Course detail

Special Technology of Ceramics

FCH-MCO_SKPAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course should to explain mutual relationships between applied synthesis method, processing condition, structure and properties of advanced ceramics. The fundamentals of synthesis methods including wet chemical synthesis process, polymer pyrolysis, gas-phase reaction, mechanochemical synthesis, etc., are explained.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The structure and properties of advanced ceramic materials are explained to students in order to give them ability to follow current trends in ceramic technology.


The basic knowledge’s about silicate and ceramics technology are necessary.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Hanykýř V., Havrda J.: Speciální technologie keramiky I. VŠCHT Praha, Praha 1991. (CS)
D. Segal, Chemical Synthesis of Advanced Ceramic Materials, 1991. ISBN: 0521424186. (CS)
T.A. Ring, Fundamentals of ceramic powder processing and synthesis, 1996. ISBN: 0125889305. (CS)
F. Aldinger, V. A. Weberruss, Advanced Ceramics and Future Materials: An Introduction to Structures, Properties, Technologies, Methods, 2010. ISBN: 3527321578 (CS)
T. J. Pinnavaia, G. W. Beall, Polymer – Clay Nanocomposites, 2001. ISBN: 0-471-63700-9. (CS)
S. Saitö, Advanced ceramics, 1988. ISBN: 0198563353. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral examination (15-20 min, without written preparation).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Introduction to the advanced ceramics
2) Processing powders for preparation of advanced ceramics I.: Sol-gel process
3) Processing powders for preparation of advanced ceramics II.: Precipitation methods
4) Processing powders for preparation of advanced ceramics III.: Spray pyrolysis, frizing method, gas-phase reaction, emulsion methods
5) Thermochemical methods
6) Mechanochemical reaction and methods
7) Properties of advanced ceramics I.
8) Properties of advanced ceramics II.
9) Preparation of single crystals
10) Ceramic fuel cells
11) Ceramics for electronics applications
12) Bioceramics
13) Intercalation of polymers in layered clay minerals


The aim of the course is a professional entry into individual areas of advanced ceramic technology in relation to the functional properties and the influence of the raw material used and the preparation technique on these properties. The audience can thus orientate themselves in this rapidly developing area.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer