Profile of the Faculty of Chemical Technology
Nobel Prize winner Vlado Prelog, versatile chemist Emil Votoček, inventor of soft contact lenses Otto Wichterle and many other prominent FCHT graduates helped enhance the fields of study taught at the faculty. At present these fields embrace development of new (bio) materials of unique properties, alternative sources of energy preparation of as yet unknown substances and new medical drugs, up to the search for ways to preserve the national cultural heritage. We are training experts who shift the boundaries of knowledge while being aware of their responsibility for maintaining the fragile natural balance. As the classic has put it: "Cherchez chemie!" It is true.
We offer the study of interesting and promising directions of advanced chemistry
- Biomaterials for medical purposes (metallic, ceramic and polymeric implants)
- Materials of special properties (nanomaterials, optical waveguides, superconductors)
- Catalysis, reactor engineering, modeling and informatics in chemistry
- Drugs synthesis and manufacturing
- Pharmaceuticals, fragrances, chemical specialties
- Glass, ceramics; crystals; plastics, rubbers
- Conservation and restoration of historical monuments (metallic, wooden and stone)
Research and development
Research and development activities in the faculty are oriented on basic and applied research in chemistry, chemical technology and chemistry of materials (metallic, inorganic non-metallic, polymeric and composite). Faculty is important partner for both Czech and foreign chemical and materials industry.