The L´Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science goes to our faculty
Mgr. Pavla Eliášová, Ph.D. from the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry is engaged in the development of new materials, catalysts, which will be effective even without the presence of precious metals and will allow the conversion of CO2 into so-called solar fuels using only solar radiation.
There is currently growing concern about global warming caused by excessive production of carbon dioxide. This is also linked to the search for alternative sources of energy and raw materials. In my project, I am developing new materials, catalysts, which will allow the conversion of carbon dioxide
into so-called solar fuels. These include methane, ethanol, propane and other simple hydrocarbons. The main goal of the project is to develop materials that will be efficient without the presence of precious metals such as platinum and palladium, using only sunlight. Such materials with great potential are transition metal carbides, such as titanium or molybdenum carbides.
L´Oréal-UNESCO For women in science in the world
The L'Oréal Foundation supports women around the world, empowering them to shape their future and change society for the better. It focuses on three main areas: scientific research, inclusive beauty and climate action.
The L'Oréal-UNESCO Talent Programme for Women in Science was created in Paris in 1998 to support women scientists. The programme aims to recognise the achievements of established women scientists and the impact of their expertise on society today, but also to provide support to young women scientists at the start of their careers. Since its inception, it has spread to many countries around the world and has honoured more than 3 900 women from 110 countries.
L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science in the Czech Republic
The project was first implemented in the Czech Republic in 2006 and annually recognizes promising female scientists selected by an expert jury. The competition is also supported by the cooperation with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Since the launch of the project in the Czech Republic, 47 talented women scientists have already won this award, sharing the sum of over CZK 10 million between them.