Total Budget                   Researcher's employers (FTE)            Research Groups

                1,79 billion CZK                         242                                         16

CEITEC  Brno University of Technology is a part of CEITEC's scientific excellence center. Since 2011 it forms a key component of cutting-edge research infrastructure with unique facilities and conditions for both basic and applied research in Advanced nanotechnology and Micro-technology and Advanced Materials.

There are two areas of research at CEITEC BUT: Advanced Nanotechnology and Microtechnologies and Advanced Materials where a total of 16 research groups dealing with ceramic materials, cybernetics for material science, advanced polymer materials or smart nanotubes, experimental biophotonics, fabrication and characterization of nanostructures, development of methods of analysis and measurement, as well as materials characterization and advanced coatings, advanced low-dimensional nanomaterials, epitaxial materials and nanostructures, ThZ Spectroscopy, molecular nanostructures at surfaces, nanomagnetism and spinotronics and quantum optical technology. 

Both research programs offer the possibility of doctoral studies.

The main priorities of CEITEC BUT include not only international research cooperation but also its interdisciplinary character. Core Facilities operating under open access provide ideal conditions for addressing multidisciplinary issues, as external users, institutions, or industry partners can use their equipment.

In 2018, two ERC grants are launched at CEITEC BUT, one of which focuses on more efficient treatment of cancer, and the other deals with the development of new technologies of spectroscopy and microscopy. An important achievement is also the acquisition of FET Open projects and the solution of two Teaming in the first phase.

Research Areas CEITEC BUT


The area focuses on nanotechnology for materials and structures generally suitable for nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. It includes both the preparation and characterization of nanostructures exhibiting unique properties that enable qualitatively new applications.


This area focuses on advanced (functional and structurally gradient, nanostructured, intelligent) ceramic materials, polymers, metals and composites.

                                               Director of CEITEC BUT is prof. Ing. Radimír Vrba, CSc.



Professor Radimir Vrba founded and became CEO of Moeller-Electric, a subsidiary of the Klöckner-Moeller International Company, based in Bonn, Germany. He previously worked as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Instrumentation at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and at Salford University in the UK. From 1980 to 1992, he was Deputy Head of the Department of Microelectronics at BUT, and in 1993 he became the Head of the Department.

After returning from Germany in 1999, he returned to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication of BUT as a lecturer and in 2000 he was appointed Vice-Dean being responsible for research and postgraduate study programs. In the following year he was appointed Dean of the faculty. He remained in this position until 2010.

Since 2009 he has been Scientific Director of the Material Science Program at CEITEC BUT and in 2011 he became Director.

He is the principal investigator of many national and international grants and projects, including two consecutive long-term research programs funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. He has extensive and profound professional activities with industry, whether in direct co-operation or participation in joint research projects.


CEITEC (Central European Institute of Technology) was established in 2011 on solid foundations of six major universities in Brno and research institutions with a long history.

Since its recent establishment, not only has been a major scientific centre in the region, and has now become one of the top European institutions.