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PolyBioMat - Polylactide-based multifunctional materials.

Funkčné materiály na báze polylaktidov.

Duration: 1. 6. 2023 - 31. 5. 2026
Evidence number:M-ERA.NET 3/2022/235/PolyBioMat
Program: ERANET
Project leader: Mgr. Špitálsky Zdenko PhD.

BLACKSENS - Black metals decorated with surface receptors as highpotentiality materials for gas sensing

BLACKSENS : Plynové senzory na báze čiernych kovov dekorovaných povrchovými receptormi

Duration: 1. 11. 2021 - 31. 10. 2024
Evidence number:V4-Japan Blacksens
Program: International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Project leader: Ing. Mičušík Matej PhD.

Metropolis - Melt electrospinning of hollow conductive fibers for electromagnetic shielding.

Duté vodivé vlákna pre elektromagnetické tienenie pripravené elektrostatickým zvlákňovaním taveniny.

Duration: 1. 3. 2022 - 31. 12. 2024
Evidence number:APVV-SK-CN-21-0010
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Mgr. Špitálsky Zdenko PhD.

EsSENce - High-performance Carbon-based Composites with Smart Properties for Advanced Sensing Applications.

EsSENce: Vysokovýkonné kompozitné materiály na báze uhlíka s inteligentnými vlastnosťami pre pokročilé senzorické aplikácie

Duration: 1. 10. 2020 - 30. 9. 2024
Evidence number:COST CA 19118
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Omastová Mária DrSc.

BIOTAPE - Bio-based pressure sensitive adhesive tape

Lepidlá z obnoviteľných zdrojov pre lepiace pásky.

Duration: 1. 1. 2023 - 31. 12. 2025
Evidence number:2022-17633/NP/DANUBE 2022 (výzva EUREKA)
Program: EUREKA
Project leader: Mgr. Mosnáček Jaroslav DrSc.

PRIORITY - Plastic monitoRIng detectiOn RemedIaTion recoverY.

Monitoring detekcia náprava obnova plastov.

Duration: 1. 5. 2022 - 30. 10. 2025
Evidence number: CA20101
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Eckstein Anita PhD.

NOVA - Next Generation BiOactiVe NAnocoatings

Nová generácia bioaktívných nanopovrchov

Duration: 1. 9. 2022 - 31. 8. 2026
Evidence number:HORIZON -CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01-101058554
Program: Horizont Európa
Project leader: Mgr. Špitálsky Zdenko PhD.
Annotation:The NOVA project aims to develop a streamlined, holistic process to implement innovative antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal) coatings in everyday settings. The COVID-19 global pandemic clearly highlighted an underlying risk in our current urban lifestyle: The transmission of infectious diseases can rapidly reach the exponential phase, causing catastrophic and long -term impacts on the healthcare system, in turn affecting a significant portion of daily and economic activities. Any material/device/product that needs to be handled by individuals and that will stay in use after this manipulation has the potential to act as a fomite. This can be via direct contact or by the settling of the aerosols. Thus, manufacturers need to consider having safety measures to prevent disease transmission by their products. Together with the increased citizen awareness about the subject of healthier living and working environments, there is currently an unmet need for technologies that would render the surfaces of these materials/devices/products antimicrobial in a sustainable and safe manner. The most common fomites are clothing, textile products, frequently touched surfaces (e.g., tables, doorknobs etc.) and electronic devices. The most cited article on this subject showed that 59% of handheld devices were contaminated with at least one bacterial species with S. aureus being the most common.

HISTRATE - Advanced Composites under HIgh STRAin raTEs loading: a route to certification-by-analysis

