The research is focused on advanced materials, nanomaterials, nanofillers and composite/nanocomposite materials. The research of these materials begins with their design using molecular simulations and continues with their preparation/synthesis, characterization, testing of their properties and possible applications, and concludes in the study of the effects of the nanomaterials on the environment. The studied materials include carbon nanomaterials, clay minerals, metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, polymers and biologically active substances. Applications of the developed products include materials with antimicrobial effects, sorbents, catalysts and photocatalysts, multifunctional polymeric materials and composite materials, conductive polymers, materials for the accumulation and storage of energy, etc.
At present, hydrogen is an environmentally-friendly energy medium, with a high potential for application. During its energy reclamation, no greenhouse gases or other undesirable compounds are formed. At the same time, it can serve as a means of storing energy, thanks to which it can be used to stabilize energy networks with renewable sources. Hydrogen is currently mainly produced by the steam reforming of natural gas, which results in large amounts of CO2 emissions. Another possibility is the production of hydrogen from solid alternative fuels by plasma gasification with subsequent separation from the resulting synthesis gas.
The aim of the research topic is research in the field of energy flow management in the energy platform of a complex system respecting the principles of a circular economy at the level of distribution grid for powering energy platforms of municipalities, cities or micro-regions.
The latest trends will be used in areas such as high-performance computing, advanced data analysis, artificial intelligence and their use for the efficient self-organization of smart energy networks, the adaptive and floating adjustment of individual elements according to current needs. A given is the use of distributed calculations, mathematical modeling and optimization and digital twin technology of selected parts to speed up and increase the efficiency and reliability of the developed solutions. Our team consists of experts in the field of power engineering, measurement and control technology, computer science and mathematics.