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 already been published in Scopus and we are waiting for evaluation and potential indexing in Web of Science.

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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KROUSKÁ Jitka Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: PAPKO Nadezhda KLUČÁKOVÁ Martina
Abstract: The usage of pharmaceuticals increases worldwide every year. The residues of these substances are excreted by the human or animal bodies and thus come into direct contact with the environment, mainly soils and ground water. [..] Read more
KOUSAL Jaroslav Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: KRTOUŠ Zdeněk SOLAŘ Pavel KŘIVKA Ivo KRAKOVSKÝ Ivan
Abstract: The Plasma-Assisted Vapour Thermal Deposition (PAVTD) is thin-film deposition technique utilizing a classical polymer as a source of material. The polymer is heated to fragmentation/evaporation under low pressure. [..] Read more
HAVELKA Ondrej Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic, EU,,
Abstract: The fine control of mono- or bi-metallic nanoparticles‘ (NPs) chemical composition is one of the most critical concerns in nanomaterial manufacturing; however, when metals holding dissimilar characteristics form bi-metallic NPs, this becomes an unresolved matter. Herein we present the successful control of doping two different magnetic elements - nickel and iron- into bismuth to produce magnetic NPs with optical characteristics of semiconductors. [..] Read more
DADASHOV Ruhani Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: VOVES Jan ABHINAV Deep Pakki
Abstract: We present the surface lifetime characterization of the textured silicon surface for the application in solar cells. The measurement by the Sinton WCT-120 PL lifetime tester is compared with the simulation by the Silvaco TCAD software to get possible values of the surface recombination velocity. [..] Read more
MARIYCHUK Ruslan Department of Ecology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Presov, Presov, Slovakia, EU,
Co-authors: SMOLKOVA Romana GRISHCHENKO Liudmyla M. LISNYAK Vladyslav V.
Abstract: Biomedical applications of nanomaterials depend on the size and morphology of nanoparticles and their biocompatibility. However, the armory of trusted protocols usually includes reducing agents, including sodium borohydride, methoxy polyethylene glycol, potassium tartrate, etc., and capping agents, such as sodium dodecyl benzyl sulfate, polyvinylpyrrolidone, etc., which are usually toxic. [..] Read more
TRUDIČOVÁ Monika Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic, EU,
Abstract: Properties of hydrogels that define their application potential (e.g., stiffness, mechanical strength, transport properties) are primarily based on the morphology of the internal structure. Accurate analysis of the ultrastructure of hydrogels is therefore important for understanding the parameters affecting the functionality of hydrogels. [..] Read more
GOVORČIN BAJSIĆ Emi University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia, EU,;;;;
Abstract: Petroleum-based products as Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) are most commonly used in packaging of products like food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and detergents because of his low cost, good mechanical properties, easy processing and flexibility. However the lack of LLDPE as non-degradable packaging material has a major impact on environmental pollution.During the last few decades, petroleum-based products because of improper management and disposal practice cause serious environmental pollution problems that could persist for centuries. [..] Read more
VOVES Jan Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Prague, Czech Republic, EU,
Co-authors: MARES David DADASHOV Ruhani SU Wei-Nien SUWITO Steven BEYENE Agaje Bedemo
Abstract: Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) is an important method for characterizing different materials and chemical analytes at low concentrations. The Raman signal plasmonic amplification is strongly dependent on the surface nanostructure. [..] Read more
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