Viola Tokárová

Ph.D. student
work phone: +420220443 ext:048
VŠCHT Praha – building B room B307


  • 2010 – present
    Ph.D. at ICT Prague; Chemical and Process Engineering
  • 2008 – 2010
    MSc. at ICT Prague; Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Process Simulations

International Experience

  • several stays at Graz University of Technology, Austria in co-operation with prof. G. Gübitz (project AKTION 2011-2012)
  • two weeks stay at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA in co-operation with Dr. R. Ramachandran (project AMVIS 2012-2015)

Research Interests

  • thermo-responsive polymer microparticles
  • Ag and FeOx nanoparticles
  • adhesion studies of polymer microparticles
  • antigen-antibody interaction
  • specific adhesion of nano- and mickroparticles to biological substrates


  • AKTION 2011-2012 – Development of chitosan based biomedical polymers with antibacterial properties


  • Kašpar O., Tokárová V., Oka S., Sowrirajan K., Ramachandran R., Štěpánek F., “Combined UV/Vis and micro-tomography investigation of acetaminophen dissolution from granules”, Int. J. Pharm., accepted (2013)
  • Tokárová V., Pittermannová A., Král V., Řezáčová P., Štěpánek F., “Feasibility and constraints of particle targeting using antigen-antibody interaction”, Nanoscale, in press (2013)
  • Kašpar O., Tokárová V., Nyanhongo G. S., Gübitz G., Štěpánek F., “Effect of cross-linking method on the activity of spray-dried chitosan microparticles with immobilized laccase”, Food Bioprod. Proces., in press (2013)
  • Tokárová V., Kašpar O., Knejzlík Z., Ulbrich P., Štěpánek F., “Development of spray-dried chitosan microcarriers for nanoparticle delivery”, Powder Technol. 235, 797-805 (2013)
  • Zadražil A., Tokárová V., Štěpánek F., “Remotely triggered release from composite hydrogel sponges”, Soft Matter 8, 1811-1816 (2012)
  • Tokárová V., Pittermannová A., Čech J., Ulbrich P., Štěpánek F., “Thermo-responsive adhesion properties of composite hydrogel microcapsules”, Soft Matter 8, 1087-1095 (2012)

Selected Oral and Poster Presentations

  • V. Tokárová, A. Pittermannová, V. Král, F. Štěpánek; Particle targeting using antigen-antibody interaction for pharmaceutical application; AIChE 2013; San Francisco, USA, 3.-8.11.2013
  • V. Tokárová, A. Pittermannová, V. Král, P. Řezáčová, F. Štěpánek; Feasibility and constraints of particle targeting using antigen-antibody interaction; EMRS 2013; Strasbourg, France, 27.-31.5.2013
  • V. Tokárová, O. Kašpar, F. Štěpánek; Investigation of structure and antibacterial properties of composite chitosan microcarriers; SSCHE 2012 (39th International Conference of Slovak Society of Chemical Engineering); Tatranské Matliare, SR, 21.-25.5.2012
  • V. Tokárová, F. Štěpánek; Investigation of specific particle adhesion towards model and biological substrates; AIChE 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 28.10.-2.11.2012
  • V. Tokárová, M. Ullrich, P. Haufová, A. Pittermannová, F. Štěpánek; Characterization of adhesion between chemical robots and biological substrates; XX International Conference on Bioencapsulation; Orilia, Ontario, Canada, 21.-24.9.2012
  • V. Tokárová, O. Kašpar, I. Brzoňová, G. S. Nyanhongo, G. Guebitz, F. Štěpánek; Synthesis and characterization of composite silver/chitosan/holins-endolysins particles; ICPE 2011 (5th International Congress on Pharmaceutical Engineering); TU Graz; 29.-30.9.2011
  • V. Tokárová, F. Štěpánek; Synthesis and characterization of PNIPAM/SiO2/Fe3O4 microparticles for controlled delivery; UK Colloids 2011, London – Canary Wharf, 4.-6.7.2011
  • V. Tokárová, J. Čejková, F. Štěpánek; Thermoresponsive PNIPAM/Fe3O4 polymer microcapsules, ECIS 2010, Prague, 5.-10.9.2010
  • V. Tokárová, F. Štěpánek, „Killer-bots“: synthesis and characterization of composite Ag-Fe3O4 nanoparticles, ICFPM-2010 (7th International Conference on Fine Particle Magnetism), Uppsala, Sweden, 21.-24.6.2010
  • V. Tokárová, F. Štěpánek; Antibacterial Ag and composite Ag-Fe3O4 nanoparticles, AIChE 2010, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 7.-12.11.2010