Branch Details

Microelectronics and Technology

FEKTAbbreviation: PPA-METAcad. year: 2017/2018

Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020


The doctor study programme is devoted to the preparation of the high quality scientific and research specialists in various branches of microelectronics and electrotechnology, namely in theory, design and test of integrated circuits and systems, in semiconductor devices and structures, in smart sensors, in optoelectronics in materials and fabrication processes for electrical engineering, and in sources of electric energy.
The aim is to provide the doctor education in all these particular branches to students educated in university magister study, to make deeper their theoretical knowledge, to give them also requisite special knowledge and practical skills and to teach them methods of scientific work.

Key learning outcomes

The doctors are able to solve scientific and complex engineering tasks from the area of microelectronics and electrical technology
Wide fundamentals and deep theoretical basis of the study program bring high adaptability and high qualification of doctors for the most of requirements of their future creative practice in all areas of
microelectronics and electrotechnology.
The doctors are competent to work as scientists and researchers in many areas of basic research or research and development, as high-specialists in the development, design, construction, and application areas in many institutions, companies, and organisations of the electrical and electronics research, development, and industry as in the areas of electrical services and systems, inclusively in the special institutions of the state administration. In all of these branches they are able to work also as the leading scientific-, research-, development- or technical managers.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The graduate of the doctoral study programme is able to solve scientific and complex engineering tasks in the field of microelectronics and technology for electrical engineering. The graduate has reached a high level of general theoretical knowledge in the branch and is further specialized in the area of his/her dissertation thesis.
Having broad theoretical knowledge, the PhD graduate is capable of meeting work requirements of both fundamental and applied research. The PhD graduates are sought out as specialists in all branches of microelectronics and technology. They are able to work as research workers, as members of management staff in fundamental or applied research, as design, construction or operation specialists in various research and development institutions, electronics manufacturing firms, and to work for various users of electronic systems and devices. They will be able to employ advanced technology everywhere in a creative way.


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Dependence of the actually measured electrical impedance of the geometrical configuration of the measurement and the sample.

    In this work the student will survey the methods of measurements and evaluation of electrical impedance of electrochemically relevant sample. The student will become familiar with the concept of artifacts in measurements in a four-electrode connection. The student will learn experimental methods of impedance measurement as well as computational methods (Finite elements modelling) to asses, side by side, the expected and the measured data. The student will develop geometrically difficult configurations to elucidate proper evaluation of realistic awkwardly-shaped samples.

    Tutor: Vanýsek Petr, prof. RNDr., CSc.

  2. Investigation of materials with several oxidation states for the use in sources for energy storage.

    This research is focused on investigation of charging and discharging redox salt solutions that are capable of repeat charging and discharging. Initial research will focus on solutions of vanadium salts with the possibility to expand to other systems. The aim of the research will be to understand the relationship of the design and efficiency and longevity of the proposed systems. The experimental methods will include all the modern instrumental techniques of electrochemistry and materials science.

    Tutor: Vanýsek Petr, prof. RNDr., CSc.

  3. Measurement system for THz Rapid Scan Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy

    The PhD project is devoted to development of measurement system for THz Rapid Scan Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectroscopy, where fast acquisition and data processing in real time is required. The PhD student will work on the overall data processing solution, which includes development of processing software as well as implementation of right fast acquisition hardware. The project is supported by the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grant. For more details, the interested PhD candidates should not hesitate to contact Radimir Vrba or Petr Neugebauer directly.

    Tutor: Vrba Radimír, prof. Ing., CSc.

  4. New circuit principles for low-voltage low-power analog circuits design

    Utilizing new circuit principles for low-voltage low-power analog circuit design. These circuits serve mainly in biomedical area. Theoretical design and experimental evaluations using program Cadence with technology 0.18 um from TSMC.

    Tutor: Khateb Fabian, doc. Ing. et Ing., Ph.D. et Ph.D.

  5. Operational amplifiers design techniques with extremely low voltage supply

    New design techniques for operational amplifiers with extremely low voltage supply. The voltage supply target is in range of 0.5-0.3V with power consumption in range of nanoamperes. The function of the proposed structures will be described and simulated by using 0.18 µm CMOS technology from TSMC.

    Tutor: Khateb Fabian, doc. Ing. et Ing., Ph.D. et Ph.D.

  6. Redox flow cells for electric energy storage

    The student will learn in this project about current issues of energy storage using electrochemical redox flow cells. The experimental component of the work will lead to the improvement of the cells based on the principle of the vanadium redox system and to the design and development of new cells, not using the vanadium redox couples.

    Tutor: Vanýsek Petr, prof. RNDr., CSc.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
DBM1AAdvanced methods of processing and analysis of imagesen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DTK2AApplied cryptographyen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DET1AElectrotechnical materials, material systems and production processesen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DFY1AJunctions and nanostructuresen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DEE1AMathematical Modelling of Electrical Power Systemsen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DME1AMicroelectronic Systemsen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DRE1AModern electronic circuit designen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DAM1ASelected chaps from automatic controlen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DVE1ASelected problems from power electronics and electrical drivesen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DTE1ASpecial Measurement Methodsen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DMA1AStatistics, Stochastic Processes, Operations Researchen4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DJA6AEnglish for post-graduatescs4winterGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
1. year of study, summer semester
DMA2ADiscrete Processes in Electrical Engineeringen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DME2AMicroelectronic technologiesen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DRE2AModern digital wireless communicationen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DTK1AModern network technologiesen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DTE2ANumerical Computations with Partial Differential Equationsen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DET2ASelected diagnostic methods, reliability and qualityen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DAM2ASelected chaps from measuring techniquesen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DBM2ASelected problems of biomedical engineeringen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DEE2ASelected problems of electricity productionen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DFY2ASpectroscopic methods for non-destructive diagnostics en4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DVE2ATopical Issues of Electrical Machines and Apparatusen4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
1. year of study, both semester
DQJAAEnglish for the state doctoral examcs4bothCompulsoryDrExyes