POLYMER CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS RESEARCH CENTER AT THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY ON UZBEKISTAN
the only one in Central Asia, a specialized research center, dealing with the problems of chemistry, physics and technology of polymers, including in the field of nanoscience.
In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan ¹ PP-2204 of 07.08.2014, "On measures to further optimize the structure of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan and to strengthen the integration of academic science and higher education of the Republic" on the basis of the abolished Institute of Polymer Chemistry and Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan established to Polymer chemistry and physics Research center of at the National University of Uzbekistan.
Director of the Centre is the Honored Worker of Science of the Republic of Uzbekistan, academician Rashidova Sayyora, created the well-known school in the field of synthetic and natural polymers.
The main objectives of the Centre:
- Development of new and improvement of existing technologies for the synthesis and processing of natural and synthetic polymers;
- In-depth studies in the field of nanocomposite polymer materials;
- Creation and implementation of domestic industries polymeric products and materials.
The Centre carried out research activities in three areas:
1. The relationship of biologically active properties nanopolymeric systems to the conditions of synthesis and modification of natural polysaccharides.
The main objective of this area is the creation of domestic products for agriculture and medicine, food and other industries.
2. Synthesis and study of slow-burning and heat-stable thermoplastic nanocomposites based on phyllosilicates and for various industries.
The objective of this area is to identify and improve the efficiency of joint action of nanostructures to enhance the thermal stability and fire resistance of various thermoplastics (polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.).
3. Creation of hybrid solar cells of the third generation.
This direction, being a breakthrough, directed at improving the efficiency of conversion of solar energy into electrical energy in hybrid solar cells.
All research work is done by the research team, which employs more than 100 employees, including 59 researchers (including 1 academician, 5 doctors of sciences, 19 candidates of sciences), of whom 28 - young professionals (22 to 35 years). 5 laboratories functioning in the structure of the Center, there is a scientific library, the production department. The center is equipped with a unique scientific instruments that allow to carry out research on the highest modern standards.
Center traditionally collaborates with the Institutions of AcSci RU, including the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, the Institute of Plant Chemistry, Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Institute of Microbiology.
Work Center researchers have received well-deserved recognition in the CIS countries and abroad. The research results are reported and presented at international conferences and forums have been published in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Applied Polymer Science; Physics Letters; Applied Physics Letters; "Materials Science"; Journal of Structural Chemistry; Chemical industry; Journal of Applied Chemistry and others.
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