The field of study of Inorganic chemistry is focused on the synthesis of advanced inorganic compounds and materials and studying the relationship between their chemical composition, structure and physicochemical properties using a variety of instrumental characterization methods and theoretical tools. Based on this knowledge it is possible to design synthesis routes targeted on special inorganic materials and coordination compounds with predefined physical, electrochemical, catalytic and biochemical properties. With a focus on structural chemistry, material research and bio-coordination chemistry this field of study has an interdisciplinary character ranging from physics and physical chemistry to biochemistry. The acquired knowledge and skills can vary according to the particular thesis topic from preparative and analytical chemistry to quantum chemistry and other theoretical approaches used for the description of the molecular or crystalline structure.
The graduate will acquire theoretical knowledge and skills in advanced inorganic chemistry, in particular in the description of chemical bonding, thermodynamic stability and electrochemical properties of inorganic substances, which form a basis for many important technical applications such as nanoelectronics or catalysis but also for the role of chemical elements in biochemical systems. Apart from the theoretical knowledge, the students are educated to adopt practical skills in a structural analysis and physicochemical characterization of inorganic materials and coordination compounds. The graduates find the positions in fundamental and applied research focused on advanced inorganic materials, the materials for electronics and photonics in particular. These positions range from universities, research institutes and applied research laboratories in industrial companies, but also higher management positions in government, industry, research, and development.
Selection of recent theses
- Optically active ytterbium garnets films for waveguiding applications
- Spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of transition metal complexes and their interpretation using quantum-chemical methods
- Phase Equilibria in Ca-Co-O and Bi-Sr-Co-O Systems Involving Thermoelectric Mixed Oxides
- ZnO based dilute magnetic semiconductors - synthesis, characterization and phase relations study in Zn-Mn-O system
- Study of properties of superconducting materials
- Semiconductor materials based on nitrides and oxides
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