Research topics

At present, our department is conducting experimental research of application-promising nanomaterials, polymers and macromolecular substances, which is supplemented by a theoretical study focused on modern areas of thermodynamics and statistical physics. Thanks to our experimental equipment, wide knowledge base and ongoing cooperation with top research institutes, we have managed to achieve highly original results and an excellent position in the context of international research.

Physics of nanomaterials

In the field of physics of nanomaterials, we study advanced single and multi-component organic, inorganic as well as hybrid nanoparticles, nanocomposites, nanostructures and nanofluids with a focus on the development of unique plasma methods enabling "green" synthesis of nanomaterials without chemical waste, residues or linkers.

Main areas of interest:

  • Synthesis and study of properties of nanoclusters and nanoparticles
  • Functional nanocomposite / nanostructured materials
  • Development and investigation of nanofluids
  • Development of new techniques for controlled and efficient preparation of nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials for medicine and agriculture

Physics of polymers and macromolecular substances

The field of physics of polymers and macromolecular substances is focused on the research of polymer networks, hydrogels, conductive polymers, supramolecular complexes, organic semiconductors and plasma polymers.

Main areas of interest:

  • Phase transitions in polymer solutions and ultra-thin structures
  • Polymer networks
  • Hydrogels
  • Plasma polymerization
  • Self-organization and "nanoconfinement" effects in polymeric nanostructures
  • Plasma treatments of natural polymers
  • Plasma interactions with biological systems and polymers
  • Electrical and photoelectric properties of organic materials

Theoretical physics

In the field of theoretical physics, we focus on the molecular motors, the nonequilibrium thermodynamics of small systems, the diffusion of interacting particles and heat fluctuations, and work in stochastic thermodynamics. In addition, we are also interested in modeling the formation of polymeric materials and the growth of nanomaterials.

Main areas of interest:

  • Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of small systems
  • Heat fluctuations and work in stochastic thermodynamics
  • Diffusion of interacting particles
  • Molecular motors
  • Modeling the properties of composite materials
  • Theoretical description and simulation of polymer network formation