Research area

Fields of interest of ion beam technology

  • Exposed parts in the automotive and engineering industries (injectors, camshafts, valves, bearings, etc.);

  • Medical and biological applications (prosthesis of materials with originally insufficient abrasion-resistance);

  • Surface nitration of stainless steels by ion implantation with the aim to improve their abrasion-resistance while attaining high corrosion-resistance;

  • "Stents" (endoluminal blood vessel prostheses), nonporous stents for additionally controlled dosage of drugs, biocompatible and blood-compatible materials, etc., for modern medicine;

  • Other options of ion implantation in the areas other than microelectronics, such as the precise mechanics, special construction of expensive watches;

  • Protection against high-temperature oxidation (TiAl alloys, turbine constructions);

  • Plastics injection into moulds (safety improvement in the removal of parts produced by injecting into the mould, as well as abrasion-protection for highly stressed parts for moulding tools);

  • Ion implantation of surface of certain polymers for improving the surface properties, such as electrical conductivity, biocompatibility, etc.


Fields of interest of plasma technology

  • Automotive industry: Tribology coatings for car engines and surface treatment of components in order to attain higher efficiency and lower environmental load.

  • Electronics: Transparent conductive layers with improved optical and electric properties.

  • Machine and aviation industry: Surfaces with enhanced wear resistance and thermal stability.

  • Biomedicine: Implants with higher degree of biocompatibility.


Application of plasma-immersion ion implantation

  • Doping of silicon by phosphorus and boron by means of the PBII methods for photovoltaic cells

  • Super hard surfaces: nitride layers of boron and titanium

  • Surface protection of titanium and TiAl alloys: TiAl protection from high-temperature oxidation and progressive coatings for Ti and TiAl alloys

  • Biomaterials: nonporous metal materials, tribology protective coatings, antibacterial surfaces, biocompatible surfaces and barrier layers

  • Nitration of stainless steel and aluminium


Fields of interest of Department of chemistry and physics 

  • Development and applications of coupled cluster methods
  • Ab initio calculations of metallic clusters properties

  • Accurate calculations of molecular nmr properties including relativistic and solvent effects

  • Potential energy surfaces for theoretical infrared spectroscopy, computational atmospheric chemistry

  • Ab initio modeling of materials interface structure and its impact on the thermodynamic properties of nano-layers

  • Fast stochastic variability (red noise) of accretion processes in the binary stars and active galactic nuclei

  • Monte Carlo simulations of red noise and satellite observation data analysis from Kepler and XMM-Newton missions


Fields of interest of Department of automation, informatics and applied mathematics

  • Industry: Simulation studies of material flow, production processes and logistics, analysis of current and planned state, support for deployment of workplaces and creation of production layout, design of new layout

  • Automation: Intelligent robotic systems, computer vision, machine learning, image processing in various research areas. Design and analysis of artificial intelligence algorithms - deep neural networks.

Advanced Technologies Research Institute
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Jána Bottu 8857/25
917 24 Trnava
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