The Faculty has a widely oriented scientific potencial, able to work on and develop basic scientific fields of chemistry, chemical and biochemical technology, food processing and applied physics, informatics and mathematics. This wide scientific orientation of the Institutes at the Faculty allows for targeted training of undergraduates, graduates and postgraduate students in 16 branches of the doctoral study and their smooth transition to industry and research. There are several scientific schools at the Faculty which are successful in organizing scientific meetings and in winning grants from the domesticand international sources and grant schemes:
■ VEGA – Research Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
■ APVV – Agency for Support of Research and Development (Slovak Research and Development Agency)
■ KEGA – Cultural and Education Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
■ SPVV – State Programme for Science and Research
■ EHP and NFM – Grants from the European Economic Area and Norwegian Structural Mechanism
■ ERDF – Structural funds of the EU from the European Regional Development Fund
■ CE and KC – Structural funds of the EU from the Operational Programme Research and Development for Building Excellence Centers and Competence Centers
■ 6th and 7th Framework Programmes, Horizon 2020, COST, NIL, NATO, EUREKA, DAAD, Intergovernmental agreements
The research and development at FCHPT STU is oriented towards the following fields:
■ physical-chemical methods of analysis and structure and property description of chemical systems and biosystems,
■ preparation and research of functional materials and material technologies using micro and nanoscopic methods,
■ biotechnologies and study of natural materials and biologically active substances,
■ catalytic and enzymatic processes applicable in chemistry and chemical technologies and energetics,
■ study and development of chemical and biological processes for protection of environment and cultural heritage materials,
■ food technologies with the emphasis on functional and safe foods,
■ reaction-transport chemical-engineering systems and their dynamic behaviour, modelling and control of chemical and biotechnological processes.
Besides the basic research, the Faculty participates in applied research for industry and develops almost one hundred cooperation projects. The cooperation with many producers and companies allows for a swift application of research results to production. The quality of the scientific results from the projects has been documented by almost 200 articles published in Current Contents, more than 100 publications published in other journals and over 500 contributions in the form of conference abstracts.
The Faculty participates in issuing specialized scientific journals: Acta Chimica Slovaca, Chemical Papers, Fibres and Textile, as well as Plastics and Rubber.
Traditionaly, the Faculty maintains an important international position. The scope and quality of scientific activities at the Faculty keep it at a level that is comparable with other top research and training university centers in the world. Its reputation can be proved by the above mentioned number of grants, staff invitations to participate in international conferences, cooperation with foreign universities and institutions, and memberships of international organizations.