ChemoUK Summer School

Mgr. Ivana Božeková and Mgr. Filip Zechel participated in ChemoUK summer school – an outreach activity aimed at talented high school students. Ivana and Filip prepared and guided students during a laboratory exercise focused on “green” synthesis and characterization of Copper nanocrystals.

New published paper

LAM PhD student Namrata Jaykhedkar’s paper “Understanding the structure-band gap relationship in SrZrS3 at elevated temperatures: A detailed NPT MD study”, has just been published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Congratulations, Namrata! https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/tc/d2tc02253b

Lecture in Dubrovnik

LAM Director, Dr. Sykora delivered an invited lecture, promoting the LAM research, at the international conference ”From Solid State to Biophysics X” in Dubrovnik, Croatia. https://dubrovnik.epfl.ch/

Mid-therm thesis defended

LAM PhD student Mgr. Ivana Božeková successfully completed and defended her mid-term thesis today. Congratulations and best of luck in the second half of your PhD studies!

NextStepScience Conference

LAM Director, Dr. Sykora and several LAM PhD students and researchers participated in the annual Conference organized by NextStepScience (https://nextstepscience.org/), which took place at Comenius University Science Park on March 16, 2022. The conference focused on professional networking between people looking for career opportunities in natural sciences and local companies, start-ups, entrepreneurs, initiatives and inspiring

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Student Science Conference

LAM PhD students, Mgr. Ivana Božeková and Mgr. Filip Zechel, presented their latest research results on preparation and applications of metal and semiconductor nanocrystals at the 23rd Slovak Student Scientific Conference, which took place on November 24, 2021, at the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology STU in Bratislava under the title “Chemistry and Technologies

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Graphene 2021 Conference

LAM Director, Dr. Sykora delivered a lecture, promoting the LAM research, at the international conference “Graphene 2021”, in Grenoble, France. https://www.grapheneconf.com/2021/

Mid-term Theses defended

LAM PhD student M.Sc. Namrata Jaykhedkar successfully completed and defended her mid-therm theses today. Congratulations and best of luck in the second half of your PhD studies!

Graphene 2021 Conference

LAM Director, Dr. Sykora delivered a lecture, promoting the LAM research, at the international conference “Graphene week 2021”, online. https://graphene-flagship.eu/events/graphene-week-2021/

Photocatalysis and photocatalytic reactions

Dear colleagues, Laboratory for Advanced Materials (LAM) invites you to a lecture as part of the “LAM seminar series” aimed at informing the scientific community, students as well as the public about significant advances in materials science, as well as at the interface of materials science, chemistry, physics and biology. Prof. Ing. Kamila Kočí, PhD.

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VEGA 2021 awarded

The research proposal for studies of properties and applications of 2D nanomaterials was approved for funding by the Scientific Grant Agency of Slovak Ministry of Education (VEGA). Congratulations!

Student Science Conference

LAM students Mgr. Ivana Božeková, MSc. Mini Rajendran Gokul Raj and Mgr. Filip Zechel participated in student science conference organized by the Faculty of Natural Sciences on April 19-23, 2021. At the conference the students presented results of their research results on metal nanocrystals, graphene quantum dots and semiconductor nanocrystals, respectively.

Mid-term Theses defended

LAM PhD students MSc. Mini Rajendran Gokul Raj and Mgr. Filip Zechel succesfully completed and defended their mid-therm theses today. Congratulations and best of luck in the second half of your PhD studies!

Student Grants Awarded

Research proposals developed by LAM PhD students Mgr. Ivana Božeková, MSc. Namrata Jaykhedkar, MSc. Mini Rajendran Gokul Raj and Mgr. Filip Zechel for the Comenius University Student Grant competition were all funded. Congratulations to all and good luck with your projects!

NextStepScience conference

LAM Director Dr. Sykora and LAM research administrator, Mgr. Žárska particpated at the online Conference organized by NextStepScience (https://nextstepscience.org/), which took place via Zoom on 17. March 2021. The conference focused on professional networking between people looking for carrer oportunities in natural sciences and local companies, start-ups, enterpreneurs, initiatives and inspiring individuals from science and

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Open Day 2021

The Open day event – a unique opportunity for the Faculty of Natural Sciences to present its research and educational programmes – was held online this year, with more than 220 active participants and several members of LAM team. The Laboratory for Advanced Materials and its research activities was presented by the LAM director, Dr. Milan

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NextStep Science Career talk

On Jan 18, 2021 the director of LAM – Dr. Milan Sýkora gave a Career talk during the NextStep Science online event. The participants could learn about his research work in the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA and in Laboratory for Advanced Materials in Slovakia. Networking activities were an interesting part of the event, facilitating new

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CHeMoUK & A day in the life of a scientist 2020

Researchers from the Laboratory for Advanced Materials participated in the CHeMoUK summer school for high school students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences during Aug 27 – 31, 2020. LAM designed and sponsored a laboratory excercise for the CHeMoUK summer school, where the students could fabricate and test a functional solar cell. The program of the summer

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2D MATERIALS WORKSHOP – CANCELED

As a safety precaution related to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19 disease) we are canceling the LAM 2D MATERIALS WORKSHOP on the March 27, 2020. We will announce a new date for the workshop at a later date.

Save the date: LAM organizes the 2D WORKSHOP / 27 MAR 2020

The workshop will focus on important current trends and activities in the area of preparation, characterization and application of 2D materials in general as well as on current capabilities in the field of 2D materials in Slovakia. It will also serve as a networking opportunity, aiming to facilitate possible scientific collaborations. When:  March 27 2020

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Open Day 2020

Each year, the Faculty of Natural Sciences opens its doors to the general public to showcase the opportunities and information about research and study programmes. Aiming to kindle interest in materials science and nanomaterials research among the visitors, Mgr. Filip Zechel presented various areas that LAM scientists focus on. Thank you for visiting!

CHeMoUK / LAM – lab exercise

Students participating in the CHeMoUK summer school tried out some interesting experiments this week. In the LAM designed and sponsored lab exercise participants prepared and tested their own solar cells using some commonly available materials, such as pigments extracted from blackberries.

LAMatCU project at “Natural Sciences Teahouse”

Prof. J. Noga and the newly appointed Director of LAM, ERA Chair, Dr. M. Sýkora presented the overview of the ERA Chair project and the plans for the LAM at the “Natural Sciences Tea House” seminar dedicated to H2020 projects at the University of Pavel Jozef Safarik in Kosice, Slovakia.

Open Day 2019

Members of the LAM presented overview of LAM research at the Open Day at the Faculty of Natural Sciences on 22 Jan 2019 and for this occasion, a propagation flyer was prepared and distributed. The same flyer was also distributed among students from several high schools.

RNDr. Milan Sykora, PhD. will be appointed as a head of the Laboratory for Advanced Materials

Laboratory for advanced materials (LAM), established 1.10.2018 as a part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences will be lead by RNDr. Milan Sykora, PhD., as of 1.2.2019. The head of LAM (the ERA-chair position within the LAMatCU-H2020-WIDESPREAD-03-2017-ERAchairs project) was chosen in an international selection process from several other candidates. RNDr. Milan Sykora, PhD. is an

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