News

October 30, 2017

Czech conference CHISA was held in Hotel Jezerka, Sec. Karel Friess had keynote lecture "Membrane processes for gas separation:History, developement and future". Marek's poster about MMMs based on polyimides was awarded by Dekonta a.s. company.


October 30, 2017

Petr, Kristian and Markéta participated at Student membrane workshop organized by CZEMP in Stráž pod Ralskem. Kristian and Petr presented works were awarded by Polish Chemical Society.


September 30, 2017

Karel Friess with two doctoral students - Marek and Martina participated in conference organized by EMS and NAMS. It was the inspiring week on Azores with a lot of disscusion about the membrane research directions and industrial needs.


September 13, 2017

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September 1, 2017

Karel Friess visited KU Leuven in Belgium and spoke on Forward Osmosis (FP) - Gas Separation (GS) workshop (30-31/08/2017) about our new progress in MMMs and graphene oxide membranes preparations.


June 23, 2017

Kryštof received the Ph.D. diploma and Ondřej was officialy habilitated during a ceremony at Bethlem chapel.


June 20, 2017

We have organized a lab bowling afternoon in Bowling Dejvice. We have accompaied by Pavel Izak from ICCP and John Jansen (ITM-CNR, Italy) and his student, who is now at UCT, Martina Reina.


June 2, 2017

For the first time, the purely membrane conference in the Czech Republic was organized. It was called MEMPUR and we went there for 3 days to Pardubice. Our staff and students presented 1 plenary, 3 orals and 4 poster presentations in total. Miroslav won the poster prize and Marek UCT Prague Rector award for the oral presentation.


April 29, 2017

EWM2017 Engineering with membranes was hold in Singapore (26-28 april 2017) by Nanyang Technological University. Karel and Marek presented oral presentations focused on polyimides and graphene oxide membranes for CO2 separations. Marek also had poster presentation on PI membranes for biogas treatement.


March 17, 2017

Karel visited KAUST again in 20-23 February 2017. He was invited for a lecture at AMPMC KAUST research conference . Among 34 speakers from the top laboratories over the world, he presented our achievements in new mixed matrix membranes design with controlled embedding of nanoadditives. And he also met with Petr and Mirek who spent 6 months at KAUST within their study-stays.


December 23, 2016

During the traditional Christmas concert of UCT Prague, Marek obtained the Rector award for his activities in student part of academic senate and popularization of science.


November 22, 2016

Tereza succeeded at the traditional student's conference at UCT Prague. She presented her work "Optické měření zbotnání polymerní membrány z PDMS v organických parách a kapalinách" under Ondřej Vopička supervision. Congratulations.


October 5, 2016

Karel Friess went to South Korea (24.9.-3.10 2016) as a member of UCT-Prague Delegation. He visited the Handong Global University in Pchohang, Korea REsearch Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) in Daejeon, Catholic University of Korea in Soul. Afterward he participated in Korea study abroad fair 2016.


September 21, 2016

Marek attended the Advanced membrane conference VII, ECI conference series in Cork (Ireland). He presented oral presenatation about recent progress with GO membranes and poster about Aging of PIMs. The poster presentation was awarded with the student poster award and by Journal of Apllied Polymer Science Poster Prize.


September 1, 2016

Our lab attended the conference CHISA in Prague. Karel Friess and Ondřej Vopička had oral presentations and Petr Číhal presented his poster.


August 31, 2016

Kryštof Pilnáček defended his Ph.D. thesis "Determination of transport of gases and vapours in high free volume polymers"


July 2, 2016

Miroslav Kludský and Marek Lanč participated at the European membrane society Summer school in Bertinoro (Italy). Many excellent educative presentatations were gave by top scientist from the whole Europe and USA about hot topics such as graphene, ILs or PIMs for membrane applications. Marek was awarded by EMS travel award to cover his traveling expenses.


June 28, 2016

Petr Číhal succeed at the Crytur award for the best master thesis in material science and placed at the 3rd place with his freshly defended master thesis "Sorption and diffusion of organic compounds in CTA-based polymeric blends". Petr and his supervisor Ondřej Vopička received the award during the ceremony in Crytur company.


June 20, 2016

Karel Friess participated at the North American Membrane Society 26th Annual Meeting (Bellevue, WA USA) 2016. He talked about the High ionic liquid content membranes for effective biogas (CO2/CH4) separation. Afterwards, he met with our collaborators prof. R. Noble and prof. D. Gin at the University of Colorado Boulder.


June 6, 2016

Mirek Kludský and Petr Číhal succesffully defendend their master thesis and passed state exams. Congratulations!


May 24, 2016

Karel Friess participated at PERMEA 2016 conference with oral and poster presentations about the inovative approach of preparation of polyimide mixed matrix membranes and about the novel findings of gas sorption in PIMs, respectively.


April 29, 2016

Karel Friess participated at the International Conference on Chemical Technology, which was held between 25.- 27.4. 2016 in Mikulov (Czech Republic). He presented a work entitled "Mixed matrix membranes with ex-situ controlled embedding of tailor-made nano-additives for effective biogas (CO2/CH4) separation".


March 22, 2016

In the period from 20 to 23 March 2016, Karel was invited by professor Ingo Pinnau to KAUST (King Abdullah University for Science and Technology http://kaust.edu.sa/ )He introduced to the audience our work via lecture titled Advances in mixed matrix membranes for gas separation: Tunable tailor-made nanoparticles and ionic liquids. During a visit, he also met and right with each other colleagues from the Department (Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, Yu Han, Bader Ghanem and Naveen Khashab). His stay was short but very interesting.


March 3, 2016

New Ph.D. student, Martina Klepic from Croatia, joined our laboratory group.


December 7, 2015

Our lab was visited by Korean visitors - prof Kew Ho Lee, President of KRICT; Chong Hak Chae, Ph.D. Director of Korea Research & Innovation Centre Europe; Young-Sik jung, Ph.D., Head of Global R&D Center for Neglected Diseases; and Eunmi Park, Division of Policy and Cooperation.


December 1, 2015

Our group and family members had the first weekend teambuilding in Jáchymov. We spent this snowy weekend hiking at surrounding hills.


November 12, 2015

Daniel, Kryštof and Marek participated at CHISA 2015 in Hotel Jezerka, SEČ. They presented three poster and one oral presentation.


November 6, 2015

Dr. Rahul Anantharaman and Dr. Simon Roussanaly (SINTEF Energy) from Norway visited our laboratory in Prague.


October 23, 2015

Petr participated at student conference hold in Stráž pod Ralskem, which was organised by Czech membrane platform, Mega and Membrain. Peter presented his for aimed to sorption of vapours in biopolymers. His oral presentation was awarded 2nd place.


October 17, 2015

Karel participated on 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application with a presentation.


September 10, 2015

Karel Friess and Marek Lanč attended Euromembrane conference 2015 in Aachen (Germany) from 6 to 10 September. They presesented two oral and one poster presentations. Marek recieved travel award from European membrane society.


August 7, 2015

Karel Friess presented poster presentation focused on mixed matrix membranes during Functional Nanomaterials Symposium 2015 in Prague.


August 1, 2015

Karel Friess and Pavel Izak (ICPF) visited our colleagues in UNI Colorado Boulder in the USA. During their visit they met with prof. Douglas Gin and visited his laboratory.


April 26, 2015

Four of us visited Prof. Dr.-Ing. Malte Kaspereit research group Integrated separation processes at FAU Erlangen. Whole day was full of excursions, disscusion and also talks with Daniel, who has been in Erlangen since winter on Erasmus exchange.


April 22, 2015

Kryštof and Marek participated in "Cross Campus" - the first year of biathlon race at "Dejvice campus".


April 13, 2015

The new apparatus has just been transported to our lab. Now, it is hidden in a huge wooden boxes and we look forward to open them.


April 13, 2015

The first day of prof. Noble stay in our lab. (from the left: Ondřej Vopička, Kryštof Pilnáček, Richard Noble, Marek Lanč and Karel Friess)


March 31, 2015

Prof. Richard D. Noble from University of Colorado, Boulder, USA will deliver the 17th E. Hála Lecture "Novel Membranes for Improved Separations ".


March 9, 2015

The target Selection Team at Advances in Engineering has identified the peer-reviewed paper: Sorption of vapours and liquids in PDMS: novel data and analysis with the GAB model of multilayer adsorption as a Key Scientific Article contributing to excellence in engineering, scientific and industrial research.


March 3, 2015

Students from National Chung Hsing University, Taichung (Prof. S-Y. Suen) from Taiwan arrived to UCT Prague. They will stay in our laboratory until May 2.


February 5, 2015

Marek and his supervisor Karel Friess were awarded for Marek's Diploma thesis "Study of gas transport in high free volume polymers" by Siemens. The Werner von Siemens award was associated with a financial reward and the memorial medal of Werner von Siemens.


January 1, 2015

Our group has started new project:Preparation and characterization of novel polymeric membranes with controlled embedding of additives for effective CO2 separation from gas mixtures (15-06479S,01/2015-12/3017) supported by Czech Science Foundation.


November 19, 2014

Marek participated at stand-up show "Diplomky na stojáka" in natural science section. His presentation won audience award and it was also awarded by scientific committee as the best presentation. video


November 17, 2014

Marek received Hlávka’s prize for the best students and graduates from Prague’s universities, BUT Brno and young talented researchers from Czech academy of science.


November 14, 2014

Ondřej and Miroslav participated in the biennial 'Aachener Membran Kolloquium' (AMK), organised by the Chair of Chemical Process Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, which is one of the leading international conferences on industrial applications of membrane technology.


November 12, 2014

Marek was in the first ten awarded with Unipetrol awards for his Master thesis "Study of gas transport in high free volume polymers".


October 10, 2014

Kryštof and Marek participated in XXXI EMS Summer school on Innovative membrane system organized by the Institute on Membrane Technology in Italy.


September 1, 2014

Kryštof placed the third on the EMS Summer school ranked list of applicants and received free summer school registration. Congratulations.


August 28, 2014

We have participated in conference CHISA 2014 in Prague with three oral and one poster presentations.


August 14, 2014

Karel participated in 248. American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 10-14.8. with a poster K. Friess*, O. Vopička, K. Pilnáček, M. Lanč, P. Izák, Gas and vapor separation by high ionic liquid content polymer membranes.


June 12, 2014

Marek was the first at Crytur award 2014 - contest for the best Master thesis in material science with his Master thesis "Study of gas transport in high free volume polymers".