Projects

International

SIMBA – Sodium-Ion and sodium Metal Batteries for efficient and sustainable next-generation energy storage
Sodium-Ion and sodium Metal Batteries for efficient and sustainable next-generation energy storage
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: doc. Ing. Lenčéš Zoltán, PhD.
Annotation: Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences is participating in the SIMBA project “Sodium-Ion and sodium Metal BAtteries for efficient and sustainable next-generation energy storage” under the grant agreement 963542 has started on the 1st of January 2021. The Kick-off meeting took place online and headstarted a highly ambitious project to develop sustainable and safe batteries to store renewable energy.The SIMBA project has the concrete goal of delivering a safe and low-cost all-solid-state-sodium battery technology for stationary application. Reducing the use of critical materials is the core of SIMBA, which will employ sustainable battery materials, reducing supply risks and restrictions and environmental impact, which are instead currently affecting other technologies, i.e. Lithium-ion batteries. The unprecedented concept of SIMBA is based on the integration of a sodium metal anode in a sodium free assembly architecture including a highly porous support on the anode side, a single-ion conductive composite/hybrid polymer electrolyte and an innovative cathode material.SIMBA gathers a consortium of 16 partners from 6 EU and associated countries having received a funding from the European Commission of 8M €.For more information, please contact the coordinator of the project, Prof. Ralf Riedel: ralf.riedel@tu-darmstadt.deThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 963542
Duration: 1.1.2021 – 31.12.2024
Vývoj bioaktívneho funkčne gradientného nitridu kremičitého
Development of functionally graded silicon nitride with improved bioactivity
Program: JRP
Project leader: doc. Ing. Hnatko Miroslav, PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2021 – 31.12.2023

National

NanoBioFit – Nanoštrukturované, funkčne navrstvené a bio-inšpirované 3D iplantáty na báze titánu
Nanostructured, functionally graded, and bioinspired 3D Ti-based implants
Program: SRDA
Project leader: doc. Ing. Hnatko Miroslav, PhD.
Annotation: In general, patient response to implants is strongly dependent on the host tissue ─ implant interface because processes such as healing, osteolysis, and infection take place specifically at this interface. Therefore, modification and tailoring of transplants surface properties are attractive methods to trigger and accelerate healing processes and to reduce the possibility of osteolysis and infection.The main goal of the project is oriented towards improving the adhesion of bio-coatings on titanium alloy surfaces and ensure the enhancement of bio-compatibility of the bio-inert implants. Therefore, the main goal will be divided into two interconnected parts.The first part will be devoted to electropolishing of titanium and titanium-based alloys. This electrochemical surface treatment is generally considered as one of the most efficient, convenient and adaptable technique for the improvement of the physical and mechanical surface properties of materials.The second part of the project will deal with the preparation of bio-compatible surface layer on Ti implants by:- the formation of TiO2 nanotube arrays by anodic oxidation of Ti-based alloy – electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of coatings based on bio-composites such as polymers doped with various bioactive glass prepared by glass melting or sol-gel process (with possible antibacterial and inflammatory effect).Introduction of the convenient surface treatment process together with highly bioactive coating materials on bioinert Ti-based 3D implants will allow us to provide personalized, well-fitting implants without the need of additional medical treatment. Significant enhancement of patient comfort together with the reduction of the medical costs will be the main benefits of the presented project.
Duration: 1.8.2021 – 30.6.2025
CEMEA – Vybudovanie centra pre využitie pokročilých materiálov SAV
Building a centre for advanced material application SAS
Program: Štrukturálne fondy EÚ Výskum a inovácie
Project leader: doc. Ing. Hnatko Miroslav, PhD.
Annotation: Predkladaný projekt je komplementárny k projektu v rámci programu H2020 WIDESPREAD-1-2014-Teaming – Building-up Centre of Excellence for advancedmaterials application CEMEA, No. 664337, ktorý získal Seal of excellence a odporúčanie pre národné financovanie. Miesto realizácie projektu je Bratislavský kraj.Cieľom projektu je etablovať v SAV organizáciu Centrum pre využitie pokročilých materiálov SAV, centrum špičkového nezávislého výskumu so zameraním namodifikáciu povrchov a rozhraní pre nové funkcionality štruktúr a prvkov v oblasti pokročilých (nano)materiálov, udržateľnej energie a biomedicíny. Ide o výskumnových nízkorozmerných (LD) nanomateriálov, nových kompozitov a vrstvových štruktúr so zlepšenými alebo novými vlastnosťami zaujímavými pre aplikácie.Výskumná téma pokrýva 6 oblastí výskumu – podaktivít projektu. Projekt podporuje okrem žiadateľa SAV, 7 výskumných inštitúcií (ElU SAV, FU SAV, UPo SAV,UMMS SAV, UACH SAV, BMC SAV a CEMEA SAV).Merateľné ukazovatele: 48 publikácií, 40 tis.EUR podpora registrácie práv duševného vlastníctva, 22 mil. EUR podpora na rekonštrukciu a modernizáciu zariadeníVI, 390 tis.EUR komplementárne financovanie H2020, 30 pozícií pre nových výskumníkov a 10 podporených účastí zahraničných expertov, 3 podané patentovéprihlášky.
Project webpage: http://www.cemea.sav.sk/
Duration: 1.7.2019 – 30.6.2023
BioSurf – Vývoj bioaktívneho nitridu kremičitého modifikáciou povrchovej vrstvy
Development of the bioactive silicon nitride by surface modification
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Mgr. Tatarková Monika, PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2019 – 31.12.2022
PyrMat – Vývoj žiaruvzdorných pyrochlórnych fáz pre vysokoteplotné aplikácie neoxidovej keramiky
Development of refractory pyrochlore phases for high temperature applications of non-oxide ceramics
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Tatarko Peter, PhD.
Annotation: The project proposes a new and innovative approach to develop diboride ceramics. This will be achieved by the incorporation of a new style of additives, rare earth elements, into the transition metal diboride ceramics that would form refractory pyrochlore phases in the oxide layer during the exposure of the materials in oxidizing environments at very high temperatures. The project relies on the fact that the presence of the pyrochlore phases will increase immiscibility and viscosity of the in-situ formed glass layer during oxidation. This, along with the refractory nature of the pyrochlore phases, will stabilise the oxide layer and significantly reduce the oxidation kinetics. By performing a systematic study, the project will acquire new knowledge on the influence of different types and amounts of rare earth additives on the densification, microstructure and phase evolution, and mechanical properties of ceramic materials for thermal protection systems and other applications in aerospace industry. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a new diboride ceramics with significantly improved oxidation and ablation resistance due to a unique material composition. The output of the project will be a clarification of the formation of pyrochlore phases, their distribution in the final oxide layer, and at the end their effect on the high temperature properties.
Duration: 1.8.2018 – 30.6.2022