Prof. Mgr. Marek Koutný, PhD, head of the Department of Environmental Protection Engineering at the Faculty of Technology. His interest lays in the field of the biodegradation of polymeric materials, the application of molecular biology and DNA sequencing methods in biodegradation and advanced respirometry. Since 2016 prof. Koutný has been a member of the Scientific Board of Tomas Bata University in Zlín.

What he says about his work:

“I studied biochemistry, and I must say I gained solid knowledge during these studies. But in ten years everything has totally changed. The speed of scientific and technological advances is fascinating.”

About the department:

The Department of Environmental Protection Engineering focuses on the chemical and biological approach to environmental study and protection. Our research covers the areas of subsurface, surface and wastewater treatment and related technologies, solid waste material recycling and biodegradation of xenobiotics in different natural environments including the biodegradation of polymer materials.

Areas of research

  • Biodegradation
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Microbiology of biodegradation
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Solid waste material recycling

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