About department

Field of Scientific Interest


The VILA (Vitrum Laugaricio) department, as a joint laboratory of the IIC SAS, TNUAD and FChPT STU focuses its activities at the study of fundamental relations among composition, structure and physical properties of inorganic non-metallic materials, with special focus on oxide glasses, glass forming melts and preparation of new types of glasses.

In addition to that, the department is focused at development of transparent and luminescent polycrystalline ceramics (for example yttria or yttrium aluminium garnet – YAG, YAG/Al2O3). Special attention is paid to viscous flow sintering of glass with YAG, YAG/Al2O3 composition with following crystallization and obtaining ceramics out of glass. The research includes also characterization of the microstructure, mechanical and optical properties together with studying of the relations between the composition and structure of grain boundary phases and the properties of polycrystalline ceramic materials.


  • Head of department: prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, DrSc.


Selected publications

LIŠKA, Marek – MACHÁČEK, Jan – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – SVOBODA, Roman. Thermodynamic model of CaO-SiO2 glasses. In Ceramics-Silikáty, 2020, vol. 64, no. 1, p. 63-67.

PRNOVÁ, Anna – VALÚCHOVÁ, Jana – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – WISNIEWSKI, Wolfgang – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – KLEMENT, Róbert – HRIC, Ľ. – BRUNEEL, E. – GALUSEK, Dušan. Y3Al5O12-alpha-Al2O3 composites with fine-grained microstructure by hot pressing of Al2O3-Y2O3 glass microspheres. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, vol. 40, no. 3, p. 852-860.

DASAN, A. – ELSAYED, H. – KRAXNER, Jozef – GALUSEK, Dušan – BERNARDO, E.**. Hierarchically porous 3D-printed akermanite scaffolds from silicones and engineered fillers. In Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2019, vol. 39, no. 14, p. 4445-4449. (2018: 4.029 – IF)

ELSAYED, H. – PICICCO, Martiniano – DASAN, A. – KRAXNER, Jozef – GALUSEK, Dušan – BERNARDO, E. Glass powders and reactive silicone binder: Interactions and application to additive manufacturing of bioactive glass-ceramic scaffolds. In Ceramics International, 2019, vol. 45, no. 11, p. 13740-13746. (2018: 3.450 – IF)

HRUŠKA, Branislav – NETRIOVÁ, Zuzana – VASKOVÁ, Zuzana – BOČA, Miroslav – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – LIŠKA, Marek. High-temperature Raman study of K2ZrF6 phase transitions. In Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2019, vol. 791, p. 45-50. (2018: 4.175 – IF)

HRUŠKA, Branislav – OSIPOV, Armenak A. – OSIPOVA, Leyla M. – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – MACHÁČEK, Jan. Thermodynamic model and Raman spectra of BaO-B2O3 glasses. In Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2019, vol. 105, p. 102970-1-102970-5. (2018: 1.861 – IF)

CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – OSIPOV, Armenak A. – OSIPOVA, Leyla M. – HRUŠKA, Branislav – LIŠKA, Marek – SVOBODA, Roman. Thermodynamic model and high temperature Raman spectra of Na2O-B2O3 glassforming melts. In Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2019, vol. 798, p. 700-705. (2018: 4.175 – IF)

KRAXNER, Jozef – MICHÁLEK, Martin – ROMERO, Acacio R. – ELSAYED, H. – BERNARDO, E. – BOCCACCINI, Aldo – GALUSEK, Dušan. Porous bioactive glass microspheres prepared by flame synthesis process. In Materials Letters, 2019, vol. 256, p. 126625-1-126625-4. (2018: 3.019 – IF)

MARLTAN, W. – VENKATESWARA RAO, P. – TEKIN, H.O. – SAYYED, M.I. – KLEMENT, Róbert – GALUSEK, Dušan – LAKSHMINARAYANA, G. – SYAM PRASAD, P. – VEERAIAH, N. Analysis of red mud doped Bi2O3-B2O3-BaO glasses for application as glass solder in radiation shield repair using MCNPX simulation. In Ceramics International, 2019, vol. 45, no. 6, p. 7619-7626. (2018: 3.450 – IF)

ARLTAN, W. – VENKATESWARA RAO, P. – KLEMENT, Róbert – GALUSEK, Dušan – SAYYED, M.I. – TEKIN, H.O. – SYAM PRASAD, P. – VEERAIAH, N. Spectroscopic and thermal analysis of lead-free multipurpose radiation shielding glasses. In Ceramics International, 2019, vol. 45, no. 5, p. 5332-5338. (2018: 3.450 – IF)

OSIPOV, Armenak A. – OSIPOVA, Leyla M. – HRUŠKA, Branislav – OSIPOV, Artem A. – LIŠKA, Marek. FTIR and Raman spectroscopy studies of ZnO-doped BaO.2B2O3 glass mix. In Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2019, vol. 103, p. 102921-1-102921-7. (2018: 1.861 – IF)

PETRÍKOVÁ, I. – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – LENZ LEITE, Mateus – MOTZ, Günter – GALUSEK, Dušan. Passive filler loaded polysilazane-derived glass/ceramic coating system applied to AISI 441 stainless steel, part 1: Processing and characterization. In International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2019, vol. (2018: 1.074 – IF)

SVOBODA, Roman – MÁLEK, Jiří – LIŠKA, Marek. Correlation between the structure and structural relaxation data for (GeSe2)y(Sb2Se3)1-y glasses. In Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2019, vol. 505, p. 162-169. (2018: 2.600 – IF)

SVOBODA, Roman – BRANDOVÁ, Daniela – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – LIŠKA, Marek. Thermokinetic behavior of Ga-doped GeTe4 glasses. In Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2019, vol. 512, p. 7-14. (2018: 2.600 – IF)

TALIMIAN, Ali – GALUSEK, Dušan. Aqueous slip casting of translucent magnesium aluminate spinel: Effects of dispersant concentration and solid loading. In Ceramics International, 2019, vol. 45, no. 6, p. 10646-10653. (2018: 3.450 – IF)

TALIMIAN, Ali – POUCHLÝ, Václav – EL-MAGHRABY, Hesham F. M. Aldelrehim – MACA, Karel – GALUSEK, Dušan. Impact of high energy ball milling on densification behaviour of magnesium aluminate spinel evaluated by master sintering curve and constant rate of heating approach. In Ceramics International, 2019, vol. 45, no. 17, p. 23467-23474. (2018: 3.450 – IF)

VOKELOVÁ, Jana – MICHÁLKOVÁ, J. – CHROMČÍKOVÁ, Mária – HRUŠKA, Branislav – LIŠKA, Marek. Leaching kinetics of IZOMER TT glass fibrous insulation. In Ceramics-Silikáty, 2019, vol. 63, no. 3, p. 287-290. (2018: 0.840 – IF)

WISNIEWSKI, Wolfgang – ŠVANČÁREK, Peter – PARCHOVIANSKÝ, Milan – THIEME, Christian – RÜSSEL, Christian. Hindering the kinetic selection of dendritic Ba-fresnoite by phase separation in a glass of the near-eutectic composition Ba2TiSi2O8-2.625SiO2. In Crystal Growth & Design, 2019, vol. 19, no. 6, p. 3559-3566. (2018: 4.153 – IF)


International and National Projects

WLEDMAT – Novel glass and glass-ceramic rare-earth aluminates-based phosphors for energy-savin solid state lighting sources emitting while light (pc-WLEDs)
(Nové sklenené a sklokeramické fosfory na báze hlinitanov vzácnych zemín pre aplikácie v pevnolátkových energiu šetriacich svetelných zdrojoch vyžarujúcich biele svetlo (pc-ELED diódy))
Programme: APVV-17-0049
Project coordinator Trenčianska univerzita Alexandra Dubčeka v Trenčíne (R. Klement)
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Duration: 08/2018-12/2022
Transparent polycrystalline ceramics materials with submicrone microstructure and with luminiscent properties
(Transparentné polykryštalické keramické materiály so submikrónovou mikroštruktúrou a luminiscenčnými vlastnosťami)
Programme: VEGA 2/0026/17
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Duration: 01/2017-12/2020
Structure abd properties of oxide glasses – thermodynamic models, entalpic and structural relaxation
(Štruktúra a vlastnosti oxidových skiel – termodynamický model, entalpická a objemová relaxácia)
Programme: VEGA 2/0088/16
Principal investigator from IIC Ing. M. Chromčíková, PhD.
Duration: 01/2016-12/2020
ProKor- Advanced composite coatings for high temperature corrosion protection of metals
(Kompozitné vrstvy pre vysokoteplotnú protikoróznu ochranu kovov)
Programme: APVV-15-0014
Principal investigator from IIC prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, PhD.
Partner Institute of Materials Research of SAS, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín
Duration: 07/2016-06/2020


Foreign Cooperating Institutions

  • Saint Gobain Advanced Ceramics, Turnov, Czech Republic
  • Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Institute for Single Crystals, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Department of Materials, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Department of Materials, Imperial College, London
  • VŠChT Praha, Czech Republic
  • TU Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • VTUO Brno, Czech Republic