The Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences (IMC), is an internationally recognised research and educational organisation in the field of synthetic polymers. Its mission is advancing the area of macromolecular chemistry, organic chemistry, macromolecular physical chemistry and macromolecular physics including their related interdisciplinary fields with the purpose of acquiring knowledge about the relations between structure, properties and function of macromolecular systems and about controlled creation of supramolecular structures.
Our research is oriented on the development of new synthetic and technological processes, on new polymer materials and their applications as well as on design of polymers for electronics, for medicinal chemistry and for tissue engineering including investigation of interactions of biological systems with polymeric materials. The combination of interdisciplinary teams of knowledgeable experts with up-to-date experimental facilities is the main asset of the Institute. Although the Institute is primarily focused on fundamental research, it also closely cooperates with the application sphere. This is particularly true for the application of polymers in medicine, but also for material research and for assessment of the ecological impact of plastic waste. The Institute provides training in polymer science for postgraduate, graduate as well as undergraduate students enrolled at Czech universities. It also traditionally runs international postgraduate courses in polymer science under the auspices of UNESCO and IUPAC.
Miroslava DUSKOVA – SMRCKOVA -1991 graduated (MSc) and 1997 obtained PhD from the Department of Polymers of the Institute of Chemical Technology of Prague, 1996 – 1998 postdoc at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1999 – present: researcher in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Polymer Networks, Prague, Czech Republic
Interesting area: polymers and polymer networks and gels; structure, formation, and properties, swelling and phase separation and transitions in polymer networks in application related to coatings