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A Child in Times of Need and Hope. Overcoming the hardships of war, epidemics and social, psychological and physical handicaps of children and youth – an international conference

The aim of the project is to organize a professional conference (A Child in Times of Need and Hope. Overcoming the hardships of war, epidemics and social, psychological and physical handicaps of children and youth) and conducting discussion and analysis on the impact of wars, epidemics on education and education, on efforts to overcome physical, psychological, social handicaps in the processes of education, upbringing and everyday socialization of children and youth. The aim is to organize a conference, to lead a broader dialogue that will have implications for the conduct of university teaching in Czech, German, and European universities that prepare teachers, teachers, educators for today’s complicated world. Another goal after the project (the conference itself) is the publication of a joint journal issue of Historia scholastica, (ISSN 2336-680X online; 1804-4913 print) an international journal focused on cultural-historical and historical-pedagogical analysis of educational issues. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Period
21. 03. 2023 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
Česko-německý fond budoucnosti
Code
4-23-13158
Leader
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Kasper, Ph.D.
Academix discussion evenings_veřejné zdroje

A series of discussion evenings (and not only) on new book titles from art, fine literature to the popularization of science – from the natural sciences to the humanities – reflecting the current issues of our time. The event is organized by the Department of Philosophy of the Technical University of Liberec, which participates in publishing the Academix magazine (chief editor and publisher Michal Trčka), in cooperation with the Fryč Bookstore and antiquarian, while this particular project will follow on from the literary evenings that took place in 2022 and were supported by the Liberec Region. The periodicity of the discussions will be linked to the publication of individual issues of the Academix magazine. The event will take place primarily in the premises of the Fryč Bookstore and secondhand bookshop. At the same time, we will aim to create rather non-traditional discussion evenings this time, the discussions will also include contributions from Liberec artists, musicians and theater artists. For each event, we will also collaborate with one artist who will create an original poster illustration for the event. The output of the events will be a video shared on the social networks of all activity partners. In addition to four discussion evenings, we are also planning one workshop for (future) teachers, which will take place at the Technical University in Liberec.

Period
01. 03. 2023 – 15. 12. 2023
Zdroj
KÚLK
Code
OLP/1077/2023
Website
https://dotace.kraj-lbc.cz/kultura/7-1-kulturni-aktivity-v-libereckem-kraji-2023-d455528.htm
Leader
Mgr. Michal Trčka, Ph.D.
Academix revue_SML

The Academix Review was created in the absence of a similar domestic independent periodical focused primarily on the genre of the essay, which would be devoted to discussion and review essays and the popularization of ideas from the social to the natural sciences. The space of the periodical serves as a platform for the meeting and clash of diverse currents of opinion, for open impartial discussion, but also for reflection on the findings of scientific, social science and humanities research. The aim is to publish only texts of a high professional and literary standard, timeless reflection of the current issues of our time instead of fast journalism, for those who are not afraid to read and think. The journal offers a diverse mix of personalities, unique to each issue. The content is intergenerational, both author-wise (space for emerging and established writers), reader-wise (content for readers of different age groups), and theme/format-wise (finding forms for inter/generational perspectives). In addition to the quality of content, we focus on quality graphic design and typography, as well as working with at least one illustrator for each issue. Each issue focuses on one specific theme, this year: freedom of speech; civilizational threats; social metabolism; future technologies. The key theme is then viewed from different perspectives, described in a variety of contexts and themes that intersect with each other. The quarterly publishes primarily original texts by domestic authors, with authors from Liberec represented in each issue.

Period
01. 04. 2023 – 15. 12. 2023
Zdroj
SML
Code
DS202301283
Website
https://www.liberec.cz/cz/mesto-samosprava/granty-dotace/fondy-mesta/kulturni-fond-statutarniho-mesta-liberec.html
Leader
Mgr. Michal Trčka, 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 sensors and methods for automatic quality control of textile yarn in the spinning mill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 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.
Analysis of the Possibilities of Direct and Alternating Current Spinning of Aliphatic Polyamide Solutions

