Branch Details

Physical and Materials Engineering

FSIAbbreviation: D-FMIAcad. year: 2020/2021Specialisation: Physical Engineering

Programme: Physical and Materials Engineering

Length of Study: 4 years

Tuition Fees: 3000 EUR/academic year for EU students, 3000 EUR/academic year for non-EU students

Accredited from: 1.9.2001Accredited until: 31.12.2024


The curriculum concentrates on the comprehensive study of materials properties and failure processes from the point of view of physics and physical metallurgy. Students should develop capability to apply their knowledge in inventive manner to new technologies and materials, such as plasma spraying, special methods of thermo-mechanical and thermo-chemical treatment, etc. Special attention is paid to the degradation processes and to the synergetic effects of various materials properties on material failure. The subjects of study are metallic and non-metallic materials, e.g., structural ceramics, polymers, amorphous and nanocrystalline materials and intermetallics.
The Ph.D. programme requires proficiency in mathematics and physics at the MSc. degree level obtained from Faculty of Science or Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.


Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Tunable metasurfaces

    Metasurfaces represent a new kind of promising nanophotonic devices providing new functionalities at their radical miniaturization. Thus, they are perspective for outperforming classical optical elements and devices. They consist of subwavelength nanoelements, either metallic or dielectric, which contribute to forming their overall optical properties by scattering-induced phase modification. PhD study will be aimed at exploring a new class of metasurfaces enabling tunability of their optical properties. This can be provided by application of nanoelements materials undergoing phase transformations, and/or by piezoelements. Metasurfaces will be fabricated by electron beam lithography and their functional properties characterized by holographic methods enabling wide-field quantitative phase imaging of fields shaped by them.

    Tutor: Šikola Tomáš, prof. RNDr., CSc.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

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