Autumn Prague Meeting 2019
Prague, Czech republic
September 12-13


MultiComp is a COST Action designed to bring together theorists, experimentalists and industrialists in the field of nano-carbon materials technology. Although carbon nanotubes, graphene and Few-Layer Graphene (FLG) have been used to improve the properties of composite materials, two main problems remain to be solved before these composite materials can realize their full potential: (1) adequate dispersion of the nano-carbon reinforcement material, and (2) strong enough interfacial bonding between the nano-carbon reinforcement elements and the composite matrix. In addition to making modified MWNTs such as branched-MWNTs, the Action will explore other possibilities of strengthening composites by integrating FLG (using existing as well as unpublished methods); theoretical modelling of these nano-carbons and composites; due consideration and evaluation of the Health, Safety and Environmental implications; making and testing composites e.g. mechanical and electrical/thermal, HRTEM of interphases, voltage-contrast SEM of percolation networks, sensing and photocatalytic properties; development of new composite materials with Electronic and Multi-Functional properties. This Action provides an ideal platform, especially via STSM exchanges, for permanent established researchers, post-doctoral workers and ECIs to enhance their research-related skills as well as their innovation and enterprise skills in this international network involving both academic and business enterprises.

All participants are asked to submit an abstract using the following template and contribute to the Oral/Poster sessions. From the abstracts (submitted on time), Flash presentations (5 min + 2 min questions) and Posters will be presented at the meeting. The Local Organizer will be organizing Lunches (to be paid by Participants who take the offer) and a Conference Dinner (also to be paid for by Participants who take the offer). We are looking forward to see you in September 2019 in Prague.


Thursday, September 12nd

08:45-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Welcome ceremonial
09:10-09:55 Invited Keynote Talk I - Session chair: Silvia Giordani Chair
Aravind Vijayaraghavan
Graphene-enhanced elastomer composites and their applications
09:55-10:40 FLASH Presentations (6 x 5 min talks)

Zélia Alves
Characterization of polysaccharide-based films reinforced with well dispersed multi-walled carbon nanotubes using surfactants
Petr Ashcheulov
Development of nanocrystalline boron doped diamond electrodes for photoelectrochemical and optoelectronic applications
Frank Clemens
Development of piezoresistive elastomer sensors based on nano carbon material for health monitoring and robotic applications
František Fendrych
High Temperature Corrosion Testing of Zirconium Nuclear Fuel Rod Cladding Protected with Nanocrystalline Diamond Films Deposited by Microwave Plasma CVD
Juan P. Fernández-Blázques
Morphology and thermal behavior of composites of PLA with tunable carbon nanotube fibers
Miroslav Huskić
Effect of pre-dispersed and pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes on mechanical properties of low-density polyethylene nanocomposites
10:40-11:20 Coffee Break and Posters
11:20-12:15 Invited Keynote Talk II – Session chair: Tony Keene
Elena Besley
Ordering, flexibility and frustration of two dimensional supramolecular arrays on graphene
12:15-13:00 FLASH Presentations (6 x 5 min talks)

Silvia Giordani
Carbon nano-onions as non-cytotoxic carriers for cellular uptake of glycopeptides and proteins
Aleksandra Ivanoska-Dacikj
Biodegradable Polyurethane/Graphene Oxide Scaffolds for Soft Tissue Engineering: In Vivo Behavior Assessment
Martin Kalbáč
Optimization of Graphene functionalization process for applications
Jan Macutkevic
Investigations of dielectric and thermal properties of layered EVA composites with carbon and Fe3O4 nanoparticles
Sharali Malik
Graphene composites with dental and biomedical applicability
Silvia Marchesan
Carbon nanostructure templates composites for phosphoproteomics
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break– Opportunity to Network
14:30-15:15 Invited Keynote talk III – Session chair: Naum Naveh
Brando Okolo
Structuring your Leap from Lab work to Entrepreneurship
15:15-16:00 FLASH Presentations (6 x 5 min talks)

Tony Keene
Towards Graphene- and Graphite-Supported Ullmann Catalysts
Liutauras Marcinauskas
Tribological properties of plasma sprayed alumina-graphite coatings
Rachel McLaren
Functionalisation of Plasma Exfoliated Graphite using Aryl Radicals
Maryam Modares
Clicked magnetite-graphene oxide nanocomposite as a new support for immobilization of catalyst
Jonathan Nitschke
Composites of Carbon Nanotubes with Cages and Metallopolymers
Michal Novotný
Zinc phthalocyanine films for chemical gas sensors prepared by pulsed laser deposition
16:00-17:00 Poster session & Reception sponsored by LE & CO
17:00-18:30 FLASH Presentations (11 x 5 min talks) – Session chair: Irina Kühne

Naum Naveh
Development of nano-structured interphases in carbon-epoxy composites
Cláudia Nunes
Biocomposites of chitosan and reduced graphene oxidemagnetite particles for magnetic hyperthermia treatment of melanoma
Helena Oliveira
In vivo investigations on the pulmonary toxicity of inhaled graphene-based nanoplatelets
Dimitrios Perivoliotis
PdNPs/graphene and PdNPs/MoS2 ensembles for the electrocatalysis of molecular oxygen reduction reaction
Maria Rybarczyk
Sustainable and renewable carbonaceous materials
Abdulkadir Sezai Sarac
Graphene Oxide/ PEDOT Nanofibers and Nanocomposites
Andrey Shukurov
Hydrocarbon plasma polymer particles for versatile oil/water separation
Serkan Ünal
Tailoring Interfacial Interactions in Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Composites by the Electrospray Deposition of Waterborne Carbon Nanotubes
Jana Vejpravova
Two dimensional graphene composites – physics meets chemistry
Jacek Wychowaniec
From electrostatically-assembled magnetic graphene oxidebased dispersions to 3D printable magnetic hydrogels
Lenka Zajíčková
Carbon Nanotubes Coated by Plasma Enhaced CVD and Atomic Layer Deposition for Gas Sensing Applications
18:30-20:00 Free programme
20:00-23:00 Conference Dinner - Vila Lanna

Friday, September 13rd

09:30-10:30 MC Meeting
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-13:00 MC Meeting concluded
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-16:00 WGs Meetings
16:00-18:30 Networking

Invited Speakers

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan
University of Manchester, UK
Prof Elena Besley
University of Nottingham, UK
Prof Brando Okolo
Steinbeis-Beratungszentrum IMAPS - Institute for Material Applications & 3D Printing Solutions, Germany


Selected contributions will be presented in the form of FLASH presentations (5+2 min) or posters (up to format A0).


Abstract submission & registration: 11.8.2019
Acceptance of the abstracts: 14.8.2019


Conference Chairs
Local Organizing Committee
Jan Vlček Jan Vlček
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

František Fendrych František Fendrych
Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Sharali Malik Martin Vrňata
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Institute of Nanotechology (KIT-INT) University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Martin Kalbáč
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry

Hynek Biederman
Charles University

Conference Secretary
David Tomeček
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague


Multicomp Prague Autumn Meeting 2019 will be held at the National Technical Library in the university campus Dejvice.


Directions (How can I get there)

By plane

From the Prague Airport, you can take a bus 119; get off at its final stop Nádraží Veleslavín and change to metro A (green line) in the direction Nádraží Hostivař. You will get off at the Dejvická station (2nd stop) and reach the venue on foot (7 min). Total time of the travel is ca 40 min. For this travel, you will need a single 90 min ticket that costs 32 CZK (≈ 1.25 EUR). The ticket can be bought in Public transport infocentres, at newsagents, in ticket machines or directly from the bus drivers.

Alternatively, you can use some of the modern taxi-type services (Uber, Liftago or Bolt). The price lies in the range from ca 150 CZK to 200 CZK (≈ 6-10 EUR) and the travel takes ca 20 min.

By train

From the Prague main railway station, it is possible to reach the venue using Metro C (red line) going in the direction Háje and stopping in the Muzeum station (1st stop). At Muzeum, you have to change to Metro A (green line) going in the direction Nemocnice Motol. You will get off at the station Dejvická (5th stop) and reach the site on foot (total time ca 25 min). For this travel, a single 30 min ticket is sufficient. It costs 24 CZK (≈ 0.95 €).

Reaching the venue = National Technical Library (NTK)

The National Technical Library is located in the centre of the university campus Dejvice. The campus accommodates buildings of University of chemistry and technology in Prague (UCT Prague), Czech technical university, Charles University and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of sciences. Campus map


In the locality, there are various small, medium or bigger-sized hotels and hostels with the price ranging from ca 700 CZK to 5000 CZK per night. However, we would advise not to restrict yourself only to the accommodation in the closest venue neighbourhood. The public transport is of good quality and allows effective transportation to the conference venue. In this regard, you can rely on the information in google routes planner (integral part of google maps) and verify the accessibility in advance. In the venue district, we would recommend the following hotels:

Vila Lanna

Located in the residential quarter of Bubeneč in Prague 6, the Neo-Renaissance landmark building was built in 1872 by the prominent industrialist and art collector Vojtěch Lanna as a summer retreat. The villa stands on the site of the former main road used by the Prague social elite to reach their favourite recreation grounds in Stromovka.


Vila Lanna
V Sadech 1
160 00 Praha 6 – Bubeneč


Tel: +420 224 390 280

Rates, notes, availability

A limited number of rooms. Single Room: 910 CZK/night; Double room: 1050 CZK/night for 1 person, 1400 CZK/night for 2 people. When booking, please mention MultiComp Autumn Prague Meeting 2019 to get the special rate.

Hotel DAP

Located just a few minutes from the Prague castle, the dominant symbol of Prague, from where you can explore the recesses of historical Prague – the Charles bridge, Old town square, Lesser town.


Hotel DAP
Vítězné náměstí 4/684
160 00 Praha 6


Tel: +420 973 211 444; +420 973 211 422

Rates, notes, availability

Single Room: 91.2 EUR/night; Double room: 121.6 EUR/night.

Hotel International

Located in a unique building with a character of its own Hotel International Prague is a landmark of Praha 6 administrative district.


Hotel International
Koulova 15
160 00 Praha 6


Tel: +420 296 537 111; +420 296 537 854

Rates, notes, availability

Single room Standard: 109 EUR/night; Double room Standard: 114 EUR/night;
Single room Superior: 119 EUR/night; Double room Superior: 124 EUR/night;
For the special rates, please use the following link: Reservation

Further instructions:
1. After clicking on the link, choose the number of guests
2. Choose the arrival date and the departure date – has to be from 11.9.-15.9.2019
3. Please choose room and click on the button “book”
4. Fill up the guest information, credit card information and then click on “complete Reservation”
5. Reservation is done!

CXL policy:
Free cancellation is possible until 31.8.2019. Any cancellation made as from 1.9.2019 and/or no-show will result of 100% cancellation fees.

Payment conditions:
Reservation will be charged in full as on 1.9.2019 and will be non-refundable.

Additional (budget) option further from the venue: UCT’s student dormitory Volha

University Halls of Residence Praha – Jižní Město offer the all-year accommodation to university students and hotel guests. Several rooms in the Volha Hall of Residence serve as a hotel and during summer months also rooms in the Sázava Hall of Residence. Our premises are located in a beautiful place near Kunratický forest, Chodov shopping centre and Chodov underground station (30 min. to the city centre).


Kolej Volha
K Verneráku 950/45
148 28 Praha 4


Tel: +420 220 447 126
Website: Volha website

Rates, notes, availability

Price for 1 person per night if the room is occupied by
3 persons 305 CZK
2 persons 390 CZK
1 person 580 CZK
Apartment 2-4 persons 1 380 CZK/night.
As the dormitory is in ca 40 min distance from the venue, you can join our students coming to the conference not to get lost in our public transport system (bus + metro with a single line change, 32 CZK ticket necessary).


Lunches (September 12th and 13th) will be provided on site for 12.5 EUR each. Conference dinner will be held at Vila Lanna (September 12th) and cost 30 EUR.


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