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A Fala Grammar Based on Primary Data and Community Engagement

This project is to use adequate methodology to create a grammatical description of A Fala, which is a minority language spoken in Extremadura, Spain. A Fala is an extremely vulnerable, under-resourced language in unfavourable situation, it will be therefore an emergency research. The results of the project will facilitate revitalization, emancipate it as a language of written communication, create conditions for its implementation in education and contribute to the preservation of European cultural diversity. The proposal will continue in the work initiated in the project: Mobility MSCA TUL, which confirmed that the methodology based on primary data is more suitable than those based on the translation from a dominant language. The primary data sources will be the A Fala database and cooperation with the speech community. The community is interested in the results of the project as they have already participated actively in the previous one. The nature of the project will be multidisciplinary, bringing together linguistics, computer science and language policy.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
23-04988S
Leader
doc. Mgr. Miroslav Valeš, Ph.D.
A modular platform for complete wastewater treatment

The essence of the proposed research/development project is the implementation design, construction, operational verification and optimization of a prototype of a complete technology for urban wastewater treatment (modular platform). The motivation is the current issue of tertiary and especially quaternary urban wastewater treatment, in direct connection with the proposal for a new Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on urban wastewater treatment (recast of Directive 91/271/EEC), which was in the comment procedure in 2022 by the relevant bodies of the EU Member States (among others also within the Czech Water Association – CzWA).

Period
01. 08. 2023 – 31. 07. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000648
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
A modular platform for complete wastewater treatment

The essence of the proposed research/development project is the implementation design, construction, operational verification and optimization of a prototype of a complete technology for urban wastewater treatment (modular platform). The motivation is the current issue of tertiary and especially quaternary urban wastewater treatment, in direct connection with the proposal for a new Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on urban wastewater treatment (recast of Directive 91/271/EEC), which was in the comment procedure in 2022 by the relevant bodies of the EU Member States (among others also within the Czech Water Association – CzWA).

Period
01. 08. 2023 – 31. 07. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000648
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Adaptivní pohon pro přenosnou pushbroom hyperspektrální kameru

The aim of the project is to create a motorization for the mirror of a portable hyperspectral camera that would allow it to operate in different lighting conditions. Depending on the illumination level, the camera chip must adjust its integration time and, with it, the frame rate. Since the pushbroom hyperspectral camera scans the image sequentially, the frame rate affects the resolution of the resulting hyperspectral datacube. With adequately selected hardware, it will be possible to gain better control over the mirror’s movement speed and its connection to the frame rate. The resulting system should be able to process the parameters set by the user and automatically adjust the settings depending on the scene, while still being capable of a laptop-powered operation for field use.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2024-3489
Leader
Ing. Lukáš Klein
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.
ALternative infill MAterials for disposal of NPP decommissioning RAdioactive waste (ALMARA)

The aim of the project will be to development of optimized infill matrixes for disposal intermediate and high level waste from nuclear power plant decommissioning. The goal is to fullfill requirements that would ensure long term safety of deep geological repository under Czech Republic conditions over long term period. Moreover. the project would focuse decommissioning radioactive waste behaviour in order to specify the rate of radionuclide release and their migration in the matrix, focusing on evaluation of matrix safety functions. Finally, technological application wiil be evaluated for both conventional and alternative infill matrixes.

Period
01. 03. 2020 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010115
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
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 – 31. 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 – 31. 01. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TM03000048
Leader
doc. Ing. Josef Černohorský, Ph.D.
Antifibrotic fibrous material for reducing of intraocular pressure in glaucoma disease

Glaucoma is one of the frequent and complicated eye diseases, which often leads to significant damage of vision or to practical blindness. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is the main risk factor and reducing IOP is also currently the only known effective treatment. One of the surgical procedures used is the implantation of drainage implants, which drain parts of the intraocular fluid out of the anterior chamber. However, these procedures also have risks-insufficient reduction of IOP, the postoperative hypotension, progressive damage of corneal endothelium. The aim of the project is to develop an antifibrotic intraocular nanofibrous implant from a soft, flexible, and mechanically resistant material based on a biocompatible polymer polyvinylidenefluoride, prepared by electrospinning technology on a NanospiderTM device. 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 with a completely new approach with the implantation of an artificial lens, including the creation of subconjunctival space for the liquid outflow. The new procedure will be verified on cadaverous porcine bulbs, including simulation of transport properties at different levels of IOP. The functional properties of the implant will be described in vivo in a pig model. The most important monitored parameters will be the healing process, elimination of hypotony, corneal endothelium examination, and short and long-term reduction of IOP. The main goal of the project is the development of a unique nanofibrous glaucoma drainage implant (GDI) for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma disease. The implant will be based on the biocompatible, non-degradable polyvinylidenefluoride mat and its combinations with substances that prevent cell fibrotization, the formation of adhesions, and supports natural drainage of intraocular fluid by creating a structure simulating a trabecular meshwork. All goals will be based on cooperation between the Technical University of Liberec (TUL) and 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (CU), and followed by their previous cooperation in material development, eye irritation tests, in vitro and ex vivo study. Sub-goals: • Production and modification of GDI by electrospinning technology on NanospiderTM equipment, including high reproducibility of production and characterization of developed implants in terms of morphology, antiadhesive and antifibrotic properties (TUL). • Study and evaluation of transport properties of the planar implant on laboratory equipment for measuring IOP, construction of perfusion system for measuring IOP on cadaverous bulbs, numerical modeling including computational fluid dynamics (TUL). • Optimization of surgical technique of GDI implantation in combined surgery on cadaverous bulbs (CU) – in cooperation with glaucoma specialists, university Mainz (Germany) and evaluation of perfusion properties of the implant in the simulation of different IOP values (CU/TUL). • In vivo implantation of GDI in a pig model including monitoring of changes in a short and long time (CU) • Evaluation of the implant in terms of the healing process, hypotony, corneal endothelium and statistical evaluation of IOP changes compared to the other eye. Implant evaluation in terms of possible follow-up preclinical tests and potential use in human medicine (CU/TUL)

Period
01. 05. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MZ
Code
NU23-08-00586
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiří Chvojka, Ph.D.
Application of natural structure analogies on the surface of blown plastic parts

The main objective of the project is the application and replication of natural surfaces and structures on the surface of mould and tool parts and subsequently plastic parts produced by extrusion blowing with a targeted influence on selected surface properties of plastic parts and elimination of additional operations or processes. Other objectives of the project are the design of geometry of surface structure relief with properties and parameters of natural structures in relation to possibilities of a targeted influence on properties of plastic parts, creation of structure on the surface of moulds or mould parts for processing of plastics by blowing technology, evaluation of the designed and created geometry of structures on the surface of plastic parts in relation to the type and properties of the polymer being processed, the surface area of the product and the conditions of processing with the aim of a controlled influence on properties of plastic parts.

Period
01. 06. 2023 – 31. 05. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000722
Leader
doc. Ing. Štěpánka Dvořáčková, 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.
BORDERS SHAPING PERCEPTIONS OF EUROPEAN SOCIETIES (B-SHAPES)

B-SHAPES seeks to identify, understand and re-envision the key role of borders as a central factor in forming and changing people’s perceptions of European societies and politics in the 21st century.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 03. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101095186
Leader
doc. Mgr. Hynek Böhm, Ph.D.
Božek Vehicle Engineering National Center of Competence (BOVENAC) – FACME

The main objective of the PROJECT is research and development of future means of sustainable mobility by road and rail vehicles and their integration into transport systems with regard to the strategic development of the technical level of fields important for the economy of the Czech Republic, as well as short-term immediately realizable goals in industry. The means to achieve this goal is the establishment of a group of CONTRACTING PARTIES for long-term cooperation, which will take advantage of both synergies between related disciplines with similar fundamental development problems and synergies from cooperation between academic, research and industrial institutions, allowing to focus activities on critical problems applicable to the market of future transport vehicles.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000054
Leader
Ing. Robert Voženílek, Ph.D.
Božek Vehicle Engineering National Center of Competence (BOVENAC) – FEFEFOF

The main objective of the PROJECT is research and development of future means of sustainable mobility by road and rail vehicles and their integration into transport systems with regard to the strategic development of the technical level of fields important for the economy of the Czech Republic, as well as short-term immediately realizable goals in industry. The means to achieve this goal is the establishment of a group of CONTRACTING PARTIES for long-term cooperation, which will take advantage of both synergies between related disciplines with similar fundamental development problems and synergies from cooperation between academic, research and industrial institutions, allowing to focus activities on critical problems applicable to the market of future transport vehicles.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 12. 2028
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000054/003
Leader
Ing. Robert Voženílek, Ph.D.
Charakterizace LIDT vzorků pomocí generace druhé harmonické frekvence

LIDT (Laser Induced Damage Threshold) process is a commonly used destructive characterization method for optical thin films. During this process, laser-induced damage occurs on the sample, which is then detected and evaluated by various methods (e.g., electron and optical microscopy, Nomarski differential interference contrast, …). This project aims to expand previous research and SGS project (Defect Analysis In Optical Coverage Using Nonlinear Optical Phenomena) and to use our method based on the nonlinear optical phenomenon of second harmonic generation (SHG) to detect defects that are very difficult to detect or even undetectable by other commonly used methods. Initial measurements show that this method is more sensitive for certain defects than, for example, the Nomarski differential interference contrast or electron microscopy.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 01. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2024-3419
Leader
Jakub Lukeš
Cyclodextrin polymeric fibers

Fiber materials are currently a very effective tool in tissue engineering that uses them to create tissue scaffolds. Therefore, one of the challenges today is to modify the fibers with bioactive molecules to make them more effective in this area. However, in order to functionize fibers from conventionally spun polymers, it is usually necessary to optimize this step for each bioactive substance separately. Cyclodextrins are already commonly used as carriers of bioactive substances and can fulfill this function even if they are part of the fibrous material. The possibility of cyclodextrins to be modified by many different bioactive compounds is not only easy but also fast. Therefore, the preparation of cyclodextrin fibers represents a way to prepare a fully functional and at the same time universal material usable for the scaffolds. Although such materials are already being prepared, toxic substances (e.g. epichlorohydrin) are used for their synthesis. This project is focused on the preparation of fibers composed of cyclodextrins crosslinked with citric acid, i.e. substances of natural origin.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2022-3051
Leader
Ing. Petra Karmazínová
Deep Tech Empowerment for Higher Education Institutes, Skills2Scale

To enhance the capacity of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in fostering institutional engagement and change, strengthening partnerships, contributing to developing innovations and businesses, enhancing the quality of innovation and entrepreneurial education, and supporting knowledge sharing, with a focus on the deep tech talent initiative and specifically on the implementation and integration of 5G technology.

Period
01. 05. 2023 – 31. 08. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
23609
Leader
doc. Ing. Aleš Kocourek, Ph.D.
Design and synthesis of functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for effective removal of novel per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFAS) from water

Poly- and perfluoroalkylated compounds (PFAS) are a group of anthropogenic substances with extreme chemical and thermal stability, and unique hydrophobic and lipophobic properties. PFAS have been shown to be very dangerous for the environment due to their large industrial use combined with the aforementioned stability. The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) restricted their use and thus gave rise to their new alternatives with etheric oxygen or chlorine atoms. These new alternative compounds have not yet been fully investigated toxicologically, but studies to date indicate that they may also have serious effects on fauna and flora. Hence, there is a need to develop systems for removing these pollutants from contaminated water areas. Conventional wastewater treatment technologies have obvious shortcomings, and among their alternatives, nanotechnology is seen as one of the best and most promising technologies with magnetic nanoparticles appearing to be the most effective. These are further functionalized on their surface for the purpose of higher absorption capacity and better stability of nanoparticles in various environments. This project aims to design a magnetic nanoparticle system to maximize the ability to bind PFAS and subsequently remove them from contaminated waters.

