Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Environment Protection and Sustainable Future

NanoEnviCz – website

Hosting institution: J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, CAS

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NanoEnviCz integrates the infrastructure facilities of Czech research organisations for complex interdisciplinary research in a broad range of nanomaterial and nanotechnology sciences. The activity of NanoEnviCz is focused on the research in the field of nanomaterials, surfaces and nanocomposites for environmental and related applications. Services provided by the Research Infrastructure NanoEnviCz include the controlled syntheses of nanostructured materials, their complex chemical, structural, morphological and surface characterization, tuning their functional properties, monitoring their potential toxicity and hazard and developing their application in advanced technologies. The Research Infrastructure NanoEnviCz forms an efficient multipurpose platform both for partner research organisations as well as for external users from the academia, industry and governmental organizations. NanoEnviCz provides centralized open access to all the capacities of the distributed research infrastructure for both the national and foreign users.

Future development

Further development of NanoEnviCz includes improvement of the efficiency of open access services for external users to the advanced instrumentation of the research infrastructure, intensification of the educational and research activities and further extension of the capacity and expertise of the research infrastructure.

Socio-economic impact

NanoEnviCz is designed as a platform providing complete services in R&D in the field of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for environmental and related applications. The research infrastructure thus serves as an example of a progressive trend of multidisciplinary expertise, combining knowledge from various scientific fields, while strengthening its scientific and technological excellence. The research infrastructure also offers regular training of employees from commercial companies focused on advanced R&D of nanotechnology and nanomaterials and their safety.