Who we are

The Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences especially pursues basic research in the chemistry and physics of polymers, and as target-oriented applied research gains increasing importance, cooperation with polymer industry becomes vital.

The research comprises the three main areas:

  • Biomacromolecular systems
  • Dynamics and self-assembling of molecular and supramolecular polymer structures
  • Preparation, characterization and use of new polymer systems with controlled structure and properties


An important part of the Institute´s activity is the Ph.D. program in polymer science, carried out in cooperation with universities.

Researchers contributing to a postdoctoral program are welcomed.

Teaching and the practical laboratory training of undergraduate students are considered as an integral part of the IMC´s activities. 


Otto Wichterle Centre of Polymer Materials and Technologies - CPMTOW

Centre of Biomedicinal Polymers - CBMP

Centre of Polymer Sensors - CPS

Polymers for Power Engineering - Energolab

European Polymer Congress 2021

27. 6. - 2. 7. 2021

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS

Heyrovského nám. 2
162 06 Prague 6
Czech Republic
tel:+420 296 809 111
fax:+420 296 809 410


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