NANOCON - International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application

Conference Proceedings - NANOCON 2022

14th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
October 19 - 21, 2022 / OREA Congress Hotel Brno, Czech Republic, EU
ISSN: 2694-930X
ISBN: 978-80-88365-09-9
Proceedings of the conference have been sent to Web of Science and Scopus for evaluation and potential indexing.

Nanomedicine – the highlight of the NANOCON´22 conference

The XIV. international conference NANOCON took place in Brno on October 19 - 21, 2022. In total 232 participants from 19 countries listened 67 lectures and could see 128 posters. Their common theme was nanomaterials and the latest advances in their research and applications. In the Czech Republic, it is the largest event of its kind, and one of the largest in the Central European region.

Nanomedicine - the use of nanoscale materials for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases - was the highlight topic of the NANOCON´22. Nanoparticles are already commonly used in diagnostics and medical imaging as contrast agents. Several chemotherapy drugs based on nanoparticles have already been approved. Unexpected covid-19 pandemic confirmed the huge potential of nanomedicine: effective masks were sewn from nanofibers in a large series, several nanomaterials have been successfully used in mRNA vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Rapid tests for detection the presence of the dangerous coronavirus use gold nanoparticles to create a coloured strip indicating a positive result.

The topic of nanomedicine resonated in all thematic sections of the NANOCON program, in a third of all posters, as well as in both plenary lectures. Professor Arben Merkoçi from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona excited the audience in his opening lecture about the possibilities of smart and cheap nano biosensors for diagnostics, environmental or safety monitoring developed by his team. They are based on the integration of biological molecules (e.g., DNA) and other (bio)receptors with micro- and nanostructures and integrated into simple sensory platforms. Professor Jean Francois Berret from the University of Paris presented in his plenary talk, among other things, some particles used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for the treatment of serious diseases, including cancer.

However, the thematic scope of the conference lectures was traditionally much broader. In Brno researchers presented their R&D in the preparation, characterization of the properties of nanomaterials and their applications not only in medicine, but also in industry, construction engineering or for the environmental purposes. Professor Alexander Kromka from the Institute of Physics CAS presented the research results in the field of nanostructured diamond surfaces suitable for biomedical engineering. Andrea Salis from the Cagliari University in Sardinia indicated the application possibilities of mesoporous silicon oxides and metal organic structures as adsorbents and enzyme carriers in the environment. Monitoring and toxicity of nanomaterials were also the subject of expert discussion.

Petra Vopařilová from the Mendel Univerzity in Brno won the prize for the best poster. The young scientist presented in her poster the method of detecting infectious pathogens using a portable microfluidic system. The diagnostic test is characterized by simplicity and the patient can test himself in the comfort of his home in communication with a smartphone. The work was created in cooperation with BUT experts Brno/CEITEC.

The Best Lecture for the Young Scientist (up to 33 years of age) was awarded to Tomáš Netolický from the University of Pardubice for his talk relating to the promising material for optics and photonics applications, which is based on nanocrystalline Yb3Ga5O12 doped by Er3+ or Ho3+ ions. Dorota Sklenárová from the Masaryk University received the honourable mention for her lecture describing the developed effective immunomagnetic test available to detect prostate cancer at an early stage. The test uses up conversion nanoparticles to detect prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which is one of the most important biomarkers of prostate cancer.

The next, 15th NANOCON conference will take place on 18 - 20 October 2023. It will accentuate the latest scientific and technological challenges in energy conversion and related environmental aspects. More information can be found at

Jiřina Shrbená Váňová
NANOCON International Conference Chair


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KŘÍŽOVÁ Hana Technical University of Liberec, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovations, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: HRUBOŠOVÁ Zuzana
Abstract: Nanoparticles of thermochromic complex pigment bis- (diethylammonium) tetrachloridocuprate (II) with chemical formula [NH2(C2H5)2]2CuCl4 (abbreviated DEA-CuCl4) was prepared by crystallization and subsequent grinding in a cryo-mill. Nanoparticles were incorporated into a flexible hydro insulating transparent silicone matrix. [..] Read more
ZÁVODSKÁ Petra Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: JANEBOVÁ Denisa FUČÍK Jan KLUČÁKOVÁ Martina PEKAŘ Miloslav JAQUES Victory ZIKMUND Tomáš KAISER Jozef
Abstract: This contribution focuses on monitoring the mobility of sulfapyridine in different soil types. The main difference in the used types of soil was the content of soil organic matter. [..] Read more
POLÁŠKOVÁ Nikola Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Materials Research Centre, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: KALINA Michal SOVOVÁ Šárka SMILEK Jiří
Abstract: The paper is focused on assessment of the influence of biochar on the soil physico-chemical properties (specific gravity, bulk density, porosity, water retention capacity and maximum water holding capacity, oxidizable carbon content, total nitrogen content, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium content). The selected and examined soil types were: cambisol, fluvisol, chernozem and regosol. [..] Read more
KLUČÁKOVÁ Martina Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Natural organic matter is a complex pool of organic substances which can affect the transport of both beneficial and harmful species in soil systems. The occurrence of pharmaceuticals as soil pollutants has become one of the new environmental threats. [..] Read more
BURVE Regina Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, EU,
Co-authors: SZAMEITAT Augusta GRIVEL Jean-Claude
Abstract: Foliar application of nanofertilizers is currently regarded as a promising alternative to conventional soil fertilization. For successful development of nanofertilizers, firstly, a better understanding of interactions of nanoparticles with the leaf surface is needed. [..] Read more
KLOUDA Karel Occupational Safety Research Institute, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, klouda@vubp-,;
Co-authors: ROUPCOVÁ Petra KUBÁTOVÁ Hana FILIPI Bohdan KRSEK David BÁTRLOVÁ Kateřina
Abstract: Polydopamine is an organic substance that is almost universally applicable to cover all kinds of materials, including nanomaterials. Considering the possible use of polydopamine in the water purification process, this article focuses on the change of selected properties of the chosen material (graphene oxide and the hybrid compound graphene oxide-C60) after being coated with polydopamine. [..] Read more
Solnička Ondřej Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: Kubíková Leona Bačovský Jaromír Sovová Šárka Sedláček Petr Klučáková Martina Pekař Miloslav Enev Vojtěch
Abstract: Surfactants coated magnetic nanoparticles have shown greater application potentials in freshwater source treatment processes for their antibacterial properties.In this work, we prepared magnetic nanoparticles Fe3O4 which surface were modified with Cethyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TTAB) and Carbaethopendecine bromide (Septonex), respectively. Their physicochemical properties and morphology were investigated using thermal analysis (i.e. [..] Read more
ŽÍDEK Jan Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: ŠUDÁKOVÁ Anna SMILEK Jiří LE Minh Ha NGUYEN Thi Thu Thuy NGUYEN Duc Anh
Abstract: Controlled drug release is the transport of an active compound of biologically active agents with a defined time-concentration function. The release of these active compounds from materials is currently achieved by numerical models, based on simple kinetics of the first order, that are used to analyze experimental processes.In this contribution, we propose a model that enables us to design complex, multi-layered material and define the desired time-concentration function for the release. [..] Read more
CHUDOBOVÁ Ema Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Air-jet spinning (or solution blowing) is a method of nanofibrous production using high-velocity gas flow of air or gas to transform drops of a polymer solution into fibers. The technology is promising for relatively safe applying nanofibers directly to wounds, in-situ application. [..] Read more
HAUZEROVÁ Šárka Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, Department of Chemistry, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: LISNENKO Maxim AGUILERA Juan Pablo Pérez SHYNKARENKO Andrii JENČOVÁ Věra
Abstract: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are ever-growing multidisciplinary fields. Along with the development of tissue carriers, methods for testing the biocompatibility of these materials are also being developed. [..] Read more
SUDAKOVA Anna CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: NGUYEN Duc Anh MINH HA Le SMILEK Jiri NGO Thi Phuong ZIDEK Jan
Abstract: Controlled release of active compounds has been investigated in current medical research and there were developed many approaches, how to control it. For instance, complexation of active compound, encapsulation in matrix, or release from gels. [..] Read more
HAVLÍČKOVÁ Kristýna Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, Department of Chemistry, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Biodegradable nanofiber materials are widely used for biomedical applications such as tissue engineering. These materials are characterized by submicron fibre diameter, small pore size, and large specific surface area (surface to volume ratio), and this structure is very similar to the natural extracellular matrix and is a favorable environment for the growth of eukaryotic cells. [..] Read more
KUZELOVA KOSTAKOVA Eva Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Among widely electrospun biodegradable polymer materials are aliphatic polyesters: polycaprolactone, polylactide acid or a copolymer of caprolactone and lactic acid (PLCL). Many different modifications of electrospinning can be used to change the fiber structure and, therefore, to set optimal, especially morphological, material effects for application, testing, or treatment with these means. [..] Read more
vlcak Petr Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, EU
Co-authors: Smola Vojtech Sepitka Josef HorazdovskY Tomas
Abstract: Titanium layers doped with biogenic elements attract much attention due to their ability to enhance the biological integration of implant materials. However, the addition of biogenic elements to the coating/layer changes its composition, structure, properties, and surface morphology, which affects their application possibilities. [..] Read more
YAHYA Rawaa TUL - Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,,,
Co-authors: KROISOVÁ Dora KNAP Artur DVOŘÁČKOVÁ Štěpánka
Abstract: This experimental study aims to assess the effect of selected filler types on the longitudinal thermal expansion of composite systems. The studied issue concerns the dimensional stability or durability of white dental fillings, composite systems of photo polymerizing polymer with particulate fillers of micrometer and nanometer dimensions, mainly based on silica and zirconia. [..] Read more
RYSOVÁ Miroslava Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Interdisciplinary studies, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Over the last decade, drug delivery systems for wound management have undergone a significant evolution as novel nano-based dosage forms and wound dressing pads for active wound management have been developed. Significance of these materials is based on increasing demand for active wound dressing able to battle infection and inflammation in contaminated and slow-to-heal wounds. [..] Read more
ROUPCOVÁ Petra VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU,,
Co-authors: SLANÝ Jan PAVLOVSKÝ Jiří KLOUDA Karel
Abstract: The article deals with the toxic effect of nanotextiles as waste from respirators and face masks. The article is focused on ecotoxicology and basic ecotoxicological tests according to available European standards and Czech legislation. [..] Read more
S.Y. YEAP Cheryl Technical University of Liberec, Institute for Nanomaterials Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: The toxicity of two iron-based nanoparticles: nFe3O4, and nZVI were assessed on freshwater microalgae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii CC-5325. Microalgae response (total chlorophyll/carotenoids content, photosystem II efficiency, cell shape and total viable cell numbers) to the nanoparticles exposure (100 mg/L) was monitored up to 120 hours. [..] Read more
KNÁPEK Tomáš Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,,,,
Co-authors: KROISOVÁ Dora DVOŘÁČKOVÁ Štěpánka KNAP Artur
Abstract: A large part of composite components undergoes a finishing machining process before assembly. Composite systems – carbon fiber/epoxy resin behave differently than metals during machining. [..] Read more
ŠVÁBENSKÁ Eva Institute of Physics of Materials, AS CR, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: ROUPCOVÁ Pavla FRIÁK Martin SCHNEEWEISS Oldřich
Abstract: Exposure to particulate air pollution has been associated with a variety of health problems. One of the main sources of metal-rich airborne particulate pollution in roadside environments are brake-wear emissions. [..] Read more
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