Branch Details

Physical Chemistry

FCHAbbreviation: DPAO_FCHAcad. year: 2019/2020

Programme: Physical Chemistry

Length of Study:

Accredited from: 16.10.2009Accredited until: 31.5.2024

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The main objective of the study is to train the highly qualified professionals who will be prepared for independent, creative, scientific and research activities in the field of physical chemistry. Students are trained to formulate a scientific problem independently, propose hypotheses and procedures leading to its solving and attempt its confirmation on an experimental or theoretical level. Critical evaluation of published scientific information and the ability to communicate in English - both verbally and in written form, makes an integral part of the study.

Key learning outcomes

The main objective of the study is to train the highly qualified professionals who will be prepared for independent, creative, scientific and research activities in the field of physical chemistry. Students are trained to formulate a scientific problem independently, propose hypotheses and procedures leading to its solving and attempt its confirmation on an experimental or theoretical level. Critical evaluation of published scientific information and the ability to communicate in English - both verbally and in written form, makes an integral part of the study.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The specialization trains professionals who will be able to participate in highly qualified scientific and research activities based on physically-chemical processes, namely in university departments, the departments of The Academy of Sciences, research institutes, but also in industrial research centres. The graduates are prepared for independent creative work in the area of physical chemistry. Due to a wide range of practical applications of physical chemistry, the graduates can find employments not only in physical and chemical research, but virtually in all chemical or chemistry related specializations.

Entry requirements

The admission to the Faculty of Chemistry is conditioned by the completion of the Master's program in the same or a related field. The basic prerequisites for the admission are: interest and aptitude for scientific work, knowledge of the English language and a very good study record achieved in the Master's program (grade point average of all passed examinations usually does not exceed 2.0).

Supervisor

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and chemical kinetics

    Study of restrictions put by non-equilibrium thermodynamics on kinetics of chemical reactions and reaction-diffusion systems in well defined material models.

    Tutor: Pekař Miloslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  2. Organic materials with nonlinear optical properties

    The work will be focused on the study of the relationship between molecular structure and nonlinear optical properties, in particular multi-photon absorption. Among the studied features will be light absorption, fluorescence quantum yield and lifetime, and determination of multi-photon absorption cross-sections and spectra. The experimental work will be based on steady state optical spectroscopy as well as on time resolved techniques including laser-based techniques. The scope of work will also include the study of materials properties for multi-photon microscopy and 3D printing with high resolution.

    Tutor: Vala Martin, doc. Mgr., Ph.D.

  3. Organic semoconductors for bioelectronics

    The thesis is focused on the study of the relationship between the structure of materials for use in bioelectronic devices and their optical, optoelectric and electrical properties. The biocompatibility of these materials and the effect of their modification will be also studied. A typical device will be sensor of living cells physiological functions and platform for influencing cell behavior. The study will include preparation of model devices and their characterization.

    Tutor: Vala Martin, doc. Mgr., Ph.D.

  4. Study of chemical processes initiated by electrical discharges by PTR-TOF

    The goal of thesis is analysis of products generated by electrical discharges in gaseous mixtures

    Tutor: Krčma František, doc. RNDr., Ph.D.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DCO_EPMElectron processes in molecular materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_NADPhotochemistrycs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_MEFPhysics and chemistry of molecular materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_FNDPhysics and chemics of plasmacs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_SMAdvanced spectroscopic methodscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_REGReology cs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_TPDProcesses of transportationcs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. courses Courses
1 1 DCO_EPM, DCO_NAD, DCO_MEF, DCO_FND, DCO_SM, DCO_REG, DCO_TPD