glass (flat, laboratory or decorative) or materials that have not been systematically recycled, such as fibers from composite materials. R&D will focus on the preparation of recycled materials (dust, shards, fibers), as well as on the composition of the resulting glass and the resulting visual effect. The 2nd project goal is the development of a glass bead that will allow jewelery to perform functions such as NFC or IoT. The methods of CAE, Rapid Tooling and 3D printing will be used for innovated glass beads.

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020240
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
Development of heat exchangers for moisture recovery

The main aim of the project is the development leading to the production of heat exchangers with moisture recovery. The project is focused on the development of enthalpy materials for exchangers, which are able to transfer the moisture and heat between the crossing airflows. The main goals of the project are in particular:-optimisation and preparation of enthalpy membrane with desired properties,-optimisation of the laminated scheet construction/optimisation of the supportin material, -preparation the prototype of exchanger and verification of its properties.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010583
Leader
Ing. Mateusz Fijalkowski, Ph.D.
Development of innovative solitary acoustic elements with implemented nanofibrous structures

The aim of the project is to develop completely new solitary acoustic elements for the solution of spatial acoustics, it is a complex design and optimization of parameters of five types. The uniqueness of the technical solution, as well as the design, is related to the use of innovative technology of nanofibers prepared by three different technologies, whose unique connection enables nanofibers to be deposited on the surface and also into the space of designed 3D constructions, in order to prepare sound-absorbing systems based on synergy of membrane resonator (thin layer), a cavity resonator (the principle of Helmholtz resonator) and a filler with a huge specific surface (volume nanofibrous structure), which allows variable acoustics of the solved space to achieve the acoustic need.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010088
Leader
doc. Ing. Klára Kalinová, Ph.D.
Development of innovative solitary acoustic elements with implemented nanofibrous structuresVZ – Vývoj inovativních solitérních akustických prvků s implementovanými nanovlákennými strukturami

The aim of the project is to develop completely new solitary acoustic elements for the solution of spatial acoustics, it is a complex design and optimization of parameters of five types. The uniqueness of the technical solution, as well as the design, is related to the use of innovative technology of nanofibers prepared by three different technologies, whose unique connection enables nanofibers to be deposited on the surface and also into the space of designed 3D constructions, in order to prepare sound-absorbing systems based on synergy of membrane resonator (thin layer), a cavity resonator (the principle of Helmholtz resonator) and a filler with a huge specific surface (volume nanofibrous structure), which allows variable acoustics of the solved space to achieve the acoustic need.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010088
Leader
doc. Ing. Klára Kalinová, Ph.D.
Development of the smart breathing mask with the system of exchangable nanofiber filters.

The project is aimed at the construction and optimization of the breathing mask and the system of modular interchangeable filters that are tailored for specific application situations including the outside-employment environment. The project is based on the combination of know-how of the Gamatec co. in the field of design and fast prototyping with the expertise and instrumental facilities of the Technical university of Liberec (TUL/CXI) in the area of nanofiber material preparation, analysis and filtration characterization. Proposed construction design of the breathing mask meets the requirements for the economical attainability, easy manipulation, simple disinfection and non-contaminating filter exchange and adds the smart functions e.g. filter condition diagnostics and indication.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MV
Code
VI04000087
Leader
Ing. Michal Komárek, Ph.D.
Diagnostics of motor competence in pedagogical practice: identification of dyspractically endangered school age children

The aim of this project is to create a diagnostic tool for assessment of motor competence level in children aged 6 to 9 years. It will be aimed at primary school teachers who do not have a non-clinical tool for the motor competence screening. It will be feasible in routine teaching in the school environment to identify children with motor difficulties who may, in a difficult form, indicate dyspraxia classified as a specific learning disorder. Evaluation of the motor competence will be facilitated by the creation of a simple online program (available on the workplace website. After the evaluation of possible weaknesses, it is possible to follow with methodological sheets – specific focus on the weakened area. PID: TL03000221 FX

Period
01. 06. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000221
Leader
PhDr. Iva Šeflová, Ph.D.
Diagnostika motorické kompetence v pedagogické praxi: identifikace dysprakticky ohrožených dětí mladšího školního věku

The aim of this project is to create a diagnostic tool for assessment of motor competence level in children aged 6 to 9 years. It will be aimed at primary school teachers who do not have a non-clinical tool for the motor competence screening. It will be feasible in routine teaching in the school environment to identify children with motor difficulties who may, in a difficult form, indicate dyspraxia classified as a specific learning disorder. Evaluation of the motor competence will be facilitated by the creation of a simple online program (available on the workplace website. After the evaluation of possible weaknesses, it is possible to follow with methodological sheets – specific focus on the weakened area. PID: TL03000221 FX

Period
01. 06. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000221
Leader
PhDr. Iva Šeflová, Ph.D.
Distributed Artificial Intelligent Systems

The ascent of artificial intelligence in edge computing and the accompanying ascent of cloud storage and computing has swept over Europe without any local winners and, at times, in clear conflict with the European way of life. The cloud paradigm is based on technologies that are dominated by American and Chinese companies. The commercial approach towards privacy of the American companies and the governmental interference of the Chinese companies makes Europe’s dependence these technologies undesirable. At the same time the demand for artificial intelligence is pulled from the current devices that roughly equal the capacity of a laptop towards devices that have a significantly smaller footprint but a much higher prevalence. The highest benefit of using these smaller devices is found when used very close to where reality is sensed or influenced. This calls for small, low cost, distributed devices. These types of devices makes using centralized architectures, such as cloud solutions, less logical and opens the door for a paradigm switch towards distributed thinking (for example peer-to-peer, mesh). This switch also provides Europe with an opportunity to catch up and provide solutions that show European values such as energy efficiency, self organisation and privacy by design. This project builds a consortium that delivers a solution in each of the key application areas of which all smart, AI enabled, components are delivered by European members of the consortium based on the key European values named above.

Period
01. 05. 2021 – 30. 04. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101007273-1
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Dostavba budovy F2 TUL pro účely specializovaného pracoviště doktroského studijního programu Architektura a urbanismus a jeho vybavení přístroji a nábytkem

The aim of the project is the completion of the building F2 of TUL for the purpose of a specialized workplace of the doctoral study programme Architecture and Urbanism and its equipment with instruments and furniture.

Period
01. 10. 2017 – 30. 09. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_017/0002681
Website
https://www.tul.cz/univerzita/fua/veda-a-vyzkum/op-vvv/dostavba-budovy-f2-tul/
Leader
Ing. arch. MgA. Osamu Okamura
Electrospun and carbonized lignin for electrochemical applications

This research cooperation focuses on electrospinning of nanofibrous lignin sheets and its applications. Lignin sheets will be prepared by various spinning technologies (AC, DC, electrospinning and force spinning) and used as bio-based precursor for a carbon material, which will be applied as high performance “green” electrode material for electrochemical applications. Experimental trials and studies should be a basis for a further European cooperation for this new partner consortium. Pure lignin or overall bio-based lignin formulations will be used and less-energy consuming ways for the production will be selected. AC electrospinning of lignin will be tested for the first time.

Period
01. 03. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
8X20003
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Mikeš, Ph.D.
Encapsulation of bacteriophages into nanostructures and their use in the production of special filters with antibacterial protection

he project focuses on the creation of advanced multilayer filter material with antibacterial effect, specialised mainly on highly resistant pathogenic microorganisms. The antibacterial layer is based on nanofiber carriers with encapsulated bacteriophages. Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically attack and kill bacteria and are a safe alternative to antibiotics and antiseptics. The filter material will consist of layered prefilters, a nanofiber carrier of bacteriophages and nanofiber layers for the capture of nanoparticles and viruses. The aim of the project is to create new filter material for the active elimination of biological contaminants in air conditioning applications (eg hospitals, offices) leading to increased environmental safety and prevention of the spread of pathogens.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MV
Code
VB01000025
Leader
Ing. Jakub Hrůza, Ph.D.
Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation for Contaminated Land Remediation

The Enhanced Innovative In Situ Biotechnologies for Contaminated Land Remediation (EiCLaR)” project integrates biological and non-biological processes to extend the sustainability and cost effectiveness benefits of in situ bioremediation (ISBR) to a far wider range of land contamination problems. Bioremediation of contaminated sites has grown exponentially since the early 1990’s, but the applications of different biotechnologies have levelled off in part because of their inability to deal with complex environments in a rapid and competitive manner. Our objective is to lift biotechnologies to new performance levels through the fusion of these approaches with non-biological processes. Targeting difficult and/or complex contaminant mixtures and sites, we will develop and market innovative biotechnologies for contaminant destruction. We will produce cutting-edge, effective, and sustainable remediation alternatives, capable of practical and commercial deployment within three years after EiCLaR is completed.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
SEP-210657807
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
ESSGIAS – Pokročilé evropské sedačky pro globální inovaci v automobilovém sektoru

The project aims to develop a smart electronic solution widely applicable in the automotive seats. This technology allows the use of automatic control to achieve pressure changes in the contact zone between the seat cushion and the occupant. This change happens smoothly without any disturbing sensation. It can be by the user based on his intervention or automatically according to the selected program without the user’s knowledge. It can be gradual, periodically repeating. The change of pressure is ensured by an electro-pneumatic system consisting of a small compressor, pneumatic valves, a pneumatic bag and an electronic control unit. The pressure in the pneumatic bag influences the pressure distribution in the contact zone of the seat cushion, in particular the size of the pressure peaks occurring generally in the seating area bones. A feedback-controlled electro-pneumatic circuit ensures a sufficiently rapid response to user or control system requirements.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LTE120004
Leader
doc. Ing. David Cirkl, Ph.D.
European Digital Readiness Strategy for Clothing Studies

The E-DRESS project aims to improve the digital readiness of teaching, technical staff, and create course content according to the new challenges of online/blended learning for clothing studies.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2021-1-DE01-KA220-HED-000023124
Leader
Ing. Adnan Ahmed Mazari, Ph.D.
European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management – ConCord

The main aim is to look into the influence of irradiation on the compacted Ca-Mg bentonite – carbon steel system under anaerobic conditions, thermally affected up to 150°C and a focus on accelerated corrosion rates in comparison with non-irradiated system under anaerobic conditions in anaerobic box. Complementary system heated up to 90 °C will also be available. Moreover, the proposed experimental programme will enable us to study survivability of microorganisms in extreme transient conditions. The second goal is therefore to prove the assumption of limited microbially induced corrosion (MIC) under the high stress load and to assess the survivability of bacteria (regenerated from spores) that can be involved in MIC after transients are over. We propose a hypothesis that heat and radiation will have a more deleterious effect on survivability in water saturated (and dispersed) samples than in desiccated ones.

Period
01. 06. 2021 – 31. 05. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
847593
Leader
Mgr. Kateřina Černá, Ph.D.
European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management – MAGIC

The MAGIC WP will assess the impact of several simultaneous chemical processes (hydrolysis, multi-ionic attack (i.e. sulfate and magnesium), carbonation) on the mechanical properties of cementitious materials and their evolution. The WP proposes different processes to assess the long-term performance of cement based materials, including a hydraulic transient (re-saturation period with waters from different geological media). It will leverage and build on the advances on past and current European projects (mainly CEBAMA, PREDIS, ACED, DONUT WPs) and explicitly exclude the repetition of activities conducted in these previous or ongoing projects. The final goal is to obtain an improved understanding of chemo-mechanical ageing of cementitious materials exposed to various representative chemical disturbances coming from the disposal environment.

Period
01. 06. 2021 – 31. 05. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
847593
Leader
Mgr. Veronika Hlaváčková, Ph.D.
Excellence for Digital Education in Materials Engeneering

The idea of the project DigiMat has arisen from the observed inconsistency between the digitalized world of the present times and the educational system that to high extend do not come up with the contemporary expectations. In fact, the critical time of pandemic situation of COVID-19 revealed the problems of transformation of traditional forms of teaching and learning to digital way that arose in the form of global educational crisis. Although the ICT technologies are already present in modern, innovative education, still the research, experimental and technology-oriented subjects (such as materials science and engineering) may greatly benefit from support for teachers that wants to conduct them in an on-line form and satisfy high students involvement, motivation and creativity. The proposed project aims at increasing the teachers capability to conduct technology-oriented subjects/projects digitally in student-oriented manner. The devotion of teachers in the transformation of their classes for the purpose of distant-learning requires basing on good practices of international consortium. Additionally, the approach towards new forms of education should cover the understanding of the needs and motivators of students that can be consciously used to stimulate the learning process. It also seems significant to constantly modify the taught content at the level of higher education, to integrate it firmly with the environment of scientific research.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 01. 07. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
KA220-HED-44AF55F1
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Experimental research on flutter exciatation function in turbomachineery

Aim of this project is to improve understanding of blade flutter in turbomachines. Based on experience of the project applicant at NASA GRC, a new quasi-stationary method is proposed, relying on the assumption that the dynamically induced pressure bursts due to blade oscillations are noticeably weaker than the blade load variations due to changes of the blade incidence angle. The range of Strouhal numbers, where this assumption is valid, will be verified by correlating a series of stationary measurements and CFD simulations at gradually increasing blade pitching angle with dynamic data obtained on an oscillating blade. Current modular test section will be adapted in order to allow using driving mechanism for forced oscillations of an instrumented blade cascade. This will make possible to measure unsteady pressure load on the blade surface and flow velocity in the wake. The new method will allow to simply estimate unsteady aerodynamic load on blades in turbomachines that leads to blade aeroelastic instability (flutter), which causes blade failures and severe damage in turbomachinery.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
20-11537S
Website
www.gacr.cz
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Šidlof, Ph.D.
Expertní systém pro podporu rozhodování pro realizaci opatření postupné obnovy

Development of an expert system for realization of the restoration after a restriction due to an epidemic situation. The system will restrospectively assess data and model scenarios for the future managing of crises caused by very danger biological agens and toxins. Data from a continual monitoring will be used for short-time and instant assessment. They will be processed using statistical methods. Long-term assessment will be done using artificial intelligence methods including the lessons from past crisis courses, making predictions of possible future course. The system will define, assess and classify data, their quality and importance for assessment, it will set up the way how to manage the uncertainty and will help to prevent possible misinterpretation or misinformation.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MV
Code
VI04000018
Leader
doc. Ing. Jan Šembera, Ph.D.
Flexible tools for strategic investments and decision-making: analysis, valuation and implementation

The proposed project aims on the contingent claim framework in connection with novel numerical tools of real options valuation to measure the embedded flexibility of various investment opportunities and to significantly improve the decision-making process. Within the project, firstly relevant real options valuation problems will be formulated by systems of governing equations or inequalities. Secondly, particular numerical tools based on discontinuous Galerkin method and wavelet methods will be analyzed, ranging from individual one-factor models to advanced multiple factor ones, including stochastic model parameters or other random variables, all with respect to various categories of real options. Simultaneously with the valuation procedure, the attention will be paid to linking properties of developed numerical schemes to the entire decision-making process from the practical and theoretical point of view. As a result, this implementation procedure will lead to proper and factual interpretation of investment, especially with respect to case studies of practical significance.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
22-17028S
Leader
RNDr. Mgr. Jiří Hozman, Ph.D.
Fluid flows induced by high voltage phenomena

Flow control is rapidly developing as a key technological area relevant to several important engineering sectors (among others production of nanofibres). The main objective of the proposed project is to improve the knowledge on generation of various types of flows using: Corona Discharge (CD), Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) and Electrohydrodynamics (EHD). These mechanisms have several major advantages over commonly used methods – mainly no moving parts, reliability and high energy efficiency. Only basic scientific description of aforementioned mechanisms interacting with surrounding matter is currently available. It is thus the authors purpose to describe the phenomena in great detail and verify these theoretical descriptions via numerical simulations and practical experiments.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TUL
Code
PURE-2020-6009
Leader
Ing. Jiří Primas, Ph.D.
GAMA

The goal of the project is to further develop and make more effective the processes of commercialization at the Technical University of Liberec (TUL). Partial goals are:1. In synergy with the activities supporting set-up of the system and improvements of human resources competencies if the field of commercialization (i.e. projects OP VVV), support acquiring of practical experiences of the teams with specific cases (on minimum 18 partial projects). 2. Extend functionality of the Board for Commecialization to comlex activities of the commercialization process; besides proof-of-concept activities also to assesment of intellectual property subjects, assistance at making licence agreements, and assesment of opportunities for creation spin-off and start-up companies. 3. Reach internationally comparable level of the system and competencies of TUL in the field of commercilization with the help of an Advisory Board composed of foreign experts.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TP01010031
Leader
Mgr. Adam Blažek, MBA
GEOCAMP – supporting geology teaching towards active citizenship

The project responds to the following needs and goals of organizations: (1) The need to modernize educational curricula of the sciences according to current challenges and trends and to make educational programmes more attractive for students (teachers to be) and teachers who are interested in further education of pedagogical staff programmes. (2) The need to develop international cooperation which brings space for valuable exchange of experience, approaches, know-how and good practice, as well as a potential for further cooperation on joint projects (e.g. within ERASMUS+ programme).

Period
01. 08. 2021 – 31. 07. 2023
Zdroj
EHP a Norské fondy
Code
EHP-CZ-ICP-3-017
Website
https://kge.fp.tul.cz/veda-a-vyzkum?view=article&id=118&catid=19
Leader
doc. Dr. RNDr. Kamil Zágoršek
Getting new knowledge of the microworld using the CERN infrastructure

The goal of the project is to achieve new knowledge of the microworld by means of an active participation of the seven Czech scientific institutions (Czech Technical University in Prague, Institute of Physics and Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Technical University in Liberec, Carles University, Palacký University Olomouc, University of West Bohemia) in specific scientific CERN programmes (experiments ATLAS, ALICE, TOTEM, MoEDAL, COMPASS, NA62, AEgIS, nTOF, ISOLDE). The expected results of the physics analyses within this project are unique papers in the best journals of the field with large citation impact and presentations on the main conferences. The research will be conducted mainly with participation of master and doctoral students and postdoc who will play a key role in the future CERN and any other particle physics projects. The more senior scientists who participated at preparation and building of the current CERN experiments since the Czech Republic entered CERN in 1993, who participate in running and maintaining them will also collaborate in this project.

Period
01. 03. 2017 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LTT17018
Leader
doc. RNDr. Miroslav Šulc, Ph.D.
Graphene / graphite-filled carbon fiber-reinforced composite designed especially for battery protection boxes in electric cars

The aim is to develop a new composite material intended primarily as a construction material for the creation of a lightweight multifunctional box for electric batteries for vehicles with electric drive. The composite material will provide: low weight, high specific mechanical properties including impact toughness and vibration resistance, effective control of thermal conditions in the box, longer life, fire safety, static charge limitation, corrosion resistance, electromagnetic compatibility and high resistance to water and water vapor penetration. The composite material will consist of an epoxy matrix reinforced with carbon multifilaments with a suitably activated surface filled with conductive carbon particles based on graphene and expanded graphite of optimized size and concentration.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TM03000010
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Heat exchangers with hollow polymeric fibers for automotive -VZ

The general objective is the production of a completely new type of product based on scientific knowledge, with a significant commercial potential. The specific objective is the development of the design and technology of the production of automotive coolers with hollow polymer fiber to a state suitable for starting production. The intention is to prepare for the market a new automotive cooler with half weight in compare to the most modern automobile coolers. This prototype will pass through all the tests required by vehicle manufacturers (includeing vehicle tests) to the end of the project. Marketing will start with European vehicle manufacturers before the end of the project.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04010031
Leader
doc. Ing. Brigita Kolčavová Sirková, Ph.D.
Higher quality and energetically more effective production of cables using advanced materials and nanotechnologies

Aim of the project is to employ advanced (nano)materials for significant improvement of the tools used in technology process of cable production. Special thin layers applied on functional parts of the tools will be studied, developed and practically verified. They will lower tribological energy loss during forming of cable components (wires, yarns), lower abrasion loss of strategic materials, and overall improve precision and effectivness of the production.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020240
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Hybrid Materials for Hierarchical Structure

The aim of the project is the development of a research centre at Technical University of Liberec in the field of material research to boost problem-oriented materials research. The research is interdisciplinary character, which will significantly help to efficient utilization of TUL research activities and will lead to the achievement of internationally competitive research quality in this area. In order to complete this objective the research intent is divided into three interconnected research programmes: 1. Flexible hierarchical structures 2. Composite materials and structures 3. Functionalized nanomaterials. The development and construction of new materials and structures focus on functionality, reduced energy and process media demands, renewable resources, the economy of production and use, environmental protection, production waste processing, the processing of post-lifespan products, user-friendliness and product humanization. The purpose of these materials is a comprehensive solution covering their entire cycle, from creation to use to waste recycling. Surface functionalization, the development of structures and the construction of hierarchical structures for technical applications is one of the key conditions for creating new progressive materials with a lot of added value and a resulting competitive advantage on the market. As a result, these materials will have the highest possible application potential. This will ensure that the results of research and development will be given international priority and lead to the competitiveness of companies in the Czech Republic as well as the increased international prestige of the project submitter.

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000843
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Petr Lenfeld
Hybrid Materials for Hierarchical Structure – FT

The aim of the project is the development of a research centre at Technical University of Liberec in the field of material research to boost problem-oriented materials research. The research is interdisciplinary character, which will significantly help to efficient utilization of TUL research activities and will lead to the achievement of internationally competitive research quality in this area. In order to complete this objective the research intent is divided into three interconnected research programmes: 1. Flexible hierarchical structures 2. Composite materials and structures 3. Functionalized nanomaterials. The development and construction of new materials and structures focus on functionality, reduced energy and process media demands, renewable resources, the economy of production and use, environmental protection, production waste processing, the processing of post-lifespan products, user-friendliness and product humanization. The purpose of these materials is a comprehensive solution covering their entire cycle, from creation to use to waste recycling. Surface functionalization, the development of structures and the construction of hierarchical structures for technical applications is one of the key conditions for creating new progressive materials with a lot of added value and a resulting competitive advantage on the market. As a result, these materials will have the highest possible application potential. This will ensure that the results of research and development will be given international priority and lead to the competitiveness of companies in the Czech Republic as well as the increased international prestige of the project submitter.

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000843
Website
https://www.tul.cz/univerzita/projekty/projekty-op-vvv/hyhi/
Leader
prof. Ing. Jiří Militký, CSc.
Hybrid optical fiber sensor for sensing the level and quality of vehicle operating fluids

The project has the following main goals: o Goal 1: To develop a hybrid optical fiber sensor for determining the volume of fluids in vehicle service tanks. o Goal 2: Building a new application direction of the company. Other goals of the project are: o Increasing the company’s innovation potential, expanding the product portfolio of products and services. o Strengthening cooperation with existing commercial partners. o Acquisition of new commercial partners and the possibility of acquiring new destinations for the application of project results.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0024437
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Hybridní materiály pro hierarchické struktury – dílčí FS TUL

The aim of the project is to significantly support problem-oriented materials research. This is interdisciplinary research that will significantly contribute to the effective use of TUL research activities and lead to internationally competitive quality of research in this field. To meet this objective, the research plan is structured into three interlinked research programmes: 1. Flexible hierarchical structures 2. Composite materials and structures 3. Functionalised nanomaterials. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000843
Leader
doc. Ing. Iva Petríková, Ph.D.
Impact of geosphere evolution on radionuclide transport from deep repository of radioactive waste to biosphere

The scope of this project is a research of long-term geological, geomorphological and climatic changes and their impact on a radionuclide transport from DR into biosphere. Integrated transport models for prediction of species migration from DR in long time horizon will be used. The models will vary predictions of geological and climatic changes. The foundation will be a preparation of geological scenarios and related model inputs. Models will be implemented in several SW; their results will be cross-compared for validation taking into account the knowledge of strong and weak traits of individual SW for their application in complex geological environment and in long time horizon. Based on this, a SW for incorporation of geosphere development predictions will be developed.

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 30. 09. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK02030120
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Improving the education and training of motorcyclists with the help of software for automatic analysis of telemetry data and artificial intelligence algorithms

The aim of the project is to increase the safety of motorcyclists, specifically by decreasing the accident rate by means of a sophisticated software application using comparation and riding telemetry (inclination, overload and the motorcyclist’s behaviour) which will be used by driving instructors and motorcycle training instructors. The project outcomes include training of motorcyclists and instructors based on feedback on the data measured and on any measures taken to ensure safe motorcycle riding. The project goal is to increase the safety of motorcyclists in two ways: 1. Enhancing the quality of training in driving schools thanks to the new application aimed at monitoring the improvement of driving skills of the students during the course 2. Enhancing the quality courses.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 28. 02. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK03000186
Leader
Ing. Bc. Marián Lamr, Ph.D.
Improving the education and training of motorcyclists with the help of software for automatic analysis of telemetry data and artificial intelligence algorithms

The aim of the project is to increase the safety of motorcyclists, specifically by decreasing the accident rate by means of a sophisticated software application using comparation and riding telemetry (inclination, overload and the motorcyclist’s behaviour) which will be used by driving instructors and motorcycle training instructors. The project outcomes include training of motorcyclists and instructors based on feedback on the data measured and on any measures taken to ensure safe motorcycle riding. The project goal is to increase the safety of motorcyclists in two ways: 1. Enhancing the quality of training in driving schools thanks to the new application aimed at monitoring the improvement of driving skills of the students during the course 2. Enhancing the quality courses.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 28. 02. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK03000186
Leader
Ing. Bc. Marián Lamr, Ph.D.
Increasing the service life of turbine blades, overspeed devices and control parts through the synergy effect of micropulse nitriding and laser hardening

Creation the special multilayers with specific properties on the austenitic steels. Optimalization under the laboratory conditions (high-temp. fatigue tests, erosion and cavitation wear), application as turbine components. 2. Creation a turbine blade prototype with increased entering edge resistance and its testing in a real environment. 3. Creation the special multilayers with specific properties on martensitic steels. Optimalization under the laboratory cond. (high temp. tribology and low-cycle fatigue tests), with subsequent application as overspeed devices and control elements. 4. Creation the special multilayers with specific properties on carbon steels. Optimalization under the laboratory conditions (tribology, fatigue, etc.), followed by the application as gears in compressors

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK04020148
Leader
doc. Ing. Jaromír Moravec, Ph.D.
Influence of chromic fabric preparation technology on fastness properties

It is known that color-changeable or chromic system can be prepared by different technological processes. The technology of their preparation, which affects the media in which the color changeable colorants are applied. Previous work has shown that the medium significantly influence the chromic reaction, typically photochromic pigment, or dyes. The energy illumination (hv1) having the range from UVB (280-315 nm) and UVA (315-400 nm) from the ultraviolet region, which is responsible to switch from their colorless to the colored state. However, the reversible reaction occurs upon the removal of activating radiation where the isomeric form tends to revert its original structural form (the thermal relaxation state) using the energy (hv2) from the visible range (400-700 nm). This reversible color change of the photochromic pigment or dyes occur due to the conformational changes in their structure, where the trans-isomerization is essential to achieve its maximum coloration intensity. In case of photochromic pigments belongs to the spirooxazine’s compounds family, due to the transit of their isomeric forms either from cis or to its zwitterionic form, the color intensity is significantly less, which makes the chromic system less stable, thus the photodegradation occurs rapidly. Previous studies were carried out on such chromic system which were based on screen printing technology using textile fabric. The fatigue behavior and photodegradation study of photochromic fabric, it reveals that the individual parameters of chromic response have inter-correlation and are dependent on each other. The merit of using this technology is the ease of manufacturing process, where the photochromic colorants in the form of microcapsules are applied on the surface of the textile substrate, whereas the demerit is the susceptibility of the microcapsules to mechanical damage and thus impairing and lowering their stability due to abrasion. Due to this drawback, the primary objective of this project will be to verify the possibilities of using alternative technological processes to produce photochromic or thermochromic textiles, such as mass dyeing, electrospinning, or inkjet printing. Each technological processes which will be used, each has its own merits and demerits, as screen printing method. For example, the current experience with inkjet printing, which has so far been implemented in collaboration with the University of Boras, Sweden, which shows a lower color yield and a higher tendency to photodegradation. Similarly, the production of the photochromic fibrous material using electrospinning leads to low color intensity and offers spinning problems. Firstly, this project will investigate the possibility of using alternative technology for the fixation of photochromic dyes or pigments onto textile substrates to increase the color intensity of the resulting color. Secondly, it will work on the optimization of technology parameters to produce chromic fibrous material using both AC and DC electrospinning, with the effect of the carrier polymer on the resultant chromic response and its kinetic interpretations will be investigated. Thirdly, it will focus on testing the stability of prepared chromic textiles, which includes the development of the UV exposure test under continuous cyclic mode to determine the photostability, repeatability and the durability of photochromic textiles prepared using different technological processes. In the first phase, it is envisaged to use spiroindolinooxazine type of dyes. At the same time, the existing software of the FOTOCHROM measuring system will be modified from a static irradiation mode to a new dynamic mode, which allows us to set up the different combination of exposure and relaxation of photochromic textiles. Intensity of the radiant flux used of specific wavelength, which is used for activation inside FOTOCHROM devices. The expected output of the project will be 2 publications in impacted journals and 1 international conference.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6039
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Influence of radiolysis and bacterial extremophiles on lifetime of the canister for deep geological repository

1. The estimation of the influence of radiolysis on oxidation-reduction properties of bentonite pore solution and stability and semiconductive properties of passive layer od stainless steel 316L. 2. The estimation of the influence of radiolysis on uniform corrosion rate and susceptibility to localised forms of corrosion of stainless steel. 3. The estimation of the influence of bentonite pore solution composition changes by sulphate-reducing bacteria and the susceptibility of stainless steel to pitting corrosion. 4. The estimation of the influence of extreme bentonite pore solution composition changes under the biofilm of sulphate-reducing bacteria and the effect on stress corrosion cracking of carbon and stainless steel.

Period
01. 09. 2020 – 31. 08. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK03010067
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
inherently Flexible Aerogels for energy effiCient structurES (i-FACES)

Aerogels have ultra-high nano-porous structures, which enabled them to be optimal candidates for thermal protecting materials. However, most aerogels are mechanically brittle and are not suitable for thermal insulation of structures with complex geometries where material’s flexibility is required. Rather than “inducing” the flexibility in the structure, i-FACES will produce single component “inherently flexible aerogels” based on classes of polyolefins and polyvinyls with inherent mechanical flexibility at the ambient thermal conditions. Also, advanced composites of the developed aerogels with smart functionalities based on thermochromic materials will be developed. Furthermore, recycled materials will be utilized in this research for the creation of aerogels with more ecological impact.

