We are excited to obtain funding for two new research projects in the most recent round of the GACR competition. Dr Ivan Rehor will join our group with a Junior Research Project on soft robotics using stimuli-responsive polymers, and prof. Stepanek has obtained funding for a Standard Project on the Intensification of reaction-diffusion processes with magnetic nano-stirrers.
Many thanks to all students who represented our group at this years’ SVK (Student Scientific Conference) and special congratulations to the winners and medallists: Jan Haša, Eric Sonntag, Zuzana Ruberová, Aliye Hazal Koyuncu, Vojtěch Klimša, Ondřej Navrátil and Sarah Akhlasová together with their supervisors. Great job, everyone!
Many thanks to all Chobotix students and researchers who represented our group at the national chemical engineering conference CHISA 2017. Special congratulations to our MSc student Dominik Švára and his supervisor Jitka Čejková for winning the Best poster award competition at the conference. Well done!
Four new PhD students have joined the Chobotix group with the start of the academic year: Tereza Boleslavská – Development of advanced bio-relevant dissolution methods, Jiří Kolář – Mathematical modelling of pharmaceutical unit operations, Petra Janská – Interaction of microparticles with biological substrates, and Ondřej Kareš – Remotely controlled formation of gases and microbubbles. Welcome, and good luck with your studies!
Many congratulations to David Smrčka for winning 2nd place at the Best Poster Award competition (most pharmaceutically relevant poster category, sponsored by GSK) at the 2017 International Granulation Workshop in Sheffield. With over 120 poster presentations in total, it was not easy to stand out. Well done!
Many congratulations to Petra Janska and Terka Choderova for successfully passing the State exam and defending their Diploma theses, thus earning the degree of Engineer (Ing.)!
Prof. Stepanek has delivered a lecture on chemical robots at the New Scientist Instant Expert event on Transformative Medicine, held at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London. Other topics featured at the event included gene editing, artificial organs, brain stimulation or cell therapy.
Many congratulations to Jitka Cejkova for an invited lecture at the AFO 2017 where she describes the intriguing behaviour of droplet-based robots and their relationship to artificial life.