PhD in Nuclear Chemistry

General

Program Description

Research field characteristics

The Doctoral Program in Nuclear Chemistry is intended for graduates of chemistry disciplines of the master course to extend their knowledge, especially of radiochemistry. In its present form, radiochemistry comprises both an extensive basic and applied research monitoring chemical and Physico-chemical aspects of nuclear transformations, as well as methods using radionuclides to tackle chemical problems of a general nature.

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Radiation chemistry studying chemical reactions initiated or influenced by the absorption of radiation in both animate and inanimate material environment and their possible uses are also part of this branch of science. Significant attention is paid to methods for separation of radionuclides, nuclear-chemical technologies for processing and storage of radioactive waste, occurrence and behavior of radioactive contaminants in the environment and uses of nuclear methods in chemical analysis of the environment.

Radiopharmaceutical chemistry and nuclear chemistry applications in biology and medicine are a dynamically developing region; recently, attention is being paid to the chemical issues of decommissioning nuclear installations, in particular, nuclear power plants. However, also doctoral theses concerning non-nuclear issues can be defended within this field, such as trace analysis, the behavior of materials at very low concentrations, and quantum-chemical problems.

Graduate's profile

Ph.D. graduates in Nuclear Chemistry are well-equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge of nuclear chemistry and at least one other chemistry, discipline, e.g. physical, analytical, and/or organic chemistry or biochemistry. These skills and knowledge are a prerequisite for the successful handling of both theoretical and practical problems of the respective chemical disciplines, especially with the use of nuclear and chemical methods in basic and applied research, in industry, power engineering, health care, and environmental protection. High professional competence and adaptability also qualify the graduates for managerial positions in research teams or other responsible professional and administrative positions in research institutes, universities, biochemical and pharmaceutical institutions, nuclear facilities, nuclear power plants, etc.

Entrance exam

  • Yes

Entrance Requirements

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Notarized copy of certificate and Transcript of records
  • Application fee: EUR 32
  • A list of published works and other results of professional activity; any form of their assessment would be appreciated
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Czech Technical University in Prague is the oldest technical university in Europe, founded in 1707 and is currently a leading technical research university within the region and in the Prague Research ... Read More

Czech Technical University in Prague is the oldest technical university in Europe, founded in 1707 and is currently a leading technical research university within the region and in the Prague Research cluster. CTU offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs at 8 faculties: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Sciences, and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology and programs at MIAS School of Business. Moreover, CTU offers free sports courses, you may visit and study in the National Library of Technology and feel the international community in the Campus Dejvice in the heart of Europe. Read less