Period
01. 12. 2020 – 30. 04. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TO01000311
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Innovative methods of exploration and remediation of vertically stratified inorganic groundwater contamination – AnReMon

The aim of the project is to develop innovative remediation technology for sites with an inorganic type of groundwater pollution. The basic idea is to connect the detailed study of vertical stratification of contaminant in avod (Functional sample of equipment for measuring vertical stratification of inorganic contamination allowing localization of phase interface) followed by a professional study of the natural vertical stratification of inorganic contamination in avod. At the same time, a device for innovative in situ direct-push injection technology will be built to apply a remediation mixture developed on the basis of results. All developed technologies will be applied and verified directly on the site. The results of the project will significantly increase competitiveness.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010511
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
Innovative technology based on constructed wetlands for treatment of pesticide contaminated waters

This project will provide a means of mitigating risks to water from HCH megasites using Wetland+ and the means by which this can be replicated across the EU and globally. We will benchmark its performance, ease of deployment and sustainability against conventional approaches. While we target megasites because of their importance the approach is also down-scalable for smaller problem sites. Specific objectives are: 1) A large scale pilot Wetland+ prototype will be established at Hajek (CZ), “P1” based on already completed R&D and scale up to large pilot. P1 will exhibit system performance at a commercially relevant scale and provide an exemplar to support replication. Key performance attributes, cost drivers and wider sustainability outcomes will be monitored. Process refinement to support scale up will be developed. 2) A field pilot deployment prototype will be carried out at Jaworzno (PL), “P2”. P2 will exhibit the site specific replication pathway for this technology to other sites, taking into account site differences such as contamination context, hydrogeological conditions, microbial communities, and local resources such as sorbent materials, across the different stages of Wetland+ (abiotic redox, sorbent systems, biodegradation and wetland). 3) A specific project replication process will be established and a progression of candidate sites will be actively canvassed, with the intention of taking several through to feasibility study stage. This will be supported by targeted outreach and communication to extend the audience and potential for replication; and also a business model to service replication needs. 4) Innovations in performance monitoring to improve replication and reduce management costs will be investigated. Several routes to green monitoring and analysis will be explored, e.g. via HCH monitoring in tree biomass. 5) We will take advantage of the P1 and P2 deployments to further optimise the Wetland+ process, by developing enhanced understanding of key process stages, investigating the use of renewable energy and resources in deployments, developing process control strategies for remote locations and optimisations for downsizing and potentially extending the range of treatable contaminants. 6) Targeted communication and dissemination will ensure that the outcomes of this project are channelled to different audiences and interest groups on a global basis, but particularly within Europe.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
EUK
Code
LIFE18 ENV/CZ/000374
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Innovative technology based on constructed wetlands for treatment of pesticide contaminated waters

This project will provide a means of mitigating risks to water from HCH megasites using Wetland+ and the means by which this can be replicated across the EU and globally. We will benchmark its performance, ease of deployment and sustainability against conventional approaches. While we target megasites because of their importance the approach is also down-scalable for smaller problem sites. Specific objectives are: 1) A large scale pilot Wetland+ prototype will be established at Hajek (CZ), “P1” based on already completed R&D and scale up to large pilot. P1 will exhibit system performance at a commercially relevant scale and provide an exemplar to support replication. Key performance attributes, cost drivers and wider sustainability outcomes will be monitored. Process refinement to support scale up will be developed. 2) A field pilot deployment prototype will be carried out at Jaworzno (PL), “P2”. P2 will exhibit the site specific replication pathway for this technology to other sites, taking into account site differences such as contamination context, hydrogeological conditions, microbial communities, and local resources such as sorbent materials, across the different stages of Wetland+ (abiotic redox, sorbent systems, biodegradation and wetland). 3) A specific project replication process will be established and a progression of candidate sites will be actively canvassed, with the intention of taking several through to feasibility study stage. This will be supported by targeted outreach and communication to extend the audience and potential for replication; and also a business model to service replication needs. 4) Innovations in performance monitoring to improve replication and reduce management costs will be investigated. Several routes to green monitoring and analysis will be explored, e.g. via HCH monitoring in tree biomass. 5) We will take advantage of the P1 and P2 deployments to further optimise the Wetland+ process, by developing enhanced understanding of key process stages, investigating the use of renewable energy and resources in deployments, developing process control strategies for remote locations and optimisations for downsizing and potentially extending the range of treatable contaminants. 6) Targeted communication and dissemination will ensure that the outcomes of this project are channelled to different audiences and interest groups on a global basis, but particularly within Europe.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
EUK
Code
LIFE18 ENV/CZ/000374
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Innovative technology based on constructed wetlands for treatment of pesticide contaminated waters

TUL own co-financing for LIFEPOPWAT project.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
Code
LIFE18 ENV/CZ/000374
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Inovace krizového řízení pobytových sociálních služeb pro seniory

The goal of the project is based on qualitative research data and a pilot research in cooperation with external application guarantee and has a form of innovative methodise of crisis management of residential social services for the elderly. The data would reflect experience of the crisis among the agents (workers and clients). The data will reflect the real experience of crisis in the management (top, middle, low) of the social services for the elderly. The main topic of the research would be work experience of the year 2020 connected with the corona-crisis. Methodise based on real experience would be ready for its replication and wide use in all services for the elderly in the CR. Other goal is to present and promote the methodise in 5 workshops, 2 articles and a conference, education.

Period
01. 05. 2021 – 30. 04. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL05000664
Leader
PhDr. Kateřina Thelenová, Ph.D.
Inovace krizového řízení pobytových sociálních služeb pro seniory

The goal of the project is based on qualitative research data and a pilot research in cooperation with external application guarantee and has a form of innovative methodise of crisis management of residential social services for the elderly. The data would reflect experience of the crisis among the agents (workers and clients). The data will reflect the real experience of crisis in the management (top, middle, low) of the social services for the elderly. The main topic of the research would be work experience of the year 2020 connected with the corona-crisis. Methodise based on real experience would be ready for its replication and wide use in all services for the elderly in the CR. Other goal is to present and promote the methodise in 5 workshops, 2 articles and a conference, education.

Period
01. 05. 2021 – 30. 04. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL05000664
Leader
PhDr. Kateřina Thelenová, Ph.D.
Inovativní technologie enkapsulace skel

The project will be focused on the development of an innovative glass encapsulation technology that will exploit the potential of advanced manufacturing processes (eg. plasma technology) and progressive polymeric materials to be specifically modified to obtain maximum adhesion to the modified glass surface. The focus of the project will be in the elimination of currently used chemically aggressive primers and replacing them with another physical method of effective modifying the glass surface. The newly developed manufacturing technology will allow reducing the time and energy requirements for the production of glasses encapsulated by polymer but also will increase production efficiency while improving the process stability (reducing unacceptable parts).

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010448
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
Inteligentní filtrace terciárního čištění odpadních vod pomocí super textilií a nano membrán

The aim of the first project stage is the research and development of two new high tech textiles (sandwich and carpet type) designed for “coarse” filtration of particles bigger than 5 μm while machieving of flow 2,5 l/s*m2 at pressure drop 1,5-3 kPa which will be applicable for filtration devices based on disc or drum configuration currently produced by IN- EKO. The goal of second mperiod is the research and development of the micro-filtration membrane with nanofiber layer for mfiltration of particles bigger than 300 nm with the mean flow 0,1 l/s*m2 at pressure drop 10 – 30 kPa.Further research will be aimed on the development of filtration device utilizing the micro – filtration membrane, which will operate at throughput reaching as far as 5 m3/h of recycled waters for other technical usage.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010306
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Inteligentní filtrace terciárního čištění odpadních vod pomocí super textilií a nano memebrán

The aim of the first project stage is the research and development of two new high tech textiles (sandwich and carpet type) designed for “coarse” filtration of particles bigger than 5 μm while machieving of flow 2,5 l/s*m2 at pressure drop 1,5-3 kPa which will be applicable for filtration devices based on disc or drum configuration currently produced by IN- EKO. The goal of second mperiod is the research and development of the micro-filtration membrane with nanofiber layer for mfiltration of particles bigger than 300 nm with the mean flow 0,1 l/s*m2 at pressure drop 10 – 30 kPa.Further research will be aimed on the development of filtration device utilizing the micro – filtration membrane, which will operate at throughput reaching as far as 5 m3/h of recycled waters for other technical usage.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010306
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
International Research Laboratories

The submitted project adds one new strategic goal to the existing Strategic Plan CxI: establishing of the research institutes joint with a foreign partner. During the implementation of the project, the manuals will be prepared on the topics: How to select a suitable partner for a joint research institute, How to proceed in creating joint research institutes and How to operate and manage a joint research institute. These guidance documents will be created in cooperation with existing partners and also with new partners, especially from the EU. In the next phase of the project implementation, the accuracy and functionality of these documents will be verified by a pilot establishment of two joint research laboratories. As part of the project objectives, a number of training events will take place for existing and new researchers, managers and administrators. All planned educational events are focused on the development of skills and competencies needed to acquire foreign partners, to maintain and develop the intensity of international relations in science and research with focus on the establishment and sustainable operation of joint international workplaces.

Period
01. 03. 2020 – 30. 06. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_054/0014685
Leader
Mgr. Adam Blažek, MBA
iTEM – Improve Teacher Education in Mathematics

One of the partial aims of the project iTEM – Improve Teacher Education in Mathematics is to develop and make more intensive the fruitful cooperation between the employees of the Department of Mathematics and Didactics of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education of the Technical University of Liberec and the colleagues of the Faculty of Education and Arts of the NORD University in Bodo in the area of improving teacher education in Mathematics in both the partner universities. The project has two objectives in unity. The first goal of the project is to prepare teacher students to master the challenges of the increasing diversity (including Roma inclusion) of students in a class. The second goal is to prepare teacher students to meet the challenges of using digital tools both as a subject and as a tool for teaching.

Period
01. 08. 2020 – 31. 07. 2023
Zdroj
DZS
Code
EHP-CZ-ICP-2-018
Website
https://kmd.fp.tul.cz/cs/activities/item
Leader
Mgr. Daniela Bímová, Ph.D.
Kontrola kvality a rozměrových tolerancí při stavbě pohledových i strukturálních skupin karoserií, kabin a podvozkových částí založená na metodách numerické simulace – virtuální továrna

The aim of the project is to contribute to the general increase of competitiveness of participating parties. There should be developed new methodologies for using of virtual numerical simulation of manufacturing processes as assembly process. Implementation of validated methodologies of numerical simulation of assembly process including processes as riveting, adhesive bonding and heat curing enable optimisation of real manufacturing and reduction of production costs and thus contribute to general increase of competitiveness of industrial companies. The main features of the presented project is creation of numerical model as the virtual twin for the solution of the production process of selfsupporting body in white assemblies, cabs, also chassis and their main subassemblies.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010197
Leader
doc. Ing. Pavel Solfronk, Ph.D.
Limiting Factors for Survivability and Proliferation of Microorganisms Significant for Corrosion of Deep Geological Repository Barrier Systems

Aim of the project is to determine values of the physical factors limiting the survival and proliferation of naturally occurring microflora in deep water and bentonite and to propose a standardized method which enables efficient estimation of these values in any type of bentonite and water in the future.The project will primarily focus on the effects of pressure, temperature, irradiation and water and nutrient availability, which are the key factors negatively influencing the survival and proliferation of bacteria in repository conditions. The limiting factor values will be tested on a Czech bentonite candidate together with the reference purified bentonite Nanocor of defined chemical composition and without natural microflora.Other outputs-functional sample,proven technology,publications.

Period
01. 06. 2019 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK02010169
Leader
Mgr. Kateřina Černá, Ph.D.
Membrane non-porous systems for textile applications

The project focuses on membrane vapour permeable non-porous systems for textile applications. The aim is to prepare and test thin membranes made of composite materials that meet the durability, environmental and performance requirements of textiles. The project is based on a special technology for the preparation of very thin membranes containing nanofibers with potentially interesting utility properties. This technology, newly developed at TUL, will be used for the application of various polymer matrices on mainly polyamide nanofibers. Polymers with potentially interesting transport and separation properties such as polyvinyl alcohol, polyurethane, geopolymer or nanocellulose will be used as polymer matrices. These polymer matrix materials will be combined and chemically modified based on selected applications and partial experimental results. It is also planned to increase the utility value of the prepared layers for clothing membranes, for example by antibacterial treatment and encapsulation of active ingredients. At the same time, a methodology for laminating the prepared membrane to the surface of a conventional fabric will be developed.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6069
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Micro-struCtural imaging as a Tool for modelinG fibrOus materiALS (μ-CT GOALS)

This work aims at developing a new framework for modeling the mechanical behavior of fibrous structures based on non-invasive and direct measurement for their geometrical parameters. The project will develop novel theoretical (models and image analysis algorithms), as well as experimental techniques (4D scanning) for characterizing the studied materials. This work will create an open-source database of digital models of different fibrous-structures which will be available for all researchers and will allow more theoretical models to be developed independent from the complexities associated with physical sample production and scanning. This project will also create the conditions for deeper and sustainable collaboration between our institute and our American partner that will extend beyond the lifetime of this project. This collaboration will be realized in the form of: shared publications in prestigious journals, exchange of students and staff, knowledge and technology transfer, mutual organization of international conferences as well as further applications for collaborative research grants.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LTAUSA18135
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Modernization and upgrade of larfe research infrastructure “Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for protection of the environment and sustainable future”.

The proposed project makes it possible to build on the NanoEnviCz program of current research infrastructures and complements it in the area of critical available equipment and expertise. Acquisition of new devices focused on research and development of potential fulfillment of scientific goals focused on synthesis, complex characterization, optimal setting of functional properties and clarification of applications for nanomaterials in the field of environmental protection and in determining their potential harmfulness.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/18_046/0015586
Leader
Mgr. Pavel Hrabák, Ph.D.
Modernization and upgrade of larfe research infrastructure “Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for protection of the environment and sustainable future”.

The proposed project makes it possible to build on the NanoEnviCz program of current research infrastructures and complements it in the area of critical available equipment and expertise. Acquisition of new devices focused on research and development of potential fulfillment of scientific goals focused on synthesis, complex characterization, optimal setting of functional properties and clarification of applications for nanomaterials in the field of environmental protection and in determining their potential harmfulness.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/18_046/0015586
Leader
Mgr. Pavel Hrabák, Ph.D.
Modular multisensory professional clothing for risk management, health protection and safety of IRS members using artificial intelligence methods

The aim of the project is to design a multisensor monitoring system based on artificial intelligence designed to reduce the health risk and improve safety of IRS members in real time. The Smart Professional Clothing System will also enable remote tracking of wearers at the commander’s station during routine and CBRN incidents in complicated terrain to improve commander’s decision-making. The system will consist of professional clothing for IRS members, which will ensure optimal thermophysiological, sensory and ergonomic comfort of the user and will be equipped with a modular telemetry multisensor system that allows real-time monitoring and intelligent adaptive evaluation of health and environmental stress of the wearer based on his personal profile created using artificial intelligence.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
MV
Code
VJ02010031
Website
https://www.isvavai.cz/cep?s=jednoduche-vyhledavani&ss=detail&n=0&h=VJ02010031
Leader
doc. Ing. Antonín Havelka, CSc.
Modular platform for autonomous chassis of specialized electric vehicles for freight and equipment

There is no doubt that autonomous vehicles will change the world of logistics. Autonomous vehicles will join the Internet of Things and robotics as being the three most important innovative trends in logistics after 2022. Autonomous vehicles or autonomous logistics have sparked a great deal of research, professional and business interest in recent years, particularly in applications designed to transport people and freight on roads or in closed areas. However, this means that there are significant challenges for the application of autonomous technologies for automated logistics, transport and special operations on general terrain, on construction sites, and unpaved areas, etc. Therefore, the aim of this project is to develop a competitive autonomous utility vehicle for these challenging conditions and move the Czech Republic to the forefront in this area with significant innovation potential. In order to ensure autonomous commercial vehicles have efficient, safe and robust movement in the field under unfavourable conditions, this multi-professional approach will address a wide range of scientific and research issues related to areas such as the modular architecture of the chassis using light structures, drives and accumulators for autonomous electric utility vehicles, or research into autonomous electric utility vehicle control systems using mixed reality or the Internet of Things to interact with other entities. These research domains have, by definition, become individual research intentions, which, through their interconnection and coordination during the project, will lead the research team to implementing a vehicle prototype for solving the challenges of 21st century logistics. The resulting modular autonomous electric utility vehicle will help support the irreversible transformation of logistics by contributing to an innovative solution based on the use of current and future scientific knowledge to increase the productivity of the costs of transport, to increase levels of safety and, last but not least, to lower environmental impacts.

Period
01. 09. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_025/0007293
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Modular system for domestic wastewater treatment

The project focuses on research and development of a system for domestic wastewater treatment plants. The system will be consist of a wastewater treatment plant, a sieve filtration and a control system designed to make the treatment process without accessories, it met the class of PZV NV No. 57/2016 Coll. and allowed for possible secondary use. To be determined for WWTPs with an output of 0.25 – 6 m3/day usable where it is not possible to connect waste water to the sewerage, or where the treated waste water must be accumulated for secondary use.

Period
01. 07. 2021 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/21_374/0026360
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Modularita zemědělských strojů s podporou pokročilých výrobních technologií

The aim of the project is to innovate the modularity of the agricultural machine using a complex system for simulation and verification of machine design solutions using chisel and disk arrangement of soil processing tools. The system will optimize and innovate the existing design settings so that the weight of the machine’s construction is minimized when calculating the material options of the solution. The reduction in weight of the structure will allow and significantly improve the use of larger-scale machines and thus larger areas in one pass, while reducing the proportion of soil compaction, reducing water absorption, and reducing the overall energy demands of soil treatment. Verification and testing will be performed on a machine fitted from individual structural arrangement modules. The objectives of the project are consistent with national RIS3 strategy, KET’s and National priorities of oriented research.

Period
01. 08. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40207
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Molecular Design of Polymers for Biomedical Applications (MEDIPOL)

The EU-funded MEDIPOL project is an integrated 4-year programme of knowledge transfer and networking, between six partners with complementary expertise, to design and develop new polymer-based materials for advanced biomedical applications, targeting soft tissues, especially the eye and dermal wounds. There are clear similarities between ocular and dermal sites; understanding these analogies facilitates the design of, for example, corneal bandages, ophthalmic dry eye therapies and effective burn and wound dressings with increased effectiveness. MEDIPOL’s knowledge transfer programme will train 49 professionals as future leaders in academia and industry. The specific major problems being targeted relate to vision and mobility, increasingly critical issues worldwide in healthcare systems that have the task of managing the socio-economic aspects of ageing populations.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
871650
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Mikeš, Ph.D.
Možnosti a limity sociálně a environmentálně udržitelného participativního bydlení v ČR

The project goal is to find out what are the opportunities and limits of environmentally and socially sustainable participatory housing in the Czech Republic. We aim to: 1) Conceptualize participatory housing : Identify main forms and propose systemic solutions for the support of the social innovation in various contexts; 2) Find out how the needs and interests of actors of the housing sector influence the environmental, social and economic goals of participatory housing and propose methodological procedures of effective regulation for municipalities; 3) Design and test principles and tools of governance in model types of participatory housing; 4) Apply project outcomes in six participating cities: e.g. to tender documentations for specific localities or to development programmes.

Period
01. 02. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
SS03010221
Website
ul.cz/univerzita/fua/veda-a-vyzkum/tacr-2/
Leader
Ing. arch. Radek Suchánek, Ph.D.
Možnosti a limity sociálně a environmentálně udržitelného participativního bydlení v ČR, Masarykova univerzita (TAČR)

The project goal is to find out what are the opportunities and limits of environmentally and socially sustainable participatory housing in the Czech Republic. We aim to: 1) Conceptualize participatory housing : Identify main forms and propose systemic solutions for the support of the social innovation in various contexts; 2) Find out how the needs and interests of actors of the housing sector influence the environmental, social and economic goals of participatory housing and propose methodological procedures of effective regulation for municipalities; 3) Design and test principles and tools of governance in model types of participatory housing; 4) Apply project outcomes in six participating cities: e.g. to tender documentations for specific localities or to development programmes.

Period
01. 02. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
SS03010221
Website
https://www.tul.cz/univerzita/fua/veda-a-vyzkum/tacr-2/
Leader
Ing. arch. Radek Suchánek, Ph.D.
MultiTex – Multifunctional smart textiles for improving professional and functional clothing in hazardous environments – VZ

The project will realize advanced smart textiles with multifunctional effects, which can improve functional and professional clothing. Workers of light and heavy industries, forestry, engineering and healthcare are exposed to risk factors such as high temperature, vibration, noise. The project addresses the permanent integration of specific electronic components like temperature, vibration and noise sensors into 1st layer of functional wear to early indicate specific values being exceeded to prevent health damages. The systems will enable evaluation and warning when the limits are exceeded by integrated status LEDs. Functional clothing with integrated electronic subsystem will be designed and implemented to meet the requirements of wearing comfort and resistance to maintenance stress.

Period
01. 04. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010095
Leader
doc. Ing. Antonín Havelka, CSc.
MŽP – Innovative technology based on constructed wetlands for treatment of pesticide contaminated waters

Co-financing from the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic for LIFEPOPWAT project.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŽP
Code
MZP/2019/320/1471
Website
https://cxi.tul.cz/lifepopwat
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Nano Zero-Valent Iron and Cyclodextrins – Their Synergistic Action for Water Purification

Nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) is one of the most important nanostructure for degradative remediation of environmental pollutants. In the project NZVI will be for the first time functionalized with cyclodextrins (CD), which are considered as excellent, environmental friendly and cheap sorbents of toxic contaminants. Functionalization of the nano zero-valent iron by CD, their derivatives and polymers, can not only enhance the stability and dispersibility of ZVI nanoparticles, but also can complex toxic contaminants inside the CD cavities that will be further reduced by NZVI to less toxic products. By this, one of the largest obstacle of NZVI, i.e. lack of NZVI selectivity, can be overcome. Moreover, reactivity towards several recalcitrant organic compounds (POPs), that under standard conditions are not very reactive with the NZVI (e.g. perfluorooctanoic acid), can be enhanced. In addition, CD might act as a carbon source for bioremedial microorganisms, which can lead to a further synergistic effect between NZVI, CD and microbes involved in the water purification process

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
20-17028Y
Leader
Ing. Stanislaw Witold Waclawek, Ph.D.
Nanofiber Materials with Antimicrobial Function Activated by Visible Light

The project aims at increasing competitiveness of the academic spin-off company LAM-X by ensuring development of an inovative material platform in cooperation with the Faculty of Science of the Charles University and the Technical university in Liberec. The innovative polymer nanofiber materials with antimicrobial activity controlled by visible light combine the advantages of nanofiber materials as a passive barrier for viruses and bacteria with their active elimination in the proximity of the material surface. This opens up wide application possibilities in the field of treatment of chronic and poorly healing wounds, development of respirators against COVID-19 or other infections, air filtration (automotive), water filtration and in the food packaging.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW04020054
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Mikeš, Ph.D.
Nanofiber Materials with Antimicrobial Function Activated by Visible Light – VZ

The project aims at increasing competitiveness of the academic spin-off company LAM-X by ensuring development of an inovative material platform in cooperation with the Faculty of Science of the Charles University and the Technical university in Liberec. The innovative polymer nanofiber materials with antimicrobial activity controlled by visible light combine the advantages of nanofiber materials as a passive barrier for viruses and bacteria with their active elimination in the proximity of the material surface. This opens up wide application possibilities in the field of treatment of chronic and poorly healing wounds, development of respirators against COVID-19 or other infections, air filtration (automotive), water filtration and in the food packaging.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW04020054
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Mikeš, Ph.D.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Environment Protection and Sustainable Future

Research Infrastructure (RI) NanoEnviCz II is a continuation of a successful scientific platform for the effective cooperation of project partner organizations and their external users. RI is focused on the development, preparation, characterization, and application of conceptually new nanostructured materials for a sustainable environment, its protection, and remediation. RI offers services in the field of environmental nanocatalysis, energy conversion, detection, capture, and degradation of pollutants. At the same time, RI deals with toxic effects and other risks connected with nanomaterials.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LM2018124
Website
www.nanoenvicz.cz
Leader
Mgr. Pavel Hrabák, Ph.D.
Nanovlákenné polymery s funkcí materiálů s omezeným přístupem pro on-line chromatografické extrakce komplexních matric.

Preparation and testing of nanofibrous polymers as extraction sorbents and sorbents with RAM functionality for on-line SPE chromatography of proteinaceous biological and food samples (plasma, serum, milk). Preparation of new composite nanofibers with the function of restricted access materials.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
GA20-19297S
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiří Chvojka, Ph.D.
Národní centrum kompetence Josefa Božka pro pozemní dopravní prostředky

The main project goal addresses R&D for the future mobility tools as road and rail vehicles connected and networked by the transport systems, taking into account both the strategic research results for the decisive economy spheres of the CR and immediate goals of industry. Competitiveness at global market need to be increased. The means for the achievement is the establishment of inter-sectoral consortium for a long-term synergic collaboration among academia, industry, private research, SMEs and testing companies, focused on the decisive issues of the future vehicle and mobility markets.

Period
01. 07. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN01000026
Leader
Ing. Robert Voženílek, Ph.D.
Návrh a výroba prototypu zařízení pro lokální opravy funkčnosti anorganických povrchů

The main objective of the submitted project is creation of a prototype equipment allowing local repairs of the functional inorganic surfaces of the reservoirs and pressure tanks. Furthermore, the aim of the project is to develop a methodology for repairing surfaces for different shapes and types of tanks and verification of proposed methodologies based upon the on real products. All of this should contribute to general increase in the competitiveness of participating subjects. The objectives of the project are as following: 1. Construction design and creation of the first prototype equipment version for local repairs of inorganic surfaces. 2. Design of a suitable (water cooled) type of inductor in dependence on different shapes of surfaces, thicknesses and material types of repaired tanks and testing its functionality and efficiency. 3. Based upon the information from functionality testing, perform the modification of design as well as real prototype both at the inductor site and at the feedback point controlling repair procedure. 4. Elaboration of procedure methodology at performing local repairs of enamel surfaces and its verification. 5. Testing of equipment and methodology on real parts, including adhesion assessment, surface integrity, abrasive and eventually corrosion resistance of repair site compared to the original inorganic surface. 6. Elaboration of verified technologies for surfaces with different radii, toes and various types and thicknesses of surfaces.

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40144
Leader
Ing. Iva Nováková, Ph.D.
Networking for Research and Development of Human Interactive and Sensitive Robotics Taking Advantage of Additive Manufacturing

The strategic objective of the project is to step up the development of the excellent research in the field of interactive, sensible autonomous robotic systems based on Additive manufacturing and using smart materials based on nanopolymers at the TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI, Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as TUL) by creating partnerships with four leading foreign research institutions from France (INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE and UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III), Spain (MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA JOSE MARIA ARIZMENDIARRIETA S COOP) and Denmark (AALBORG UNIVERSITET). TUL will significantly enhance the quality and competitiveness of research in this area through staff and student exchanges, expert visits and participation at conferences. The purpose of the mobility of scientists and administrative support staff will be to acquire new knowledge and experience in the given field of research, and also to prepare and implement international scientific projects or contacts at the level of the planned research collaboration with leading research organizations. Business trips will lead to the creation of new project ideas, with the most promising being submitted to international calls. The project will also include the organization of expert seminars, workshops, PhD forums and international conferences. The main focus of these activities will be the intensive transfer of knowledge from leading research centres to the specialist workplaces at TUL.The main benefit of the project will be to bring the quality of research at TUL significantly closer to that of internationally recognized counterparts from the EU, whereby facilitating TUL’s access to funding from European Commission. In terms of personnel capacities, the project will increase the scientific and technical capacities in the institutions involved and will support the professional growth of the staff involved in the project.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 30. 06. 2023
Zdroj
EUK
Code
857061
Website
http://r2p2.eu/
Leader
prof. Ing. Aleš Richter, CSc.
Neveřejné zdroje k projektu č. 14228 Antibacterial Coatings Containing Carbon Nanoparticles Obtained by Sol-Gel Method

The aim of the project is to obtain, by sol-gel method, nanocarbon-containing coatings with high antibacterial properties and low toxicity, for various applications. Particularly, in the first step of the project, known technology of sol-gel layers deposition will be further developed in order to substitute toxic metal compounds with non-toxic carbon nanoparticles (CNPs). This will result in elaborated technology of coating with modified CNP-layers possessing adequate physical properties. CNPs will be chemically modified to render enhanced antimicrobial properties. Antibacterial activity of the sterilized layers will be proved by microbiological experiments with selected strains of bacteria, moreover, safety of the products will be confirmed. The technology will be adopted to automatic process with utilization of designed and manufactured, Portable Laboratory Stand. Undertaken works will result in the market product of validated antibacterial composite coating.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 30. 04. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH71020001
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Neveřejné zdroje k projektu č. 17114 The objective of the project is thermal nano-based R & D nano insulation for automotive, aviation and aeronautice

The project implements the intention (subject of the solution) R & D nano isolation from closed nano bubbles.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020189
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
New Algorithms for the Evaluation of Flicker in the Context of Modern Electricity Grids

The project is focused on the development of new algorithm to quantify the flicker severity from voltage measurements in electricity distribution grids. The present flicker severity metric was developed decades ago. It estimates the irritation of human observer by the light flicker of a reference incandescent lamp. The algorithm was optimized to disturbances generated by arc furnaces and adapted to the limited computational capabilities in the past. Recent fundamental changes in terms of lamp types (e.g. light emitting diode based lamps), common disturbance sources (e.g. photovoltaic installations) and instrumentation capabilities raise concerns about the suitability of the present algorithm. This project identifies the most common disturbance patterns in present electricity grids caused by modern power electronic equipment, how human observers are irritated by them considering modern illumination systems and develop new lamp and observation-irritation models. Based on such holistic analysis, a novel algorithm to evaluate flicker disturbances in modern electricity grids is developed.

Period
01. 07. 2022 – 30. 06. 2025
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
22-10074K
Leader
Ing. Leoš Oldřich Kukačka, Ph.D.
NZ – Development of a seeding machine for major cropping and intercropping

Aims of the project is to develop key components of precision sowing machine, which allows simultaneous sowing of the main crop and intercrop. Unlike precision seeders currently available on the market, the newly developed machine will be more versatile and allows sowing not only wide-row crops (corn, sugar beet, sunflower, etc.), but also but also crops that cannot be sown with precision sowing machines. The project will be focused mainly on the development of a system for accurate a seed separation and dosing, a developing of a seed transport system from a separating device to a seedbed, the development of electronic systems required for accurate control of the dosing and transport equipment and feedback communication, control and data collection into database systems.