Period
01. 03. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LUAUS23155
Leader
doc. RNDr. Michal Řezanka, Ph.D.
Development of accredited methodologies for water quality assessment by molecular-genetic methods

This project aims to create accredited methodologies for assessing microbial water quality through molecular-genetic analyses and for assessing microbial biofilm in water management structures using nanofiber biomass carriers and standard microbiological and molecular-genetic analyses. The microbial analysis will be carried out for drinking, pool and warm water and will mainly focus on indicator microorganisms specific to the water in question. A nanofiber carrier based on a harmless polymer will be developed as part of the project. The carrier will be designed for monitoring the biofilm growth in selected water systems. A complete analysis of the microbial consortium composition will be performed in selected water and biofilm samples.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TQ03000323
Leader
Ing. Magda Nechanická
Development of accredited methodologies for water quality assessment by molecular-genetic methods – VZ

This project aims to create accredited methodologies for assessing microbial water quality through molecular-genetic analyses and for assessing microbial biofilm in water management structures using nanofiber biomass carriers and standard microbiological and molecular-genetic analyses. The microbial analysis will be carried out for drinking, pool and warm water and will mainly focus on indicator microorganisms specific to the water in question. A nanofiber carrier based on a harmless polymer will be developed as part of the project. The carrier will be designed for monitoring the biofilm growth in selected water systems. A complete analysis of the microbial consortium composition will be performed in selected water and biofilm samples.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TQ03000323
Leader
Ing. Magda Nechanická
Development of electrodeionization modules for special applications

The project focuses on developments in the field of electrodeionization (EDI). EDI is a modern alternative to mixbed column water demineralization based on electromembrane separation processes (combining electrodialysis – ED – with ion exchange). The main objective of the presented project is the development of a new series of industrial EDI modules for the pharmaceutical industry. However, the resulting EDI module will also be applicable in the food, biotechnology, semiconductor and microelectronics industries.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW10010298
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Development of electrodeionization modules for special applications – VZ

The project focuses on developments in the field of electrodeionization (EDI). EDI is a modern alternative to mixbed column water demineralization based on electromembrane separation processes (combining electrodialysis – ED – with ion exchange). The main objective of the presented project is the development of a new series of industrial EDI modules for the pharmaceutical industry. However, the resulting EDI module will also be applicable in the food, biotechnology, semiconductor and microelectronics industries.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW10010298
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Development of energy and environmentally friendly blisters for robotic packaging and iSMART packaging using advanced modeling methods

The aim of the project is to develop and innovative product – a lighter energy and environmentally friendly plastic blister suitable for robotic/automated packaging and handling and filling needs (iSMART). The project is designed to develop packaging material as well as a relevant forming machine with lower energy consumption. The development will focus on the final shape and design of blisters (product lines), as well as on the preparation and heating of the input semi-finished product and on the control of the technological process parameters. iSMART packaging will be equipped with technology that can detect or provide information about the packaged product or the packaging process itself. The project will use methods of advanced modeling of related physical and technological processes.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010642
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Development of energy and environmentally friendly blisters for robotic packaging and iSMART packaging using advanced modeling methods

The aim of the project is to develop and innovative product – a lighter energy and environmentally friendly plastic blister suitable for robotic/automated packaging and handling and filling needs (iSMART). The project is designed to develop packaging material as well as a relevant forming machine with lower energy consumption. The development will focus on the final shape and design of blisters (product lines), as well as on the preparation and heating of the input semi-finished product and on the control of the technological process parameters. iSMART packaging will be equipped with technology that can detect or provide information about the packaged product or the packaging process itself. The project will use methods of advanced modeling of related physical and technological processes.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010642
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Development of energy and environmentally friendly blisters for robotic packaging and iSMART packaging using advanced modeling methods

The aim of the project is to develop and innovative product – a lighter energy and environmentally friendly plastic blister suitable for robotic/automated packaging and handling and filling needs (iSMART). The project is designed to develop packaging material as well as a relevant forming machine with lower energy consumption. The development will focus on the final shape and design of blisters (product lines), as well as on the preparation and heating of the input semi-finished product and on the control of the technological process parameters. iSMART packaging will be equipped with technology that can detect or provide information about the packaged product or the packaging process itself. The project will use methods of advanced modeling of related physical and technological processes.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010642
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, 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 individual orthopaedic devices using 3D printing

Development of a knee brace with a high proportion of 3D printed parts. Validation of a method for individualization of knee braces with the support of 3D scanning and 3D printing. Use of topological optimization methods for the design of next-gen orthoses.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000033/DP12
Leader
Ing. Michal Ackermann, Ph.D.
Development of innovative hybrid technology for recycling wastewater from steel and metal pickling processes

Aim is to develop hybrid technology enabling treatment and subsequent reuse of WW originating from pickling processes of steel and other metals, which are characterized by high concentrations of nitrogen, fluorides and metal ions making them difficult to treat by conventional methods. Technology will be based on combination of precipitation methods and denitrification bioreactor supported by biomass carriers (nitrate reduction). Adapted denitrification consortia will be isolated and lyophilized, allowing their subsequent use in other systems. Technology will be placed in transport container and will be equipped with advanced control system, including online access. Since main recipient supplies pickling technologies all over the world, technology will be applied mainly in foreign markets.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010536
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Development of nanofibrous drug delivery system for vaginal application

Drug delivery in situ represents an effective therapeutic approach, preventing unnecessary systemic effects. In case of vaginal administration, the fundamental aim and challenge of any dosage form is to deliver the drug in sufficient amount. Application of nanomaterials, nanofibers especially, for dosage forms development carries many advantages, such as an increase in drug bioavailability. The aim of this project will be development of nanofibrous dosage form for vaginal application. The nanofibrous film should show adequate mucoadhesive properties, as well as biostability and biocompatibility. It also needs to enable incorporation of specific drugs and their controlled delivery in tissue condition. Thus the nanofibrous mats, developed mainly from polylactic acid (PLA), will be tested on morphology, biodegradation in simulated vaginal conditions, mucoadhesion and biocompatibility in vitro, together with drug loading capacity and other pharmacological parameters.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2023-4406
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Bc. Karolína Morávková
Development of submicron particle separator for spray nebulization dryer

The proposed project extends results of previous R&D activities of the project applicant. The aim is to apply the acquired R&D experince and knowledge for development of new generation of novel technology of Spray Nebulization Drying. The new generation of the technology will eliminate disadvantages and problems of the previous technological solutions, determined during drying, micronization / nanonization, or encapsulation of different kinds of materials with the output in the form of fine powders with predominantly submicron size of the particles. The particular aim is to finalize a technical solution of separation of the powdered products from drying air flow leaving a drying chamber of the Spray Nebulization Dryer with the sufficient efficiency for intended industrial applications.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 30. 06. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010377
Leader
Ing. Jakub Hrůza, Ph.D.
Development of submicron particle separator for spray nebulization dryer – VZ

The proposed project extends results of previous R&D activities of the project applicant. The aim is to apply the acquired R&D experince and knowledge for development of new generation of novel technology of Spray Nebulization Drying. The new generation of the technology will eliminate disadvantages and problems of the previous technological solutions, determined during drying, micronization / nanonization, or encapsulation of different kinds of materials with the output in the form of fine powders with predominantly submicron size of the particles. The particular aim is to finalize a technical solution of separation of the powdered products from drying air flow leaving a drying chamber of the Spray Nebulization Dryer with the sufficient efficiency for intended industrial applications.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 30. 06. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010377
Leader
Ing. Jakub Hrůza, Ph.D.
Digitální biomechanické dvojče 3D tištěného cyklistického sedla na míru

The project focuses on the research and development of lightweight structures with variable stiffness for the seat cushion of a bicycle saddle with individually optimised user ergonomics. The main outcome will be a prototype of an innovative saddle design respecting the individual anthropometric and biomechanical characteristics of the user developed using a digital biomechanical twin of the skeleton and advanced experimental computational approaches.The sub-objectives are: development of a digital biomechanical computational model of saddle-trunk interaction, identification of the key interaction zone of the human ischium and trunk according to human typology, sex and other anthropometric, parameters, production of the saddle by 3D printing, validation of digital twin and testing

Period
01. 09. 2023 – 28. 02. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW09020105
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Henyš, Ph.D.
Directed Energy Deposition 3D Glass Printing for Realizing Customized Optical Sensors

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing enables the realization of customized designs; 3d glass printing is a promising technique to realize customized glass structures and designs that can operate as optical sensors. Directed energy deposition (DED) is a promising printing technology that could be used to print glass objects. This project aims to realize 3D glass printing using DED technology and reach optimized printing conditions that would assure the quality and homogeneity of the printed structure.

Period
01. 03. 2023 – 30. 11. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-5321
Leader
doc. Ing. Vlastimil Hotař, 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.
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.
Distributed Artificial Intelligent Systems – MŠMT

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
MŠMT
Code
101007273-1
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Eco-clothing collection – NZ

The project will implement a sustainable collection of clothing products. The clothes will connect psychological and aesthetic comfort with a minimal ecological footprint. It will combine art perspective with deep knowledge of the materials properties and innovative technologies. These synthesis will result in an collection which, in addition to classic features such as aesthetics, functionality, economy, safety, ergonomics, technical feasibility, will emphasize achieving the minimum impact of the product on the environment in terms of the entire life cycle. The outputs will be suitable for implementation both on an industrial scale and in start-up companies. Other impacts of the project will be educational activities among the professional and public.

Period
01. 06. 2023 – 30. 11. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TQ01000450
Leader
Ing. Jana Drašarová, Ph.D.
Eco-clothing collection – VZ

The project will implement a sustainable collection of clothing products. The clothes will connect psychological and aesthetic comfort with a minimal ecological footprint. It will combine art perspective with deep knowledge of the materials properties and innovative technologies. These synthesis will result in an collection which, in addition to classic features such as aesthetics, functionality, economy, safety, ergonomics, technical feasibility, will emphasize achieving the minimum impact of the product on the environment in terms of the entire life cycle. The outputs will be suitable for implementation both on an industrial scale and in start-up companies. Other impacts of the project will be educational activities among the professional and public.

Period
01. 06. 2023 – 30. 11. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TQ01000450
Leader
Ing. Jana Drašarová, Ph.D.
EDIH Northern and Eastern Bohemia

European Digital Innovation Hub – Northern and Eastern Bohemia, builds on the existing connection between expert and technological know-how of progressive digitization activities of its partners providing long-term services in the field of digital transformation of SMEs and public institutions, innovation, technical education and basic and applied research – all linked to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Period
01. 05. 2023 – 30. 04. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101120003
Leader
Ing. Jan Kočí
EDIH Northern and Eastern Bohemia

European Digital Innovation Hub – Northern and Eastern Bohemia, builds on the existing connection between expert and technological know-how of progressive digitization activities of its partners providing long-term services in the field of digital transformation of SMEs and public institutions, innovation, technical education and basic and applied research – all linked to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Period
01. 05. 2023 – 30. 04. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101120003
Leader
Ing. Jan Kočí
EDIH Northern and Eastern Bohemia

European Digital Innovation Hub – Northern and Eastern Bohemia, builds on the existing connection between expert and technological know-how of progressive digitization activities of its partners providing long-term services in the field of digital transformation of SMEs and public institutions, innovation, technical education and basic and applied research – all linked to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Period
01. 05. 2023 – 30. 04. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101120003
Leader
Ing. Jan Kočí
EDIH Northern and Eastern Bohemia – VZ

European Digital Innovation Hub – Northern and Eastern Bohemia, builds on the existing connection between expert and technological know-how of progressive digitization activities of its partners providing long-term services in the field of digital transformation of SMEs and public institutions, innovation, technical education and basic and applied research – all linked to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Period
01. 05. 2023 – 30. 04. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101120003
Leader
Ing. Jan Kočí
Electrodialyzers for efficient recycling of valuable components from industrial wastewater

The project has two sub-objectives. The first is to develop and validate energy efficient industrial electrodialyzers capable of recycling different types of valuable components from industrial wastewater (IWW). The emphasis will be on achieving the highest possible product concentration and the lowest possible power consumption for electrodialysis at the highest possible current efficiency. The second sub-objective of the project is to validate the technology for the recovery of chemicals from rinse water from galvanic plant neutralization stations using the proposed electrodialyser for EDBM. Acidic waters from the rinsing baths contain acidic residues and precious metals (Cu, Ni; hundreds to thousands of mg/l). The rinse waters are neutralised to precipitate the heavy metals. After precipitation, the remaining solution will be treated using the EDBM process, yielding acid to be recycled into the process and caustic to be reused for further precipitation. This will significantly reduce chemical consumption throughout the process. As part of this objective, a semi-operational electrodialysis unit with three to four working circuits will also be designed and implemented to allow the proposed multi-circuit modules to be validated under realistic conditions.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 03. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000571
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
Electrodialyzers for efficient recycling of valuable components from industrial wastewater – NZ

The project has two sub-objectives. The first is to develop and validate energy efficient industrial electrodialyzers capable of recycling different types of valuable components from industrial wastewater (IWW). The emphasis will be on achieving the highest possible product concentration and the lowest possible power consumption for electrodialysis at the highest possible current efficiency. The second sub-objective of the project is to validate the technology for the recovery of chemicals from rinse water from galvanic plant neutralization stations using the proposed electrodialyser for EDBM. Acidic waters from the rinsing baths contain acidic residues and precious metals (Cu, Ni; hundreds to thousands of mg/l). The rinse waters are neutralised to precipitate the heavy metals. After precipitation, the remaining solution will be treated using the EDBM process, yielding acid to be recycled into the process and caustic to be reused for further precipitation. This will significantly reduce chemical consumption throughout the process. As part of this objective, a semi-operational electrodialysis unit with three to four working circuits will also be designed and implemented to allow the proposed multi-circuit modules to be validated under realistic conditions.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 03. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000571
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
Electrodialyzers for efficient recycling of valuable components from industrial wastewater – VZ

The project has two sub-objectives. The first is to develop and validate energy efficient industrial electrodialyzers capable of recycling different types of valuable components from industrial wastewater (IWW). The emphasis will be on achieving the highest possible product concentration and the lowest possible power consumption for electrodialysis at the highest possible current efficiency. The second sub-objective of the project is to validate the technology for the recovery of chemicals from rinse water from galvanic plant neutralization stations using the proposed electrodialyser for EDBM. Acidic waters from the rinsing baths contain acidic residues and precious metals (Cu, Ni; hundreds to thousands of mg/l). The rinse waters are neutralised to precipitate the heavy metals. After precipitation, the remaining solution will be treated using the EDBM process, yielding acid to be recycled into the process and caustic to be reused for further precipitation. This will significantly reduce chemical consumption throughout the process. As part of this objective, a semi-operational electrodialysis unit with three to four working circuits will also be designed and implemented to allow the proposed multi-circuit modules to be validated under realistic conditions.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 03. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000571
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
Energy-saving equipment for AC spinning of polymer solutions

The result will be a functional sample of a device for spinning polymer solutions by the effect of an alternating electric field (AC electrospinning) including an energy-saving system for driving wire electrodes. The benefit will be a significant saving of electricity, a reduction in the number of drives and an increase in the uniformity of the produced nanofibrous layer.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000018/001
Leader
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Beran, CSc.
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.
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.
Enhancing pedestrian visibility in complex visual scenes in daytime and nighttime traffic conditions

Currently, the high visibility garments in particular are tested under idealised conditions, where it is a priori assumed that fluorescent fabrics, which are usually yellow, orange or red, will be effective during daylight hours, and retroreflective tapes during nighttime hours. Testing is usually done against a dark background. There is a high contrast between the illuminated pedestrian and the relevant background, which makes it easier to distinguish between people. However, in real-life situations, typically in urban conurbations, the situation is considerably more complicated and drivers are affected by a variety of distracting light sources. The resulting contrast, which is dominated by luminance contrast, is significantly less and in many cases below the threshold of discriminability. In this project, therefore, a questionnaire survey of drivers and traffic experts will first be carried out using the design thinking method, focusing on critical traffic sections. Subsequently, simplified simulations of relevant traffic situations will be designed to extend the existing laboratory platform for visibility research to the LCAM KMI. Based on visual tests with a group of probands, a set of garment designs with contrast performance will be selected, based on which functional samples will be prepared. In the subsequent phase of the project, field tests will be carried out at selected locations in cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic and the test polygon of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-6385
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Environmental education in primary and secondary schools

The subject content is to introduce Environmental Education, Education and Awareness (EEAC) as a comprehensive, legislatively anchored part of the educational process in primary (primary) and secondary (secondary) schools. Within the course, students will get acquainted with legislative and curricular documents and specifics of the school system, public administration, local government and eco-centres. In the practical part of the course, students will understand the principles and methods suitable for environmental education through concrete cases. They will watch and analyse short-term and long-term educational programmes (e.g. School for Sustainable Living, Eco-school, Doubtful Souvenirs, Animals in Peril, Green Island, Easter Island, 7 Colours of the Rainbow, Forest at School, Fairy Rosaria’s Well, Hurvínka’s Journeys into Nature, Four Kingdoms, etc.). They will also understand the importance of environmentally friendly operations, the principle of Fair-trade, the importance of the ecological footprint and other environmentally friendly activities through the examples of Eco-Schools. Students will practically experience the specifics of different age groups in the assignment of creating a learning unit and will use practical examples to learn varied methods of how to implement EVVO in primary and secondary schools. Students will learn how schools and educators can make use of EVVO services provided by different organisations (e.g. professional institutions such as zoos, eco-centres,…).

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 30. 09. 2024
Zdroj
KÚLK
Code
OLP/1406/2023
Website
https://dotace.kraj-lbc.cz/zivotni-prostredi-a-zemedelstvi/8-1-podpora-environmentalniho-vzdelavani-vychovy-a-osvety-d453627.htm
Leader
doc. Dr. RNDr. Kamil Zágoršek
Erasmus KA107, výzva 2023

Credit mobility – mobility of individuals – students and staff of HEIs between programme and partner countries: study visits, practical placements, short-term trips, teaching visits and training. Grant application for the academic years 2023/2024 and 2024/2025.

Period
01. 08. 2023 – 31. 07. 2025
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2023-1-CZ01-KA171-HED-000128535
Leader
Michaela Andělová
Erasmus KA131, call 2022 – BIP

KA131-HED – Mobility of higher education students and staff between programme countries.

Period
01. 06. 2022 – 31. 07. 2024
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2022-1-CZ01-KA131-HED-000063506
Leader
Michaela Andělová
Erasmus KA131, call 2022, organisations support

KA131-HED – Mobility of higher education students and staff between programme countries.

Period
01. 06. 2022 – 31. 07. 2024
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2022-1-CZ01-KA131-HED-000063506
Leader
Michaela Andělová
Erasmus KA131, call 2023 – BIP

KA131-HED – Mobility of higher education students and staff between programme countries.

Period
01. 06. 2023 – 31. 07. 2025
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2023-1-CZ01-KA131-HED-000121549
Leader
Michaela Andělová
Erasmus KA131, výzva 2023

Upon prior competition on the faculties of TUL, International office applies for grant to European comission of Key Activity 131, individual mobilities of the program ERASMUS+, 2021-2027, call 2023

Period
01. 06. 2023 – 31. 07. 2025
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2023-1-CZ01-KA131-HED-000121549
Leader
Michaela Andělová
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
EUK
Code
2021-1-DE01-KA220-HED-000023124
Leader
Ing. Adnan Ahmed Mazari, Ph.D.
European ECOsystem for greeN Electronics

This project has the main goal to reduce E-waste in Europe in working on already existing E-waste, developing new tooling to extend lifetime and recyclability of E-waste, deploy at European level the new best practices and more important to develop a strong European ecosystem in this domain.

Period
01. 07. 2023 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101112065
Website
https://www.kdt-ju.europa.eu/calls/kdt-ju-calls-2022
Leader
Ing. Lenka Kosková Třísková, Ph.D.
European ECOsystem for greeN Electronics

This project has the main goal to reduce E-waste in Europe in working on already existing E-waste, developing new tooling to extend lifetime and recyclability of E-waste, deploy at European level the new best practices and more important to develop a strong European ecosystem in this domain.

Period
16. 12. 2022 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
9A23007
Leader
Ing. Lenka Kosková Třísková, Ph.D.
European ECOsystem for greeN Electronics

This project has the main goal to reduce E-waste in Europe in working on already existing E-waste, developing new tooling to extend lifetime and recyclability of E-waste, deploy at European level the new best practices and more important to develop a strong European ecosystem in this domain.

Period
01. 07. 2023 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101112065
Website
https://www.kdt-ju.europa.eu/calls/kdt-ju-calls-2022
Leader
Ing. Lenka Kosková Třísková, 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
RNDr. Alena Ševců, 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.
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 – 30. 06. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
2021-1-PL01- KA220-HED-000032141
Leader
Ing. Katarzyna Ewa Buczkowska, Ph.D.
Excellent research in regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine is the field of repair or replacement of tissue or organ that has lost function due to old age, illness, damage, or birth defects. It is a multidisciplinary field encompassing tissue engineering, molecular biology and nanotechnology. The aim of the research agenda of the project is the creation and development of an excellent research Centre that will deal with R&D in the field of therapeutic methods of regenerative medicine. We will focus on the restoration of damaged tissues that we cannot treat or their regenerative capacity is limited: Neural tissues of the brain and spinal cord, including the problem of neurodegeneration and retinal degeneration; replacement of vessels of small diameter; skin and active healing of chronic wounds and osteochondral defects. The unifying element of the whole project are “Therapeutic devices for modern therapies”, namely preparations for gene therapy, somatic cell therapy and tissue engineering products. In order to regenerateIn order to carry out the regeneration of entire organs, it is necessary to know the mechanisms at the level of cells and tissues. Therefore, the research will cover all levels, from the subcellular level through the cellular, tissue level, and will end with preclinical studies on small and large animals.

Period
01. 10. 2023 – 30. 06. 2028
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004562
Leader
prof. RNDr. David Lukáš, CSc.
Fabric with barrier properties and high user comfort for reusable applications in healthcare according to EN 13795-2 for a minimum of 100 cycles – NZ

The aim of the submitted project is to develop and put into production an innovative textile barrier material for the production of reusable class I medical devices (minimum 100 cycles) for clean rooms in operating theatres. This innovative fabric will be designed in such a way that its technical parameters are fully compliant with EN 13795-2 and at the same time that the medical attire made of it provide high user or functional comfort. The fabric will be used to design innovative reusable surgical attire for use in clean rooms.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW10010056
Leader
doc. Ing. Antonín Havelka, CSc.
Fabric with barrier properties and high user comfort for reusable applications in healthcare according to EN 13795-2 for a minimum of 100 cycles – VZ

The aim of the submitted project is to develop and put into production an innovative textile barrier material for the production of reusable class I medical devices (minimum 100 cycles) for clean rooms in operating theatres. This innovative fabric will be designed in such a way that its technical parameters are fully compliant with EN 13795-2 and at the same time that the medical attire made of it provide high user or functional comfort. The fabric will be used to design innovative reusable surgical attire for use in clean rooms.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW10010056
Leader
doc. Ing. Antonín Havelka, CSc.
Failure Prediction of Fiber Composite Materials

Failure prediction of parts made of fiber composite materials is complicated due to their ortotropy. Many failure criteria are used for failure prediction, but their reliability is lower than in case of isotropic material. It is not always possible to perform structural experimental validation of the simulation model. Therefore, material multiaxial tests are used to calibrate the failure criteria. The goal of the project is to improve failure prediction of fiber composites. Biaxial mechanical tests with strain measurements by digital image correlation method will be performed. Simultaneously, in addition to the experimental model, a computational model based on finite element method will be developed. This model will be calibrated with experimental data obtained from mechanical tests. Gained knowledge will be used for the design and failure prediction of: 1) composite blade for dynamic tests in transonic wind tunnel and 2) heated composite battery box.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-3378
Leader
Ing. Václav Vomáčko
Flexible technology for robotic grinding and polishing of large-scale glass objects with complex shapes

The presented project is primarily focused on industrial research and development of a completely new technology for processing the curved surface of glass optical elements with significantly complicated optics, shape geometry and dimensional characteristics of the final product.

Period
01. 10. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000610
Leader
Ing. Michal Starý, 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.
Generace Nedifrakčních Kaustických Svazků

The generation of symmetric layers of optical caustic beams using a specific configuration of cylindrical lenses is an innovative technique with potential applications in precision judging and other fields. This technique allows the wavefront to be shaped to generate a beam that is layered in the plane, producing a specific pattern consisting of a varying number of lines in the transverse plane depending on the distance from the generator. Previous methods have generated similar beams using spatial light modulators, but the cylindrical lens approach offers a significant reduction in complexity and cost, opening up the possibility of new applications. The interference of such beams allows the generation of lines less than 10 mm thick at distances of tens to hundreds of meters. This differs from approaches based on single cylindrical lenses, which typically cannot achieve such thin line profiles over long distances. One of the main applications of this technique is its usefulness as a reference line for precision alignment. The research will focus on the mathematical description and on the optimization of the generator parameters for specific applications.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 01. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2024-3423
Leader
Ing. Martin Dušek
Generování elektrické energie využitím nežádoucích vibrací strojů

The project will deal with the practical application of the “energy harvesting” technology in such areas of engineering, where there are events with significant operational oscillations and it is difficult, economically disadvantageous and above all environmentally disadvantageous to power various additional devices with electric cells.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000018/001N
Leader
prof. Ing. Iva Petríková, 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.
HyLife – Microbial risks associated with hydrogen underground storage in Europe

Developing Europe’s energy system towards net-zero in 2050 as stated in the European SET Plan (20) requires a variety of innovative energy system solutions in which H2 will play a vital role. To secure sufficient and stable green H2 supply over time, storage of excess H2 is crucial to help avoid further consumption of non-renewables in high-demand seasons. A technological challenge is to find and operate flexible, large- scale storage solutions for H2. Underground/subsurface storage in caverns and reservoirs/aquifers has been proposed as a promising solution, but many questions on what will happen with H2 when injected into the living subsurface remain unanswered and overlooked. In close cooperation with energy companies, storage operators and service companies (see section 3) we want to advance the understanding of subsurface energy storage sites by assessing the most critical identified risk: microbial conversion. In our proposed project HyLife, we will focus on underground H2 storage and microbial activity inside the storage sites. Microbial activity can heavily influence storage viability, safety and economics by consuming H2 and producing the toxic, corrosive and explosive gas H2S. The possible microbial processes must be understood from a field-specific point of view and on an experimental level to properly estimate the risks, pinpoint favourable storage sites, and avoid or mitigate potential operational failures. This is important to secure a continuous and long-term energy supply despite intermittent renewable energy production, a key factor in achieving social acceptance of a renewable energy system. By including business assessment of the microbial risks and potentially needed mitigation efforts, the project brings in a valuable cross-cutting dimension, which is of great interest to the industry sector. The project goals are directly in line with the 3 European Green Deal, the European SET plan and the mission innovation of the CETPartnership to empower the clean energy transition, pool European knowledge and excellence and accelerate clean energy technologies. We will directly impact national and international policy makers as the new knowledge will be important for defining legal frameworks for full-scale deployment of H2 underground storage.

Period
01. 10. 2023 – 30. 09. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH83020003
Leader
Mgr. Kateřina Černá, Ph.D.
HyLife – Microbial risks associated with hydrogen underground storage in Europe – VZ

Developing Europe’s energy system towards net-zero in 2050 as stated in the European SET Plan (20) requires a variety of innovative energy system solutions in which H2 will play a vital role. To secure sufficient and stable green H2 supply over time, storage of excess H2 is crucial to help avoid further consumption of non-renewables in high-demand seasons. A technological challenge is to find and operate flexible, large- scale storage solutions for H2. Underground/subsurface storage in caverns and reservoirs/aquifers has been proposed as a promising solution, but many questions on what will happen with H2 when injected into the living subsurface remain unanswered and overlooked. In close cooperation with energy companies, storage operators and service companies (see section 3) we want to advance the understanding of subsurface energy storage sites by assessing the most critical identified risk: microbial conversion. In our proposed project HyLife, we will focus on underground H2 storage and microbial activity inside the storage sites. Microbial activity can heavily influence storage viability, safety and economics by consuming H2 and producing the toxic, corrosive and explosive gas H2S. The possible microbial processes must be understood from a field-specific point of view and on an experimental level to properly estimate the risks, pinpoint favourable storage sites, and avoid or mitigate potential operational failures. This is important to secure a continuous and long-term energy supply despite intermittent renewable energy production, a key factor in achieving social acceptance of a renewable energy system. By including business assessment of the microbial risks and potentially needed mitigation efforts, the project brings in a valuable cross-cutting dimension, which is of great interest to the industry sector. The project goals are directly in line with the 3 European Green Deal, the European SET plan and the mission innovation of the CETPartnership to empower the clean energy transition, pool European knowledge and excellence and accelerate clean energy technologies. We will directly impact national and international policy makers as the new knowledge will be important for defining legal frameworks for full-scale deployment of H2 underground storage.

Period
01. 10. 2023 – 30. 09. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH83020003
Leader
Mgr. Kateřina Černá, Ph.D.
Imobilizace kovových nanočástic pomocí bakterií kmene Pseudomonadota z bývale těžební lokality Zlate Hory

The project is focused on the study of bacteria phylum Pseudomonadota (P.), primarily isolated from the Zlate Hory former mine, as a potential eco-friendly tool for heavy metals remediation. P. are known for their versatile nature and use various mechanisms of adaptation to hazardous conditions. Moreover, 16S rRNA gene sequencing of P. has shown the high content of operon-clustered metal-resistant genes which stimulate the antioxidant system activation and efflux proteins synthesis. Metals are metabolized to change their oxidation state and precipitate to less harmful insoluble form. This is way ahead of the conventional methods because it does not alter the natural microenvironment, maintains the environmental legacy of historical mine sites and promotes sustainable land use practices.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2024-3490
Leader
Mgr. Vira Velianyk
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.
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.
Innovation of flotation through implementation of nanobubbles and optimization of flotation process for water management applications

The project deals with the optimization of dissolved air flotation and induced flotation processes applied in water management (drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment) and their innovation in order to achieve higher efficiency and energy savings. The project will construct semi-operational flotation units combining different methods of air bubble generation (pressure flotation, mechanical gas injection using porous plates or multiphase pump). The whole process will be extended by an innovative element in the form of the implementation of nanobubbles, whose properties will be exploited to achieve a higher separation efficiency of the whole process. The project will make a major contribution to expanding the knowledge of the influence of input conditions on the flotation process in real applications. The knowledge gained will lead to process optimisation and allow easy adaptation of the technology to the nature of the incoming water and to the specific needs of the customer. The main output of the project will be a proven technology combining standard processes of air microbubble flotation with nanobubble flotation, applicable to drinking water treatment and industrial wastewater treatment (food industry (dairies, slaughterhouses, poultry and meat plants), petrochemical industry, paper industry) Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Period
01. 07. 2023 – 01. 07. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000551
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Innovation of flotation through implementation of nanobubbles and optimization of flotation process for water management applications

The project deals with the optimization of dissolved air flotation and induced flotation processes applied in water management (drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment) and their innovation in order to achieve higher efficiency and energy savings. The project will construct semi-operational flotation units combining different methods of air bubble generation (pressure flotation, mechanical gas injection using porous plates or multiphase pump). The whole process will be extended by an innovative element in the form of the implementation of nanobubbles, whose properties will be exploited to achieve a higher separation efficiency of the whole process. The project will make a major contribution to expanding the knowledge of the influence of input conditions on the flotation process in real applications. The knowledge gained will lead to process optimisation and allow easy adaptation of the technology to the nature of the incoming water and to the specific needs of the customer. The main output of the project will be a proven technology combining standard processes of air microbubble flotation with nanobubble flotation, applicable to drinking water treatment and industrial wastewater treatment (food industry (dairies, slaughterhouses, poultry and meat plants), petrochemical industry, paper industry) Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Period
01. 07. 2023 – 01. 07. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000551
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
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 ways of energy-performance optimization of membrane bioreactors

A WWTP with MBR technology is no longer a step into the unknown or a theoretical solution. The number of implementations and the growing interest of water infrastructure operators and technology suppliers show that the membrane bioreactor can be classified as a stable technology for wastewater treatment. The excellent quality of the treated wastewater is then a good basis for its reuse, which may become a necessity in the future. Massive deployment of the technology is hindered and one of the biggest drawbacks for investors and operators is the operating costs of MBR. Among the highest operating costs is electricity. Of the total electricity consumption of an urban MBR WWTP, more than half is consumed by the blower below the membrane module, whose operation is essential to ensure the flow of the activation mixture around the membrane plates. A significant benefit for further scaling up of MBR technology and also an objective of this project is the energy optimisation of ensuring the flow of activated sludge around the membranes. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000552
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Innovative ways of energy-performance optimization of membrane bioreactors – VZ

A WWTP with MBR technology is no longer a step into the unknown or a theoretical solution. The number of implementations and the growing interest of water infrastructure operators and technology suppliers show that the membrane bioreactor can be classified as a stable technology for wastewater treatment. The excellent quality of the treated wastewater is then a good basis for its reuse, which may become a necessity in the future. Massive deployment of the technology is hindered and one of the biggest drawbacks for investors and operators is the operating costs of MBR. Among the highest operating costs is electricity. Of the total electricity consumption of an urban MBR WWTP, more than half is consumed by the blower below the membrane module, whose operation is essential to ensure the flow of the activation mixture around the membrane plates. A significant benefit for further scaling up of MBR technology and also an objective of this project is the energy optimisation of ensuring the flow of activated sludge around the membranes. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000552
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Inovační voucher na evropskou patentovou přihlášku Porézní sklokeramická hmota

European patent application

Period
29. 11. 2023 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/05/22_004/0003084
Leader
doc. Ing. Vlastimil Hotař, Ph.D.
Integrated samplers for water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants

The aim of the project is to develop an in-house sampling system for automatic sampling of water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants. This sampling system will be integrated into the control system (CS) of the relevant technology and will thus be able to respond to the variables already measured and used by the existing CS. These are mainly smaller plants of water and wastewater treatment plants where a stationary sampler is not yet installed or new installations of IPR Aqua s.r.o. As part of the development of the sampling system, a system for measuring basic physicochemical parameters (pH, temperature, ORP, turbidity) that are not integrated in the existing technology at the sampling position will also be developed, applied and verified. The major advantage is the saving of operational costs associated with the sampler travel for the installation of the mobile sampler and the possibility of immediate start-up of the sampler based on process monitoring and evaluation by the technologist based on remote management. The use of own system of monitoring of basic physicochemical parameters brings significant investment and operational savings in comparison with the costs of foreign companies operating on the market (Hach-Lange s.r.o., Enders-Hauser s.r.o., WTW s.r.o. and others), where the purchase costs of probes, transmitters and especially hourly rates of technicians are 2 – 3 times higher than the normal rates of Czech technology companies. The sampling system will take samples of both plain and trickling water, in particular according to ISO 5667-10 (757051) Water quality. Sampling. Part 10: Guidelines for wastewater sampling, but not exclusively. As the sampling system will be connected to an industrial computer (preferably a PLC – programmable logic controller), it will be possible to change the relevant sampling methodology by simply changing the software, according to local or national practices and regulations. For more on the integration of the sampler, see chapter 2.1. The developed samplers will be marketed on the Czech market, but mainly abroad, through the main beneficiary IPR Aqua s.r.o., which designs and implements treatment and purification technologies in the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries, and by using the network of business contacts of the parent company Dekonta a.s. The developed samplers will therefore be offered separately or as part of complex technologies.

Period
01. 07. 2023 – 28. 02. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000795
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Integrated samplers for water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants

The aim of the project is to develop an in-house sampling system for automatic sampling of water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants. This sampling system will be integrated into the control system (CS) of the relevant technology and will thus be able to respond to the variables already measured and used by the existing CS. These are mainly smaller plants of water and wastewater treatment plants where a stationary sampler is not yet installed or new installations of IPR Aqua s.r.o. As part of the development of the sampling system, a system for measuring basic physicochemical parameters (pH, temperature, ORP, turbidity) that are not integrated in the existing technology at the sampling position will also be developed, applied and verified. The major advantage is the saving of operational costs associated with the sampler travel for the installation of the mobile sampler and the possibility of immediate start-up of the sampler based on process monitoring and evaluation by the technologist based on remote management. The use of own system of monitoring of basic physicochemical parameters brings significant investment and operational savings in comparison with the costs of foreign companies operating on the market (Hach-Lange s.r.o., Enders-Hauser s.r.o., WTW s.r.o. and others), where the purchase costs of probes, transmitters and especially hourly rates of technicians are 2 – 3 times higher than the normal rates of Czech technology companies. The sampling system will take samples of both plain and trickling water, in particular according to ISO 5667-10 (757051) Water quality. Sampling.Part 10: Guidelines for wastewater sampling, but not exclusively. As the sampling system will be connected to an industrial computer (preferably a PLC – programmable logic controller), it will be possible to change the relevant sampling methodology by simply changing the software, according to local or national practices and regulations. For more on the integration of the sampler, see chapter 2.1. The developed samplers will be marketed on the Czech market, but mainly abroad, through the main beneficiary IPR Aqua s.r.o., which designs and implements treatment and purification technologies in the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries, and by using the network of business contacts of the parent company Dekonta a.s. The developed samplers will therefore be offered separately or as part of complex technologies.

Period
01. 07. 2023 – 28. 02. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000795
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Bridge – InterBridge

The following objectives and work packages should be pursued: 1. interdisciplinary arts education vs. science education –>. Education to support the further development of culture and science 2. mutual networking –> learning about the Czech-Saxon region, traditional and modern urban scientific and technical developments –> collaboration of scientists and artists at different levels and genres –> implementation of joint networking with development of dissemination strategies. 3. realization in practice –> networking in practice –> familiarization with the practical activities of the different actors and linking of activities (e.g. lab vs. studio and linking them, recording added value) –> carrying out physical work, workshops, further education and presentation of results at exhibitions, fairs, conferences –> use of the lab environment (e.g. use of the laboratory as an exhibition space (e.g. laboratory as an exhibition space, use of the laboratory as an exhibition space). Use of the laboratory environment (e.g. modification of surfaces for functionality, application of fibrous structures, use of different materials and their recyclates, use of different technologies for artistic purposes) –> Use of the studio environment (e.g. painting, sculpture, digital art) –> Orientation towards the results of the interconnection, also with regard to different disciplines (medicine, technical sciences, humanities and social sciences…). 4. work with the public on a contemporary, print and digital level –> print media, homepages, social media, newsletter (also in print), radio and television on a regional and national level, various events –> including Chemnitz Cultural Capital 2025. 5. data management –> creation of a virtual space for the exchange of data, images, reports and project results 6. follow-up strategy after the end of the project period.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2027
Zdroj
SAB
Code
100693266
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Bc. Hana Křížová, Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Bridge – InterBridge – VZ

The following objectives and work packages should be pursued: 1. interdisciplinary arts education vs. science education –>. Education to support the further development of culture and science 2. mutual networking –> learning about the Czech-Saxon region, traditional and modern urban scientific and technical developments –> collaboration of scientists and artists at different levels and genres –> implementation of joint networking with development of dissemination strategies. 3. realization in practice –> networking in practice –> familiarization with the practical activities of the different actors and linking of activities (e.g. lab vs. studio and linking them, recording added value) –> carrying out physical work, workshops, further education and presentation of results at exhibitions, fairs, conferences –> use of the lab environment (e.g. use of the laboratory as an exhibition space (e.g. laboratory as an exhibition space, use of the laboratory as an exhibition space). Use of the laboratory environment (e.g. modification of surfaces for functionality, application of fibrous structures, use of different materials and their recyclates, use of different technologies for artistic purposes) –> Use of the studio environment (e.g. painting, sculpture, digital art) –> Orientation towards the results of the interconnection, also with regard to different disciplines (medicine, technical sciences, humanities and social sciences…). 4. work with the public on a contemporary, print and digital level –> print media, homepages, social media, newsletter (also in print), radio and television on a regional and national level, various events –> including Chemnitz Cultural Capital 2025. 5. data management –> creation of a virtual space for the exchange of data, images, reports and project results 6. follow-up strategy after the end of the project period.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2027
Zdroj
SAB
Code
100693266
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Bc. Hana Křížová, Ph.D.
Investigation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell interactions with nanofibers differing in morphology and structure

Microbial infections challenge successful treatment of many injuries. New technologies accelerating healing, reducing microbial risks, and not increasing a chance of antimicrobial resistance are intensively sought. The project aims to develop electrospun nanofibrous materials with shish-kebab structure (NFSK) mimicking bactericidal structures occurring on insect´s wings. The possibility of targeted influencing of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells interactions with the NFSKs via morphology and structure modifications will be investigated. The ideal NFSK should inhibit growth of undesirable microorganisms without the need of functionalization, and be biocompatible. Microbial interactions with the NFSKs in forms of single fibers and layers, specifically adhesion, biofilm formation, oxidative stress response, and degradation will be analyzed. Further, biocompatibility of the NFSKs will be verified. Proposed set of objectives has not been reported in literature so far, thus the project deliverables can significantly facilitate the development of a new generation of biomaterials.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
23-05154S
Leader
prof. RNDr. David Lukáš, CSc.
Kdo je ten zodpovědný? Propojení přeměny organochlorových sloučenin s konkrétními bakteriálními populacemi – VZ

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.
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.
Management of urban water resources in Central Europe facing climate change

Climate changes (CC) pose a risk to water resources availability in many CE countries. The regions need to increase resilience to extreme weather events as urban droughts and floods as well as depletion of urban groundwater (GW) resources. Both falling groundwater levels in long term and the excessive amounts of water in short period become urgent risks to be tackled by adequate water management practises. The project aims to enhance the capacity of regions in CE for climate change resilience in the aspect of urban water resources management by joint development of climate-adaptation solutions. The project solutions to be adopted by public administrations and water management bodies will result in a behavioural change in water management and spatial planning practices to increase the resilience to climate change in regions. Key innovation is provided through the integral consideration of water management issues being part of regional and city related wider climate change adaptation concepts and the comprehensive water management approach. The cooperation network of 11 organisations will jointly develop and implement 6 pilot actions, 8 solutions, 6 action plans and a managament strategy to the benefit of cities, regions and related water management and water supply organisations. All solutions will have innovative character and have not been used so far in the involved regions. The transnational cooperation of the partners from various regions is needed to gather exemplification of key aspects to be tackled and related regional expertise. Working at transnational level will increase the capacity and enhance the knowledge transfer to reduce barriers to effective climate change adaptation of regions. We expect that the network and best practise demonstrated will increase awareness of local and regional policy makers encouraging further implementation of jointly developed strategy, action plans and solutions to climate change adaptation in the context of urban water management.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 03. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
CE0100184
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Management of urban water resources in Central Europe facing climate change

Climate changes (CC) pose a risk to water resources availability in many CE countries. The regions need to increase resilience to extreme weather events as urban droughts and floods as well as depletion of urban groundwater (GW) resources. Both falling groundwater levels in long term and the excessive amounts of water in short period become urgent risks to be tackled by adequate water management practises. The project aims to enhance the capacity of regions in CE for climate change resilience in the aspect of urban water resources management by joint development of climate-adaptation solutions. The project solutions to be adopted by public administrations and water management bodies will result in a behavioural change in water management and spatial planning practices to increase the resilience to climate change in regions. Key innovation is provided through the integral consideration of water management issues being part of regional and city related wider climate change adaptation concepts and the comprehensive water management approach. The cooperation network of 11 organisations will jointly develop and implement 6 pilot actions, 8 solutions, 6 action plans and a managament strategy to the benefit of cities, regions and related water management and water supply organisations. All solutions will have innovative character and have not been used so far in the involved regions. The transnational cooperation of the partners from various regions is needed to gather exemplification of key aspects to be tackled and related regional expertise. Working at transnational level will increase the capacity and enhance the knowledge transfer to reduce barriers to effective climate change adaptation of regions. We expect that the network and best practise demonstrated will increase awareness of local and regional policy makers encouraging further implementation of jointly developed strategy, action plans and solutions to climate change adaptation in the context of urban water management.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 03. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
CE0100184
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Management of urban water resources in Central Europe facing climate change – VZ

Climate changes (CC) pose a risk to water resources availability in many CE countries. The regions need to increase resilience to extreme weather events as urban droughts and floods as well as depletion of urban groundwater (GW) resources. Both falling groundwater levels in long term and the excessive amounts of water in short period become urgent risks to be tackled by adequate water management practises. The project aims to enhance the capacity of regions in CE for climate change resilience in the aspect of urban water resources management by joint development of climate-adaptation solutions. The project solutions to be adopted by public administrations and water management bodies will result in a behavioural change in water management and spatial planning practices to increase the resilience to climate change in regions. Key innovation is provided through the integral consideration of water management issues being part of regional and city related wider climate change adaptation concepts and the comprehensive water management approach. The cooperation network of 11 organisations will jointly develop and implement 6 pilot actions, 8 solutions, 6 action plans and a managament strategy to the benefit of cities, regions and related water management and water supply organisations. All solutions will have innovative character and have not been used so far in the involved regions. The transnational cooperation of the partners from various regions is needed to gather exemplification of key aspects to be tackled and related regional expertise. Working at transnational level will increase the capacity and enhance the knowledge transfer to reduce barriers to effective climate change adaptation of regions. We expect that the network and best practise demonstrated will increase awareness of local and regional policy makers encouraging further implementation of jointly developed strategy, action plans and solutions to climate change adaptation in the context of urban water management.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 03. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
CE0100184
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Management of urban water resources in Central Europe facing climate change – SR

Climate changes (CC) pose a risk to water resources availability in many CE countries. The regions need to increase resilience to extreme weather events as urban droughts and floods as well as depletion of urban groundwater (GW) resources. Both falling groundwater levels in long term and the excessive amounts of water in short period become urgent risks to be tackled by adequate water management practises. The project aims to enhance the capacity of regions in CE for climate change resilience in the aspect of urban water resources management by joint development of climate-adaptation solutions. The project solutions to be adopted by public administrations and water management bodies will result in a behavioural change in water management and spatial planning practices to increase the resilience to climate change in regions. Key innovation is provided through the integral consideration of water management issues being part of regional and city related wider climate change adaptation concepts and the comprehensive water management approach. The cooperation network of 11 organisations will jointly develop and implement 6 pilot actions, 8 solutions, 6 action plans and a managament strategy to the benefit of cities, regions and related water management and water supply organisations. All solutions will have innovative character and have not been used so far in the involved regions. The transnational cooperation of the partners from various regions is needed to gather exemplification of key aspects to be tackled and related regional expertise. Working at transnational level will increase the capacity and enhance the knowledge transfer to reduce barriers to effective climate change adaptation of regions. We expect that the network and best practise demonstrated will increase awareness of local and regional policy makers encouraging further implementation of jointly developed strategy, action plans and solutions to climate change adaptation in the context of urban water management.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 03. 2026
Zdroj
EUK
Code
CE0100184
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
MBR-MBBR hybrid system using nanomaterials for wastewater post-treatment

Comprehensive design for the connection of MBR (Membrane Bioreactor) and MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) to create a hybrid system for improving the quality of effluent at WWTP; Compilation and testing of MBR technology, also include the choice of a suitable membrane; Detailed characterization of the already developed new type of composite biomass carrier and its laboratory testing in the proposed MBBR post-nitrification system; Modification of MBR and MBBR technologies based on laboratory test results; Completion of hybrid technology and its pilot verification at real WWTPs; Determination of operational, technical-technological and economic parameters of individual modules of technology and technology as a whole; Introduction of technology to the national and international market.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW10010045
Leader
Ing. Karel Havlíček, Ph.D.
MBR-MBBR hybrid system using nanomaterials for wastewater post-treatment – VZ

Comprehensive design for the connection of MBR (Membrane Bioreactor) and MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) to create a hybrid system for improving the quality of effluent at WWTP; Compilation and testing of MBR technology, also include the choice of a suitable membrane; Detailed characterization of the already developed new type of composite biomass carrier and its laboratory testing in the proposed MBBR post-nitrification system; Modification of MBR and MBBR technologies based on laboratory test results; Completion of hybrid technology and its pilot verification at real WWTPs; Determination of operational, technical-technological and economic parameters of individual modules of technology and technology as a whole; Introduction of technology to the national and international market.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW10010045
Leader
Ing. Karel Havlíček, Ph.D.
Metriky pro vyhodnocení realističnosti rychlostního profilu vozidla

The aim of the project is to research and design metrics to evaluate if the vehicle speed profile is realistic, implement and test them. In previous research, a machine learning model was created to generate a vehicle speed profile for a route given by a sequence of GPS coordinates. To continue the research, it is necessary to be able to easily determine if the model-generated profile is realistic.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 01. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2024-3445
Leader
Ing. Michal Křepelka
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.
Modulární bateriový management pro aplikace vyžadující vysokou funkční bezpečnost – FW06010575

The project focuses on the development of hardware and firmware for a modular electronic battery management system with high functional safety, primarily for use in electric vehicles. The project research activities will focus on the design and validation of advanced algorithms for precise detection of the state of charge and algorithms for predicting the condition of the state of health of battery storage. The modularity of the device must allow deployment in applications targeting both high energy or power density while reflecting the functional safety requirements of modern battery systems. The output of the project will be a prototype modular electronic battery management system and a functional sample of a lithium battery storage system for traction applications.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010575
Leader
Ing. Pavel Jandura, 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. 2024 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
871650
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Mikeš, 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.
Nanofiber extraction sorbents for chromatographic analyzes

The main goal of the project is the use of nanomaterials in the analysis of samples of various matrices. The main focus will be on their effective pre-treatment and subsequent use in chromatographic separations. The project will test various nanofiber polymers for functional use as advanced materials for the extraction of complex biological, food and environmental matrices in chromatographic analysis. Furthermore, various applications will be developed for the new products, which will find wide application in the toxicological, pharmaceutical or environmental field.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010698
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiří Chvojka, 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 III 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. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LM2023066
Website
www.nanoenvicz.cz
Leader
doc. RNDr. Michal Řezanka, Ph.D.
Nanomedical – inovační voucher MPO

Evaluation of filtration efficiency of materials Evaluation of the porosity of materials

Period
01. 10. 2023 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/0523_009/0002126
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Nanovlákna jako pokročilé extrakční materiály v chromatografické analýze

Nanofibrous materials provide attractive properties in various areas of research. Sample preparation is an integral and usually the most complicated part of the analytical procedure that includes removal of problematic parts of the sample (interfering matrix components, proteins, lipids), as well as the pre-concentration of target analytes. The main goal of the project is using the nanofibers to increase the extraction speed, reduce the consumption of samples and solvents, increase the selectivity by the online coupling of nano-extraction with chromatography system. Next goal of the project is to test functionalized nanofibers for online extraction of biological, food and environmental matrices in chromatographic analysis. Native nanofiber polymers, graphene composite materials, chemically modified and newly functionalized nanofibers will be tested in terms of off-line and on-line extraction for the analysis of complex samples. The use of different types of chemically modified and functionalized nanofibers will increase the selectivity of the extraction towards the target analytes.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
23-05586S
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiří Chvojka, Ph.D.
National Centre of Competence for Industrial 3D Printing

The aim of the project is to establish the foundations of a National Centre of Competence for Industrial 3D Printing of Polymeric Materials with an emphasis on promoting environmentally and energy efficient production, a cradle-to-cradle approach, efficient use of raw materials and their recycling, the use of waste natural and synthetic materials – all in line with the goals of the Green Deal and the circular economy. This centre would be established in Liberec and builds on the combined strengths of the coordinator, leading research organisations and industrial partners to create a strong research agenda for the efficient green use of raw materials and energy, increasing the contribution of additive technologies to industry and making it a robust source of projects for the proposed centre.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2028
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000033
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
NCK MATCA 2 – DP Development of materials for high-pressure ammunition

An important milestone, which was the development of a new hybrid high-pressure ammunition caliber 6.8 mm, started a new generation of assault weapons. New ammunition achieving a greater effective range and capable of overcoming ballistic defense at a greater distance compared to conventional ammunition also brings a technological challenge to the defense industry. The currently used materials for gun barrel production do not meet the strict requirements for mechanical and technological properties. The research and development of materials that will be able to keep up with the demands of new generation ammunition and that will meet the strict criteria of the defense industry is an important step for the development of the materials and technologies used in this sector.

Period
01. 10. 2023 – 30. 04. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000069/008
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Neveřejné zdroje k 19178 – Inovační voucher na evropskou patentovou přihlášku Porézní sklokeramická hmota

European patent application

Period
19. 11. 2023 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/05/22_004/0003084
Leader
doc. Ing. Vlastimil 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.
Numerical homogenization using deep learning

Numerical homogenization is a method used to represent a heterogeneous medium by a homogeneous medium with determined equivalent properties. When homogenizations are performed for models on very small scales or numerical homogenization needs to be repeated, the computational demands of this method are limiting. For this reason, we will approximate the numerical homogenization with a fast meta-model based on deep machine-learning techniques. The medium to which we want to apply numerical homogenization can be represented with all available properties, including spatial dependencies, or we can try to describe it appropriately with as few parameters as possible. Depending on which of these approaches we apply, meta-models of numerical homogenization based on feedforward neural networks, convolutional neural networks, and graph convolutional neural networks will be developed. Numerical homogenization and its meta-models will be employed for two specific applications. Simulation of stochastic groundwater processes described by DFM models. These models capture both the rock matrix (continuum) and fractures in the rock that represent heterogeneities that need to be homogenized. The objective, in this case, will be to find the equivalent hydraulic permeability tensor of the DFM models by homogenization. Another area of investigation will be metamaterials, which currently represent one of the key directions in the development of programmable materials and structures that have engineered properties. Thermoelastic properties of the metamaterial will be calculated using homogenization (effective thermoelastic property constants) and transfer properties using modal analysis and dispersion curves. The relationships between these parameters and the metamaterial geometry will be analyzed by machine learning algorithms. The relationships found will be used to find the optimal design of the metamaterial geometry for the desired mechanical parameters.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-3379
Leader
Ing. Martin Špetlík
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.
Optické měření napětí ve dvojlomných vzorcích

When determining the quality of material for laser elements, in this case specifically for Ti:Sa, it is primarily about determining the so-called Figure of Merit (FoM). In the previous project (SGS-2022-3083), a new experimental setup was designed enabling ultra-precise measurement of this very parameter. The given setup was further extended for measurements in 2D, on which detailed maps of inhomogeneities inside Ti:Sa were measured. The goal of the project is the additional modification of the assembled setup for measuring stress inside a birefringent anisotropic material and subsequent analysis of the relationship of the effect of internal stress with maps of inhomogeneities. This analysis will lead to further research on the material quality of Ti:Sa.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 01. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2024-3484
Leader
Ing. Vojtěch Miller
Optické trasování pohybu nástroje při svařování metodou MIG/MAG

Robots supplied by the company “machine building” are very often used for MIG/MAG welding technologies. Programming a robot for the welding process is quite time-consuming and therefore economically demanding. In order to simplify the whole process, a system for optical tracking of tool movement during manual welding will be designed. The recorded trajectory is then transferred to the robot program. The whole programming process will be significantly shortened (in the order of tens of hours). The direct consequence is significant cost savings and the availability of robotic welding technology also for small production.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000018/15
Leader
prof. Ing. Iva Petríková, Ph.D.
Optimalizace a zlepšení účinnosti aplikací přenosu tepla pomocí výpočetního modelování dynamiky tekutin

Recent researchers have rekindled the field of computational fluid dynamics to unleash this powerful tool to predict flow analysis and exploit different techniques to enhance any system component’s performance. In this research, computational Fluid Dynamics simulation will be conducted to model heat transfer behavior for some components, such as the plate heat exchanger, food tray energy storage, and electric boat propellers. The results will aim to provide a well-founded framework for applying CFD with detailed procedures in the analysis to address and predict the impact of the examined component characteristics and map its performance. Moreover, this technique will be used to study the operational characteristics such as the system COP, the exergy efficiency, the reduced power consumption, and the exergy destruction to optimize the overall performance and improve the efficiency. In addition, machine learning and multiobjective optimization approaches will be applied to optimize different CFD simulation parameters.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2023-5323
Leader
Anas F A Elbarghthi, Ph.D.
Optimalizace procesu denitrifikace a post-denitrifikace z hlediska eliminace tvorby dusitanů a oxidů dusíku

The aim of the project is to determine the critical technological parameters of the denitrification and post-denitrification process, selection and long-term pilot verification of suitable external organic substrate that will lead to the elimination of the formation of unwanted nitrogen oxides (NOx) – significant greenhouse gases. It turns out that it is the appropriate (well biodegradable) organic substrate, its ratio to the nitrogen concentration, residence time, metabolic load and nitrate recycling that determine the complete (post-)denitrification process, i.e. the biological reduction of nitrate nitrogen, which ideally takes place down to nitrogen gas and does not produce unwanted intermediate products, i.e. nitrite and NOx. Long-term verification and detailed monitoring on a real WWTP will thus allow very valuable operational data to be obtained.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TQ03000856
Leader
Ing. Karel Havlíček, Ph.D.
Optimalizace procesu denitrifikace a post-denitrifikace z hlediska eliminace tvorby dusitanů a oxidů dusíku – VZ

The aim of the project is to determine the critical technological parameters of the denitrification and post-denitrification process, selection and long-term pilot verification of suitable external organic substrate that will lead to the elimination of the formation of unwanted nitrogen oxides (NOx) – significant greenhouse gases. It turns out that it is the appropriate (well biodegradable) organic substrate, its ratio to the nitrogen concentration, residence time, metabolic load and nitrate recycling that determine the complete (post-)denitrification process, i.e. the biological reduction of nitrate nitrogen, which ideally takes place down to nitrogen gas and does not produce unwanted intermediate products, i.e. nitrite and NOx. Long-term verification and detailed monitoring on a real WWTP will thus allow very valuable operational data to be obtained.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TQ03000856
Leader
Ing. Karel Havlíček, 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. Bc. Stanislava Vrchovecká
Origins and mechanisms of flutter and non-synchronous vibration in modern turbomachines operating at wide range of regimes

The main goal of the project is investigation of the origin of dangerous aeroelastic effects in turbines and compressors. In the case of the last low-pressure stages of modern large turbines, the technology heads towards long and slender blades subjected to high subsonic or supersonic flow. In these conditions, the blades are prone to flow-induced vibrations and fatigue failure of the blade with potentially catastrophic consequences. With the gradual transition to renewable energy sources, whose power output varies considerably in time, there is also an increasing need to adjust accordingly the power output of classical thermal and nuclear power plants. Turbines need to be more frequently operated in off-design conditions, which further increases the risk of flutter or non-synchronous vibrations of the blades. A similar problem arises in the case of front stages of modern turbofan aircraft engines. The project will promote cooperation between the Czech and US teams, which have vast experience and worldwide reputation in this field. The Aeroelasticity group from the Duke University, N.C., USA is a world-leading team in the field of computational modeling of aeroelastic problems in turbomachines. Within this project, which will be funded on the American side by the GUIde consortium, the Duke Aeroelasticity team will develop computational methods and numerical codes based on eigenvalues of linearly unstable modes and harmonic balance analysis of limit cycle oscillations. Both these techniques work in the frequency domain. Compared to standard CFD and FSI simulations in time domain, they have substantially lower computational cost and provide better global insight into the behavior of nonlinear coupled dynamic systems. The Czech team, composed of researchers from the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Faculty of Mechatronics of the TUL, will be responsible for the experimental part of the project. The team will take advantage of decades of experience with research of flow in blade cascades and special experimental equipment of the Aerodynamic laboratory of IT CAS, where a high-speed wind tunnel is available together with a test section for transonic blade cascades and a variety of measurement equipment. Moreover, the experience of the key team member J. Lepicovsky with blade flutter research at NASA Glenn Research Center and Lockheed-Martin will be highly beneficial. With the equipment and experience at hand, the Czech team is one of the very few laboratories worldwide qualified for experimental research of flutter and NSV in transonic blade cascades at high reduced frequencies. Within the Czech part of the project, new modules will be designed and fabricated to the present test sections. Specifically, the boundary layer suction, instrumented blade for the NSV research and a new drive mechanism for blade excitation will be proposed and fabricated. Based on results of computations from Duke University and auxiliary CFD simulations of the Czech team, a test section for the NSV research will be designed. The frequency range and incidence angles where aerodynamic instabilities arise will be detected. Using the external blade excitation, the lock-in effect will be investigated and the aerodynamic loading and oscillation amplitudes within this dangerous region will be measured. In the next phase, we will investigate the origin, mechanisms and conditions for the blade flutter with variable inter-blade phase angle. Using advanced experimental techniques, such as fast-response pressure measurements with miniature Kulite pressure transducers in the blades, strain-gauge measurements, laser measurements of the blade deformation, thermoanemometric probes, pressure-sensitive paints and optical methods (shadowgraphy, schlieren and interferometry), the aerodynamic loads, oscillation amplitudes, shock wave dynamics and nature and frequency properties of the aerodynamic instabilities will be investigated.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LUAUS23231
Website
https://www.msmt.cz/vyzkum-a-vyvoj-2/vyhlaseni-verejne-souteze-v-programu-inter-excellence-ii-4
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Šidlof, 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.
PerSlowAct – Remedial Technology of Slow-Release/Activated Persulfate for Long Lasting In Situ Chemical Oxidation

The project aims to research materials for soil and groundwater remediation using in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO). The objective is to develop materials capable of gradually releasing and activating the oxidizing agent and verify their practical applicability. The materials will be based on potassium persulfate supplemented with suitable activators based on solid waste materials (e.g. iron chips), and thickeners. Laboratory testing will determine the optimal mixture, which will be applied at a real contaminated site. The site will undergo detailed characterization, and the impact of the developed oxidizing agent application will be monitored. The project outcomes will include 2 utility models of the materials (for 2 types of contamination) and a verified technology for their application.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TM05000018
Leader
RNDr. Jan Němeček, Ph.D.
PerSlowAct – Remedial Technology of Slow-Release/Activated Persulfate for Long Lasting In Situ Chemical Oxidation

The project aims to research materials for soil and groundwater remediation using in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO). The objective is to develop materials capable of gradually releasing and activating the oxidizing agent and verify their practical applicability. The materials will be based on potassium persulfate supplemented with suitable activators based on solid waste materials (e.g. iron chips), and thickeners. Laboratory testing will determine the optimal mixture, which will be applied at a real contaminated site. The site will undergo detailed characterization, and the impact of the developed oxidizing agent application will be monitored. The project outcomes will include 2 utility models of the materials (for 2 types of contamination) and a verified technology for their application.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TM05000018
Leader
RNDr. Jan Němeček, 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.
PLasM: Pulzním laserem zprostředkovaná úprava morfologie plazmonických nanočástic

This project strives to enhance the efficiency and versatility of plasmonic nanoparticles (PNPs) produced using laser ablation in liquids (LAL). While LAL ensures ligand-free NPs of exceptional purity, its confinement to spherical NPs hinders its applicability in shape-specific contexts, such as photothermal therapy and surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy. This research aims to overcome this limitation by modifying the synthesis parameters, particularly the energy source for NPs creation. By influencing the ablation mechanism, this modification seeks to achieve tailored morphologies of PNPs, providing optimal plasmonic properties. The resulting morphological diversity holds significance for eco-friendly nanoparticle synthesis and applications, marking a crucial step toward advancing nanotechnology.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 01. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2024-3424
Leader
Sabrin Issam
Preparation of the new types of hybrid organosilane nanofibers with specific properties for tissue engineering

Hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials based on organosilanes show huge potential in the field of modern materials science. These hybrid nanomaterials effectively use strong covalent bonds between carbon and silicon and their properties can achieve the required qualities in many industrial areas, such as optoelectronics, sensors, energetics, construction, textile industry, but also in everyday life, especially in the field of tissue engineering. The aim of the project is, based on the development of a unique, currently patented technology, to prepare other purely hybrid organosilane nanofibers using the acid-catalysed sol-gel method. The choice of suitable precursors will be subjected to their specific properties for given tissue engineering applications. The aim of this project is to prepare conductive nanofiber scaffolds designed for the field of neuroregenerative medicine.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2022-4059
Leader
Ing. Johana Kulhánková
Přihláška vynálezu I

Patent application – reimbursement of costs – A method of producing a linear nanofibrous structure in an alternating electric field, a device for performing this method and a device for producing a nanofibrous thread.

Period
09. 06. 2022 – 31. 08. 2025
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/05/22_004/0001405
Leader
doc. Ing. Martin Bílek, Ph.D.
Přihláška vynálezu II

Patent application – reimbursement of costs – Method of spinning a polymer solution or melt using alternating electric voltage and a device for performing the method (EP Application)

Period
03. 05. 2023 – 31. 08. 2025
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/05/22_004/0002566
Leader
doc. Ing. Martin Bílek, Ph.D.
Přihláška vynálezu III

Patent application – reimbursement of costs – Method of producing a linear nanofibrous structure in an alternating current (AC) electric field from a polymer solution or polymer melt, and a device for performing the method

Period
02. 09. 2022 – 31. 08. 2025
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/05/22_004/0002690
Leader
doc. Ing. Martin Bílek, 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.
Production of glass components from recycled glass by sintering technology using extrusion, cutting, forming and machining of semi-finished products

The main objective is to develop and introduce into industrial production an innovative technology for the production of glass components from recycled glass (glass waste) by sintering and to create conditions for the expansion of the applicant’s product range not only in the field of glass jewellery, but also in the construction segment (tiles) and in the segment of new glass components. The implementation of the project will enable the use of recyclates of different chemical composition, but also to implement a new and unique process using the technology of extrusion, forming, cutting and machining of semi-finished products for sintering. Another sub-objective is the use of Industry 4.0 principles and the realisation of supply chain interconnection through the transfer of customer data.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW10010386
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
Production of glass components from recycled glass by sintering technology using extrusion, cutting, forming and machining of semi-finished products

The main objective is to develop and introduce into industrial production an innovative technology for the production of glass components from recycled glass (glass waste) by sintering and to create conditions for the expansion of the applicant’s product range not only in the field of glass jewellery, but also in the construction segment (tiles) and in the segment of new glass components. The implementation of the project will enable the use of recyclates of different chemical composition, but also to implement a new and unique process using the technology of extrusion, forming, cutting and machining of semi-finished products for sintering. Another sub-objective is the use of Industry 4.0 principles and the realisation of supply chain interconnection through the transfer of customer data.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW10010386
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
Reducing Heavy Metal Pollution in Agriculture “Metallica”

The main objective of the “Metallica” project is to initiate cooperation between Dr. Haneklaus and his team from UWK on the topic “reducting heavy metal pollution in agriculture. Results of the projet will be to submit (at least) two joint journal papers to authoritative peer-reviewed journals such as to Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Q1-Journal, Impact Factor 5.052) as well as Bioresource Technology (Q1-Journal, Impact Factor 11.889). Besides, we will apply for larger follow-up funding that would allow us to conduct additional cutting-edge research.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
8J24AT037
Leader
dr hab. Ing. Stanislaw Witold Waclawek, 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 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 new applications of fibrous materials with functional properties

The project’s primary goal is to research and develop fibrous materials with functional properties produced by the magnetron deposition of antimicrobial coatings on fibrous materials. The primary purpose of R&D activities will be to design and implement technical means – technology for the deposition of metals on fibrous materials. Functional models of deposition systems will be created, which will enable semi-operational production (Low Volume Deposition System) and, subsequently also industrial production (Large Volume Deposition System). Furthermore, the R&D of new progressive fibrous materials improved with the functional coatings (antimicrobial or with other functional properties) will be carried out in a vacuum deposition system by the means of magnetron sputtering in the inert gas.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010192
Leader
doc. Mgr. Irena Šlamborová, Ph.D.
Research and development of new applications of fibrous materials with functional properties – VZ

The project’s primary goal is to research and develop fibrous materials with functional properties produced by the magnetron deposition of antimicrobial coatings on fibrous materials. The primary purpose of R&D activities will be to design and implement technical means – technology for the deposition of metals on fibrous materials. Functional models of deposition systems will be created, which will enable semi-operational production (Low Volume Deposition System) and, subsequently also industrial production (Large Volume Deposition System). Furthermore, the R&D of new progressive fibrous materials improved with the functional coatings (antimicrobial or with other functional properties) will be carried out in a vacuum deposition system by the means of magnetron sputtering in the inert gas.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010192
Leader
doc. Mgr. Irena Šlamborová, 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 special textiles for protection in emergency and crisis situations “TexPrevent”

The aim of the project will be research and development of special protective clothing with antibacterial and antiviral effects for pandemic situations for the public. Protective clothing will be solved in the application of nanofibers on a textile substrate with additives antiviral and antibacterial, next based on special fibers with antiviral and antibacterial effects and fibers that absorb UV radiation. For temperature monitoring and monitoring the amount of UV radiation, wearable electronics will be integrated into Smart clothing, It will enable the use of the latest technological possibilities in the field of telemedicine to improve the care of the population in emergency situations. The smart application will have NFC tags for sophisticated maintenance and use.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010021
Leader
doc. Ing. Antonín Havelka, CSc.
Research and development of special textiles for protection in emergency and crisis situations “TexPrevent” – NZ

The aim of the project will be research and development of special protective clothing with antibacterial and antiviral effects for pandemic situations for the public. Protective clothing will be solved in the application of nanofibers on a textile substrate with additives antiviral and antibacterial, next based on special fibers with antiviral and antibacterial effects and fibers that absorb UV radiation. For temperature monitoring and monitoring the amount of UV radiation, wearable electronics will be integrated into Smart clothing, It will enable the use of the latest technological possibilities in the field of telemedicine to improve the care of the population in emergency situations. The smart application will have NFC tags for sophisticated maintenance and use.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW06010021
Leader
doc. Ing. Antonín Havelka, CSc.
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 rheological properties of silica matter for robotic 3D printing

3D printing technology is a current perspective trend. Printers for plastics and metals dominate in industry, however, 3D printing of silica and ceramic materials still remains a challenge. The presented project will focus on research of new silica matters applicable to robocasting (robotic 3D printing technology). Initially, the rheological properties of silica matter and appropriate viscosity will be tested. These findings will be used as input data for numerical modeling of the flow of extruded matter. The second part of the project will deal with the practical verification of the numerical model with use of robocasting, simultaneously input parameters of extrusion will be fined (flow properties of extruded matter, flow velocity, robot velocity, and robot trajectory definition).

Period
01. 03. 2023 – 30. 11. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-5393
Leader
doc. Ing. Vlastimil Hotař, 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 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.
Secular trends in physical fitness among youth: 100 years anniversary of the first nationwide testing in the territory of Czechoslovakia

In 2023, exactly 100 years will pass since the first nationwide testing of the physical fitness level among youth in the territory of the former Czechoslovakia. In the context of this completely unique and unrepeatable opportunity, the main goal of the project will be to determine objectively measured secular trends in physical fitness among 11-19-year-old individuals in our countries. The research investigation will be carried out in accordance with the contemporary methodology from 1923. The research sample will be selected on the basis of the original historical list of measured schools. Among the research methods will be both anthropometric measurements and motor tests. The results will contribute, among other things, to the accurate determination of evidence-based long-term physical fitness trends among our young population, as well as to the increase of professional and general public awareness in this issue.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2023-4397
Leader
Mgr. Lukáš Rubín, Ph.D.
Special carbon fillers for fibrous composites

The project will focus on using two kinds of expanded graphite (EG) as filler material to enhance the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of polymers as possible matrices for composite and textile applications. The use of EG as filler material is expected to be more economical and effective than using graphene or graphite to achieve the same properties. Polymer matrices such as PVA, HDPE, EPOXY and geopolymers will be used. The aim of the project is to improve the forementioned polymer matrices by using the EG filler particles to form a composite and finally to produce a fibrous material with improved mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. EG is graphite which is exfoliated by either sulfuric or nitric acid and heated to 900 °C. The properties of the two kinds of EG fillers are expected to differ from each due to the different methods of graphite exfoliation used to produce them resulting in non-carbon elements present in their chemical composition. This is expected to contribute to a difference in measured composite properties because each kind of EG filler should interact differently with the polymer matrix. Very little is currently understood about the effects which non-carbon elements in EG has on the final properties of a composite system. There is an existing industry for expanded graphite in the Czech Republic thus the project will be of some domestic interest.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-6384
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Study of cell interaction with polymeric fibrous material

The presented project is focused on the development of a new test system made of polymeric microfibers for monitoring the cell-material interaction, where it is possible to monitor living cells overtime on the tested materials. The advantage of this method is the absence of influencing the cell line with other chemicals and the possibility of continuous monitoring of cellular behaviour at a specified location of the material. The test model is based on a fibre structure with a defined orientation prepared by fibre drawing technology (so-called drawing). This technology is based on the production of individual micro to nanofibers by mechanical drawing from a drop of polymer. The new method of in-vitro testing of cell interaction with the material will allow the observation of living cells in direct contact with fibres and thus expand the possibilities of evaluating materials intended for tissue engineering.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2022-4090
Leader
Ing. Šárka Hauzerová
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. 05. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
2021-1-PL01-KA220-HED-000032201
Leader
Ing. Jana Drašarová, Ph.D.
Sustainable Remediation of Radionuclide Impacts on Land and Critical Materials Recovery

The project “Sustainable Remediation of Radionuclide Impacts on Land and Critical Materials Recovery (SURRI)” aims to establish a multinational shared research agenda and project pipeline for addressing the challenges radionuclides pose to land remediation and materials recovery, with a particular focus on rare earth elements (REE) and other critical elements, in order to facilitate more efficient cycling and management of water, soil and material resources. The topic is highly relevant to facilitating the circular use of land, water and several key materials. Investigating the mitigation of radionuclide problems has been rather a “Cinderella” subject for land and waste management research, where the focus has been on organic and inorganic chemical contamination. However, radionuclides present widespread and difficult problems for Society at large and achieving the “Green Deal” in particular. The research concept is based on the integration of electrochemical and microbiological interventions, which can be applied, in-situ or ex-situ, to provide new tools to unlock the remediation of radionuclide affected sites, and facilitate the recovery of material resources from radionuclide-impacted wastes, and so reduce reliance on virgin (and non-EU) sources. The project is coordinated by the Technical university of Liberec (TUL, CZ) with the participation of the University of Grenada (Sp) and University of Southampton (UK). The two internationally leading partners in the field will help TUL to reach five specific objectives – to advance its research excellence in radionuclide impact mitigation, to develop a shared research vision and supporting research agenda for a virtual R&I centre, to raise the research profile of TUL staff, and to develop an international network of supporters, contributors and participants in the proposed virtual centre.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101079345
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Sustainable Remediation of Radionuclide Impacts on Land and Critical Materials Recovery

The project “Sustainable Remediation of Radionuclide Impacts on Land and Critical Materials Recovery (SURRI)” aims to establish a multinational shared research agenda and project pipeline for addressing the challenges radionuclides pose to land remediation and materials recovery, with a particular focus on rare earth elements (REE) and other critical elements, in order to facilitate more efficient cycling and management of water, soil and material resources. The topic is highly relevant to facilitating the circular use of land, water and several key materials. Investigating the mitigation of radionuclide problems has been rather a “Cinderella” subject for land and waste management research, where the focus has been on organic and inorganic chemical contamination. However, radionuclides present widespread and difficult problems for Society at large and achieving the “Green Deal” in particular. The research concept is based on the integration of electrochemical and microbiological interventions, which can be applied, in-situ or ex-situ, to provide new tools to unlock the remediation of radionuclide affected sites, and facilitate the recovery of material resources from radionuclide-impacted wastes, and so reduce reliance on virgin (and non-EU) sources. The project is coordinated by the Technical university of Liberec (TUL, CZ) with the participation of the University of Grenada (Sp) and University of Southampton (UK). The two internationally leading partners in the field will help TUL to reach five specific objectives – to advance its research excellence in radionuclide impact mitigation, to develop a shared research vision and supporting research agenda for a virtual R&I centre, to raise the research profile of TUL staff, and to develop an international network of supporters, contributors and participants in the proposed virtual centre.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101079345
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Systém pro kontinuální monitoring vadózní zóny a predikci hladiny vody v hlubokých kolektorech

The goal of the project is to use the existing extensive measuring infrastructure at the Uhelná location to develop a forecast system for groundwater levels applicable in the longer term to other locations in the Czech Republic. The research goal is to explain significant drops in groundwater levels in the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin. A partial goal is the installation of continuous monitoring of the vadose zone: measurement of soil moisture profiles at selected points, and measurement of the water content in the deep vadose zone. Crucial are numerical models: a surface model including runoff, infiltration, and evapo-transpiration; a 3D model of the deep vadose zone and the upper part of the phreatic zone. For the data assimilation and learning of the models the Kalman filter will be used.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
SS06010280
Leader
doc. Mgr. Jan Březina, Ph.D.
Technologie průběžné povrchové funkcionalizace pro zvýšení adheze jednotlivých vrstev materiálu vytvářeného 3D tiskem

The main goal of the sub-project is to create a prototype of a printhead for 3D printers of the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) type, which will include an additional device based on the principle of continuous plasma activation of the printed area or aerosol application of the primer.

Period
01. 07. 2023 – 30. 06. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000033/DP59
Leader
Ing. Karolína Voleská, 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.
Technology for the continuous production of multi-layer nanofibrous composite material using the AC electrospinning

The project is focused on the research and development of a new technology for the continuous production of multi-layer nanofibrous composite material and on the development of laboratory equipment implementing this technology, whereby multi-layer/sandwich materials will be composed of different nanofibrous layers or their combinations. The principle of production of these materials will be based on a new method of spinning polymer solutions by the effect of an alternating electric field (AC electrospinning). The project is also focused on research and development of multilayer/sandwich nanofibrous materials, which find significant technical, medical and bioengineering applications.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000018/015
Website
www.kts.tul.cz
Leader
doc. Ing. Jan Valtera, Ph.D.
Technology for the elimination of disinfection by-products enabling recycling of washing waters from sand filters in swimming pools

The project aims at research and development in the field of recycling technologies for washing water from sand filters in swimming pools with an emphasis on the issue of the possible accumulation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), which can represent a potential health risk. A filter based on an innovative sorption material (surface-modified carbon nanotubes) will be developed, which will effectively eliminate the monitored DBPs. The filter will be designed as part of the washing water recycling technology. The output from the technology will be usable as dilution water, i.e. it will meet the indicators for drinking water according to Decree No. 252/2004 Coll. and at the same time it will effectively eliminate selected DBPs. The technology will be semi-operationally verified in the real operation of the swimming pool.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TQ03000388
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Technology for the elimination of disinfection by-products enabling recycling of washing waters from sand filters in swimming pools – VZ

The project aims at research and development in the field of recycling technologies for washing water from sand filters in swimming pools with an emphasis on the issue of the possible accumulation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), which can represent a potential health risk. A filter based on an innovative sorption material (surface-modified carbon nanotubes) will be developed, which will effectively eliminate the monitored DBPs. The filter will be designed as part of the washing water recycling technology. The output from the technology will be usable as dilution water, i.e. it will meet the indicators for drinking water according to Decree No. 252/2004 Coll. and at the same time it will effectively eliminate selected DBPs. The technology will be semi-operationally verified in the real operation of the swimming pool.

Period
01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TQ03000388
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Textile-derived microplastics in aquatic ecosystems: identification, characterizations, and effect assessment

One of the most serious long-term environmental problems is the presence of microplastics in the air and in all types of water around the world, which is constantly increasing. In addition to chronic effects on the humans, microplastics also have a negative effect on microbial communities, zooplankton, fish, birds, and aquatic macrophytes, with toxicity being influenced by the shape, size, and chemistry of the materials. Common fibrous microplastics are mostly based on polyolefins, which usually float on water due to their low density. However, in surface waters, a significant proportion of microplastics (>30%) is made up of fiber fragments released from textile products mostly made of polymers with a higher density. These microplastics include particles released from synthetic fibers and fibers based on natural polymers, which are relatively stiff and resistant to degradation. Because textile fiber microplastics have different chemical composition due to the substances used in dyeing and chemical treatment of textiles, more toxic decomposition products and much more difficult elimination from the environment can be expected. A large amount of textile fibers enters the aquatic environment during textile production and the first three washing cycles. These fibers will likely have a completely different effect on organisms than fibers released into the environment by slow weathering. There is a surprising lack of information about this phenomenon, which is why research on it is a key part of the proposed project. Currently, there is also a strong emphasis on recycling textiles, including those containing synthetic polymers. However, very little is known about the potential risks associated with the increased release of fibrous microplastics from recycled textiles. Fibrous microplastics can also be vectors for the transport of dangerous substances such as antibiotics or perfluoroalkyl chemical substances (PFAS). Then, they can be rereleased when the physical and chemical conditions of the environment change. We therefore want to pay increased attention to this issue. The project is generally focused on a comprehensive study of problems related to the occurrence of textile fiber microplastics in aquatic ecosystems. The project team on both the Czech and American sides will therefore mainly deal with: Separating fibrous microplastics from surface water and sediment samples, analyzing their occurrence, geometry, morphology, and chemical composition and determining which are textile microplastics and which microplastics are dominant. Creating fibrous microplastics (the dominant types) in the textile production process and simulating the generation of microplastics by mechanical separation. Analyzing mechanical manifestations from the creating of microplastics. Studying the adsorption/desorption of common antibiotics and PFAS in textile microplastics. Studying the specific effects of different types of textile microplastics, including fibers from recycled materials, on aquatic organisms (bacteria, green algae, aquatic macrophytes, pearl oysters, and fish). Risks assessment for the subsurface freshwater environment

Period
01. 03. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LUAUS23054
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
The impact of post-war population movements on Czech-Polish cross-border cooperation

In our project, we are going to study the impact of both forced and voluntary population transfers, which occured after the end of World War II, on the Czech-Polish cross-border cooperation. These transfers caused a significant change in the composition of the population of Czech-Polish borderland and caused actually a “twofold borderland”: the original Germanspeaking population was forced to leave territories of both Czechoslovakia and Poland in the western part of the mutual border – which is the entire length of the border between Bohumín /Chalupki and Czech-Polish-German trilateral border. The very eastern part of the border between Bohumín/Chalupki and the Czech-Polish-Slovak trilateral border is in a different situation, as the population change was not so major there. We are going to identify the impacts of these changes on the mutual cross-border co-operation on the entire length of the border. We will verify the hypothesis expecting the more profound integration in the eastern part of the border.

Period
01. 03. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
23-04226L
Website
https://gacr.cz/vyhlaseni-soutezi-pro-rok-2023/
Leader
RNDr. Artur Boháč, 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
The Initiation of Sustainable Energy Community for the City of Liberec

The city of Liberec is the only Czech city selected among the 100 Climate neutral and smart cities. This project is one of the city’s activities on the trajectory to achieve the declared mission. It focuses on the systematic preparation of the initiation of the sustainable Energy Community Liberec which will require systemic changes in the city of Liberec. Initiation of the Energy CommunityEnergy Community Liberec can serve as a tool to strengthen the engagement of citizens and stakeholders in climate change issues and at the same time promote increased use of renewable energy that will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The systematic approach consists of a series of interlinked activities in the energy and transport emission domains. In addition to energy, which has a clear link to the emergence of the Energy Community Liberec, transport was chosen. In the transport emission domain, pilot activities will focus on the preparation of a roadmap for the development of infrastructure for transport electrification. In addition to the necessary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, transport electrification will imply higher demand on the distribution grid and electricity consumption. At the same time its flexibility potential related to energy storage associated with the development of E-mobility can be exploited. One of the issues being explored are the possibilities of linking e-mobility and community energy development, tailored to the city of Liberec. The project will focus on technical issues (mapping technologies both on the consumption and production side and how to overcome the barriers to implement them, roadmap for the development of transport electrification), contractual issues (how to build the contractual relationships within the community), and especially on the side of communication with potential stakeholders and members of the Energy Community Liberec. Much attention will be paid to gathering stakeholder feedback and building a communication platform that will target potential community members and the wider public. The project also aims to initiate the formation of the Energy Community Liberec itself. Pilot activities aim to address several issues: i) low level of renewable energy sources, ii) insufficient/missing electrification of transport vehicles in terms of private, public and freight transport, iii) insufficient communication and cooperation among all stakeholders, iv) need of social, systemic innovation contributing to behavioral change (new governance model) in the city to initiate the Energy Community Liberec development. The aim of the project is to establish a long-term relationship between the city and the Technical University of Liberec in order to apply and disseminate innovative approaches from the academic sector and, on the other hand, to get feedback on the city’s activities from the academic sector.

Period
01. 03. 2023 – 31. 03. 2025
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101036519
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
The Initiation of Sustainable Energy Community for the City of Liberec

The city of Liberec is the only Czech city selected among the 100 Climate neutral and smart cities. This project is one of the city’s activities on the trajectory to achieve the declared mission. It focuses on the systematic preparation of the initiation of the sustainable Energy Community Liberec which will require systemic changes in the city of Liberec. Initiation of the Energy CommunityEnergy Community Liberec can serve as a tool to strengthen the engagement of citizens and stakeholders in climate change issues and at the same time promote increased use of renewable energy that will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The systematic approach consists of a series of interlinked activities in the energy and transport emission domains. In addition to energy, which has a clear link to the emergence of the Energy Community Liberec, transport was chosen. In the transport emission domain, pilot activities will focus on the preparation of a roadmap for the development of infrastructure for transport electrification. In addition to the necessary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, transport electrification will imply higher demand on the distribution grid and electricity consumption. At the same time its flexibility potential related to energy storage associated with the development of E-mobility can be exploited. One of the issues being explored are the possibilities of linking e-mobility and community energy development, tailored to the city of Liberec. The project will focus on technical issues (mapping technologies both on the consumption and production side and how to overcome the barriers to implement them, roadmap for the development of transport electrification), contractual issues (how to build the contractual relationships within the community), and especially on the side of communication with potential stakeholders and members of the Energy Community Liberec. Much attention will be paid to gathering stakeholder feedback and building a communication platform that will target potential community members and the wider public. The project also aims to initiate the formation of the Energy Community Liberec itself. Pilot activities aim to address several issues: i) low level of renewable energy sources, ii) insufficient/missing electrification of transport vehicles in terms of private, public and freight transport, iii) insufficient communication and cooperation among all stakeholders, iv) need of social, systemic innovation contributing to behavioral change (new governance model) in the city to initiate the Energy Community Liberec development. The aim of the project is to establish a long-term relationship between the city and the Technical University of Liberec in order to apply and disseminate innovative approaches from the academic sector and, on the other hand, to get feedback on the city’s activities from the academic sector.

Period
01. 03. 2023 – 31. 03. 2025
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101036519
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
The Mechanism of Algae, Bacteria and Fungi Allies in Bio-based Plastic Degradation and the Potential Involved Enzymes

Plastic waste has been becoming a growing threat to the environment and society. An urgent solution to this requires innovative approaches. As most plastics are made from fossil fuel, eco-friendlier material, named bio-based plastics, made fully or partially from renewable sources, have been introduced and expected to be more biodegradable. Profound research has reported the involvement of microorganisms or enzymes in the biodegradation of synthetic plastics leading to a possible development of biological treatment technology for plastic waste. However, a single organism has been approached, not a complex symbiosis of microbial consortiums such as algae, bacteria, and fungi. Our preliminary study showed that fungi and bacteria were present in the generated biofilm on bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) during its incubation in algal culture. Therefore, in this project, the possibility of them making an ally to degrade plastics will be investigated and the enzymes involved in biodegradation will be identified. Single bacteria and fungi will be isolated from algal biofilm. Each isolated microorganism will be determined using Sanger sequencing and cultured separately with the addition of plastics to see which one is playing a role in the degradation of the plastics. Protein characterization techniques will be applied to characterize the enzymes and the degraded products will be identified using chromatography analysis. By combining the data of enzymes and their degradation products, the mechanism and pathway of plastic degradation will be then constructed.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-3372
Leader
Marlita Marlita, M.Sc.
Transformational learning network for resilience-Enabling Ukrainian Higher Education to ensure a sustainable and robust reconstruction of post war Ukraine

The main objective is to strengthen the social and political leadership role of Ukrainian universities in order to support a sustainable transformation of Ukraine. An established inter- and transdisciplinary educational network will foster innovative approaches in teaching and applied research and support Ukrainian universities on their way to sustainable university management. In addition, students will be empowered to act as change agents for sustainable and risk-aware development.

Period
01. 09. 2023 – 30. 08. 2025
Zdroj
EUK
Code
2023-1-DE01-K220-HED-000157119
Website
www.hnee.de
Leader
Ing. Katarzyna Ewa Buczkowska, Ph.D.
Upgrade and modernization of larfe research infrastructure “Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for protection of the environment and sustainable future”.

The main objective of the project is to modernize the current NanoEnviCz VVI and maintain its functionality and flexibility in the range of services and expertise provided. For this purpose, 6 new instruments are to be purchased to completely replace the obsolete instruments, which are, however, necessary for the continued functioning of the VVI. These are mainly techniques for the characterisation of synthesised and studied nanomaterials. These techniques are offered and used in the widest range of services offered and have the highest number of requests for use in user projects.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.01.01/00/23_015/0008171
Leader
doc. RNDr. Michal Řezanka, Ph.D.
Visegrad Fund_Lukowiec_Waclawek

The Lump Sum related to research mobility of Andrzej Lokowic at CXI.

Period
01. 09. 2023 – 30. 06. 2024
Zdroj
Visegradské fondy
Code
52310658
Leader
dr hab. Ing. Stanislaw Witold Waclawek, Ph.D.
Vliv mikroorganismů na beton z nízkým pH v Hlubinném Úložišti

Concrete, bentonite and steel are materials mostly used in civil engineering. With their unique properties, they are candidate materials for the main components of engineered barrier systems for high-level waste repositories. Multiple studies have described the chemical and mechanical interactions of concrete in this extremely harsh environment. However, the interaction from the biogeochemical point of view, and especially the role of microorganisms in these processes, is not fully understood. Previously published data and results of our recent projects showed the involvement of microorganisms (fungi and/or bacteria) in many processes influencing the long-term stability of these materials. In this project, we would like to focus on the interaction between fungi and bacteria and how they can affect to the durability of low-pH concrete. Studying microbial and fungal communities coexisting in an aerobic biofilm may give us a deeper understanding of their mutual relationship as well as their incidence in the surrounding environment.

Period
01. 02. 2024 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2024-3485
Leader
Dúc Trung Lé
Vývoj biodegradabilních vlákenných nosičů pro dermokosmetické aplikace

The goal of the project is the development and testing of nanofiber cosmetic masks. A significant innovation compared to existing solutions will be the carrier nanofibrous material based on chitosan. This biocompatible, biodegradable and nanofibrous material is widely used in medical applications and ensures good user properties of nanofibers. It has been confirmed that its application in dermatology does not cause skin irritation and promotes its healing. A significant benefit compared to face masks based on synthetic nanofibers is the biodegradability of chitosan and at the same time its extraction from secondary raw materials (waste from the fishing industry).

Period
01. 10. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000959
Leader
Ing. Miroslava Rysová, Ph.D.
Vývoj biodegradabilních vlákenných nosičů pro dermokosmetické aplikace

The goal of the project is the development and testing of nanofiber cosmetic masks. A significant innovation compared to existing solutions will be the carrier nanofibrous material based on chitosan. This biocompatible, biodegradable and nanofibrous material is widely used in medical applications and ensures good user properties of nanofibers. It has been confirmed that its application in dermatology does not cause skin irritation and promotes its healing. A significant benefit compared to face masks based on synthetic nanofibers is the biodegradability of chitosan and at the same time its extraction from secondary raw materials (waste from the fishing industry).

Period
01. 10. 2023 – 31. 12. 2026
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/01/22_002/0000959
Leader
Ing. Miroslava Rysová, Ph.D.
Vývoj pokročilé technologie pro odstraňování léčiv a dalších mikropolutantů z odpadních vod produkovaných zdravotnickými zařízeními

The goal is to develop an effective hybrid wastewater treatment technology (physical-chemical; biological separation) that will remove drugs, their metabolites, and other micropollutants causing environmental contamination from concentrated wastewater produced by medical facilities. For this purpose, heterogeneous catalysis and subsequent purification of decomposed products in the biofilm system will be primarily tested. Attention will also be focused on the sorption system, which should mainly serve as an insurance element of the comprehensive technology. The goal is to create a hybrid solution that, with its construction and concept, becomes easily accessible and applicable to a wide range of operators of sewage treatment infrastructure without representing an extreme economic burden.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
SS06020091
Leader
Ing. Karel Havlíček, Ph.D.
Vývoj pokročilé technologie pro odstraňování léčiv a dalších mikropolutantů z odpadních vod produkovaných zdravotnickými zařízeními – VZ

The goal is to develop an effective hybrid wastewater treatment technology (physical-chemical; biological separation) that will remove drugs, their metabolites, and other micropollutants causing environmental contamination from concentrated wastewater produced by medical facilities. For this purpose, heterogeneous catalysis and subsequent purification of decomposed products in the biofilm system will be primarily tested. Attention will also be focused on the sorption system, which should mainly serve as an insurance element of the comprehensive technology. The goal is to create a hybrid solution that, with its construction and concept, becomes easily accessible and applicable to a wide range of operators of sewage treatment infrastructure without representing an extreme economic burden.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
SS06020091
Leader
Ing. Karel Havlíček, Ph.D.
Výzkum a vývoj tvarových forem z materiálu H-13 a HEATVAR pro tlakové lití hliníkových slitin při aplikaci moderních technologií aditivní výroby, tepelného zpracování, povrchových úprav a numerických simulací – NZ

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.
Výzkum pokročilých materiálů a aplikace strojového učení v oblasti řízení a modelování mechanických systémů

In the field of advanced materials, there will be provided research of complex porous structured materials beginning with the design of its structure, through FEM modeling of mechanical properties to confrontation with the experimental results. Furthermore, experimental and numerical investigation of viscose reinforced composite materials as well as smart and composite materials whose thermomechanical properties can be changed deliberately by acting of external stimuli like temperature, light, humidity, pH, pressure, electric or magnetic fields. In the area of machine learning, we will investigate the control of the multiple degrees-of-freedom mechanical systems – theoretically and experimentally. The possibility of substitution of a mathematical model of the dynamical system by an artificial neural network will be assessed as well.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2022-5072
Leader
prof. Ing. Iva Petríková, 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.
Water Resources Management in Visitor Attractions – FIT4USE Water Recirculation Technology

The basic environmental problem of self-managed visitor facilities (such as zoos, parks, botanical gardens, sports and entertainment facilities, etc.) is the general lack of usable water (UV) of a quality corresponding to actual needs. This leads to a high consumption of potable water (PV), which is of unnecessarily high quality. Reduction to elimination of PV consumption will be demonstrated as a primary outcome of the proposed project. The optimal solution is to reuse less polluted wastewater (WW) together with another environmental problem – increasing water retention in the landscape by recharging groundwater (GW) and surface water (SW) resources. The project will also result in a reduction of the carbon footprint by using nature-based, low-cost water treatment systems and by increasing the carbon cycle from OV within the zoo and reducing emissions in the form of OV. These issues are more or less pan-European. The project solutions are primarily targeted at zoo type visitor centres. However, the conceptual measures developed within the overall water management cycle will be easily generalisable and transferable to sports and entertainment venues, parks, botanical gardens, etc.

Period
01. 09. 2023 – 28. 02. 2027
Zdroj
EUK
Code
101114509
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
Webová aplikace pro přístup k a správu CESNET S3 pomocí federační identity, S3Point

The goal of the project is to design a way of managing data on S3 that can be done by a normal user without knowledge of the CLI, programming language, or the need to configure a third-party tool. The design will consider the academic world’s specific requirements, existing e-infrastructure, and FAIR principles. This solution will bring alternative access to S3 using only federated identity but fully compliant with other access methods as access rights will be escaped down to the repository level, and AAI e-Infra will be used. This will make S3 a tool for users to easily store all research data.

Period
18. 07. 2023 – 18. 04. 2024
Zdroj
CESNET
Code
718/2023
Leader
Ing. Jan Kočí
Webová aplikace pro přístup k a správu CESNET S3 pomocí federační identity, S3Point

The goal of the project is to design a way of managing data on S3 that can be done by a normal user without knowledge of the CLI, programming language, or the need to configure a third-party tool. The design will consider the academic world’s specific requirements, existing e-infrastructure, and FAIR principles. This solution will bring alternative access to S3 using only federated identity but fully compliant with other access methods as access rights will be escaped down to the repository level, and AAI e-Infra will be used. This will make S3 a tool for users to easily store all research data.

Period
19. 07. 2023 – 31. 03. 2024
Zdroj
CESNET
Code
718/2023
Leader
Ing. Jan Kočí
Webová aplikace pro přístup k a správu CESNET S3 pomocí federační identity, S3Point – NZ

The goal of the project is to design a way of managing data on S3 that can be done by a normal user without knowledge of the CLI, programming language, or the need to configure a third-party tool. The design will consider the academic world’s specific requirements, existing e-infrastructure, and FAIR principles. This solution will bring alternative access to S3 using only federated identity but fully compliant with other access methods as access rights will be escaped down to the repository level, and AAI e-Infra will be used. This will make S3 a tool for users to easily store all research data.

Period
18. 07. 2023 – 18. 04. 2024
Zdroj
CESNET
Code
718/2023
Leader
Ing. Jan Kočí
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.