The field of study is focused on various kinds of advanced metallic materials like high-strength and thermally resistant light-weight alloys and intermetallics for highly demanding applications, metallic biomaterials for permanent and temporary medical implants, nano-crystalline alloys, highly corrosion resistant materials for power and building industry, historical materials for objects of cultural heritage etc. In addition, processes of metal recovery from wastes and advanced surface treatment processes of metallic materials improving corrosion resistance, mechanical performance and biocompatibility are studied. During the study and experimental work, students obtain fundamental knowledge on the relationships between preparation of materials, their internal structure, mechanical and chemical properties. Kinetics and mechanisms of corrosion reactions, phase transformations, mechanical strengthening processes, physical phenomena of metallic materials and chemical reactions during waste processing are studied. Students meet advanced experimental methods for preparation of novel materials and surface layers, as well as for complex characterization of their internal structure, mechanical and physical properties, corrosion behavior.
The graduates have comprehensive knowledge of metallic materials, metallurgical processes and technologies, corrosion processes and corrosion protection. They find employment in basic and applied research in metallic materials, metallurgy, corrosion, corrosion protection and surface treatment processes at academic institutions, universities, research, and technological centers. The graduates can also find employment in materials, metallurgy, power or chemistry oriented industry at higher management positions connected with technology, research, and development.
Selection of recent theses
- Aluminium alloys with transition metals and rare earth metals prepared by powder metallurgy
- Influence of materials parameters on corrosion resistance of steels Fe-Cr in environments with enhanced oxidation ability
- Corrosion behavior of titanium alloys for dentistry
- Properties of metallic biomaterials prepared by powder metallurgical techniques
- Development of aluminum-based diffusion coatings for application in waste incineration plants and biomass boilers
- Metallic materials with extremely fine structure: characterization of structure of// magnesium single crystals deformed by equal channel angular pressing
- Properties of magnesium-based alloys for hydrogen storage
- Cathodic Passivation of Steel
- Structure and properties of magnesium alloys based on Mg–Zn–Ca
- Preparation of electroless Ni-P coatings on light metal alloys
Program taught in: