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PhD. Topics

Polymer Institute

Polymer nanomaterials designed for cosmetics industry.
PhD. program
Macromolecular chemistry
Name of the supervisor
Ing. Anita Eckstein, PhD.
Receiving school
Faculty of Chemical and Food Chemistry STU
Nowadays, nanotechnology is attractive in almost all sectors of industry. Cosmetic preparations containing nanoparticles or micelles are already know from TV ads. The term "nanomaterial" in cosmetic products is defined as an insoluble or biopersistent targeted produced material. The aim of this dissertation work is to prepare nanomaterials - particles, fibers or micelles based on biopolymers or amphiphilic block copolymers for use in dermatocosmetic products.
During the study, PhD students acquire the synthesis of various amphiphilic copolymers, manipulation and modification of natural polymers, preparation of nanoparticles, micelles and nanofibers. After determining the application, an active substance to be encapsulating into the nanomaterials is selected.
The student is expected to be actively involved in the problem solving as well as in other associated projects, in search of cooperation with companies and in the promotional activities of the Polymer Institute. Students will be allowed to take part in national and international conferences and internships.
After completing the PhD study, graduate will have not only theoretical but also practical experience with the preparation and characterization of different types of nanomaterials, and will get an overview in the field of macromolecular chemistry as well as he/she will master "soft skills" and organizational skills. The knowledge and skills of graduate can be further used and developed in academia or in the private sector in Slovakia and abroad.