Research areas

The main areas of research and development

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. František Lofaj
Key persons: Dr. Karel Saksl, Dr. Pavol Hvizdoš, Prof. Dr. Ján Dusza, Dr. Radovan Bureš, Dr. Miroslav Džupon, Dr. František Kováč, Dr. Ing. František Simančík, Dr. Maroš Halama

Research topics:

  • Research and development of PVD coatings with increased hardness and with a reduced friction coefficient for power transmission into bearing and gearing mechanisms
  • Research and development of progressive ceramic composites with increased fracture toughness and wear resistance
  • R&D of technology for production of electrocontact materials by powder metallurgy
  • Research and development of grain oriented electrical steels with lower active losses
  • Research and demonstration of the possibilities for unloading construction component parts with the use of aluminium composites and foams
  • Non-destructive corrosion monitoring and prediction of life-time of metallic materials, nanosafety

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Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Kopčanský Key persons: Dr. Ľubomír Medvecký, Prof. Dr. Ján Dusza, Dr. Slavomír Hredzák, Dr. Marián Sedlák, Dr. Milan Timko, .Dr.h.c. Prof. Dr. Peter Baláž, Dr. Zdenka Bujňáková, Dr. Daniel Kupka, Dr. Miroslava VáclavíkováResearch topics:
  • Magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with drugs, polymers and surfactants and their applications for treating serious illness such as cancer, cardiovascular and amyloid diseases
  • Environmental/biomedical materials and technologies based on self-assembly of soft matter on the nanoscale using a bottom-up approach
  • Preparation and characterization of biocomposite systems for biomedical applications in reconstruction and regenerative medicine
  • Study and development of polymer, ceramic and carbon nano/microfibers by needle-less electrospinning technology for special technical applications
  • Research on dressability of carbonate and silicate minerals impure by gangue and harmful components aimed at the preparation of high-grade concentrates for commercial applications
  • Synthesis and characterization of sulphide, oxide and silicate minerals for the application in power engineering and medicine
  • Research and development of materials and technologies for remediation of industrial areas after mining and metallurgical activities
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Coordinator: Dr.h.c. Prof. Dr. Alexander Feher Key persons: Dr. Pavel Diko, Prof. Dr. Peter Samuely, Dr. Tomáš Samuely, Dr. Vladimír Komanický, Dr. Erik Čižmár, Dr. Pavol Szabó, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Karol FlachbartResearch topics:
  • Research and development of new technology for preparation of bulk superconducting monocrystals as superconducting permanent magnets for high-field applications.
  • Research of nanostructured semiconductors for ICT technology memory components
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Coordinator: Dr. Ivan Škorvánek
Key persons: Prof. Dr. Peter Kollár, Prof. Dr. Rastislav Varga, Prof. Dr. Pavol Sovák, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adriana Zeleňáková, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ján Füzer, Dr. Marián Mihálik

Research topics:

  • New materials for sensor systems with increased sensitivity and improved noise characteristics
  • Microwires with increased sensibility to external variables such as temperature, mechanical stress and magnetic fields, for application in microsensors
  • Compacted soft magnetic materials for application in medium frequency range.
  • Non-oriented FeSi based soft magnetic materials
  • Magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic nanocomposites prepared by “bottom up” methods for biomedical and energy applications
  • Multiferroics materials with strong magnetoelectric (ME) effect

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