Petr Praus

Technical University of Ostrava Czech Republic

Prof. Praus became university professor in Material Science and Engineering at VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava and since 2014 he has been the Vice Rector for Research and Development at VŠB-TUO. His main area of research interest includes synthesis and applications of nanomaterials including nanocomposites based on clay minerals. His research group has been investigating properties of various nanomaterials and nanoparticles of clay minerals and their possibilities for applications for a long time. Some clay minerals were used as carriers of synthetized nanoparticles forming nanocomposite materials and also were applied as absorbents for various compounds, such as cationic surfactants and heavy metal cations.