Outstanding basic research of two our young researchers will by supported by Neuron Impulse 2017 grants for chemistry:
Dr. hab. Lukasz Cwiklik, Ph.D.
for research of Dry eye syndrome (more info in interview in Czech).
Lukasz Cwiklik was awarded for his research about dry eye syndrom. This disease appear when the thin tear film that covers the surface of cornea allowing for a proper vision is disrupted. By using microengineered models of tear film combined with advanced computational techniques, he is looking for new therapeutics to fight the dry eye syndrome.
Maksym Opanasenko, Ph.D. (in category to 33 years)
for project Intelligent design of sustained nanolayeredÂ zeolite-polymer composites
(more info in short english announcement).
The goal of Maksym OpanasenkoÂ´s project is the design of solid polymer-zeolite nanocomposites mimicking the homogeneous catalytic systems. Integration of soluble polymers and zeolite nanosheets of unit cell thickness will produce materials having high potential for application in catalysis.
List ofÂ 48 young scientists awarded by Neuron Impuls in period 2011-2017.
Two researchers from HeyrovskyÂ Institute were awarded also in 2016:Â Otakar Frank for physics and Pavla EliĂˇĹˇovĂˇ for chemistry (in category to 33 years).
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Text and photos: K. StejskalovĂˇ and V. ZelenkovĂˇ (Archive JHI)