CATRIN looking to expand collaboration with Spanish scientists
The recent lecture by Dimas G. de Oteyza of the Research Centre for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (CINN), who was accompanied by Bernardo Lopez Lopez-Rios, representative of the Embassy of Spain in Prague, should help to enhance cooperation with Spanish partners. Both guests visited the laboratories of the research center and got acquainted with the local research.
“In the two and a half years of CATRIN’s existence, we have established a strategic partnership with the Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), we have joint European projects with other institutions in Spain, and Spanish scientists are strongly represented in our teams. Therefore, it is logical that we are establishing Czech-Spanish contacts also on a diplomatic level and we believe that this will further promote mutual cooperation between CATRIN and Palacký University on one side and Spanish institutions on the other,” said CATRIN Director Pavel Banáš.
Both guests were able to see the laboratories where plant and nanomaterials research is carried out. For example, they learned about the research of the Phenotyping Group or advanced microscopy methods for materials research. Professor Dimas G. de Oteyza presented the latest achievements and advances in the creation of functional materials based on molecular composites and talked about the possible practical applications of these materials in various fields.
CINN is involved in the creation, characterization and study of novel multifunctional materials at the nano-, micro- and macro-scale. The research focuses on five application areas: energy, health, homeland security and defense, industry, and information and communication technologies.