Advanced Materials Group

Head of Group: doc. Ing. Tomáš Polcar, Ph.D.

Associate professor
E-mail
polcar [at] fel [dot] cvut [dot] cz
Phone
+420-22435-7598
Room
Praha 2, Karlovo náměstí 13, E-s134

Group description

Advanced Materials Group was launched in January 2009 at the Department of Control Engineering and became one of the most successful groups in the field of material science at the faculty. The focus of our research is the area of surface engineering, namely thin solid films deposited by physical or chemical methods. Current research topics cover emerging deposition methods, development of coatings with unique optical, mechanical or tribological properties, and design of new testing equipment.

The group has been successful in joining excellent research performance (more than 60 papers in impacted journals published in last 5 years; more than 400 citations; 10 invited talks at major conferences) and financial support (projects from national to EU level, in total more than €1.5M in last 5 years). Moreover, the group has strong national and international collaboration with both academic and industrial partners.

We work together as a team; on the other hand, we support as well as challenge each other. For those who are interested in joining the group, we are looking for students who are highly motivated, enjoy technical challenges, and have well defined career goals. For more information, please feel free to contact us (advamat [at] fel [dot] cvut [dot] cz).

Scientific collaborations (only those with published papers)

  • University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • University of Southampton, UK
  • University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • University of Minho, Portugal
  • University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques, France
  • Haute Ecole ARC Berne-Jura-Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Universidad del Valle, Colombia
  • Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
  • HVM Plasma, Ltd, Czech Republic
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, México
  • EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Major results