The commercial potential of nanofibrous materials produced by the electrospinning method has been steadily increasing in recent years, and its further growth can be assumed. However, the low productivity of existing production processes and equipment remains the main limiting element for the broader development of this material sector. A more profound knowledge of the essence of the spinning process conditions the increase in production speeds. Therefore, research into its fundamental principles is still relevant. Electrospinning of polymer solutions, however, represents a complicated electro-hydrodynamic event that is influenced by a large number of internal and external parameters. Still, the separation of individual parameters is often tricky, as it is limited by the presence of a strong electromagnetic field and the interconnectedness of individual variables, e.g. electric field intensity – the geometry of the spinning device, polymer – solvent or polymer concentration – average molecular weight of the polymer – viscosity of the solution. It is, therefore, advisable to simplify the test system as much as possible for studies of the behaviour of polymer solutions during spinning. One convenient simplification may be using chemically related polymers whose structure changes in a defined and gradual manner while being soluble and electrospinnable from a single solvent system. In the previous work of the project proponent and the team of authors, it was demonstrated that such a system is represented by aliphatic polyamides (PA) dissolved in a mixture of formic acid and dichloromethane. Aliphatic polyamides form an extended group of synthetic thermoplastic, usually semi-crystalline polymers, used in many branches of industry. Their advantages include good mechanical properties, chemical and thermal stability, abrasion resistance and workability. The most common representatives of typical electrospun polyamides are PA 6 and PA 66. However, the amount of aliphatic polyamides is broader, which, in connection with the project’s focus, allows chemically related polymers to be electrospun while leaving most other material and technological conditions unchanged. It enables the acquisition of valuable, more general data on the dependence between the structure of the polymer and the manifestation of its electrospinning. This project aims to investigate the properties of suitable polyamide solutions from the point of view of electrospinning as well as their physicochemical properties and especially the mentioned dependence between the chemical structure of the used polyamide and the properties of the resulting fiber structures.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-6338
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiří Chvojka, 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.
Biologically active materials for application in medical devices

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

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

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

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MZ
Code
NU20-02-00368
Leader
doc. Ing. Eva Kuželová Košťáková, Ph.D.
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. 04. 2023 – 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.
BUSkit

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

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK02000158
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
BUSkit – veřejné zdroje

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

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK02000158
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
Ceramics with sensing capabilities for high temperature applications

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

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH71020002
Leader
Ing. Mateusz Fijalkowski, Ph.D.
Change starts with people

Produce a podcast special with nationwide reach about the implementation of Strategy 2030+ in innovative schools with which the faculty collaborates on their development. Enable the emergence of instructional methodologies for the introduction of innovations through model components of the school educational program (integrated subject, derived subject, school game, project). The methodology and podcast series will enable the dissemination of Strategy 2030+ to regional education.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
MSMT-3399/2023-4
Leader
Mgr. Miroslav Slowik, Ph.D.
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.
DEFECT ANALYSIS IN OPTICAL COVERAGE USING NONLINEAR OPTICAL PHENOMENA

Optical thin films and their deposition are still a very discussed topic. Even though deposition methods are already very advanced and it is possible to estimate the properties of a given layer to a large extent in advance, the deposition process itself often produces defects in the layers that are very difficult to detect and their effect may only become apparent after a certain period of time. This is particularly the case for defects at the layer interfaces. These defects can affect both the optical and mechanical properties of thin films. A vast number of methods have been developed for thin film characterization (and defect detection), of which optical methods are an important part. The aim of this work is to use an optical nonlinear phenomenon, the so-called second harmonic generation, to detect defects in selected samples. Initially, this method will be used primarily for samples with thin films of TiO2, SiO2, and others where delamination of the layers or degradation due to laser radiation may occur. Detection of second harmonic on such samples will allow effective recognition of these imperfections long before they become apparent.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-3334
Leader
Ing. Jakub Lukeš
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 and preparation of supercapacitors and ohmic heating composites with conductive particles-based polymers

The environmentally friendly, multifunctional conductive particles-based polymers is an ideal candidate for future new electronic components, especially sensors, supercapacitors, wearable electronics and monitor fields. In this study, conductive particles-based polymer films or composites deposited by chemical modification and novel surface coating techniques such as thiol click chemistry and inkjet printing will be comprehensively investigated. Cellulose, PVA and PVDF will be incorporated into the substrate. The multifunctional conductive particles- from copper ions, graphite, graphene and its derivatives will be compared. The proposed project will be therefore focused on investigation and evaluation of the differences in chemical composition, surface structure, and electrical properties of conductive materials prepared by different methods. The optimal selection of conductive particles for ensuring the required material properties will be realized.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-6374
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, 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 glass jewelery components for circular economics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010088
Leader
doc. Ing. Klára Kalinová, Ph.D.
Development of photocatalytic self-cleaning coatings for inhibition of growth of undesirable microorganism