Period
01. 02. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010577
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
NZ – Development of glass jewelery components for circular economics

The aim of the project is R&D of glass beads that will be in line with circular economy and ICT. R&D will be focused on the production of glass beads, which will contain in addition to traditional soda-potassium glass also ingredients obtained by recycling waste from various types of glass (flat, laboratory or decorative) or materials that have not been systematically recycled, such as fibers from composite materials. R&D will focus on the preparation of recycled materials (dust, shards, fibers), as well as on the composition of the resulting glass and the resulting visual effect. The 2nd project goal is the development of a glass bead that will allow jewelery to perform functions such as NFC or IoT. The methods of CAE, Rapid Tooling and 3D printing will be used for innovated glass beads.

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020240
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
NZ – Inovativní technologie enkapsulace skel

The project will be focused on the development of an innovative glass encapsulation technology that will exploit the potential of advanced manufacturing processes (eg. plasma technology) and progressive polymeric materials to be specifically modified to obtain maximum adhesion to the modified glass surface. The focus of the project will be in the elimination of currently used chemically aggressive primers and replacing them with another physical method of effective modifying the glass surface. The newly developed manufacturing technology will allow reducing the time and energy requirements for the production of glasses encapsulated by polymer but also will increase production efficiency while improving the process stability (reducing unacceptable parts).

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010448
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
NZ k 14237 – Výzkum a vývoj analyzátoru elektrické energie s elektronickými snímači proudu pro monitoring vývodů – TK04020053

The project aims to research and develop an electricity metering system for energy networks with many feeders/outlets. It is a power analyzer with multiple current inputs. The target application is digitizing distribution substations, monitoring smart grids, intelligent buildings, and SmartCities. The aim is to reduce the complexity of the cabling to speed up installation and eliminate wiring errors. The project’s second goal is to fundamentally expand software modules for meter configuration, improve automatic data collection, improve multi-feeder analysis and create related automated reports, and use cloud services to store more extensive archives from large-scale monitored systems.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK04020053
Leader
Ing. Miroslav Novák, Ph.D.
NZ k Výzkum a vývoj analyzátoru elektrické energie s elektronickými snímači proudu pro monitoring vývodů – TK04020053

The project aims to research and develop an electricity metering system for energy networks with many feeders/outlets. It is a power analyzer with multiple current inputs. The target application is digitizing distribution substations, monitoring smart grids, intelligent buildings, and SmartCities. The aim is to reduce the complexity of the cabling to speed up installation and eliminate wiring errors. The project’s second goal is to fundamentally expand software modules for meter configuration, improve automatic data collection, improve multi-feeder analysis and create related automated reports, and use cloud services to store more extensive archives from large-scale monitored systems.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK04020053
Leader
Ing. Miroslav Novák, Ph.D.
Optimalizace souboru opatření pro zemědělská povodí v rámci procesu pozemkových úprav

The project aims at elaboration of methodologic procedures of designing a complex of biotechnology supplements for main and secondary drainage equipment. Mostly, agricultural soils that are threatened by erosion will be targeted to enhance water retention, accumulation, and quality in the catchment areas of interest. Field-scale installations of variable measures will be performed within the project. Procedural and administrative options of landscaping will be evaluated for current and expected hydrologic situations at representative pilot sites.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
MZe
Code
QK21010341
Leader
RNDr. Stanislava Vrchovecká
Optimization of acoustic panel properties made of recycled crystal glass functionalized with nanofiber additives.

The project is focused on a development of new unique products and optimization of the production technology of acoustic panels made of recycled crystal glass oriented on reduction of the energy intensity of production while achieving modification of the functional properties, especially change of optical properties of the final product and ensuring air purification function. Within the project there will be investigated the effect of the applied technological procedure on the modification of the internal structure arrangement and on the utility and aesthetic properties of the product. Changes in acoustic, optical, mechanical and aesthetic properties as a result of addition of nanofiber material with additional functions and production technology optimization will be monitored.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010112
Leader
doc. Ing. Vlastimil Hotař, Ph.D.
Ostatní zdroje (Development of a filter for capturing heavy metals in combustion processes)

The aim of the project is to find a technical solution to reduce emissions of heavy metals in flue gas from the combined production of electricity and heat burning brown coal and municipal waste. The solution is based on the properties of heavy metals and the properties of textile networks made of carbon microfibers. The goal is the implementation of industrial research and experimental development and the introduction of a new product to the market. The output of the project will be a useful model of a filter device for removing heavy metals from flue gas.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/21_374/0026962
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Ostatní zdroje k 14239 Development of geopolymer composites as a material for protection of hazardous wrecks and other critical underwater structures against corrosion

The aim is to develop high performance composites with functional properties for the engineering, construction and marine industries. The material is composed of a geopolymer matrix reinforced with fibres and fillers of natural or synthetic origin. The result will be an environmentally friendly composite suitable for underwater applications, providing more durable materials for corrosion protection of hazardous wrecks and critical underwater infrastructure, for construction purposes in turbulent and highly polluted environments, including protection from hazardous materials in wrecks. The specific part will be created in the form of prefabricated or 3D printed elements with the ability to be installed underwater. Desired properties: high compressive strength, low deformability, high resistance to water, chemicals including salts and chlorine, bioerosion, hazardous waste, oils and abrasion, long life, eco-friendliness, cost-effectiveness and low toxicity.

Period
01. 06. 2022 – 31. 05. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH80020007
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Ostatní zdroje k dofinancování projektu 17075 Development of an automatic device for inspection quality testing of rotational aircraft engine parts using ultrasonic imersion method

The project is focused on the development of automated equipment for testing the quality of rotating parts of aircraft engines using the ultrasonic immersion method for the repair and production segment. The result of the project is a device that meets the strict requirements of aircraft jet engine manufacturers (Rolls Royce, General Electric, Snecma, Pratt & Whitney) for testing aircraft parts from the point of view of the requirements for high precision handling of the ultrasonic probe. The output of the project will be a prototype.

Period
01. 11. 2021 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
EG20_321/0024937 reg. č.: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0024937
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Ostatní zdroje k dofinancování projektu 17952 Reduction of noise from linear transport constructions using active and passive elements

The goal of the project is the research and development of a new anti-noise panel solution with an active sound absorption and reflection system based on the connection of a geopolymeric sandwich with a carbon grid. The grid generates an electromagnetic voltage and achieves a more effective noise attenuation of 15-20 dB depending on the frequency compared to existing technical solutions. During the implementation of the project, two directions of research and development will take place, namely for road and rail transport.

Period
01. 10. 2021 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0025218
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Permeable and washable copper loaded nonwoven fabrics processed with parylene encapsulation technology

Integrating conductive fabrics in clothing is a significant milestone of wearable technology. The application of the conductive fabrics is not only limited to the smart textiles under a normal daily environment but also in some extreme electromagnetic radiated environments, and personal protection textiles are significant for protecting the operator’s health. However, there are several issues that need to be solved for the conductive fabrics. The priority is to develop conductive fabrics with great wash ability, durability, and comfortable wear ability. In this project, our target is to develop an air-permeable and machine-washable copper-coated fabric, which is based on ultrathin nonwoven polyester fabrics. Benefiting from the porous and ultra-thin structure of the nonwoven fabric and robust parylene encapsulation, the novel copper-coated fabric could present excellent conductivity, decent air-permeability, and superior electromechanical stability after abrasion cycles, bending cycles, and machine-washing cycles. Moreover, assemblies made from polyester-based nonwoven fabric not only show desirable electro properties like EMI shielding but also can be used in fabrics for broad wearable applications depending on their outstanding thermal resistance property. The electroless plating method will used for the copper coating process on ultrathin non-woven fabrics samples. After that, relevant morphology characterization of the coated samples will be tested to identify the copper particles and the sample structure. Additionally, the electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties will also be tested. Due to the equipment availability, the parylene encapsulation process will be done in CEITEC, Brno. There will be a thin protection layer coated on the fiber surface from this treatment. Due to the excellent porosity of the non-woven fabric, the apertures will not be blocked entirely, which can ensure good air permeability after the coating process. The detailed experiment parameters and operation of the parylene encapsulation process will be investigated. Besides the parylene encapsulation process, the applicability of silanization will be checked, which is another effective and economical method to realize the protective coating process. Relevant properties of the treated sample will be tested again to identify whether the coating layer is effective or not, especially for washing ability. After the protection layer coating process, the mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties will also be investigated. The project could achieve a facile and effective method to fabricate highly flexible, comfortable, and durable copper coated fabric, guaranteeing the reliability for long-term wearable application and showing the great possibility for technical clothing application.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6012
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Pilot verification of technologies for the removal of pharmaceutical substances from WWTPs

The subject of the project is the elimination of pharmaceutical substances that are not removed by existing wastewater treatment plants. However, a large part of these substances is adsorbed and accumulated in biological sludge. The majority of hospitals are drained to the relevant municipal wastewater treatment plants, so the project focuses on eliminating pharmaceutical substances from biologically treated wastewater. Treated wastewater always contains residual pollution by organic substances, usually at the level of min. 5%, i.e. in concentrations of tens of mg / l (determined as COD). On the other hand, pharmaceutical substances occur in concentrations of units, up to tens of micrograms per litre. Any technology that removes these micropollutants then requires a substantial reduction in the overall “background” of organic pollution, which otherwise increases energy consumption, chemicals or excipients, including adsorbents. The necessary pre-treatment is the elimination of total residual organic pollution from biologically treated wastewater, which consists mainly of products of microorganisms, non-degradable substances, metabolites that are not removed with sufficient efficiency by bioaccumulation. The aim of the project is to pilot test the technologies verified by both partners for the removal of residual organic pollution.

Period
01. 05. 2022 – 30. 04. 2024
Zdroj
SFŽP
Code
3213200013
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Plazmově-nitridační zvyšování užitných vlastností svarů a dílů vytvořených pomocí aditivních technologií

The main objective of the present project is to find a method of increasing the surface resistance and mechanical properties of parts produced by the additive (SLM) technologies as well as at the weld joints realized on the SLM parts. Based on the performed recherché, it was found that this combination of technologies has not yet been published or tested, but has a considerable application potential (see market survey). The aim is to create methodical procedures and to verify them on the real parts especially for materials AISI 316L (food, chemical and petrochemical industry, energy), tool steel H13 (replaceable inserts of moulds for metal and plastic moulding) and Inconell 718 (aircraft engines, turbines and applications at temperatures up to 700 °C). All of this should contribute to a general increase in the competitiveness of the participating subjects, both in terms of acquiring new customers, markets and expanding existing production, and in terms of own knowledge potential. The objectives of the project are identical for all three types of materials and are as the following: 1. Create a basic formed and SLM test specimens and compare them in terms of mechanical properties and wear resistance even at elevated temperatures. 2. Find a suitable method to increase surface resistance by plasma nitriding for formed and SLM test specimens and compare them in light of mechanical properties and wear resistance even at elevated temperatures. 3. Perform weld joints on formed and SLM test specimens (or their combination) and compare them in terms of mechanical properties and wear resistance even at elevated temperatures. 4. Find a suitable method of increasing the surface resistance by means of plasma nitriding for created weld joints and compare them in light of mechanical properties and wear resistance even at elevated temperatures. 5. Apply the acquired knowledge to the real-used products (parts), test them and to prepare verified technologies.

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40127
Leader
Ing. Bc. Martin Švec, Ph.D.
Podpora pro etické rozhodování v oblasti výzkumu a vývoje nanotechnologií

The goal of this project is to create a system of support of ethical decision-making at the time of emergencies in the field of research and development of nanotechnologies. To reach this goal, we shall: (1) compose a case study and a review study focusing on the ethical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies. (2) Form an expert system for supporting ethical decision-making. (3) Providing a set of tools and measures for efficient decision-making in emergencies that would be in accord with the ethical standards of scientific research. The outputs could be used in the field of research and development of nanotechnologies, education and the operation of ethical commissions.

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 10. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL04000023
Leader
Mgr. Michal Trčka, Ph.D.
Podpora pro etické rozhodování v oblasti výzkumu a vývoje nanotechnologií

The goal of this project is to create a system of support of ethical decision-making at the time of emergencies in the field of research and development of nanotechnologies. To reach this goal, we shall: (1) compose a case study and a review study focusing on the ethical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies. (2) Form an expert system for supporting ethical decision-making. (3) Providing a set of tools and measures for efficient decision-making in emergencies that would be in accord with the ethical standards of scientific research. The outputs could be used in the field of research and development of nanotechnologies, education and the operation of ethical commissions.

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 10. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL04000023
Leader
Mgr. Michal Trčka, Ph.D.
Porézní biologické 2D membrány a 3D struktury vystavěné z polysacharidů funkcionalizovaných rostlinných gum a jejich environmentální aplikace

The proposed project aims to develop ultra lightweight, high-strength, bio-based, biodegradable, porous, and tuneable two-dimensional (2D) membranes and three-dimensional (3D) sponges with facile synthetic schemes based on eco-friendly polysaccharide gums. The proposed 3D sponges and 2D porous membranes will be fabricated via self-assembly-freeze-drying, cryogelation and electrospinning from tree gum exudates (e.g. arabic, karaya, tragacanth, ghatti, and kondagogu) as well as their blends with other renewable natural/synthetic biodegradables polymers. The enhancement of functional properties (physicochemical, mechanical, thermal, hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity and surface area) will be investigated by applying the environmental friendly “green technologies” such as plasma treatment, laser ablation, γ-ray irradiation, UV initiation and microwave treatment. Furthermore, the hierarchical porous structure and functional groups of gum will be used for functionalization of porous membranes and sponges with various metal/metal oxide or core-shell nanoparticles, and other organic/polymeric molecules. The ensuing porous functionalised structures will form an integral part of applications for sustainable development under the umbrella of green chemistry and technology, specifically heterogeneous catalysis (greener catalytic degradation) and extraction of environmental contaminates of various types (heavy metals, pesticides, and organic dyes).

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LTAUSA19091
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Predikce vlastností EDZ s vlivem na bezpečnost a spolehlivost hlubinného úložiště radioaktivního odpadu.

The aim of the project is to create the methodology (reviewed but not certified) for a safety analysis of the excavation damage zone (EDZ) for sub-sections of the deep geological repository. This analysis will consist of prediction of safety indicators defined by the methodology based on a priori data and additional geophysical measurements. The main result of the project will be the software for calculating the safety indicators or, more specifically, their probability distribution conditioned by the measured data. The direct model will be validated using available data, in particular the data from Task G of the Decovalex international project and the data from experiments in the Bukov underground laboratory.

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK02010118
Website
https://www.tacr.cz/soutez/program-theta/druha-verejna-soutez-theta/
Leader
doc. Mgr. Jan Březina, Ph.D.
Pretreatment, coating and protection of the substrate

The project focuses on research and development of nanotechnology. Development of new technologies and procedures for applying thin layers of metal up to 0.1 nm thick on glass and other substrates. Achieving the maximum degree of mechanical and chemical resistance of the material even for commercial purposes. Technology that protects against air oxidation and also against normal mechanical stress.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0025264
Leader
Ing. Totka Nikolaeva Bakalova, Ph.D.
Prevence střevního anastomotického leaku a pooperačních adhezí pomocí nanovlákenných biodegradabilních materiálů

The aim of the project is to develop a unique double-layered nanofibrous material to cover the intestinal anastomoses.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MZ
Code
NU20J-08-00009
Leader
RNDr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
Proaktivní řešení negativních vlivů overturismu

The main objective of the project is to develop a strategy to mitigate the negative effects of overtourism in affected areas without the need to introduce regulations and restrictions. A partial objective of the project is to develop a strategy to motivate tourists not only to visit the most famous and popular tourist destinations, but to get to know the region more and visit more localities. Another partial objective of the project is to develop guidance material for local actors in tourism, especially for municipalities, destination management, regional authorities and other associations, in which it will be illustrated on examples how to apply the above mentioned strategies. Overall, the project should contribute to the sustainability of tourism in regions and regional development.

