Finalist of the category: Exceptional young scientist in Slovakia under the age of 35

Zuzana Barbieriková

Research of photocatalysts

The centre of her research is photocatalysts and their role in eco-friendly cleaning of the environment. Effective conversion and storage of the solar energy, according to her, is one of the great challenges of the future. She understands that nowadays, the society often receives information passively, without the need to think about it or investigate the resources. In the scientific work it is necessary to ask questions, cast doubt and not be satisfied with unsubstantiated explanations. In this respect too, science can have a positive effect on society.