The Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals (ICPF) is one of the six institutes constituting the Section of Chemical Sciences of the Czech Academy of Sciences.  The subject of activity of the Institute is scientific research and development in the area of theory of chemical processes, especially in the fields of chemical engineering, physical chemistry and bioengineering, with particular reference to separation processes, chemical and statistical thermodynamics, catalysis and reaction engineering, multiphase chemical reactors and bioreactors, applied organometallic chemistry, biotechnology and environmental technology, and further to chemical reactions initiated or accelerated by laser, UV/Vis or microwave radiation, and on the processes of formation and changes of aerosols.