The project focuses on the development and testing of new coatings primarily used to protect building materials such as concrete, brick, roofing, facades, glass, or natural stone from the growth of undesirable microorganisms (bacteria, algae, mould). The inhibitory function of these coatings is based on a photocatalytic phenomenon that uses solar energy to initiate redox reactions. The sequence of redox reactions causes the decomposition of organic pollutants, and thus of unicellular organisms. The individual layers are developed with respect to the specific requirements of each material and specific application sites. For example, they take into account the increased need for abrasion resistance and hydrophobicity for roofing materials or transparency for bricks.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-3024
Leader
Ing. Michaela Petržílková
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.
Diagnostics of motor competence in pedagogical practice: identification of dyspractically endangered school age children

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

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

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

Period
01. 06. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000221
Leader
PhDr. Iva Šeflová, Ph.D.
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 – 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.
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
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.
Encapsulation of bacteriophages into nanostructures and their use in the production of special filters with antibacterial protection

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

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MV
Code
VB01000025
Leader
Ing. Jakub Hrůza, Ph.D.
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
TN02000018/15
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 Side Luminous Property of Polymer Optical Fiber-Incorporated Woven PET Fabrics By using Acetone/Methanol

As a vital part of smart textiles, luminous textiles are gaining attention for their innovation, wearability, and feasibility. Different techniques can be used to incorporate luminescence into textiles: including employing the luminous fiber fabricating the planar luminous fabrics or combining polymer optical fibers (POFs) with exterior light-emitting elements (e.g. LEDs) and so on. In particular, POFs have promising applications in textile integration, such as fashion design, safety fabrics, medical phototherapy, and wearable sensors, as they have yarn-like characteristics and can be processed into fabric weaves. Many efforts are being made to enhance the side emitting of POF-incorporated fabrics. The chemical method using various solutions such as hydrofluoric acid (HF) for GOF and organic solvents for POF was employed by different researchers for removing the POF cladding. However, it is reported that it is hard to control the etching degree for POF-incorporated fabrics by applying the organic solvent, and correspondingly it is difficult to control final side illumination. It has been observed that control of the organic solvent components could deaccelerate the etching rate and may support better control of the etching degree. In this work, different acetone/methanol mixtures are prepared, and ratios of acetone to methanol range from 0 to 100%. The acetone/methanol mixture is applied to treat POF-incorporated fabrics. The morphology, side illumination behavior, breathability, and thermal comfort of all the samples are investigated. As a result, the optimal acetone/methanol mixture to enhance the side illumination of POF-incorporated fabrics will be obtained.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-6353
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, 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. 2024
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 KA131, call 2021 – BIP

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

Period
01. 09. 2021 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2021-1-CZ01-KA131-HED-000006537
Leader
Michaela Andělová
Erasmus KA131, call 2021 – organization support

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

Period
01. 09. 2021 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
DZS
Code
2021-1-CZ01-KA131-HED-000006537
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
čekáme na smlouvu
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
Mgr. Kateřina Černá, Ph.D.
European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management – MAGIC

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

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

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

Period
01. 01. 2022 – 01. 07. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
2021-1-PL01- KA220-HED-000032141
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
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 tools for strategic investments and decision-making: analysis, valuation and implementation

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

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

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

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TUL
Code
PURE-2020-6009
Leader
Ing. Jiří Primas, Ph.D.
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.
Impact of different matrix system on selected properties of carbon filaments reinforced composites

