CMV – Materials Research Centre

The Material Research Centre is specialized research centre operated as a separate department at the Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology. The centre specializes in applied research in the field of inorganic materials, binders, heat resistant (refractory) materials, advanced ceramics, special composites with controlled properties and polymers. The centre also deals with the field of advanced organic materials, colloidal systems, biocolloids, biomaterials, environmental proccesses and with the field of metals and corrosion. Furthermore the basic research is developed in the centre, which is the springboard for potential applications. The centre features high-tech, complex instrumental equipment.

Particular Areas for Co-Operation with Industries

  • Preparation of materials based on inorganic composites and produced in large volumes, where production technique changes may bring significant benefits
  • Preparation of inorganic materials with high stability under mechanical stress and in aggressive environments
  • Understanding technological processes used in binders and ceramics production and making them more efficient
  • Reducing the environmental load generated by production of inorganic materials (raw materials demand, waste management and emission processes)
  • Reducing the energy demand in high-temperature processes used in the preparation of ceramics and binders
  • Use of raw materials from other chemical, metallurgical or power-generating productions
  • Production of high-tech materials and precursors for demanding (such as medical) applications
  • Development, innovation and preparation of materials and testing samples in the preparative silicate laboratory
  • Characterisation of chemical and chemical-structural composition of inorganic materials
  • Optimization of the individual steps of biotechnological processes (up-stream processes, cultivations, down-stream processes)
  • Designing and developing possible strategies for exploitation of waste and by-products of food and other production
  • Preparation of materials on the basis of nano/micro fibres and nano/micro particles for a broad spectrum of applications.
  • Preparation of functional nanomaterials and nanotechnological equipment for medical, “life science” and sensor applications
  • Studies of interactions in colloidal systems and nanosystems to detect their ability to bond biologically active substances into a stable complex enabling transport of the useful active substance to its destination. Design of systems for potential practical applications and preparation of functional samples or samples for subsequent (mainly biological or medical) tests
  • Preparation of novel functional materials with substantial sensory, electrical and optical features; construction of system prototypes for commercial applications
  • Characterisation of physico-chemical, electrical and optical characteristics of colloids, nanomaterials, thin layers and materials for organic electronics
  • Materials Research Centre
    Faculty of Chemistry
    Brno University of Technology
    Purkyňova 464/118
    612 00 Brno
    Czech Republic

    Tomáš Opravil, Ph.D.,
    CMV Director,
    +420 541 149 423,

    Martin Bartoš,
    Business Development Manager,
    +420 541 149 446,