Period
01. 04. 2020 – 30. 06. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000020
Leader
Mgr. Emil Drápela, Ph.D.
Probabilistic consequence analysis of severe accidents

The goal of the project is to develop conceptual framework, methodologies and technical means for realization of Level-3 PSA for operated, as well as planned-to-be-constructed NPPs in the Czech Republic, which will address the needs of application garant, Czech Regulatory Body (SUJB). The most important points within this goal are: 1) to analyze and verify current computational codes available for PSA-3 and to select the one fitting the best to the needs of PSA-3 development in the Czech Republic; 2) to elaborate a pilot PSA-3 study for a set of selected scenarios leading to release of radionuclides into environment; 3) to address the ideas, comments and suggestions of the application garant regarding project results and the wasy, they will be used in the most effective ways in future.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 30. 06. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK04010132
Leader
Ing. Jan Kamenický, Ph.D.
Processing of wasted and recycled textile fibers

Proven technology for the processing of recycled textile fibers and for reclaiming spinnable fiber material from fiber cleaning waste including the following process steps will be developed and optimized in the arera of fiber preparation, carding, drawframe, rotor spinning and textile fabrics. Apart of the definition of the process and proven technology the machinery required for this process will be defined. If certain functions can be tested by modification of existing machinery, such modifications will be done. Trials for validation of successful modification will be performed.

Period
01. 06. 2019 – 30. 11. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40025
Leader
Ing. Gabriela Krupincová, Ph.D.
Quality of the Social Climate of Czech Basic and Secondary Schools and Possible Interventions

The aim of the project is to create a model of diagnostics and interventions of relationships within the teaching staffs and leadership quality in the Czech basic and secondary schools in Liberec County. The purpose is to give support and help to the schools and their employees. Sub-aims are: 1. To use outputs from the basic research GA ČR 16-10057S „Stability and Changes of the Teaching Staffs of Basic Schools“ to create methodology of diagnostics of the social climate of the teaching staffs. 2. To create a methodology of general and specific interventions to support development of schools in the field of relationships and school leadership. 3. To diagnose teaching staff climate in Liberec and Liberec County. 4. To verify the effectiveness of the interventions by an experiment.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000035
Leader
Mgr. Andrea Rozkovcová, Ph.D.
Quality of the Social Climate of Czech Basic and Secondary Schools and Possible Interventions

The aim of the project is to create a model of diagnostics and interventions of relationships within the teaching staffs and leadership quality in the Czech basic and secondary schools in Liberec County. The purpose is to give support and help to the schools and their employees. Sub-aims are: 1. To use outputs from the basic research GA ČR 16-10057S „Stability and Changes of the Teaching Staffs of Basic Schools“ to create methodology of diagnostics of the social climate of the teaching staffs. 2. To create a methodology of general and specific interventions to support development of schools in the field of relationships and school leadership. 3. To diagnose teaching staff climate in Liberec and Liberec County. 4. To verify the effectiveness of the interventions by an experiment.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000035
Leader
Mgr. Andrea Rozkovcová, Ph.D.
Reaction Vessel Development for Cultivation Algae with grow light LED using Carbon Dioxide from Biogas

Project presents usage carbon oxide carbonic in biogas produced by anaerobic digestion in bio – gas plants. Project close-set circulatory system condensed waters bubbler biogas with optimum conditions for growing algae resistant on high concentration methane. Elapsed timer oxide carbonic from biogas then relatively increase content methane and by also his gas yield energy. Like source lights use LED illuminant lamps – pick sources selective lighting excluding wave longitude acceptable for cultivation algae. Apparatus supply correspondent control system. Manufacture pilot equipment for developed technology and this equipment test in real biogas plants. Project modular system for application on demanded capacities.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020180
Leader
Ing. Jiří Jelínek, Ph.D.
Recycling of technological water in the beverage industry

The project is focused on the research and development of the remediation of industrial waters in breweries. The aim of the project is the design and construction of filtration device tailored for use in the small and middle-sized breweries. The key component of the technology is be based on cleanable nanofiber filter membrane. The developed filtration device will be subsequently optimized and tested in the real industrial environment. Empirical know-how will be adapted for further optimization for the specific requirements of other industrial wastewater remediation processes mainly in the food processing industry. Project will contribute to the advancement of the manufacture capabilities of small company Bazénplast s.r.o., which increased its activity on the market substantially in the last years and now seeks new development products, especially in the field of waste water remediation. Bazénplast s.r.o. is considering the implementation of the filtration process in its service trade activities. The substantial benefit for the project leader is the fact, that the developed device will be applicable yearly (in opposite to standard outdoor swimming pool technologies), which will positively affect the construction and assembly capacities of the company. The aim of the project also contributes to the environment protection. Remediated industrial water will be repeatedly usable in the industrial process, which will reduce the consumption of fresh drinking water. Cleaned industrial waters will be used several times for rinsing and will be disposed only when the quality of the water doesn´t accomplish the required criteria.

Period
01. 05. 2019 – 31. 10. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40421
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Reduction of noise from linear transport constructions using active and passive elements

The goal of the project is the research and development of a new anti-noise panel solution with an active sound absorption and reflection system based on the connection of a geopolymeric sandwich with a carbon grid. The grid generates an electromagnetic voltage and achieves a more effective noise attenuation of 15-20 dB depending on the frequency compared to existing technical solutions. During the implementation of the project, two directions of research and development will take place, namely for road and rail transport.

Period
01. 10. 2021 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0025218
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Representation of fault zones and disontinuities in hydrogeological models for safety assessment of deep geological radioactive waste repository

The aim of the project is to investigate the influence of fault zones in the environment of the geological barrier of the deep repository and their hydraulic properties on the transport of nuclides from DGR in the context of their various geometric and mathematical-physical definitions in a hydrogeological mathematical model. An integral part of the project will be the development of the module for Flow123d software, which will provide a suitable implementation of the flow and transport model in the geological barrier of the DGR site, including fault zones and other zones of inhomogeneity defined by the structural-geological model and preliminary HDR project. The calculations will be performed by two softwares, the results will be compared with each other in order to validate them.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 30. 11. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK04010207
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiřina Královcová, Ph.D.
Research and development in the field of machining of metal and composite materials using new knowledge for industrial practice.

The department’s project focuses on the issue of machining composite materials based on epoxy resin and metallic materials. The project will emphasize the determination of optimal cutting conditions, the selection of a suitable tool (tool material, cutting edge geometry, etc.), the characteristics of tool cutting wear, chip formation and the environmental impact of machining these materials. The research will also deal with the suitability of the use of cutting fluids in the machining of these materials, their impact on tool life, dimensional accuracy of the workpiece, etc.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-5043
Leader
doc. Ing. Štěpánka Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Research and development of a new universal dripless quick coupler

The subject of the project will be the research and development of a new quick coupling that will radically reduce the leakage of hydraulic fluid – oil into the surrounding environment, will have much better technical parameters (pressure resistance min. 100 MPa, ball lock, new design of surfaces,…) and longer service life (corrosion protection, built-in elements inside the structure,…). This will contribute to a much greater versatility of use and the possibility of breaking through with the new quick coupling to foreign markets, where a similar solution in this form does not yet exist and thanks to the high prices of foreign competitors, the applicant will have a great chance to succeed with the new solution.

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
EG17_176/0015557
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Lepšík, Ph.D.
Research and development of an electric power analyzer with electronic current sensors for feeders monitoring

The project aims to research and develop an electricity metering system for energy networks with many feeders/outlets. It is a power analyzer with multiple current inputs. The target application is digitizing distribution substations, monitoring smart grids, intelligent buildings, and SmartCities. The aim is to reduce the complexity of the cabling to speed up installation and eliminate wiring errors. The project’s second goal is to fundamentally expand software modules for meter configuration, improve automatic data collection, improve multi-feeder analysis and create related automated reports, and use cloud services to store more extensive archives from large-scale monitored systems.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK04020053
Leader
Ing. Miroslav Novák, Ph.D.
Research and development of composite nanofiber structures for microorganism’s technological applicability enhancement

The purpose of the project is to broaden the utility of material composite nanotechnologies in biotechnology applications, specifically in viticulture, through technic solutions allowing more eficient, easier, and reliable manipulation of wine-making yeast-biomass providing stress free and highly efficient wine production. The objectiveof the project is to develop technic solutions for modern wine-making approaches and by designing advanced biomass carriers, based on a nanotechnology material platform, which will: • allow for otimal wine-yeast collection thanks to the high material affinity, • allow for gentle and long-term conservation of production yeast-strains, and • simplify technological applications of the said carrier for the reviving of such conserved biomass.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010590
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Research and development of shape molds made of H-13 and HEATVAR for die casting of aluminum alloys in the application of modern technologies of additive production, heat treatment, surface treatment and numerical simulation

The aim of the project is research and development of shaped moulds made of H-13 and HEATVAR material for die casting of aluminium alloys in operating conditions using modern technologies of additive production, innovative design, heat treatment, surface treatment and numerical simulations. Selected materials intended for additive printing should replace standardly used materials of shaped moulds. With regard to the different carbon content, achieved properties and demands for additive production, it will be necessary to optimize the parameters of printing and subsequent heat treatment of printed steel. New knowledge will enable the development and operational verification of a unique concept of shaped moulds in the conditions of the Czech Republic.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010609
Leader
Ing. Michal Ackermann, Ph.D.
Research and development of shaped moulds from hardenable steels for casting zinc alloys in the application of modern technologies of additive production, heat treatment, surface treatment and numerical simulations

The aim of the project is research and development of shaped moulds from hardenable steels H11 and T300 for casting zinc alloys using a combination of modern technology of additive production, heat treatment, surface treatment and numerical simulations, including verifications in operating conditions. Another aim of the project is use of a more economically efficient and more environmentally suitable cobalt-free version of steel (T300) which is at the moment not used for additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing will enable quicker production of shaped inserts of the moulds, design of more sophisticated cooling systems and possibility of significantly increased lifespan of the moulds. New findings will enable to design and to operationally verify a unique concept of shaped moulds.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010323
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Research and development of textile products with a focus on the technology of knitting and the use of aqueous chemicals

1. Jacquard knits made of carbon and basalt, 2. thermal laying of fibers with new structures, 3. braided fibers of carbon, basalt and glass, 4. recipe of water-diluted chemical substances, 5. mortar and concrete with textile reinforcements.

Period
01. 08. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
EG19_262/0020121 reg. č.: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020121
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Research Infrastructure for experiments at CERN

The LRI CERN-CZ organizes and supports the participation of universities and research institutions from the Czech Republic (CR) in the international laboratory CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva. With the world’s largest proton and heavy ion accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN plays a worldwide leading role in research of elementary particle physics and behavior of matter at extremely high energies. The goal of research at CERN is to broaden our knowledge of the basic laws governing matter behavior, including the principles under which our universe evolves. The aim of CERN-CZ is to support the development, construction, maintenance and operation of scientific facilities in CERN experiments with Czech participation. This includes the local infrastructure and laboratories in the CR, which are necessary for the research, development and production of these detectors, and computing tools for large scale data processing. The LRI is developing new technologies for particle detectors including their applications, especially in the field of calorimetry and semiconductor tracking detectors.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LM2018104
Website
http://www.particle.cz/infrastructures/CERN-CZ/
Leader
doc. RNDr. Miroslav Šulc, Ph.D.
Research into increasing groundwater volume by intensifying the infiltration of purified surface waters

One of the main goals is the possibility that these will be obstacles that could lead to environmental threats. Another object is to provide a research facility that will serve as a means for more efficient surface water purification. The research polygon will be designed so that it is possible to soak up the surface water. Another objective is to verify the functionality of the technology that generates pressure using non-mineralized and untreated water sources.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010446
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
Research into the conditions and forms of the application of products lignite as a sorbent of ammonia, and as stimulators of biological activities in vegetable cells

The subject matter of the project is examination of the conditions for higher utility values of lignite compared to existing ones, under which it is only used as a low quality fuel. The aim is to use lignite similarly as an active component in selected chemical and biological processes.

Period
01. 03. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40141
Leader
Mgr. Barbora Antošová
Research into the conditions and forms of the application of products lignite as a sorbent of ammonia, and as stimulators of biological activities in vegetable cells

The subject matter of the project is examination of the conditions for higher utility values of lignite compared to existing ones, under which it is only used as a low quality fuel. The aim is to use lignite similarly as an active component in selected chemical and biological processes.

Period
01. 03. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40141
Leader
Mgr. Barbora Antošová
Research of nanofibrous materials for the treatment of glaucoma disease

Glaucoma is one of the most frequent and complicated eye diseases, which very often results in complete blindness. Most current approaches to glaucoma therapy are based on reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) using drainage implants. There is currently no reliable method of treating glaucoma on the worldwide market. There are only a few treatment options. However, problems of current implants are associated with insufficient IOP reduction, postoperative hypotony, the formation of adhesions, or progressive corneal endothelial cell damage associated with implant stiffness. The aim of the project is to examine a nanofibrous materials for the treatment of glaucoma. The research will be focus on research of intraocular nanofibrous implant from a soft, flexible, and mechanically resistant material based on biocompatible polymers. The structure will imitate the native filter organ of the eye, the trabecular meshwork. As part of the project, the flow of intraocular fluid through the nanofibrous layer will be measured using laboratory filtration equipment modified to simulate the perfusion of intraocular fluid in the glaucomatous and healthy eye. The functionality of the implant in terms of resistance to cell fibrotization will be monitored in vitro with fibroblast and endothelial cell lines. The antiadhesive properties of the material will be tested mechanically directly to the eye tissue. Implantation of nanofibrous planar material will be performed on cadaverous rabbit and porcine bulbs, including simulation of transport properties at different levels of IOP.

Period
01. 05. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
PURE-2021-6005
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiří Chvojka, Ph.D.
Research of new approaches to process improvement

The project deals with the development of tools for production processes. The topic of the project is based on dissertation of the project’s solver, where systematic creativity tools (mainly TRIZ – Theory of inventive problem solving) are used for the improvement of manufacturing processes. The goal of this project is to achieve a bigger yield of projects in a field of improvement of the processes in production.