Carbon fiber reinforced composites have superior mechanical properties. They also have many unique properties, such as high specific strength, specific stiffness, fatigue resistance, and corrosion resistance. Their remarkable light weight and excellent performance make them the material of choice for aerospace, automotive, public infrastructure, industrial equipment, medical devices, and so on. However, carbon fiber reinforced composite products necessitate highly technological inputs and operations. If the production is not done precisely, a number of issues such as pores, cracks, disordered fiber layers, and interface cracking are likely. It will have a significant impact on the product’s mechanical performance. Furthermore, due to the short curing time of the matrix system, it is extremely difficult to incorporate filler particles into the matrix system. The most common epoxy resin has a high viscosity, leading to the filler particles’ dispersion after mixing with the curing agent is also affected. An important way to improve this problem is to use a water dispersed epoxy resin matrix. This kind of matrix has a very positive effect on the infiltration of carbon fibers. Under the action of a special catalysts, the water dispersed epoxy resin matrix does not need a curing agent, and cross-linking can occur at a certain temperature. After the water evaporates, the matrix can be evenly distributed in the reinforced material structure. Thereby reducing bubbles, cracks, and other defects that affect the mechanical properties of the composite material due to uneven distribution of the matrix. On the other hand, the viscosity of the water dispersed epoxy resin matrix is lower, which is more suitable for the distribution of doping particles. In this project, the target is to optimize the selected properties of the carbon filaments reinforced composites with a water dispersed epoxy resin matrix by changing the ratio of resin to catalyst, the curing temperature, and the doping particles. The introducing of the doping particles, such as expanded graphite, graphite, and graphene will be optimized for enhancing electrical properties. The influence of ratio of resin to catalyst and curing temperature on the mechanical and thermal properties will be investigated and compared with predicted values. The developed carbon filaments reinforced composites will exhibit superior mechanical, thermal and electrical properties that fulfill higher application requirements in the automobile manufacturing and aerospace industries as potential composite materials.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-6375
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, 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.
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
04hQEF
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 technology based on constructed wetlands for treatment of pesticide contaminated waters

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

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

TUL own co-financing for LIFEPOPWAT project.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
Code
LIFE18 ENV/CZ/000374
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Inteligentní filtrace terciárního čištění odpadních vod pomocí super textilií a nano membrán

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

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010306
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Inteligentní filtrace terciárního čištění odpadních vod pomocí super textilií a nano memebrán

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

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010306
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
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.
LANDAU-WATER: Laser-assembled recyclable nanocatalysts towards degradation of antibiotics unwanted in water bodies

The current project aims to generate magnetic photocatalysts to degrade antibiotics found in water bodies, such as sulfamethoxazole (SMX). This will be done by synthesizing Bi-based magnetic nanoalloys through Reactive Laser Ablation in Liquids (RLAL); a recently explored synthesis approach that promises to fine-tune the physicochemical properties of nanoalloys. Furthermore, since the catalytic behavior of these nanoalloys will be powered by visible light, their employment as magnetically-recyclable degradation agents will offer a sustainable solution towards removing antibiotics from water. The removal of these polluting agents will help combat the empowerment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by limiting their prolonged exposure to antibiotics; thus, their strategies to evolve into superbugs – one of the incoming biggest threats for humankind.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-3008
Leader
Ondřej Havelka
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.
Membrane non-porous systems for textile applications

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

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-6069
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Modifikace ultrafiltračních membrán z dutých vláken prostřednictvím tenkých vrstev pro omezení biofoulingu

Rising international appeals for the progression of environmental engineering techniques in wastewater management to manage water supplies increase the necessity for scientific investigations to promote more efficient and economically reasonable approaches. Ultrafiltration and exploiting membranes with specific pore sizes have been widely used as a selective separation technique to produce high-quality recycled water, especially for areas struggling with a lack of ample resources. Besides, taking advantage of membranes in a bioreactor system (MBR) as a substitute for conventional secondary clarifiers (SC) can help the progression of future advanced wastewater treatment plants. Although hollow fiber membranes used for ultrafiltration are experiencing significant industrial developments, there is still a need for further modifications to interfere with the drawbacks which can hinder their widespread application. Growing foulants and adhesion of organic pollutants on the skin layer of hollow fiber membrane in the bioreactor, which leads to the blockage and lowering of the flux and functional life, can significantly threaten the progression of membranes. It is supposed that the development of the skin layer with adjusted surface energy and roughness in a nanometric scale contributes to the reduction of absorbed pollutants on the membrane surface in a similar approach that we witness in the lotus leaves. The skin-layer modified membrane will enhance antifouling properties by prohibiting the attachment of organic particles and suspended solids (SS) as well as lowering the sorption of microorganisms on the membrane surface. Accordingly, in this project, we use fluoropolymer-based and other low surface energy polymers as hollow fiber membranes. Silane-based matrix will be exploited along with selected nanoparticles on the skin layer to comparatively evaluate surface morphology and tendency to adsorb foulants. Hollow fiber membranes will be chosen among PTFE, PES, PVDF based on the characteristics like porosity, pore size, flux, and outer diameter (OD) to meet the requirement of municipal ultrafiltration. The modified layer should be well formulated to simultaneously maintain permeability and antifouling properties. Surface morphology, elemental distribution on the surface, and surface roughness of the skin-layer modified membranes will be assessed by SEM images and EDX and atomic force microscopy (AFM) device, respectively. The hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity of the surface will be analyzed by the water contact angle. Hollow fiber modules and a laboratory-scale MBR will be prepared to measure flux, permeability, TMP, and critical TMP measurements. The performance of the membrane in the process will be analyzed by COD and TP assessments on sewage water influent and permeate as well. Petri dish agar plate test will be used to evaluate the growth of bacteria on the membrane surface. Finally, quantitative evaluation of the modified membrane will be analyzed by measuring reversible fouling, Rr, irreversible fouling, Rir, total fouling, Rt and flux recovery ratio, FRR. Gaining advantages of this surface-modified hollow membrane capable us to increase the hydraulic retention time (HRT), sludge retention time (SRT), and mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) in order to intensify the biotreatment efficiency irrespective of concerning about increasing fouling ratio during MBR operation.