Pokročilé kompozity zaťažené vysokým napätím: cesta k certifikácii po analýze

Duration: 25. 10. 2022 - 24. 10. 2026
Evidence number:CA 21155
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Omastová Mária DrSc.
Annotation:Climate change challenges have driven an ever-increasing use of composite materials, including hybrid and metamaterials, in structures prone to extreme dynamic events. HISTRATE aims to lay the scientific and technological foundations for the creation and implementation of a robust framework for the certification-by-analysis of advanced composite structures subject to high strain rate loading, e.g., impact and blast. A paradigm shift in simulation comprehensiveness, high strain rate testing protocols and smart sensing tools is needed to replace the complex, laborious building block approach for validation and product certification with approaches based on simulations which require less tests. In this way, composition and performance adjustments should be allowed without recertification.    Realisation of this aim heavily relies on knowledge available within the HISTRATE network, which now gathers 80 European and non-European, academic and industrial experts active in the wide field of composites. HISTRATE will strongly encourage interaction between the partners by stimulating the exchange and cross-fertilisation of knowledge both across industrial sectors and expertise fields, including material and component testing, measurement and monitoring techniques, modelling methodologies, standardisation and certification. By combining the available knowledge on high strain rate response at different length scales, i.e., from the material constituents to the structure, HISTRATE will radically transform the way we discover, develop, and design ultra-high-performance, durable, safe, sustainable, and novel advanced composites for use in real high strain rate loading applications. The participation of leading actors in the field provides the basis and impetus for the adaptation of this new approach in industry. 
Project web page:https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA21155/

AROMA - Nanocellulose Embedded Fluorescent polydopamine nanodots for multi-sensing platform.

Polydopaminové fluorescenčné nanobodky ukotvené v nanocelulóze pre multi-senzorovú platformu.

Duration: 1. 1. 2023 - 31. 12. 2024
Evidence number:CNR-SAS-2022-10
Program: Mobility
Project leader: Ing. Eckstein Anita PhD.

Kinetic coefficients and models for polymerization processes: aqueous-phase kinetics of emulsion polymerization monomers.

Rýchlostné konštanty a modelovanie pre polymerizačné procesy: kinetika vo vodnej fáze pre monoméry polymerizované emulznou polymerizáciou.

Duration: 1. 11. 2022 - 31. 10. 2025
Evidence number:R & D kontrakt
Program: Iné
Project leader: Ing. Lacík Igor DrSc.

EU Circular Economy Network for All: Consumer Protection through reducing, reusing, repairing (ECO4ALL)

Sieť obehového hospodárstva EÚ pre všetkých: Ochrana spotrebiteľa prostredníctvom zníženia, opätovného použitia, opravy.

Duration: 1. 11. 2023 - 30. 11. 2027
Evidence number:COST CA22124
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Podhradská Silvia PhD.

NETPORE - Network for research, innovation and product development on porous semiconductors and oxides.

Sieť pre výskum, inovácie a vývoj produktov v oblasti poréznych polovodičov a oxidov.

Duration: 20. 10. 2021 - 20. 10. 2025
Evidence number:COST CA20126
Program: COST
Project leader: prof. Nada Ahmed Ali Ahmed Haggag PhD.

EuroWeb - Europe Through Textiles: Network for an integrated and interdisciplinary Humanities.

Textil naprieč Európou: Sieť pre integrované a interdisciplinárne humanitné vedy.

Duration: 4. 4. 2022 - 13. 10. 2024
Evidence number:CA19131
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Opálková Šišková Alena PhD.

National Projects

Biopolymers for the development of innovative treatments and energy self-sufficiency

Využitie biopolymérov pre vývoj inovatívnych liečebných postupov a energetickej sebestačnosti.

Duration: 1. 1. 2023 - 31. 12. 2025
Evidence number:VEGA 2/0137/23
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Eckstein Anita PhD.

Nano-Neuro-Plast - Activation of the VGF/BDNF/TrkB pathway by synthetic mRNA encapsulated in polyplex nanoparticles: effects on neural excitability, neuroplasticity and animal behaviour.

Aktivácia VGF/BDNF/TrkB dráhy syntetickou mRNA zapúzdrenou v polyplexových nanočasticiach: účinky na nervovú excitabilitu, neuroplasticitu a správanie zvierat.

Duration: 1. 7. 2021 - 30. 6. 2025
Evidence number:APVV-20-0202
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Kronek Juraj PhD.

ALICES - Carbon-silicon based composite anodes for Li-ion batteries

ALICES: Anódy pre Li-iónové batérie na báze uhlík-kremíkových kompozitov

Duration: 1. 7. 2020 - 30. 6. 2024
Evidence number:APVV-19-0461
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Mičušík Matej PhD.

BioPolSil - Bionanocomposites based on organic polycations and layered silicates

BioPolSil: Bionanokompozitné materiály na báze vrstevnatých silikátov

Duration: 1. 7. 2020 - 30. 6. 2024
Evidence number:APVV-19-0487
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Kronek Juraj PhD.

