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Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Original title in Czech: Chemie, technologie a vlastnosti materiálůFCHAbbreviation: DKCO_CHM_4Acad. year: 2018/2019

Programme: Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 30.4.2012Accredited until: 31.5.2024


The aim of the study is to educate experts in the field of materials engineering and engineering technology with an emphasis on chemical processes and material properties. In studies are also included basics of testing and measuring methods that the students were able to work not only as a leading technology teams in chemical plants, but also in basic and applied research, research and development institutes involved in the testing of physical-chemical characteristics of substances and in dedicated production promising new materials. This is also directed domestic and international internships. The inclusion of practical exercises doctoral students acquire basic experience with students, allowing them in the future can be integrated into the process of teaching at universities and secondary schools.

Key learning outcomes

Chemistry graduate DSP technology and material properties is able to formulate a scientific problem, propose a hypothesis to solve it and make experimental and theoretical attempts to confirm it. An integral part of the basic knowledge of graduate DSP is the ability to critically assess published scientific information and the ability to express oneself in writing in the English language.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates of Chemistry, Technology and material properties are equipped with both experimental and theoretical knowledge in the field of material structures and their properties. They control a number of methods for the characterization of materials not only at the level of theoretical description , but are also familiar with the practices of their use in practice ( a lot of information gain among others, during internships at foreign universities ) . Stays allow them to also expand your language skills. Theoretical foundations of obtain in appropriately selected subjects. Graduates also have experience in the provision of information and presentation of results at conferences and professional seminars , not only in Czech , but also the English language. Doctoral students are also encouraged to independent and creative thinking and technological foresight , allowing them to solve technological problems in a number of operations. Given that the study course " Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials " is a modern -conceived field of doctoral study, which is based on the current state and needs of the chemical, electronic and consumer goods industries , graduates are eligible to work in both the industrial sector and areas applied and basic research. It should be noted that the graduate study program also has a basic knowledge of chemistry and physics. The general basis is extended by special courses that include, for example, the progress of chemistry and physics , nanotechnology , use of secondary raw materials, bioengineering and the use of chemical and physical laws in the areas of inorganic and organic compounds.

Entry requirements

We expect knowledge of basic chemical, physical and physically-chemical concepts and principles to the extent specified for the comprehensive MA exam in chemistry, physics and physical chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Brno University of Technology, eventually at other similarly focused BUT faculties or other university faculties.
Other requirements: interest in engineering and scientific work, knowledge of English and good results in the previous study (better than average grade of 2).

The knowledge of general chemical, physical and physico-chemical concepts and laws of the extent provided for in the comprehensive master's examination of chemistry, physics and physical chemistry at the Brno University of Technology eventually. other similar focus BUT faculties and university faculties directions.
Other assumptions are: interest in engineering and scientific work, knowledge of English and good academic performance in previous studies (better than average grade 2).


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Coal combustion by – products, the raw material base for the future

    The processing of coal combustion by – products is one of many possible ways to provide sufficient amount of raw materials for forthcoming years. An overwhelming amounts of these secondary raw materials, mostly from the combustion of black and brown coal, are recently deposited with no further use. Due to their favourable chemical and phase composition it is very probable to find the ways of processing and further industrial utilisation of these materials in the future. The aim of this doctoral thesis is to check the possibilities of separation of particular raw materials from these secondary raw materials in laboratory conditions. Mainly the compounds containing aluminium, iron and titanium will be the issue, however a peripheral study on the extraction of rare-earth elements will be carried out as well. Class F and Class C fly ash from the combustion of brown coal will be used in this study.

    Tutor: Šoukal František, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
1. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DCO_FPDPhotoinduced processes in molecular materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_KMCeramic materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_KOVMetallic Materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_MPMeasurements of material parameterscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_MPMMaterials Science-Fundamentals and Advancescs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_MMMolecular materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_PMTAdvanced Materials Technolgies and Applicationscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_PTVPreparation and properties of thin layers of materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_VSDUtilisation of secondary productscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
MAA_BPABiopolymers Properties and Applications en0ElectiveExP - 26yes
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