Brno Ph.D. Talent

Lucia Ivanová

Novel Nature-inspired Photosensitisers for Artificial Photosynthesis

Lector: Assoc. Prof. Jozef Krajčovič, Ph.D.

Institution: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry

Field: Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials


About the project

Zero-emission solar fuel production via artificial photosynthetic processes is a key in solving current energetic and environmental issues. My project deals with the synthesis and application of novel nature-inspired metal-free organic photosensitisers, the molecules capable of light absorption, conversion, and storage into the chemical bonds of clean fuel hydrogen.


Why science?

Because it is an adventurous creative procedure where it is possible to change something, discover something new and go down in history. Research and progressive uncovering of the solutions to the problems motivate me and drive me on my carrier as a scientist.


What do I like most about Brno

Me and Brno that was the love at first sight. The city offers an excellent study and scientific background for young researchers and many leisure activities. My favourite place is the lookout at Petrov, an excellent place for thinking over and relaxing.