Principal Inverstigator: prof. Ing. Karel Friess, CSc.
Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2022
The project aims to develop new superhydrophobic materials based on polyvinylidene fluoride and polymethyl methacrylate with different side chains for advanced microbioapplications. Liquid marbles (LM) based microreactors for cancer cell research and LM microabsorbers for selective separation of SO2 and CO2 from gas mixtures will be prepared from prepared nanoparticles and aqueous solutions. Polymer films with an anti adhesive hierarchical surface structure will be tested for the effective inhibition of biofilm growth. The comprehensive experimental characterization of new materials, including the relationship between the conditions of preparation and targeted modification, will be performed. Physico-chemical properties of materials will be determined together with toxicological analyzes of new materials. Obtained results enable to formulate conclusions about procedures and conditions of material preparation and effects of particular types of structures and modifications for the usability of perfluorinated polymeric materials including their impacts on biological systems.