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About the author

Ignac Capek

Born: February 5th, 1947 in Czechoslovakia (Slovakia) Studied at Commenius University, Faculty of Organic Chemistry, Bratislava, 1965 – 1970 (M.Sc thesis). PhD thesis finished in1975 and D.Sc. thesis in 1996 at Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Bratislava, Slovakia. Prof. thesis defenced in 2005 at T.Bata University, Zlin, Czech republic. Head of Department, Member of Commission for Ph.D Defence, Garant of PhD studies, Chairman of 15th Bratislava International Conference on Polymers, IUPAC Sponsored International Microsymposium,, “Nonconventional Polymer Dispersions”, Smolenice, June 25-28, 2001, Slovakia. Employed at Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava and in Faculty of industrial technologies Trencin University, Puchov. Principle investigator of ca. 30 (basic) research and industrial projects. Topics studied: Preparation and characterization of conventional and nonconventional polymer and polymer/metal dispersions and metal fluids. Modification, functionalization and decoration of polymer and metal nanoparticles by DNA aptamers and oligomers and peptides. Development of biosensors on the base of metal nanoparticles and DNA and peptides conjugates. Study stays (long) abroad: 1. Waterloo University, Polymer Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, as a post-doc, 1979 (15 months), 2. Stuttgart University, Ins. Tech. Chemie, Stuttgart, Germany, (supported by Humboldt Fellowship), 1988 (15 months), 3. Kagoshima University, Dept. Chem. Eng., Kagoshima, Japan (a post of Old Scientist., supported by the Japan Society for the promotion of Science), 1991 (10months), Prof. M.Akashi 4. MARAMARA Res. Center, Turkey, 1993, 5. San Sebastian University, Spain, 1994, Prof. J.M.Asua 6. Mulhouse University, France (1995), Prof. J. P. Fouassier National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan, 1998 and 1999. Prof. I. Capek is author and co-author of 5 scientific books, 20 chapters, 20