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-3037
Leader
Hadi Taghavian
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. 2020 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
EUK
Code
871650
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Mikeš, Ph.D.
Motor Comeptence: Characteristics and Key Factors

Motorickou kompetencí rozumíme rozvoj základních pohybových dovedností odpovídající ontogenetickému vývoji. Odborné studie ukázaly na sekulární pokles jejich úrovně doprovázený poklesem zdravotně orientované zdatnosti. Neúspěšné děti nejsou ochotné vytrvat s učením složitějších motorických úkolů a vyhýbají se činnostem, které je vystavují velké pravděpodobnosti selhání. V rámci životního stylu odmítají účast na pohybových aktivitách jak v dětství, tak později v dospělosti se všemi důsledky sedavého způsobu života. Cílem studie je analýza diagnostických prostředků pro stanovení úrovně motorické kompetence ve školním věku, který je z hlediska monitorování motorické kompetence zásadní pro včasnou detekci odchylek a případnou intervenci. Příspěvek porovnává a hodnotí možnosti užití vybraných testových baterií v českém prostředí z hlediska jejich validity, reliability a objektivity, věkového rozpětí, existence normativních kritérií a nutnosti specifických kompetencí examinátora. Klíčová slova: motorická kompetence, diagnostika, psychomotorický vývoj

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2022-4020
Leader
PhDr. Iva Šeflová, Ph.D.
Možnosti a limity sociálně a environmentálně udržitelného participativního bydlení v ČR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŽP
Code
MZP/2019/320/1471
Website
https://cxi.tul.cz/lifepopwat
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
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.
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. 09. 2023 – 30. 04. 2026
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN02000069/008
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, 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 – BUSkit – systém pro sběr, analýzu, filtrování a simulaci dat systémů přípojných prostřednictvím automobilových palubních sběrnic

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

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK02000158
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
NZ – Development of glass jewelery components for circular economics

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

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020240
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
NZ 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 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 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
Optimization and functionalization of nanofiber composite yarns for medical use

Tendons as a part of connective tissues connect muscles to bones. Following a tendon injury, a tendon rupture may occur. A ruptured tendon does not regenerate when simply immobilized. To treat the ruptured tendons, a suture material is needed to create a tendon suture. The tendon consists of collagen fibers with a hierarchical structure, which allows its flexibility. Tendon elasticity during regeneration should be supported by early rehabilitation, which contributes to tendon extension and prevents gap formation. However, adequate tendon suture mechanics is important to facilitate early rehabilitation. Normally, suture materials are formed at high temperatures by the meltspinning method. These materials meet the basic requirements, such as biocompatibility, sterilibility and mechanical properties, but the high temperature used during the meltspinning prevents the possibility to modify the suture material by bioactive compounds. The aim behind the suture material modification is to help the surrounding cells to repopulate the tendon suture, as the injured part of the tendon is basically cell-free. Electrospinning allows the formation of nanofibrous yarns modified with bioactive compounds; however, the mechanical properties are insufficient, and the production rate is low. Therefore, in this project, we will focus on the unique production of composite nanofibrous yarns, which consist of a core material that is wrapped by a nanofibrous envelope, formed in the process of alternating current electrospinning. The composite nanofibrous yarns will be braided by a standard textile technique into a suture material containing nanofibers. The final suture material will be biodegradable, thus preventing undesirable secondary irritation of the tendon suture. The nanofibrous envelope will be modified by bioactive compounds in the process of alternating current electrospinning in order to improve the adhesion of the cells in the cell-free zone of the ruptured tendon. Thanks to the core material, the composite character of the nanofibrous yarn will provide sufficient mechanical strength of the suture material. The composite nanofibrous yarns and final suture material containing nanofibers will be subjected to physicochemical testing, release analyzes, and degradation and biodegradation testing. Furthermore, in vitro testing will be performed within the project. The suture material containing nanofibers will be seeded by fibroblasts and the biocompatibility and adhesion of the cultured cells will be monitored. The aim of these tests is to identify suitable candidates for suture material, that would combine nanofibres and bioactive compounds. As a result, the healing process would be sped up, helping the early phase of rehabilitation, which is crucial for regeneration of ruptured tendons.

