Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry


Program Description

Inorganic chemistry is an interdisciplinary branch of chemistry. The main research directions are focused on "Chemistry of Materials" and "Coordination Chemistry". Both the orientations are included in the following characterization of the offered lectures, courses and research projects.

Inorganic Chemistry - Material Chemistry

Synthesis of new compounds and materials by the reactions in solutions and melts, characterization of their structure (x-ray analysis, spectral, thermal and magnetic properties). Searching of the relations between structure and properties with attention on potential applications. Study of the possible phase transitions.

Inorganic Chemistry - Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Synthesis of new macrocyclic ligands, aminoalkyl phosphonic and phosphinic acids and investigation of their coordination properties both in dilute solutions (potentiometry, UV-VIS, and NMR spectroscopy). Determination of structure both in solution and in the solid-state ( spectral methods, magnetic properties, X-ray structure). Investigation of these compounds is oriented to their application in medicine. The study of organometallic compounds comes from the research of ferrocene ligands and is focused on catalysis. Photochemistry is oriented on reactions of the singlet oxygen.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance exam is a one-round in the form of an interview. Based on a written request submitted electronically together with the application but no later than by 19 May 2019, the Dean may permit the entrance examination to take place via information and communication technology, but only for serious and documented reasons such as health or study abroad.

During the entrance examination, the candidate must demonstrate the technical and linguistic skills to study the given program, along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The examination is graded with a maximum of 100 points.

Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by the successful completion of a Master's study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 17.06.2019 until: 28.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 08.07.2019 until: 19.07.2019

Rules governing exemption from entrance examination

The entrance exam may be waived based on a written request from the candidate, provided they have successfully applied for a STARS project in the given academic year. Such a request, along with documentation that the conditions have been met, must be submitted (but not electronically) by 19 May 2019.

Career Prospect

A graduate of the Ph.D. program in inorganic chemistry obtains detailed knowledge in the fields of solid-state chemistry, the chemistry of materials, coordination chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry, in accordance with his/her scientific focus. An integral part of this specialization is the orientation on current methods, such as X-ray diffraction, NMR, molecular spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, and UV-VIS spectroscopy. During experimental work, the student gains experience in the field of chemical synthesis and obtains needed know-how. On the basis of the curriculum offered, a graduate is able to solve scientific problems of both pure and applied inorganic chemistry, as well as related areas arising from the creative development of his/her research.

Last updated Jan 2020

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