Period
01. 02. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2020-5027
Leader
Ing. Vladimír Sojka
Research of stability and modification of sealing barriers based on clay minerals under thermal and biological stress

The proposed research, which has the submitted project and your essence is presented in this document, focusing on the issue of landfills and waste repositories, matter generates thermal energy. The presented project has no problem with a destructive impact affecting thermal and biological activity and offers a research solution that should be possible to protect the environment from other to devastating accidents in the future. Other identified substances or substances that physically or chemically inhibit endangered bacterial consortia and / or promote damage to the geomechanical and hydrodynamic properties of the studied sealing materials. Microbial processes in bentonite and modified bentonite will be simulated in shorter experiments.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010349
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
Research of stability and modification of sealing barriers based on clay minerals under thermal and biological stress

The proposed research, which has the submitted project and your essence is presented in this document, focusing on the issue of landfills and waste repositories, matter generates thermal energy. The presented project has no problem with a destructive impact affecting thermal and biological activity and offers a research solution that should be possible to protect the environment from other to devastating accidents in the future. Other identified substances or substances that physically or chemically inhibit endangered bacterial consortia and / or promote damage to the geomechanical and hydrodynamic properties of the studied sealing materials. Microbial processes in bentonite and modified bentonite will be simulated in shorter experiments.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010349
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
Research of the procesess of textile and single-purpose machines III

The subject of the research is design of new and modification of existing structures of textile and single-purpose machines for automation of processes, optimization of selected textile processes with aim of optimization of machinery and research of new processes of fabrication of textile structures.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TUL
Code
SGS-2022-5046
Leader
Ing. Jiří Komárek, Ph.D.
School children and their perception of online marketing communication

The main objective of the project is to identify online tools and methods of marketing communication targeting school-age children by means of individual in-depth interviews and a questionnaire survey and to verify whether and how children perceive this communication. The subject of the application is to create a didactic tool, which will consist of methodological videos for teachers and worksheets for pupils of the 5th and 6th grades of elementary school. The videos will introduce teachers to online marketing and recommend how to work with worksheets. Worksheets will teach pupils to recognize online marketing messages. The pupil will be aware of how marketing messages affect them and can critically evaluate them.

Period
01. 08. 2020 – 31. 07. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000236
Leader
Ing. Jitka Burešová, Ph.D.
School children and their perception of online marketing communication – VZ

The main objective of the project is to identify online tools and methods of marketing communication targeting school-age children by means of individual in-depth interviews and a questionnaire survey and to verify whether and how children perceive this communication. The subject of the application is to create a didactic tool, which will consist of methodological videos for teachers and worksheets for pupils of the 5th and 6th grades of elementary school. The videos will introduce teachers to online marketing and recommend how to work with worksheets. Worksheets will teach pupils to recognize online marketing messages. The pupil will be aware of how marketing messages affect them and can critically evaluate them.

Period
01. 08. 2020 – 31. 07. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000236
Leader
Ing. Jitka Burešová, Ph.D.
Senzorové materiály a systémy pro distribuované snímání stavu energetických kabelů

Aim of the project is to develop distributed sensor system integrated into cable construction, which will enable monitoring of its state and time and space detection of faults and conditions endangering its safe and reliable performance (overheating, mechanical load, deformation, etc.). The sensor system will utilize advanced sensitive nanomaterials optimized for this purpose, so that final product (cable) can be produced by a technology compatible with current processes with minimal additional cost. The nanomaterials will change their electrical or optical properties detected and measured using methods of electrical and optical reflectometry. Corresponding electronic detection system will be developed to provide compatibility of energetic transmission lines with Industry 4.0 principles.

Period
01. 07. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK03020219
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Services in tourism in the Czech-Polish border area

The aim of the project is to identify changes in the offer of services in the field of tourism before and after the pandemic. The research will be carried out in the border region of the Jizera Mountains on both sides in the CZ and Poland. Teachers and students from both universities will take part in all activities, in cooperation with interest group of legal entities Turistický region Jizerské hory (TRHJ). The project will lead to mutual knowledge and exchange of experiences between students and teachers from both universities and representative of service providers THRJ.

Period
01. 10. 2021 – 28. 02. 2023
Zdroj
Visegradské fondy
Code
221202303430
Leader
Ing. Otakar Ungerman, Ph.D.
Stanovení korozního mechanismu a odolnosti intermatelických slitin na bázi Fe3Al v různých typech bezolovnatých sklovin

Fe3Al-based intermetallics excel in high temperature oxidation resistance and corrosion resistance in molten soda-lime glass and lead molten glass. Lead glass containing PbO are being worldwide replaced by lead-free glasses due to the harmful effects of lead on human health and the environment. The aim of the project is to study the corrosion behaviour and corrosion resistance of iron aluminides with different types of additives (e.g. Nb, Si) in molten lead-free glass. The project includes the performance of corrosion tests, the analysis of structural changes and changes in chemical composition of alloys and glass. The corrosion attack of the alloys will be quantified using parameters of fractal geometry, surface roughness and statistical tools

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-5022
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
STIMUL20 – Selection pressure and nanomaterials as effective tools for stimulation of biotechnology systems.

The project is focused on the issue of technological use of microorganisms in the environmental and wine sector. The systematic adaptation and stimulation of selected microorganisms through exposure to various selection pressures in order to strengthen their technological properties is especially innovative. Another innovative element of the project is the use of nanofiber biomass carriers (immobilization, conservation and inoculation of microorganisms). The outputs will be sets of modified microorganisms and procedures for the implementation of nanomaterials in the environmental and food biotechnology.

Period
01. 07. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0019991
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Structural analysis of polyethylene glycol embedding in expanded graphite under different relative humidity

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is one common kind of phase change materials (PCMs) while the low thermal conductivity (e.g., 0.21 W-1m-1K of PEG with Mw=6,000) limits the thermal energy storage efficiency. Besides, the suitable container or carrier to store PEG is necessary to avoid leakage during the phase transition. In addition, the PEG molecular structure is altered when the relative humidity (RH) reaches 90%, which will reduce the thermal energy storage. The expanded graphite (eG) is characterized as the porous structure and high thermal conductivity, which is suitable to enhance the thermal conductivity of PEG, avoid leakage and protect PEG from high RH. In this work, the PEG will be embedded into eGs via vacum filtration method and the PEG/eG composites will be obtained. For total avoiding of leakage the suitable surface coating of these composites will be used. The silanization, acrylic coating and polyethylene imide coating will be compared. Then, the coated PEG/eG composites will be placed under different RH environments. The effect of RH on the PEG/eG composites will be studied by investigating the thermal energy storage of the PEG/eG composites as well as crystallinity and the configuration of PEG molecules inside eGs.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6065
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Studium integrace vybraných bioaktivních látek do nanovlákenných struktur

The project is focused on transport phenomena related to preparation of composite nanofibres for controlled release of bioactive agents and characterization of suitable polymer matrices. Self-assembly of peptides and effect of polymer solution and suspension parameters on spinning will be studied.

Period
01. 02. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TUL
Code
SGS-2020-4067
Leader
Ing. Nikifor Asatiani
Study of air flow through burning nonwoven textile under defined boundary conditions

Thermally bonded nonwovens have been gaining more attention through the past years, especially in thermal and acoustic insulations in transport and construction. Nonwovens are replacing injected plastics and expansive foams as well. Fire safety is a crucial factor for such materials. So far, the unexplained phenomenon influencing flammability is the influence of fiber orientation, the distribution and size of the inter-fiber spaces in the textile, and the resulting airflow through the textile fiber layer. At present, no comprehensive published studies describe the chimney effect or, in general, the flow of air through the nonwoven fabric during combustion. However, clarifying the relationship between textile structure and flammability has significant potential for the fire safety industry. Based on a model environment with specific boundary conditions, the project aims to clarify how air flows through given textile structures when hit by a flame and how this affects their flammability.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6076
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiří Chvojka, Ph.D.
Study of physical networks in polymer materials

The presence of three-dimensional order at the atomic dimension level (crystallinity) significantly affects the behavior or properties of the polymeric material as a whole. The crystallinity can be changed by polymer treatment (technological steps during its processing – solvent, temperature, molding technology, storage etc.) and by adding of other polymeric (processing of polymer blends or emulsions) or non-polymeric materials (processing of polymer based composite materials). Deeper recognition of the arrangement of physical networks in polymeric materials as basic polymer solutions or solid materials can lead to a solution of the problems related of degradation of biodegradable polymeric materials, dissolution, release of additives as drugs, etc. This issue will be studied especially in connection with preparation of polymer solutions and their subsequent spinning into polymeric micro and nanofibres by AC and DC electrospinning technology and fiber-drawing technology in comparison with non-fibrous materials such as foils.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TUL
Code
PURE-2020-4007
Leader
doc. Ing. Eva Kuželová Košťáková, Ph.D.
Surface engineered nanofiber scaffolds for enhanced biofilm formation in microbial fuel cells

The contribution of our research team to the PHOENIX action relies on exploring the use of nanofiber-based composites and laser micromachining for the enhancement of exoelectrogen biofilm growth over anodes in microbial fuel cells. Our involvement will be framed in the working group 2 working task 4; functionalized electrodes in bioelectrochemical systems.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 30. 09. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CA19123
Leader
doc. Fatma Yalcinkaya, Ph.D. M.Sc.
Sustainable Design and Process in Textiles for Higher Education

The aim of the project is to undertake various types of educational activities in the area of Sustainable Design and Process in Textile. It is necessary to change the awareness and approach to this important topic. Future textile designers who in the future will create new products and solutions not only for the textile and clothing industry, but also for others that use textile products, e.g. medicine, transport, hygiene industry, protective equipment) must have full knowledge and awareness of how to create new solutions in line with the goals of sustainable development.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2021-1-PL01-KA220-HED-000032201
Leader
Ing. Pavla Těšinová, Ph.D.
Technology for high-throughput production of drug delivery systems

Goal of the project is development of high production electrospraying technology including formulations of nanoparticles for oral and transdermal drug delivery. Specifically, we aim to develop high-throughput electrospraying device with optimized function meeting needs of pharmaceutic, cosmetic and food/feed industry. Nevertheless, advanced drug-releasing nanoparticles with mucopentrative, mucoadhesive and transdermal function will help to adapt the technology to needs of particlar customer and speed up development of final products. The technology follows up on our internal development. InoCure developed the prototype of high-throughput electrospraying unit and verified market competivness. uSphere technology is the only high-throughput electrospraying technology available on market.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010445
Leader
Ing. Miroslava Rysová, Ph.D.
Technology for remote monitoring and control of electrokinetically enhanced chemical-biological in situ remediation – EBioChem

The aim is to develop and verify an innovative technology for in situ remediation of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated compounds based on a combination of ERD and ISCR supported by electric current application. Detailed site survey using direct sensing will be carried out prior to the remediation. The injection of remediation agents will be performed using Frac-In technology to increase the permeability and emplacement of mZVI. Subsequently, electrodes and newly developed equipment for remote monitoring and control will be installed. Using this device, remediation based on application of electric current and remediation agents to the aquifer will be remotely monitored and controlled. The developed technology will enable partners to penetrate the West-European remediation market.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010071
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
Textile replacements designated for the chest wall reinforcement after bone defects

Bone defects of the thorax can occur, for example, due to defective healing of the median sternotomy (vertical incision in the midline of the sternum), which are usually caused by infection. In rare cases, it is necessary to remove the infected tissue from the body to prevent the spread of infection. The defect is created and in that place the chest wall has to be reinforced. A universal closing technique for such defects has not been developed yet. For this purpose titanium plates, synthetic, biological or titanium meshes or bone grafts are currently used. Probably the best current solution is to use personalised 3D printed implants for replacing the sternum and part of the ribs. However, conventional closure techniques can be very rigid, patient-limiting and painful. These techniques are also financially demanding on the health care system. The presented project aims to develop a textile replacemenet (knitted fabric, 3D braided structure), which would meet the requirements of sufficient coverage of the bone defect in the thorax. We assume that this textile structure will have a very close stiffness to the behavior of the missing bone. In the first phase of the solution, the finite element method will be used to design the optimal textile structure. In the second phase of the project, this replacement will be manufactured and experimentally tested. The practicality of the use for surgery will be adressed, such as adaptability to the surgeon’s needs and the economic side of the matter.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6062
Leader
doc. Ing. Brigita Kolčavová Sirková, Ph.D.
Textile structures combining virus protection and comfort – NZ

The aim of the project is to identify, prepare and verify functional materials with antiviral activity. These materials will be incorporated into textile structures in the form of multilayer sandwiches for protective veils (type RO – protection against the spread of viruses from infected persons and type RP – protection against the penetration of the virus into healthy bodies) and into antiviral textile sandwiches repelling water droplets, mechanically capturing coronaviruses with a special focus on SARS-CoV-2 and enabling their effective inhibition.

Period
01. 04. 2021 – 30. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0024467
Website
http://www.ft.tul.cz/veda-a-vyzkum/projekty-a-granty-na-fakulte/projekty-op-pik
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Dana Křemenáková
Textile structures combining virus protection and comfort – VZ

The aim of the project is to identify, prepare and verify functional materials with antiviral activity. These materials will be incorporated into textile structures in the form of multilayer sandwiches for protective veils (type RO – protection against the spread of viruses from infected persons and type RP – protection against the penetration of the virus into healthy bodies) and into antiviral textile sandwiches repelling water droplets, mechanically capturing coronaviruses with a special focus on SARS-CoV-2 and enabling their effective inhibition.

Period
01. 04. 2021 – 30. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0024467
Website
http://www.ft.tul.cz/veda-a-vyzkum/projekty-a-granty-na-fakulte/projekty-op-pik
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Dana Křemenáková
The development of advanced treatment technology for highly mineralized water based on membrane distillation

viz projekt 17074

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020216
Leader
Ing. Jakub Hrůza, Ph.D.
The development of advanced treatment technology for highly mineralized water based on membrane distillation

The subject of the project is to develop and verify long-term advanced treatment technology for high-mineralized water. The technology will be based on a combination of pre-treatment and membrane distillation unit with highly hydrophobic nanofiber membrane, the development of which is also subject of the project. Such a flexible and complex system will allow for efficient and low cost (use of residual / waste heat) treatment of highly mineralized waters (e.g. industrial, landfill) to a required degree of purity.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020216
Leader
Ing. Jakub Hrůza, Ph.D.
The impact of real-world ambient air pollution exposure on human lung and olfactory cells grown at the air-liquid interface

Ambient air pollution, a human carcinogen, negatively affects human health and contributes to incidence of pulmonary, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. Polluted air contains a mixture of gaseous compounds, particulate matter and chemicals bound to it. Biological impacts of air pollution are modulated by interactions between this complex mixture and the organism. In vitro studies often rely on toxicity tests of separate fractions of polluted air, yielding misleading data. We propose to investigate toxicity of real-world complete ambient air in lung bronchi and olfactory mucosa (a proxy to brain effects) tissues from healthy and diseased donors (asthma, Alzheimer´s disease). The cells will be grown at the air-liquid interface in our exposure system in the field conditions of localities differing in air pollution levels. We will analyze cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, immune response, and whole genome mRNA and miRNA expression. The results will contribute to understanding biological effects of polluted air and differences in response in samples from healthy and diseased donors.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
22-10279S
Leader
prof. Michal Vojtíšek, Ph.D. MSc
Thermal nano insulation for automotive, aviation and aeronautics

The project implements the intention (subject of the solution) R & D nano isolation from closed nano bubbles.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020189
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
Topologie a poetika prostoru

Topology and and poetic of space

Period
01. 11. 2018 – 31. 10. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL02000573
Website
https://www.tul.cz/univerzita/fua/veda-a-vyzkum/
Leader
Mgr. Filip Šenk, Ph.D.
TOPOMOMO-Experimentální území moderny

The aim of the project is research and mapping of modern buildings in the border region of the Czech Republic – Saxony.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
Code
100279841
Website
https://www.tul.cz/univerzita/fua/veda-a-vyzkum/tomopomo/
Leader
Mgr. Filip Šenk, Ph.D.
Total Removal of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from wastewater using tailor-made textile biomass carriers

The aim of the project is to develop, produce and operationally verify an entirely new and original type of biomass carrier designed for high-load post-denitrification and low-load hybrid post-nitrification and phosphorus precipitation reactors. The carriers will be an essential part of a complex wastewater treatment technology from existing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), to reduce or completely eliminate nutrients and BOD. This complex proven technology will be commercialized by the project applicant and its partners. The aims will be achieved during the project at WWTPs operated by the applicant. This will result in a reference contract as a necessary basis for the subsequent rapid commercialization of the developed technology and biomass carriers for complete wastewater treatment.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 30. 09. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030390
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Trendy a inovativní přístupy v managementu

The main aim of the project is to exchange best practices in pedagogical activities and share knowledge and management practices in selected courses both at EF TUL and IOT-G NTNU. Especially for the master degree students educated in English within courses related to Human Resource Management, the aim si to share knowledge, experiences, new methods and approaches and thus increase attractivity of courses for students and make it more practical for the students and prospective employers at both partner ́s universities. Moreover international cooperation will develop language and cross-cultural competencies both to students and academics involved in the project. Because of the pandemic situation most of the activities and intellectual outputs are planned to be online or in the digital format.

