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University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Department of Polymers
Technická 5
CZ-166 28 Prague 6
Czech Republic

room: B124, B123
phones: (+420) 2 2044 3190
fax: (+420) 2 2044 3175
e-mail: Jiri.Brozek@vscht.cz


  • Ph.D. in Macromolecular Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, 1987, Acceleration of anionic polymerization of lactams
  • M.Sc. in Technology of polymer manufacture and processing, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, 1980, Polymerization of 2-pyrrolidone in the presence of carbon dioxide


  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Full Professor, 2012-
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Associate Professor, 2006-2012
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Assistant Professor, 1992-2006
  • Research Institute of Feed Supplements and Veterinary Drug, Pohoří-Chotouň, researcher, 1985-1992


  • Physical Chemistry of Polymers (M.Sc.)
  • Polymers in Pharmacy (M.Sc.)
  • Selected Chapters from Chemistry and Technology of Polymers (1/3) (M.Sc.)
  • Bachelor (18 students), Diploma (32) and Doctoral Thesis supervisor (5, defended 3)

 Grant projects in last 5 years

  • MK ČR NAKI II DG18P02OOV001 Synthetic materials in the library collections, co-investigator, 2018 - 2022.
  • TA CR TA01010641 Biodegradable apparel and industrial textiles, co-investigator, 2011-2014
  • GA CR 106/09/1378  Micro- and nanofibers based on biodegradable polymers, main investigator, 2009 – 2012

Collaboration with industry in the last 10 years

  • Sintex, Polyplasty, ElMarco, SQS, Lonza, SVÚM, Kostal.
  • DSM Research, Elkamet, Atofina-Total

 Foreign experiences

  • USA (1998) - 6 months, (1995-1996) - 12 months
    Polytechnic University of New York, Chemistry Department (Prof. M. Lewin)

 Research Interests

  • preparation biodegradable polyesteramides or (co)polyesters by (co)polymerization of lactams, lactones and lactide; potential use in medicine
  • chemical modification of bacterial polyester poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB), preparation of block copolymers PHB/poly(ε -caprolactone) or poly(lactide) suitable as compatibilizers
  • poly(L-lactic acid) as a linear and areal textile material, degradabilty studies in simulated and real enviroments (composting)
  • preparation of polyamide/polyesteramide – layered silicate, double hydroxide and graphene(oxide) nanocomposites by unconventional methods
  • preparation of polyamide 6, polyesteramide and polyester nanofibers, microfibers and porous microfibers by electrospinning from solutions and melts (in cooperation with Technical University Liberec)
  • preparation an characterization of polyamide 6 molecular composites
  • preparation of polyamide 6 by polymerization casting procedure, modification of polyamide 6 for industrial applications
  • identification of polymers

 List of the most important publications in last 5 years

  • Minář J., Brožek J., Michalcová A., Hadravová R., Slepička P.
    Functionalization of graphene oxide with poly(ε-caprolactone) for enhanced interfacial adhesion in polyamide 6 nanocomposites
    Compos. B Eng. 174, 107019 (2019).
  • Minář J., Brožek J.:
    ε-Caprolactone as a medium for improving dispersability of graphene oxide in polyamide based composites
    Eur. Polym. J. 91, 212 (2017).
  • Blažková L., Malinová L., Benešová V., Roda J., Brožek J.:
    Nanofibers prepared by electrospinning from solutions of biobased polyamide 4
    J. Polym.Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 55, 2203 (2017).
  • Krutas D.S., Brožek J., Benešová V., Zinovyev A.L., Novikov V.T.:
    Synthesis of L-lactide supplemented with stage-wise analytical control,
    Pet. Coal  58, 561 (2016).
  • Malinová L., Jaksch D., Brožek J.:
    Montmorillonite modified with lactim methyl ethers having different ring sizes,
    Appl. Clay Sci., 129, 20 (2016).
  • Lennerová D., Kovanda F., Brožek J.:
    Preparation of Mg Al layered double hydroxide/polyamide 6 nanocomposites using Mg-Al-taurate LDH as nanofiller
    Appl. Clay Sci. 114, 265 (2015).
  • Brožek J., Benešová V., Malinová L., Kalousková R., Šanda K., Ledrová Z.:
    Polylactic acid– material for biodegradable apparel and industrial textiles
    Chem. Listy. 109, 291 (2015).
  • Novotný Č., Erbanová P., Sezimová H., Malachová K., Rybková Z., Malinová L., Prokopová I., Brožek J.:
    Biodegradation of aromatic-aliphatic copolyesters and polyesteramides by esterase activity-producing microoranisms
    Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad. 97, 25 (2015).

Author and coauthor of other 54 peer reviewed papers, and 156 conference lectures, short communications and posters and 4 patents.

Updated: 3.2.2020 17:39, Author: Jan Merna

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