Ing. Jana Valúchová, PhD.

Scientific background:

  • preparation and characterization of glasses, study of their crystallization characteristics and other physical properties

International projects:

  • Transparent oxide ceramics with additional optical functionalities, 1.1.2016 – 31.12.2018, researcher

National projets:

  • Novel glass and glass-ceramic rare-earth aluminates-based phosphors for energy-savin solid state lighting sources emitting while light (pc-WLEDs), 1.8.2018 – 31.7.2022, researcher
  • Structure abd properties of oxide glasses – thermodynamic models, entalpic and structural relaxation, 1.8.2018 – 31.7.2022, researcher
  • Transparent polycrystalline ceramics materials with submicrone microstructure and with luminiscent properties, 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2020, researcher
  • Advanced composite coatings for high temperature corrosion protection of metals, 1.7.2016 – 30.6.2020, researcher
  • Chemical modifications of the natural nanomaterials surfaces, 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2012, researcher
  • Organic modifications of natural nanomaterials, 1.5.2006 – 30.4.2009, researcher

Publication activity:  (number of:)

  • Co-editor of Conference proceedings:  8

-Solid State Chemistry 2008

-Mid European Central Conference 2008

-Príprava a vlastnosti progresívnych keramických materiálov 2013

-Solid State Chemistry 2014

-Mid European Central Conference 2014

-Interakcie tavenín s progresívnymi anorganickými materiálmi 2014

-Engineering ceramics 2015

-Processing and properties of advanced ceramics 2016

  • Publications in scientific journals: 15
  • Citations: 175

The publications:

Prnová, A., Plško, A., Klement, R., Valúchová, J., Haladejová, K., Švančárek, P., Majerová, M., Galusek, D.: Crystallization kinetics of binary La2O3-Al2O3 glass. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 501. 55-61 (2018), DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.03.001

Prnova, A., Plsko, A., Valuchova, J., Svancarek, P., Klement, R., Michalkova, M., Galusek, D.: Crystallization kinetics of yttrium aluminate glasses. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol. 133 (2018), DOI: 10.1007/s10973-017-6948-2

Prnova, A., Plsko, A., Valuchova, J., Haladejova, K., Klement, R., Galusek, D.: Crystallization kinetics of glass microspheres with yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) composition. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol. 131, issue 2, 1115-1123 (2018); DOI: 10.1007/s10973-017-6690-9

Prnova, A., Klement, R., Bodisova, K., Valuchova, J., Galusek, D., Bruneel, E., Van Driessche, I.: Thermal behaviour of yttrium aluminate glasses studied by DSC, high-temperature X-ray diffraction, SEM and SEM-EDS. Journal Of Thermal Analysis And Calorimetry. vol 128, issue 3, 1407-1415 (2017); DOI: 10.1007/s10973-016-6078-2

Kavecky, S., Valuchova, J., Caplovicova, M., Heissler, S., Sajgalik, P., Janek, M.: Nontronites as catalyst for synthesis of carbon nanotubes by catalytic chemical vapor deposition. Applied Clay Science, vol. 114, 170-178 (2015); DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2015.06.001

Smrčok, L’., Tunega, D., Ramirez-Cuesta, A.J., Ivanov, A., Valuchova, J.: The combined inelastic neutron scattering (ins) and solid-state dft study of hydrogen-atoms dynamics in kaolinite-dimethylsulfoxide intercalate. Clays And Clay Minerals, vol 58, issue 1, 52-61 (2010); DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.2010.0580105

Madejova, J.; Andrejkovicova, S.; Bujdak, J.; Ceklovsky, A.; Hrachova, J.; Valuchova, J.; Komadel, P.: Characterization of products obtained by acid leaching of Fe-bentonite. Clay Minerals, vol 42, issue 4, 527-540 (2007); DOI: 10.1180/claymin.2007.042.4.09

Urbanczyk, L; Hrobarikova, J; Calberg, C; Jerome, R; Grandjean, J.: Motional heterogeneity of intercalated species in modified clays and poly(epsilon-caprolactone)/clay nanocomposites. LANGMUIR, vol. 22, issue 10, 4818-4824 (2006); DOI: 10.1021/la060041u

Muller, R; Hrobarikova, J; Calberg, C; Jerome, R; Grandjean, J.: Structure and dynamics of cationic surfactants intercalated in synthetic clays, LANGMUIR, vol. 7, issue 20, 2982-2985 (2004); DOI: 10.1021/la0304058

Hrobarikova, J; Robert, JL; Calberg, C; Jerome, R; Grandjean, J.: Solid-state NMR study of intercalated species in poly(epsilon-caprolactone)/clay nanocomposites. Langmuir, vol. 20, issue 22, 9828-9833 (2004); DOI: 10.1021/la048705s

Komadel, P; Madejova, J; Hrobarikova, J; Janek, M; Bujdak, J.: Fixation of Li+ cations in montmorillonite upon heating. Solid state chemistry V, Book Series: Solid State Phenomena, vol.90-90, 497-502 (2003); DOI: 10.4028/

Bujdak, J; Iyi, N; Hrobarikova, J; Fujita, T.: Aggregation and decomposition of a pseudoisocyanine dye in dispersions of layered silicates. Journal of colloid and interface science, vol 247, issue 2, 494-503 (2002); DOI: 10.1006/jcis.2001.8140

Hrobarikova, J; Komadel, P.: Sorption properties of reduced-charge montmorillonites. Geologica carpathica, vol 53, issue 2, 93-98 (2002)

Komadel, P; Hrobarikova, J; Smrcok, L; Koppelhuber-Bitschnau, B.: Hydration of reduced-charge montmorillonite. Clay minerals, vol. 37, issue 3, 543-550 (2002); DOI: 10.1180/0009855023730057

Hrobarikova, J.; Madejova, J.; Komadel, P.: Effect of heating temperature on Li-fixation, layer charge and properties of fine fractions of bentonites. Journal of materials chemistry, vol. 11, issue 5, 1452-1457 (2001); DOI: 10.1039/b100024l


  • 1997 – MSc: Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Department of enviromental technology

Diploma thesis: “Stanovenie ťažkých kovov v zrne speciálne šľachtených poľnohospodárskych rastlín metódou atómovej absorpčnej spektrometrie“

  • 2002 – PhD: Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Thesis – „Modification of smectites layer charge and its influence on their properties”


Research stay:

Postdoc study, l’Université de Liège, Belgique, june 2003 – may 2004

Preparation and characterization of polymer-clay nanocomposites.


Other activities:

  • Member of Organisation Committees:

-Solid State Chemistry 2008

-Mid European Central Conference 2008

-Solid State Chemistry 2014

-Mid European Central Conference 2014

Ing. Jana Valúchová, PhD.
Ing. Jana Valúchová, PhD.

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