Department of Solid State Chemistry is focused on materials, methods (X-ray diffraction analysis), and industry applications. A wide choice of Bc., MSc., and Ph.D. programs comprises chemistry and technology of inorganic materials, X-ray diffraction analysis for the pharmaceutical industry, and heavy metal migration in the environment.
The research work of the department deals with two basic topics:
- Application of X-ray diffraction methods in pharmaceutical industry, research, production, and quality check
- Applied mineralogy
History of Department
The staff of the Department follows the tradition of the former Department of Mineralogy. Professor F. X. M. Zippe has established mineralogical collections in 1835, which were later enriched and perfected by Professor A. Ondřej (1887-1956). The mineralogical collections are the well-known treasure of the institute. The X-ray diffraction methods were introduced to our department in 1945 and have remained the prime analytical method of our department.