Period
01. 02. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
Code
SGS-2021-4007
Leader
Mgr. Kateřina Strnadová, Ph.D.
Optimization of Structured Laser Beam centroid detection

Structured laser beam (SLB) and Hollow beam (HB) are pseudo non-diffractive optical beams. The transverse profile of SLS is similar to a zero-order Bessel beam (BS), where the intense central core is surrounded by concentric circles. The transverse profile of the DS is similar to the first-order BS, i.e. concentric circles with a singularity in the middle. These beams can propagate with very little divergence of the central core over large distances. Propagation over a distance of 900 m with a divergence below 0.01 mrad has been tested. Even after a few hundred meters, the central core can still fit on the camera chip and the position of its center can be accurately detected. The divergence of the normally used Gaussian beam is many times larger and therefore detection of its center at larger distances can be problematic. These properties make the beams promising candidates for use as a reference straight line for aligning objects over large distances at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The accuracy of the alignment is affected by the algorithms for detecting the beam center. In this work, different algorithms for detecting the center location will be evaluated and compared on simulated and real data, namely the best-fit of a well parameterized Bessel function, different alternations of the center of gravity methods, the correlation method and polarization-based detection.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-3399
Leader
Ing. Martin Dušek
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.
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.
Polyvinylidene fluoride nanofibers membrane for wastewater treatment application

The project aim is to develop a smart polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-based nanofibers adsorbent systems for wastewater treatment applications. PVDF distinctive characteristics such as chemical resistance, thermal stability, and mechanical strength are highly desirable in the membrane industry. However, the intrinsic hydrophobicity of PVDF is behind two major problems which are the membrane fouling and the low water flux. The surface functionalization is a key approach for adjusting PVDF wetting properties where by both problems are tackled. Unlike to physical modification, the chemical approach grants better stability for the modifiers. Furthermore, covalent functionalization also allows enhancing selectivity towards specific effluents under which the development of advance filtration solutions is possible. Thus, the proposed methodology will be an activation of PVDF surface chains with OH functional groups as a first step, followed in the second step by the grafting of selected group of modifiers, e.g. cyclodextrins. The main method of activation will be performed through PVDF dehydrofluorination reaction with a focus on the study of the reaction mechanism in order to better understand the surface hydroxylation and thus control the whole functionalization process.

Period
01. 02. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2021-4026
Leader
Mohamed Magdi Mohamed Ahmed
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
Prevence střevního anastomotického leaku a pooperačních adhezí pomocí nanovlákenných biodegradabilních materiálů

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

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MZ
Code
NU20J-08-00009
Leader
doc. RNDr. Jana Horáková, 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.
Quality of the Social Climate of Czech Basic and Secondary Schools and Possible Interventions

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

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000035
Leader
Mgr. Andrea Rozkovcová, Ph.D.
Quality of the Social Climate of Czech Basic and Secondary Schools and Possible Interventions

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

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TL03000035
Leader
Mgr. Andrea Rozkovcová, Ph.D.
Representation of fault zones and disontinuities in hydrogeological models for safety assessment of deep geological radioactive waste repository

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

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

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

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-5043
Leader
doc. Ing. Štěpánka Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Research and development of an electric power analyzer with electronic current sensors for feeders monitoring

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

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

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

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010590
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Research and development of 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 into increasing groundwater volume by intensifying the infiltration of purified surface waters

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

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010446
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
Research 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.
Senzorové materiály a systémy pro distribuované snímání stavu energetických kabelů

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

Period
01. 07. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK03020219
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Spatial Modulation Testing in Compressive Hyperspectral Imaging