Two-dimensional nanomaterials in hybrids and polymer composites for advanced applications

Dvojdimenzionálne nanomateriály v hybridoch a polymérnych kompozitoch pre pokročilé aplikácie

Duration: 1. 1. 2022 - 31. 12. 2025
Evidence number:VEGA 2/0006/22
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Omastová Mária DrSc.

KOREKAS - Immobilization and co-immobilization of viable whole-cell biocatalysts with enzyme cascades for production of chemical specialties, development of methods for their characterization and bioreactor engineering.

Imobilizácia a koimobilizácia viabilných celobunkových biokatalyzátorov s enzýmovými kaskádami pre produkciu chemických špecialít, vývoj metód ich charakterizácie a bioreaktorové inžinierstvo.

Duration: 1. 7. 2021 - 30. 6. 2026
Evidence number:APVV-20-0272
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Lacík Igor DrSc.

In situ reduction of graphene oxide assisted by polymer chains: computational and experimental study.

In situ redukcia grafén oxidu asistovaná polymérnymi reťazcami: výpočtová a experimentálna štúdia.

Duration: 1. 1. 2023 - 31. 12. 2026
Evidence number:VEGA2/0098/23
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Benková Zuzana PhD.

SUPRACART - Injectable shear-thinning polymeric hydrogels by supramolecular and dynamic covalent networks for cartilage tissue regeneration.

Injektovateľné pseudoplastické polymérne hydrogély založené na supramolekulárnych a dynamických kovalentných sieťach pre regeneráciu chrupavkového tkaniva.

Duration: 1. 6. 2023 - 30. 6. 2027
Evidence number:APVV-22-0568
Program: APVV
Project leader: Heydari Abolfazl PhD.
Annotation:The goal of this project is to develop tissue-engineered articular cartilage using an injectable shear-thinning hydrogel administered in a minimally invasive way into living bodies, with the ability to match irregular defects and fulfill most of the requirements for cartilage regeneration. This hydrogel will be formed based on bioorthogonal chemistry through the combination of both dynamic supramolecular and covalent crosslinks. The intention is to improve the mechanical properties to mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM) of articular cartilage without compromising the biocompatibility of the hydrogel. Simultaneously, the hydrogel composition will be modulated to meet the fundamental requirements of the scaffold in treating cartilage, including (i) bioadhesion, (ii) promotion of chondrogenesis, and (iii) biodegradation without toxic by-products. The performance of the proposed platform will be tested in a rabbit model for cartilage regeneration. Dosiahnuté výsledky: Throughout this year, our main focus was on different aspects of polymer library preparation. We synthesized the essential polymer library crucial for the development of injectable hydrogels. As an initial experiment, we devised and created crosslinked injectable hydrogels utilizing both non-covalent and covalent bonds. We assessed the impact of covalent bonds, particularly hydrazone bonds, on the properties of the injected hydrogel, including its chemical and mechanical stability.

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Konštrukcia inteligentných polymérnych kompozitných systémov pre kontrolované a cielené podávanie liečiv.

Duration: 1. 12. 2022 - 30. 9. 2025
Evidence number:SASPRO II 1381/03/02
Program: SASPRO
Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Omer Ahmed Mohamed PhD.
Annotation:The overall objective of this project is to develop and evaluate new smart bioactive composites for controlled and targeted drug delivery. These systems will be constructed in forms of bioactive hydrogel Nanocomposites based on modified natural polymers and bioactive MOFs materials. It is expected that the presence of biopolymer derivatives not only leads to the biodegradability and biocompatibility of the system but also leads to the release of anticancer drugs to a greater extent at pH. In addition, functionalization of biopolymer with an extra amine and carboxylic groups is expected to provide stimuli responsive character for the constructed bionanocomposite carrier. Additionally, these platforms will be fabricated in form of duel layered core-shell hydrogel composites microcapsules through polyelectrolyte complex formation based on maodified natural polymers in combination with bioactive Graphene Oxide derivative. These polyelectrolyte complexes are expected to custimize the targeted and controlled drug release profiles. Finally, it is aimed also to construct grafted biocomposie hydrogels based on β-cyclodextrin grafted biopolymer and MOFs and/or GO-derivatives materials as smart pH-sensitive drug carriers.

DUALCAPS+ - Alginate-based microcapsules with enhanced stability and biocompatibility for encapsulation of pancreatic islets in diabetes treatment.

Mikrokapsuly na báze alginátu so zvýšenou stabilitou a biokompatibilitou pre enkapsuláciu pankreatických ostrovčekov v liečbe cukrovky.

Duration: 1. 7. 2023 - 30. 6. 2027
Evidence number:APVV-22-0565
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Lacík Igor DrSc.

MOSBAPA - Modification of surfaces as barrier to protein adsorption.

Modifikácia povrchov ako bariéra pre adsorpciu proteínov.

Duration: 1. 7. 2022 - 30. 6. 2026
Evidence number:APVV-21-0346
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Benková Zuzana PhD.

O2PIPOL - Advanced Oxygen Tolerant Photochemically Induced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization.

Pokročilá fotochemicky indukovaná radikálová polymerizácia s prenosom atómu tolerantná k prítomnosti kyslíka.

Duration: 1. 7. 2020 - 30. 6. 2024
Evidence number:APVV-19-0338
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Mosnáček Jaroslav DrSc.

SuPerCell - Towards Superior Perovskite-based Solar Cells via Optimized Passivation and Structure.

Pokročilé perovskitové solárne články s optimalizovanou pasiváciou a štruktúrou.

Duration: 1. 7. 2022 - 30. 6. 2026
Evidence number:APVV-21-0297
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Kollár Jozef PhD.

Polymers and polymeric materials with added value from renewable resources.

Polyméry a polymérne materiály s pridanou hodnotou z obnoviteľných zdrojov.

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Evidence number:VEGA 2/0168/21
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Danko Martin PhD.

Self-healing implantable polymeric microspheres crosslinked via bioorthogonal click chemistry for cell encapsulation in diabetes treatment.

Samoregeneračné implantovateľné polymérne mikrosféry sieťované prostredníctvom bioortogonálnej klik chémie pre bunkovú enkapsuláciu v liečbe cukrovky.

Duration: 1. 1. 2023 - 31. 12. 2025
Evidence number:VEGA 2/0121/23
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Heydari Abolfazl PhD.
Annotation:The goal of the project is to develop biocompatible alginate-based microspheres stabilized by dual ionic and dynamic covalent crosslinks with self-healing characteristics. The intention is to enhance the chemical and mechanical durability of the microspheres by incorporating dynamic bonds into their network and mitigating foreign body responses using anti-fibrotic agents located on the microsphere surface. These crucial features of microspheres will be tuned through alterations in the alginate backbone by introducing various contents of bio-clickable and anti-fibrotic agents.

The influence of varying humidity conditions on the structure and mechanical properties of thermoplastic starch-based materials.

Vplyv meniacich sa vlhkostných podmienok na štruktúru a mechanické vlastnosti termoplastických materiálov na báze škrobu.

Duration: 1. 1. 2023 - 31. 12. 2026
Evidence number:VEGA 2/0109/23
Program: VEGA
Project leader: MSc. Peidayesh Hamed PhD.

Influence of supramolecular structure on ultimate properties of blends of biodegradable polymers with thermoplastic starch

Vplyv nadmolekulovej štruktúry na úžitkové vlastnosti zmesí biodegradovateľných polymérov s termoplastickým škrobom

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Evidence number:VEGA 1/0751/21
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Mosnáčková Katarína PhD.

The effect of solvent composition on kinetics and mechanism of radical polymerization for water-soluble monomers.

Vplyv zloženia rozpúšťadla na kinetiku a mechanizmus radikálovej polymerizácie vodorozpustných monomérov.

Duration: 1. 1. 2023 - 31. 12. 2025
Evidence number:VEGA 2/0143/23
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Lacík Igor DrSc.

Changes of microstructure and physical properties of crosslinked polymers in bulk and under confined conditions of macro- and mesopores.

Zmeny mikroštruktúry a fyzikálnych vlastností zosieťovaných polymérov v objeme a uväznených podmienkach makro- a mezo-pórov.

Duration: 1. 7. 2022 - 30. 6. 2026
Evidence number:APVV-21-0335
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Švajdlenková Helena PhD.

Projects total: 32