Period
01. 10. 2021 – 30. 09. 2023
Zdroj
DZS
Code
EHP-CZ-ICP-3-011
Leader
Ing. Tereza Michalová
Tvorba doktorského programu Architektura a urbanismus

The aim of the project is to create a new accredited doctoral programme in Architecture and Urbanism.

Period
01. 10. 2017 – 30. 09. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0./16_018/0002722
Website
https://www.tul.cz/univerzita/fua/veda-a-vyzkum/op-vvv/tvorba-doktorskeho-programu-architektura-a-urbanismus/
Leader
Ing. arch. MgA. Osamu Okamura
Ultrazvukové metody určování průtoků a rychlostních polí

The main goal of the project is to make commercially applicable ultrasonic flow meter based on the principle of tomographic evaluation of a set of ultrasonic signals. The main advantage of suggested solution is invariantity of the evaluated flow on the shape of the velocity profile at the inlet while the minimum pressure drop is maintained, small built-in dimensions and variability of the velocity profile. The product will be made as a prototype ready to be introduced into the production portfolio of the submitter at the moment of the end of the project. The project also includes the creation of a functional sample of an ultrasonic tomograph. This device will be based on the same principles and besides the flow rate will be able to evaluate comlete 3D vector field in the whole volume.

Period
01. 09. 2020 – 28. 02. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020070
Leader
doc. Ing. Petra Dančová, Ph.D.
VIDTEX – Smart textiles and high-performance clothing for increased transport safety, especially high visibility – VZ

The aim of the project is the research and development of smart textile and clothing systems for the passive and active protection of professional drivers, road workers and all other unprotected road users. The project is esp. focused on: 1. Improving the conditions of professional drivers in terms of wakefulness checking, physiological comfort of the clothing, visibility when leaving the car, if needed. Intended output of the project is special clothing able to check and monitor driver wakefulness with auto-light function in case of leaving the car into low-lighting environment (active LEDs). Great emphasise will be placed on wearing (esp. sitting) comfort, as fatigue caused by lack of wearing comfort increases the risk of non-concentration and possible failure, which can be met every day. Considering the number of professional drivers such automotive application will become increasingly important. 2. Safety and protection of specific professions as traffic system participants. This group includes road construction workers, road maintenance staff and possibly certain bodies of rescue system, like firefighters, police etc… 3. Also other unprotected road users (pedestrians, bikers and other traffic system participants like joggers, in-line skaters…) can benefit from the application of project results and outputs. It is the largest group of people moving in the open space and which is always potentially endangered in traffic environments especially in case of lower-visibility. The content of this project lies in research and development of smart garments enables to monitor and check wakefulness of professional drivers by means of micro-electronics while wearing comfort is maintained and to show active and passive functionalities for improved visibility at the same time. The solution of the project goals will require complex approach to be able to reach increased safety of the widest spectrum of road users.

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40323
Leader
doc. Ing. Antonín Havelka, CSc.
Virtual Convoy

The “Virtual Convoy” system will be a cooperative distributed system for end-to-end testing of CAR2X communication, which using a virtual infrastructure and environment, will be enable the transfer of tests from roads to the laboratory environment.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK02000136
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
Virtual Convoy – veřejné zdroje

The “Virtual Convoy” system will be a cooperative distributed system for end-to-end testing of CAR2X communication, which using a virtual infrastructure and environment, will be enable the transfer of tests from roads to the laboratory environment.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK02000136
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
Využití nanovláken k aplikaci bioaktivních látek pomocí zubní nitě

The main goal of the project is the development of a dental floss enabling application of oral probiotics and other substances naturally occurring in the saliva (bioactive substances) into the interdental and other spaces of the oral cavity which are hard to reach. These bioactive substances will enhance natural balance of oral microflora with a minimal risk of side effects which can be observed in commonly used chemical substances. Bioactive substances will be applied via nanopolymer layer on the surface of the dental floss. The optimized speed of dissolution of the released nanoparticles in the interdental spaces will enable a continuous application of the active ingredients into the deeper layers of the biofilm on the surface of teeth which is not possible with commonly used agents.

Period
01. 10. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020042
Leader
doc. Ing. Eva Kuželová Košťáková, Ph.D.
Využití nanovláken k aplikaci bioaktivních látek pomocí zubní nitě

The main goal of the project is the development of a dental floss enabling application of oral probiotics and other substances naturally occurring in the saliva (bioactive substances) into the interdental and other spaces of the oral cavity which are hard to reach. These bioactive substances will enhance natural balance of oral microflora with a minimal risk of side effects which can be observed in commonly used chemical substances. Bioactive substances will be applied via nanopolymer layer on the surface of the dental floss. The optimized speed of dissolution of the released nanoparticles in the interdental spaces will enable a continuous application of the active ingredients into the deeper layers of the biofilm on the surface of teeth which is not possible with commonly used agents.

Period
01. 10. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020042
Leader
doc. Ing. Eva Kuželová Košťáková, Ph.D.
Vývoj a testování kombinované sanační metody redoxně-oxidační in-situ bioremediace chlorovaných rozpouštědel

The aim of the project is to design and verify feasibility of the in-situ anaerobic-aerobic bioremediation of chlorinated solvents in the aquifer. The technology should further be verified by the EU ETV programme. The technological, ecological and economical assessment of this method will be included. This output will be achieved in 2022. The subject of the research is to optimize materials for enhanced anaerobic reductive dechlorination (utility model),to verify optimal conditions for following aerobic phase, to find appropriate materials for oxygen supply into the aquifer, development of analytical methods based on SPME nanofibres for monitoring contamination and organoleptic characteristics of treated water (prototype). The technology will be validated by field tests at 2 sites.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030225
Leader
Mgr. Pavel Hrabák, Ph.D.
Vývoj generátoru tras GNSS a signálu CANBUS pomocí strojového učení s využitím Software Defined Radio

The project has 3 main goals: 1) Creation of automated OCU Testing System using Software Defined Radio. 2) Creation of OCU automation system with implemented machine learning based route generation system. The system will enable artificial route creation including speed profile and simulation of wheel speed based on recorded routes. The system will make possible to create a route anywhere in the world from map backgrounds. 3) Creation of an OCU test facility with a wide range of feasible tests.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK01000020
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
Vývoj inovativních komponent elektromembránových modulů pomocí aditivních technologií

The aim of this project is to optimise and intensify the performance of electromembrane modules based on CFD models and verification of models using additive technologies (3D printing). Specifically, 3D printed components will be heterogeneous ion exchange membranes, spacer nets, and spacers for electrodialysis (ED) or electrodeionization (EDI) processes. The secondary objective is to acquire know-how in 3D printing (rapid prototyping) used for electromembrane separation processes. Thanks to this technology it possible to verify the proposed innovations inexpensively, easily and quickly, making it economically more convenient and feasible to 3D print prototypes only in the amount needed for verification of their functionality. This method greatly expands the range of possible innovations.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010292
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Vývoj inovativních komponent elektromembránových modulů pomocí aditivních technologií

The aim of this project is to optimise and intensify the performance of electromembrane modules based on CFD models and verification of models using additive technologies (3D printing). Specifically, 3D printed components will be heterogeneous ion exchange membranes, spacer nets, and spacers for electrodialysis (ED) or electrodeionization (EDI) processes. The secondary objective is to acquire know-how in 3D printing (rapid prototyping) used for electromembrane separation processes. Thanks to this technology it possible to verify the proposed innovations inexpensively, easily and quickly, making it economically more convenient and feasible to 3D print prototypes only in the amount needed for verification of their functionality. This method greatly expands the range of possible innovations.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010292
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Vývoj nové generace robotického odjehlovacího stroje bez nutnosti kartáčování

The aim of the project is to develop a new robotic deburring machine that will significantly increase the quality of deburring of soft metal and plastic parts, as it will not create the growths that usually need to be removed by brushing. The machine will also be equipped with sensors to adjust its machining trajectory, according to different parts. The output will be a prototype machine.

Period
01. 12. 2020 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
EG20_321/0024033
Leader
doc. Ing. Štěpánka Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Výzkum a vývoj ekologického filtru pitné vody s použitím nanovrstvy grafenu

The main goal of the project is research and development of an ecological and very efficient drinking water filter for households based on the adsorption of harmful substances on the graphene nanolayer. The implementation of the project will bring a new solution for the filtration of drinking water in order to eliminate the disadvantages of existing filtration systems. It is an innovative use of state-of-the-art nanotechnologies and the expected result of the project will exceed the technical parameters of currently known solutions. The output of the project will be a prototype of a new graphene-based drinking water filter, which will be characterized by higher adsorption capacity, higher efficiency and rate of adsorption and the ability to capture the widest range of substances.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW04020064
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Výzkum a vývoj ekologického filtru pitné vody s použitím nanovrstvy grafenu – VZ

The main goal of the project is research and development of an ecological and very efficient drinking water filter for households based on the adsorption of harmful substances on the graphene nanolayer. The implementation of the project will bring a new solution for the filtration of drinking water in order to eliminate the disadvantages of existing filtration systems. It is an innovative use of state-of-the-art nanotechnologies and the expected result of the project will exceed the technical parameters of currently known solutions. The output of the project will be a prototype of a new graphene-based drinking water filter, which will be characterized by higher adsorption capacity, higher efficiency and rate of adsorption and the ability to capture the widest range of substances.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW04020064
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Výzkum a vývoj kompozitních nanovlákenných struktur pro zvýšení technologické využitelnosti mikroorganismů

The purpose of the project is to broaden the utility of material composite nanotechnologies in biotechnology applications, specifically in viticulture, through technic solutions allowing more eficient, easier, and reliable manipulation of wine-making yeast-biomass providing stress free and highly efficient wine production. The objectiveof the project is to develop technic solutions for modern wine-making approaches and by designing advanced biomass carriers, based on a nanotechnology material platform, which will: • allow for otimal wine-yeast collection thanks to the high material affinity, • allow for gentle and long-term conservation of production yeast-strains, and • simplify technological applications of the said carrier for the reviving of such conserved biomass.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010590
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Výzkum a vývoj kompozitních nanovlákenných struktur pro zvýšení technologické využitelnosti mikroorganismů

The purpose of the project is to broaden the utility of material composite nanotechnologies in biotechnology applications, specifically in viticulture, through technic solutions allowing more eficient, easier, and reliable manipulation of wine-making yeast-biomass providing stress free and highly efficient wine production. The objectiveof the project is to develop technic solutions for modern wine-making approaches and by designing advanced biomass carriers, based on a nanotechnology material platform, which will: • allow for otimal wine-yeast collection thanks to the high material affinity, • allow for gentle and long-term conservation of production yeast-strains, and • simplify technological applications of the said carrier for the reviving of such conserved biomass.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010590
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
VZ – Development of a seeding machine for major cropping and intercropping

Aims of the project is to develop key components of precision sowing machine, which allows simultaneous sowing of the main crop and intercrop. Unlike precision seeders currently available on the market, the newly developed machine will be more versatile and allows sowing not only wide-row crops (corn, sugar beet, sunflower, etc.), but also but also crops that cannot be sown with precision sowing machines. The project will be focused mainly on the development of a system for accurate a seed separation and dosing, a developing of a seed transport system from a separating device to a seedbed, the development of electronic systems required for accurate control of the dosing and transport equipment and feedback communication, control and data collection into database systems.

Period
01. 02. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010577
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
VZ – Development of glass jewelery components for circular economics

The aim of the project is R&D of glass beads that will be in line with circular economy and ICT. R&D will be focused on the production of glass beads, which will contain in addition to traditional soda-potassium glass also ingredients obtained by recycling waste from various types of glass (flat, laboratory or decorative) or materials that have not been systematically recycled, such as fibers from composite materials. R&D will focus on the preparation of recycled materials (dust, shards, fibers), as well as on the composition of the resulting glass and the resulting visual effect. The 2nd project goal is the development of a glass bead that will allow jewelery to perform functions such as NFC or IoT. The methods of CAE, Rapid Tooling and 3D printing will be used for innovated glass beads.

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020240
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
VZ – Inovativní technologie enkapsulace skel

The project will be focused on the development of an innovative glass encapsulation technology that will exploit the potential of advanced manufacturing processes (eg. plasma technology) and progressive polymeric materials to be specifically modified to obtain maximum adhesion to the modified glass surface. The focus of the project will be in the elimination of currently used chemically aggressive primers and replacing them with another physical method of effective modifying the glass surface. The newly developed manufacturing technology will allow reducing the time and energy requirements for the production of glasses encapsulated by polymer but also will increase production efficiency while improving the process stability (reducing unacceptable parts).

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010448
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
VZ k 14237 – Výzkum a vývoj analyzátoru elektrické energie s elektronickými snímači proudu pro monitoring vývodů – TK04020053

The project aims to research and develop an electricity metering system for energy networks with many feeders/outlets. It is a power analyzer with multiple current inputs. The target application is digitizing distribution substations, monitoring smart grids, intelligent buildings, and SmartCities. The aim is to reduce the complexity of the cabling to speed up installation and eliminate wiring errors. The project’s second goal is to fundamentally expand software modules for meter configuration, improve automatic data collection, improve multi-feeder analysis and create related automated reports, and use cloud services to store more extensive archives from large-scale monitored systems.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK04020053
Leader
Ing. Miroslav Novák, Ph.D.
Who is responsible here? Linking transformation of organochlorines with specific bacterial populations

Organochlorines (OCs), such as chlorinated ethenes and polychlorinated biphenyls, still constitute an important environmental problem due to actual and/or potential contamination of soils or drinking water sources. Although microbial degradation of OCs has been extensively studied, there is paucity of knowledge about the distribution of OC degradation genes at contaminated sites and their link to phylogenetic information in individual taxa. In this project, we aim to understand patterns in the distribution of vital biodegradative functions and the phylogenetic origin of bacteria that perform these functions. Specifically, our main objectives are to: reveal patterns in the distribution of selected OC degradation (bphA and rdhA) genes in indigenous communities at contaminated sites and their link to phylogeny; investigate the contribution of extrachromosomal DNA to the distribution of OC degradation genes in the environment; elucidate the capability of bacterial consortia to adapt to elevated concentrations of OCs by up-regulation and dissemination of particular rdhA genes.

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
22-00150S
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
Zavedení nové technologie EPB (external press bending) do procesu výroby čelních skel. Ladění a vývoj výrobků na této nové technologii.

The aim of the project is to quickly introduce the new EPB (external press bending) technology into the automotive glass production process. Concentrated research will focus on modeling of new technology operations and on this basis will be targeted development of tools for implementation of technology into the production of the selected type representative and subsequently formulated and verified methodology for editing peripheral conditions of EPB technology for selected types of windscreens.

Period
01. 05. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40180
Leader
doc. Ing. František Novotný, CSc.