Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates for management and optimization of processes in the chemical industry as well as for research and development of chemical specialties. Therefore, this sub-programme is principally oriented at modernization of current technologies of organic substances as well as the development of new ones, from basic intermediates and products that are produced in large scale to small tonnage fine chemicals, e.g. biologically active substances, fragrance, and flavor substances, surfactants. Chemical transformation occurs in the majority of cases in catalytic reactors and therefore requires detailed study of preparation, properties, and behavior of various homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts.
Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge and experience with modern separation, optical and thermal instrumental methods, with computer simulations of reaction and separation processes, with the processing of results of laboratory experiments and industrial data. The area of environmental chemistry is emphasized too, the main focus being a chemical, photochemical and photocatalytic removal of undesirable organic substances from the environment. The sub-programme offers a wide variety of dissertation theses– from significantly experimentally oriented to those focused on mathematical modeling, computer simulation and statistical evaluation of data, but more often featuring a combination of these.
Graduates can find their jobs in basic and applied research focused on bulk organic technologies, special chemical technologies as well as pharmaceutical technologies, at university departments or at the Academy of Sciences, at research and technology centers in the Czech Republic and abroad. Moreover, the graduates may become useful members of laboratory teams in research institutes and industrial businesses or hold senior management positions related to research and development.
Selection of recent theses
- Synthesis and properties of novel 10-ring zeolites for catalytic applications
- Photocatalytic processes to remove undesirable substances from contaminated water
- Study of metathesis reactions catalyzed by methyltrioxorhenium
- Carbosilane dendrimers with titanium cyclopentadienyl complexes on periphery
- Separation of Liquid Mixtures by Pervaporation with Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes
- Preparation of metal oxide nanoparticles for thin layers
- Kinetic models of individual hydrocarbons pyrolysis using automated reaction networks generation
- Kinetics of acid fats and oils transesterification reaction for biodiesel production
- Microstructure and transport properties of porous solids and mixed-matrix membranes
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