Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry is responsible for Materials Engineering studies on the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Pedagogical activity of the Department is focused on three basic topics. The first is basic theoretical and experimental courses of building materials, the second basic courses of chemistry, and the third specialized courses of Materials Engineering for Bachelor and Master degree programs. The Department also organizes courses in Doctoral degree program Physical and Materials Engineering.
The research activities are related to the whole spectrum of work concerning the Materials Engineering subject, in particular to experimental and theoretical analyses of heat, moisture and chemical substances transport and storage in building materials, methodology of directed design of building materials and their multilayer systems, and testing, assessment and control of functional properties of building materials and their systems in various conditions including laboratories and realized building structures. Research activities cover wide range of building materials as mortars, gypsum, concrete, bricks, insulating materials, sealants and materials for surface treatment. The examined materials are classical building materials as well as recycled materials.