Archive April 2024

LAM seminar series


Goals: The goal of the seminar series organized by the Advanced Materials Laboratory is to provide UK staff and students, as well as the general public, with the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in materials science, with a particular focus on topics at the interface between chemistry, physics and biology. Seminars are presented by eminent scientists from Slovakia and abroad, from academia and industry, engaged in research in these fields. In order to be informative and attractive to non-specialists, students as well as specialists, the lectures will typically be divided into two parts. In the first part, aimed primarily at non-specialists, the speaker will provide a brief introduction to the basic principles relevant to the discussed research topic and, where appropriate, an overview of potential practical applications. In the second part, the speaker will summarize the latest findings from research in his laboratory.

Where? Seminars are held in the large conference room of the Science Park at Comenius University (or an alternative venue at the PriFUK if the VPUK is not available). [webpage]

When? LAM seminars are typically held on Fridays at 10:00 am. The lectures and speakers are before each lecture anounced by email to all students and employees of the Faculy of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics Physics and Informatics and info flyers are posted at other institutions and public locations.

During the LAM seminars we provide small refreshments for the participants.

We look forward to seeing you!



LAM PhD students at CU Student Science Conference

The Faculty of Natural Sciences organized the student conference to encourage undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students to present their work on April 25, 2024. The program featured two main sessions: a presentation and a poster session. An estimated 150 participants from various departments showcased their research. Three students participated from LAM: Sameer Kumar Tiwari presented on “Preparation of BaZrS3 Thin Films at Moderate Temperature and its Mechanism.” Ivana Božeková discussed her research “Using Gold Nanocrystals to Inhibit Bacterial Growth as a Possible Alternative to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance.” This work contributes to advancing our understanding of nanomaterials in biomedical applications. Ehsan Rezaie Ahari presented a Photoluminescence study of BaZrS3 Perovskite nanocrystals at a single nanocrystal level showing a phenomenon of photoluminescence intermittence, blinking. For more info click here

Student grants awarded

PhD students Ivana Božeková, Sameer K. Tiwari were awarded UK student research grants and PhD student Daniil Zinoviev was awarded an excellent UK student grant for 2024.

Congratulations to Ivana, Sameer, Daniil!