The acronym of the top research team TRIANGEL is derived from its Slovak name – Tím pre špičkový výskum anorganických materiálov (Team for cutting-edge research on inorganic materials). The team’s scientific activities focus on three main areas of research, namely inorganic chemistry, condensed matter physics, and materials science. The acronym TRIANGEL expresses the symbiosis and intersection of these three fields of research. The members of the team are employees of the Institute of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics of the Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, who have been cooperating for several years. The team is relatively young with its average age of 40.
The permanent members of the team are: prof. RNDr. Vladimír Zeleňák, DrSc.; prof. RNDr. Rastislav Varga, DrSc.; doc. RNDr. Adriána Zeleňáková, PhD.; doc. RNDr. Zuzana Vargová, PhD.; RNDr. Dáša Halamová, PhD.; RNDr. Pavol Hrubovčák, PhD.; and Mgr. Miroslav Almáši, PhD. The team is also assisted by PhD students. The research of the team is specifically focused on ordered nanoporous materials, metal‑organic frameworks, magnetic nanoparticles, and magnetic microwires. Over the last decade, these subject matters have been among the top research topics in the world and the members of the TRIANGEL team are the pioneers of the field in Slovakia. The team’s applied research focuses on the development of new drug delivery systems, adsorbents, energy-carrying compounds, sensors, and magnetic materials.
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