INSTITUTE OF POLYMER CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN is the only specialized scientific center in Central Asia dealing with the problems of chemistry, physics and technology of polymers, including in the field of nanoscience.
In accordance with the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. PP-2789 dated 27.02.2017 "On measures to further improve the activities of the Academy of Sciences, organization, management and financing of research activities" on the basis of the abolished Scientific Research Center of Polymer Chemistry and Physics at the National The University of Uzbekistan established the Institute of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (IPCP AS RU).
Director of the Institute is Honored Scientist of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Academician Sayora Sharafovna Rashidova, who created a well-known school in the field of synthetic and natural polymers.
The main tasks of IPCP AS RU:
- development of new and improvement of existing technologies for the synthesis and processing of natural and synthetic polymers;
- Conducting in-depth studies in the field of nanocomposite polymer materials;
- creation and introduction of domestic polymer preparations and materials in the sectors of the economy.
The Institute carries out scientific research in three directions:
1. Interrelation of biologically active properties of nanopolymer systems with conditions of synthesis and modification of natural polysaccharides.
The main goal of this direction is the creation of domestic drugs for the needs of agriculture and medicine, food and other industries.
2. Synthesis and investigation of difficult-combustible and thermostable nanocomposites based on thermoplastics and layered silicates for various industries.
The task of this direction is to identify and improve the effectiveness of the joint action of nanostructures in enhancing the heat resistance and fire resistance of various thermoplastics (polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.).
3. Creation of hybrid solar cells of the third generation.
This direction, which is breakthrough, is aimed at increasing the efficiency of conversion of solar energy into electrical energy in hybrid solar cells.
All research work is carried out by a research team employing more than 100 employees, including 59 researchers (including 1 academician, 8 doctors of science, 19 PhDs), of which 28 are young specialists (from 22 to 35 years old). The Institute has 7 laboratories, there is a scientific library, a production department.
The Institute is equipped with unique scientific instruments, which allows to conduct research at a high modern level.
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