Soft Matter Research Group

Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry
Faculty of Science 
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic 


research staff students collaborators open positions

—research topics—
polyelectrolytes dynamics of complex fluids copolymer association
  • linear and branched polyelectrolytes
  • star-like, comb-like architectures
  • polyelectrolyte gels (infinite networks)
  • dissociation and conformations of weak polyelectrolytes
  • polyelectrolytes in non-aqueous media

  • F. Uhlík, P. Košovan, Z. Limpouchová, K. Procházka
  • algorithms for approximate polymer dynamics
  • dynamics of tracer molecules in polymer solutions
  • simulations of FCS experiments with tracers interacting with polymeric environment
  • dynamics of ions in polyelectrolyte solutions

  • P. Košovan, F. Uhlík, O. Khirnova, J. Kubečka, K. Procházka
  • association processes in copolymer solutions
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • copolymers with different architectures (linear, star-like)
  • copolymers with different composition (diblock, triblock, gradient)

  • J. Kuldová, Z. Limpouchová, K. Procházka
fullerenes algorithms light scattering
  • structural and thermodynamic properties
  • pristine and endohedral fullerenes
  • studied by combined quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics

  • F. Uhlík
  • development of algorithms for quantum, clasical and polymer simulations
  • quantum Monte Carlo
  • hybrid Monte Carlo with artificial dynamics

  • F. Uhlík, J. Kocák
  • Static and dynamic properties of polymeric systems
  • Internal dynamics of macromolecules
  • Characterization of macromolecules and colloidal particles (molar mass, gyration radius, virial coefficient, diffusion coefficient)

  • M. Štěpánek, M. Uchman, K. Procházka
colloids mesoscopic simulations boron cluster compounds
  • Self-assembled block polymer colloids (micelles, vesicles)
  • Hybrid co-assembled nanoparticles (polyelectrolyte-surfactant complexes, encapsulation of superparamagnetic nanoparticles in polymeric nanoparticles)
  • Solution behavior of polyelectrolytes

  • M. Štěpánek, M. Uchman, K. Procházka
  • Dissipative Particle Dynamics study of nanostructures formed from polyelectrolytes or copolymers with small molecules or short polymers

  • Z. Limpouchová, K. Procházka, X. Wang, K. Šindelka, L. Suchá


  • solution behavior, aggregation and interaction with polymers of boranes, carboranes and metallacarboranes

  • M. Uchman,V. Ďorďovič & P. Matějíček

—staff: theory & simulations—

Filip Uhlík

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Zuzana Limpouchová

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Peter Košovan

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Jitka Kuldová

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Oleg Rud


Lucie Nová

—staff: experiments—

Miroslav Štěpánek

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Pavel Matějíček


Mariusz Uchman

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Jana Hajduová

 

—Ph.D. students—

Xiu Wang


Alexandra Hájková

 


Karel Šindelka

 


Foteini Delisavva

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Juraj Škvarla

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Lucie Suchá

 


Vladimír Ďorďovič

 


Raju Lunkad

 


Anastasia Fanova

 


Anastasiia Murmiliuk

 


David Vrbata

 


Rahul Kumar Raya

 


Roberto
Fernandez Alvarez

 

—MSc. & BSc. students—

Jakub Kubečka

 


Jakub Kocák

 


Roman Staňo

 


Karolína Štoudková

 

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