The main activity of the Department of Physical Chemistry is multidisciplinary scientific and research work which takes place through the realization of programs and projects of the Ministry of Science and Technological Development, the Fund for Science and the Fund for Innovation Activities, as well as through the realization of international projects.

The most important areas of research are:

  • development, improvement and application possibilities of laser-induced plasma spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • application of laser systems in nanotechnology, environmental monitoring, biomedicine and preservation of cultural heritage
  • development and application of spectrochemical plasma sources
  • mass spectrometry of organic and inorganic systems
  • development of innovative integrated methods for isolation of compounds of interest from real systems and removal of polluting substances
  • synthesis and characterization of carbon materials derived from biomass and their application as adsorbents for the removal of harmful substances
  • synthesis, characterization, functionalization and application of nanomaterials
  • development and application of modern electrochemical devices (electrolyzers, fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries) for the production and storage of electric energy
  • examination of the antibacterial potential of natural products and nanomaterials
  • testing of genotoxicity and cytotoxicity on the model of primary human cells and cell lines
  • lipid analysis in biological systems
  • testing and modification of different carriers for selected drugs
  • investigation of pharmacological and toxicological properties of synthesized inorganic compounds as potential drugs
  • determination of the redox state in biological systems
  • experimental and theoretical testing of thermo-chemical conversion of waste material in order to obtain a higher yield of bio-gas
  • application of theoretical chemistry methods (density functional theory – DFT)
  • nuclear and national security
  • preparation, response and reaction to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats