Projects & Grants

Title: MOF – Phosphinic acid based metal-organic frameworks for removal of emerging pollutants and heavy Metals
Registration Number: 20-04408S (44201 21 3408 01)
Anotation: We aim to develop the recently discovered phosphinate based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for removal of water pollutants. MOFs with variable topologies and functional groups will be tailored for sorption of endocrine disruptors, catalytic organophosphate degradation and removal of heavy metals.

Title: Promotion and increase of attractiveness of natural science and technical departments specialized for the needs of practice in cross-border areas
Registration Number: EFP304010U405 (44201 36 3405 01)
Anotation: The main goal of the project will be to carry out promotional and educ. activities aimed at increasing the attractiveness of natural science and technology departments specialized for the needs of practice in cross-border areas. In this direction, within the solution of the project, the organization of promotional and educ. fairs (min. 3 fairs on each side of the border / in each region), organization of joint seminars to link higher education in science and technology with practice (min. 1 seminar on each side of the border), as well as procurement and preparation of educational, demonstration and promotional systems and elements, including a joint internet presentation. The target groups of the project will be mainly high school / university students, pedagogical staff and employers.

Title: Živocel – Creation of lifelong learning programs at the UJEP Environmental Faculty
Registration Number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_031/0011595 (44201 37 2595 01)
Anotation: The aim of the project is to create a basic set of professionally oriented lifelong learning programs covering the breadth of faculty profiling and based on subjects taught in accredited study programs. The training of staff preparing programs will be implemented and the material background for teaching will be slightly expanded.

Title: Lignit – Research of conditions and forms of application of lignite products as ammonia sorbent and stimulators of biological activity of plant cells.
Registration Number: FV40141 (44201 39 3141 01)
Anotation: The subject of the project is to examine the conditions for achieving higher utility values of lignite compared to the current ones, when it is used almost exclusively as a so-called less valuable fuel. Achieving its higher utility value will be based on the possibility of using the biochemically active substances present in it, or their functional groups bound to them, for applications in selected chemical and biochemical processes.

Title: LIGMIG – Optimalization of energetic biomass production process in terms of lignin content
Registration Number: TJ02000172 (44201 22 2072 01)
Anotation: The aim of the project is to adjust the amount of lignin in energy biomass on the example of the perennial crop Miscanthus x giganteus by plant priming and verify its properties in practice in cooperation with the project partner.

Title: Preparation and characterization of cerium oxide for advanced applications
Registration Number: 19-07460S (44201 21 2060 01)
Anotation: Recently, several new abilities of cerium oxide have been discovered (enzyme-mimetic activity, an ability to destroy toxic organophosphates, high-temperature ferromagnetism) and also new (green) synthetic routes were introduced. Their effective exploitation requires more in-depth understanding new phenomena and an establishment the relations between cerium oxide characteristics and its application-related features, which may be achieved only when wellcharacterized ceria-based materials with predictable properties are available.

Title: NATO MultiYearProject, Science for Peace and Security
Registration Number: NATO G4687 (44201 36 2120 01)
Anotation: There are four significant topics that have been identified related to the NATO SPS MYP G4687 project: Increased security of former military sites. Alternative fuel for the military. Supporting Ukrainian experts in building new capacities on emerging technologies. The political merit of the partnership and activities in this project. Some of these are connected, and this response includes comments that relate to all four of the topics. Because of efforts to address energy needs using biofuels and the growing population in the world, the amount of land that can be used productively and the yields from crops are becoming more important. This project has the potential to increase the environmental security of military sites, produce energy crops for military and civilian use, and improve the agricultural productivity of military sites. The development of the science and technology to grow miscanthus productively on contaminated military sites in the countries of this proposal has significant political merit because these countries have significant potential to be major producers of miscanthus for biofuel use. There is already significant activity in these countries to produce pellets from biomass that can be used for winter heating and other energy needs. The establishment of miscanthus on contaminated sites will stabilize the soil on the sites and minimize ecological damage by reducing further contamination through wind and water erosion. The addition of organic carbon to the soil through miscanthus production will reduce metal availability and uptake. There will be increased security of these contaminated sites by growing and harvesting miscanthus. The harvested miscanthus product can be pelleted and used for winter heating, added to combustion furnaces to produce steam, or used as a fuel to produce electricity. Having adequate fuel improves military and civilian security. Miscanthus can be used as an alternate fuel for the military, the biomass may be used for industrial purpose as building materials and source of cellulose for paper production. Ukraine is an important country with respect to the proposed project because of the significant area of contaminated land, the climatic conditions are excellent for miscanthus production, and there is a significant need for the energy products that can be produced from the miscanthus. The KSG Agro Group and the Doran Group have been working cooperatively to establish a miscanthus plantation in some regions of Ukraine and a pellet production plant to produce biofuel pellets of miscanthus in Vinnytsa and Kjiv regions, Ukraine. There is great political value associated with this project and the potential for the results to be of global importance. The relationships of the investigators with all who participate in the project will have significant political value in all of the countries (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic Ukraine, and United States). Improving soil quality so land is more productive is currently among the key goals of 2015-2024 International Decade of Soils.

