Microelectronics and Technology
FEKTAbbreviation: PPA-METAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: -
Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication
Length of Study: 4 years
Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020
Profile of the branch
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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|DBM1A||Advanced methods of processing and analysis of images||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTK2A||Applied cryptography||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DET1A||Electrotechnical materials, material systems and production processes||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DFY1A||Junctions and nanostructures||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DEE1A||Mathematical Modelling of Electrical Power Systems||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DME1A||Microelectronic Systems||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DRE1A||Modern electronic circuit design||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DAM1A||Selected chaps from automatic control||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DVE1A||Selected problems from power electronics and electrical drives||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTE1A||Special Measurement Methods||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DMA1A||Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Operations Research||en||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DJA6A||English for post-graduates||cs||4||winter||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DMA2A||Discrete Processes in Electrical Engineering||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DME2A||Microelectronic technologies||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DRE2A||Modern digital wireless communication||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTK1A||Modern network technologies||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTE2A||Numerical Computations with Partial Differential Equations||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DET2A||Selected diagnostic methods, reliability and quality||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DAM2A||Selected chaps from measuring techniques||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DBM2A||Selected problems of biomedical engineering||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DEE2A||Selected problems of electricity production||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DFY2A||Spectroscopic methods for non-destructive diagnostics||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DVE2A||Topical Issues of Electrical Machines and Apparatus||en||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DQJAA||English for the state doctoral exam||cs||4||both||Compulsory||DrEx||yes|