The single-pixel camera enables the creation of multidimensional data in a simple system thanks to compressed sensing. For compressed sensing to be applicable, the captured signal has to be sparse on some basis. This basis is implemented in the measurement as a spatial modulation – in the case of the single-pixel camera setting a specific pattern to the DMD. This project aims to use the existing single-pixel hyperspectral setup to test existing and new spatial modulation and their combinations and compare the quality of retrieved information. The wide wavelength range of the current system enables simultaneous testing in many varied conditions. Additionally, the compression ratio for all modulations will be tested for information loss.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-3325
Leader
Ing. Lukáš Klein
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. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-6384
Leader
Ing. Blanka Tomková, Ph.D.
Stanovení korozního mechanismu a odolnosti intermatelických slitin na bázi Fe3Al v různých typech bezolovnatých sklovin

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

Period
01. 02. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2022-5022
Leader
doc. Ing. Adam Hotař, Ph.D.
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. 2023 – 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. 12. 2023
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.
Synthesis and application of green carbonaceous materials for the removal of emerging pollutants from water

Emerging pollutants are chemicals known to be in the water that cause major effects on aquatic life and human health due to their acute toxicity. Current water treatment methods, such as chemical oxidation and biological treatment, are insufficient and can lead to generate toxic by-products. However, the adsorption method is considered a more effective and economical alternative for water treatment. Recently, the use of carbon nanomaterials such as graphene oxide as effective and ecofriendly nano adsorbents has attracted attention for the removal of several pollutants. This project will aim to fabricate carbon nanomaterials by electrochemical methods as a green procedure and enhance the adsorption capacity of materials by their modification via green compounds to adsorb the pollutants.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-8354
Leader
Masoud Khaleghiabbasabadi
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.
Technology for high-throughput production of drug delivery systems

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

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

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

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010071
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
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
TN02000018/001
Website
www.kts.tul.cz
Leader
doc. Ing. Jan Valtera, Ph.D.
Testing and analysis of the effect of laundry detergents on the properties of functional textiles

Testing the effect of selected laundry detergents on the properties of textile functional materials.

Period
01. 06. 2023 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.01.01/05/23_009/0001468
Leader
prof. Ing. Jakub Wiener, 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 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
Understanding the Aerodynamic Behavior of Stretchable Fabrics for Sportswear

Aerodynamics has perhaps played a pivotal role in the performance of athletes since the inception of speed sports. However, an enhanced interest in looking into the effects of aerodynamic properties on sportswear has gained the attention of researchers worldwide very recently. The surface textures of sports fabrics greatly influence the aerodynamic properties of athletes while performing sports. Interestingly, the surface texture of sports garments depends on the stress applied while wearing. As a result, the complexity of aerodynamic behavior increases according to the body fit of the sportswear garment. Additionally, the fabric can enhance aerodynamic behavior when stretched comfortably to a certain degree. The primary objective of this research is to design a methodology that can evaluate the impact of dynamic pressure and force (wind load) induced by wind speed on commercially available sports fabrics. The methodology adopted by the research is experimental. It will utilize the Wind Tunnel device developed by the department of Clothing Technology, Faculty of Textile Engineering at the Technical University of Liberec. The study will measure the aerodynamic characteristics of the fabrics over a range of Reynolds numbers and stretch levels to evaluate the mechanical and physical properties of stretchable fabrics used for sports. The findings will analyze the changes in surface texture under various stretching levels that can affect the aerodynamic drag.

Period
01. 02. 2023 – 31. 01. 2024
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SGS-2023-6394
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk Kůs
UNIS 2023

The aim of the project is to create such conditions at the Technical University of Liberec (“TUL”) so that successful and promising athletes with exceptional sports performance can study and combine both demanding study requirements and sports training and participation in competitions (especially academic ones). The project is focused on the coordination and service support of selected students with exceptional sports performance while studying at TUL and on the organizational provision of the development and support of university sports at TUL.

Period
01. 01. 2023 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
SPORT_VS_014/23
Website
https://ktv.fp.tul.cz/akademicky-sport/unis
Leader
doc. PaedDr. Aleš Suchomel, Ph.D.
Virtual Convoy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Period
01. 10. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020042
Leader
doc. Ing. Eva Kuželová Košťáková, Ph.D.
Vývoj 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 ekologického filtru pitné vody s použitím nanovrstvy grafenu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010590
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
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 – Development of glass jewelery components for circular economics

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

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

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.