Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


Division of Advanced Composite Materials of IPPT PAN is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Meeting of the AtomDeC project, which will be held from 23rd May to 25th May at IPPT PAN. This meeting is a part of the project “Atomic Design of Carbon Materials for New Normal Society” which is a joint project of V4 Countries (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia) and Japan. The project is funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency JST SICORP Grant No. JPMJSC2112 (Japan), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (Czech Republic), ERA-NET COFUND/EJP COFUND Programme with co-funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 (Hungary), Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia), and National Centre for Research and Development of Poland NCBR V4-Japan/2/17/AtomDeC/2022 (Poland).

We would like to invite you to following seminars which are open to general public:

  • Progress in atomic-level analysis and synthesis of sp2-carbon materials by Prof Hirotomo Nishihara, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University (TU), Sendai, Tohoku, Japan on 23rd May 2023, 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
  • Carbon as catalyst, catalyst support, and catalyst promotor for oxygen reduction reaction by Prof Diego Cazorla-Amorós, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain on 23rd May 2023, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
  • Examples of Intercalated 2D Materials by Prof Siegfried Eigler, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany on 24th May 2023, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM.

The lectures will be given in the Waclaw Olszak Auditorium, Floor II, IPPT PAN in Warsaw.

We invite you to attend the seminars.



O projekcie:


The expression “New Normal'' has been used for marking economic/societal goals after the 2008 financial crisis. Nowadays, this term is used for emerging lifestyles at the end of the COVID19 pandemic. Our proposed work relates to the “New Normal Society” by means of contributing to the creation of an upgraded, human-centred society (Japanese “Society 5.0”), where new technologies serve sustainable developments, mitigate the threat of future pandemics, and are devoted to human welfare. In order to achieve these targets, our technologies must undergo smart upgrades and improvements toward maximized sustainability and achieve high degree of functionality within the strictest environmental protocols. We aim to contribute to the worldwide target via the development of advanced carbon-based materials (CBMs). CBMs are key in everyday applications and devices: batteries, power generators, energy converters, mobile devices, structural materials, environmental filters, health care, and medical products.

The AtomDeC Consortium is formed from representatives of two continents: each V4 country and Japan. Our collective scientific power is focused on advanced CBM target materials by adhering to the concept of “atomic design”, which has been challenging to achieve for C-materials with disordered/amorphous framework. Our integrated work packages will be executed by experts in synthesis, analysis, and theory giving credibility to the deployment of the concept of "atomic design" for CBMs.

The AtomDeC Consortium directly addresses the Joint Call for developing advanced materials for extreme environments, electronics and energy harvesting, such as gas storage, flexible electrode/supercapacitors/conductive thin-layers, microelectronics, and optically active materials with high voltage/structure stability. The unique mechanical properties of porous CBMs and our combined engineering expertise allow for targeting COVID19-related material design, such as anti-virus filters.

In the IPPT PAN, the project is carried out by dr. Amrita Jain (secondary project leader) from the Department of Mechanics of Materials, Division of Advanced Composite Materials.


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