Title: Zinc 2 – Research and development of technology for the process of obtaining zinc raw materials by material utilization of waste and development of innovative products from recycled materials
Registration Number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_107/0012435 (44201 39 3039 01)
Anotation: The project focuses on research and development of a new technology for the material utilization of zinc waste generated during zinc processing in industry. These are mainly materials in the form of zinc smears, drips, dry matter, ash, fly ash from filters, dust, flakes and agglomerated dust particles, which is a material contaminated with other undesirable components, such as ZnAl, ZnO, ZnPb, Cl and Ca compounds. Subsequently, the development of innovative zinc products will be implemented using the produced recyclates.

Title: NKMEA – New composite materials for environmental applications
Registration Number: CZ.021.01/0.0/0.0/17_48/0007399 (44201 37 3399 01)
Anotation: The project is focused on the development of special magnetically separable sorbents based on cerium dioxide and other metal oxides.

Title: CACTU I. – Center of advanced chemical technologies implemented in the Ústí nad Labem agglomeration
Registration Number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/17_049/0008397 (44201 37 2397 01)
Anotation: The main goal of the CACTU strategic project is to establish a partnership with a major entity from the application sphere (UNIPETROL RPA s.r.o.) and to complete an open research infrastructure at the joint workplaces of UJEP, UniCRE (Unipetrol Research and Education Center, a.s.) and UNIPETROL RPA s.r.o. (3U consortium), which will guarantee long-term intersectoral research cooperation with the application sphere in the field of chemical and related technologies, focusing on research into chemical processes for the transformation of raw material resources in the region into so-called green chemicals.

Title: STUVIN – Study, research and innovation – development of scientific and technical doctoral programs at UJEP in Ústí n. L.
Registration Number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_018/0002735 (44201 37 2136 01)
Anotation: The aim of the project is the creation of two new and the development of two existing scientific and technical doctoral programs. The development includes the expansion of topics, the involvement of new supervisors, the development of doctoral schools with three institutes of the ASCR and more intensive cooperation between the faculties of science and the environment. The need to develop programs is based on the growth of research activities, especially the activities of the NanoEnviCz research infrastructure.

Title: University of the 21st Century – Quality, modern and open institution
Registration Number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0./0.0/16_015/0002408 (22161 37 2222 01)
Anotation: The U21 project includes three fundamental directions of development so that UJEP is the 1st university to provide QUALITY EDUCATION and producing quality graduates (development of selected polytechnic, medical and pedagogical study programs, university-wide support of the international environment and relevance of study to labor market needs); 2. an OPEN university, accessible to students with special needs; and 3. MODERN institutions with set systems of quality evaluation and strategic management.

Title: U21 Reproreg – University reflecting the problems of the region of northwestern Bohemia
Registration Number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_058/0010208 (22161 37 2196 01)
Anotation: The U21-REPROREG project includes a wide range of activities aimed at improving teaching, developing graduates’ output competencies and expanding the range of study programs, increasing the professional competencies of academic staff, reducing academic failure and increasing interest in university studies and efficiency of management processes at UJEP, all with emphasis and connection to the goal of contributing maximally to the development of the Ústí Region and the solution of its existing problems as a structurally affected region.

Title: Support of foreign postdoctoral students – U21 KLIP Quality human resources for strengthening the international environment
Registration Number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_027/0008492 (22161 37 2185 01)
Anotation: The U21-KLIP project focuses on strengthening the quality of human resources within the framework of international cooperation in research and development. These are activities in which the researchers of our university will be involved in research and projects at foreign institutions and, conversely, foreign experts will be able to be involved in our projects and research activities. The aim is to strengthen the international research environment at our university with top foreign experts and at the same time bring experience from abroad.

Title: Gastro-waste – research of effective methods of their use
Registration Number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020304 (44201 39 3304 01)
Anotation: The submitted project represents an application for support for the implementation of research into the commercial potential of innovative management of food waste and especially ready meals from households and restaurants. Within the project, applied research of innovative methods for higher and more efficient use of gastro-waste will be carried out.