PhD Program in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic

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The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Natural Science is the field of science that studies the natural processes in the world. A PhD in Natural Science takes natural science studies to the next level, providing a deep understanding of these processes and how they affect life on the planet.

The Czech Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the north. Its capital and largest city, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is Prague.

This is the largest city in Czech Republic, and it's one of the most important research and education centres. The many education institutions located here ensures students both local and international have a wide choice of programmes to engage in during their stay. Education is impacting this city very positively in terms of social-economic growth.

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PhD in Environmental Studies

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Currently, there is a consensus that a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex interactions between the socio-economic system and the vital planetary systems providing societies with ecosystems and natural services. The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the Environmental Studies doctoral program is the advancement of knowledge which should contribute to the creation of a theoretical base for the strategy of making economic, social and cultural development sustainable, especially from an environmental perspective. The following scientific directions have been defined for the study program: - Socio-economic metabolism. - Natural services. - Relationships between health and environment. - Application of sociological and economic approaches aimed at addressing environmental issues and sustainable development. - Research topics applying environmental economics. - Socially urgent issues of public policy of sustainable development. - Legal aspects of relationships towards the environment. - Environmentally inspired topics from the perspective of philosophy, anthropology and history. - Indicators of the relationship between the environment and human activities. - Education for sustainable development. Students can come up with their own ideas for topics for doctoral training or may use topics provided by supervisors. The objective of the doctoral program Environmental Studies is to provide, in the above mentioned domains, the concept of sustainable development with support in the form of scientifically conducted research. An important aspect of the program is the interdisciplinary character of the defined research domains and the synergies among them. Although it is not the main goal of the study, we assume that the research outputs could be an important source of scientifically validated information for objective, relevant and qualified decision-making on environmental aspects of the economic and social development of the Czech Republic. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance examination includes: - Debate on the proposed topic for thesis. The project must be prepared together with a tutor and contain the proposal of the tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council (dissertation project - max. 12 points). - Examination of the knowledge of necessary basics in the natural sciences needed for the study of the environment and examination of knowledge in the social sciences, including economics (max. 4 points). - Examination on English language proficiency (max. 4 points). At the admission exam the applicants will present their proposals for doctoral training, focusing mainly on a) the current state of knowledge on the subject, b) the formulation of the research question/s or hypotheses, c) research methods, d) research timetable, e) possibilities of publication. The proposal may be further refined/elaborated in comparison with the version included within the submitted application, preferably in cooperation with the prospective supervisor who confirms his/her consent with the training of the applicant. Conditions for admission Admission conditions includes: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must be submitted by 30.4.2017 at latest, including the following attachments: A brief professional biography; Documents certifying a completed higher-education studies at the masters level (applicants who complete their masters studies after the application deadline have to document the completion of their studies by 30.9.2017 at the latest); Proposal of a topic for doctoral training (description of the thesis topic, goals, methods, a list of most relevant sources, research timetable, explanation of the project relatioship to the environmental research topics). It is supposed, that the student will discuss the theme of the disertation beforehand so that the theme will conform to the research program of the training institution; Other documents worthy of attention (e.g. overview of applicant’s publications to date, proof of scientific practice at home or abroad, proof of English language exam, etc.). 2. Proof of completion of university studies in a master’s degree program. 3. Defence of the project of applicant's thesis (submitted as a part of the study application). 4. English language proficiency. 5. To gain the minimal sum of points specified by the dean. An applicant who will be awarded less than 10 points will not be admitted. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates of the program know the principles and methods of scientific work. Thanks to being trained in the research methodology of at least two subjects, they are capable of relatively greater insight into interdisciplinary-based problems and they are better equipped to resolve them, which we consider an important added value of the Environmental Studies program. The range of expertise of the Environmental Studies doctoral program graduates is determined by the interdisciplinary nature of the studies, which focuses on environmental issues and issues regarding the dynamics of the relationships between the society and natural systems. The basis for the graduates is the specialization they obtained in their undergraduate degrees of studies. This specialization is developed within the doctoral studies in such a way that the graduates eventually: acquire in-depth knowledge of the theoretical bases of the scientific areas, they are applying while writing their doctoral theses, know the broad context of the environmental issues their dissertation is focusing on, develop a deep understanding of the methodology of all scientific areas they are applying while working on their dissertations. This knowledge is considered an essential prerequisite for interdisciplinary dialogue and research. Graduates will be qualified for positions at academic institutions, even at universities abroad. Moreover, graduates are able to take the position of scientists in institutions fully focused on research and development in the broad area of subjects related to the environment and sustainable development, e.g. at various institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Examples of possible research areas include environmental economics, environmental sociology, the research and use of sustainability indicators etc. Furthermore, graduates can seek jobs in research institutions abroad. An extremely important outcome is the ability of graduates to hold decision-making positions in public administration, the business sphere and NGOs, where the work has impact on the environment. As for the public sector, this includes positions in central administrative bodies, especially ministries and their advisory expert or executive offices; positions in public administration at the regional or lower level. Jobs can also be possibly found in administrative bodies of the European Commission, the United Nations, the OECD and other multilateral international organizations. In the business sector graduates can find employment in companies, whose business has a direct impact on the environment. They can also find opportunities in companies and organizations providing expert services directly focused on the environment, such as land planning, planning for Territorial System of Ecological Stability, EIA, SEA, as well as more recently the Sustainability Impact Assessment. If interested, graduates will be able to take a job in the media, where they will be able to competently assess and present information on sustainable development and the environment. [-]

PhD in Physical Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. [+]

Overview This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. The topics comprise advanced theoretical and experimental chemical thermodynamics (both chemical and phase equilibria), various computer simulations mainly of biologically relevant systems, theory of fluids, theoretical photodynamics and photochemistry, experimental plasmonics and near-field/surface enhanced spectroscopies, study of membrane properties and development of their use for separation processes and physicochemical description of multicomponent fluid-phase systems. The graduates from this field of study will gain deep general knowledge of physical and computational chemistry; experimental and interpretative skills in the specialized fields like thermodynamics; photochemistry and photophysics; surface and interface chemistry; membrane separation science; vibrational spectroscopy; plasmonics and optical nanoimaging; molecular electrochemistry and molecular beam reactions. These special skills are determined by the topic of the thesis; and may range from the theoretical computational chemistry to experimental studies related either to unique instrument development or to precise and reliable data acquisition of physicochemical characteristics of matter. Careers The graduates from this study will find employment in basic and applied research in the fields of physical chemistry; chemical physics, computational chemistry, photophysics, theoretical photochemistry and nanotechnology; at universities; institutes of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and in advanced research centers both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Selection of recent theses Electrochemical oxidation mechanism of flavonoid compounds Prediction of phase equilibria in one-component systems using methods of theoretical chemistry Electrochemical and spectrometric study of 2,2 dinitroethene- 1,1-diaminu (FOX 7) – a molecule of the push pull type with multiple redox centres Thermodynamic Properties of Ammonium - based Ionic Liquids and their Mixtures with Polar Solvents Ionic liquids as separation agents: thermodynamic characterization Separation of fluids by supported liquid membranes Photochemical Reactions in Molecular Clusters: Theoretical Study Determination of transport of gases and vapours in high free volume polymers Advanced models of gas and vapour membrane diffusion processes Clusters in molecular beams: Nucleation and reactivity [-]

PhD in Metallurgy

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

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. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview 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 works 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 strengthtening 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. Careers 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 of metallic materials, metallurgy, corrosion, corrosion protection and surface treatment processes at academic institutions, universities, research and technological centres. 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 behaviour of titanium alloys for dentistry Properties of metallic biomaterials prepared by powder metallurgical techniques Development of aluminium-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 [-]

PhD in Materials Engineering

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Material Engineering is focused on a very complex area of research, development, preparation, processing, characterization and use of materials for various applications. This includes both the theoretical bases of material processes, particularly physics and chemistry of heterogeneous systems, kinetics of solid-state reactions and transport phenomena and the area of evaluation of functional properties of various kinds of materials for specific applications. [+]

Overview Material Engineering is focused on a very complex area of research, development, preparation, processing, characterization and use of materials for various applications. This includes both the theoretical bases of material processes, particularly physics and chemistry of heterogeneous systems, kinetics of solid-state reactions and transport phenomena and the area of evaluation of functional properties of various kinds of materials for specific applications. As for the materials applications, dissertation theses are focused primarily on materials for electronics, photonics and materials for bio-applications. Considerable attention is also paid to nanostructured materials, their preparation, properties, analyses and evaluation of toxic effects. During the study and own research work, the students obtain thorough knowledge about the preparation and properties of various kind of materials. They will meet the advanced analytical and characterization methods for study of dependence among materials composition, structure and properties of materials (including of biocompatibility), as well as the mathematical methods and models for describing the technological processes and properties of materials. Careers The graduates will find employment in basic and applied materials research at universities, academicals institutions, research or technological centres in the Czech Republic or abroad. Further on, the graduates can be also be found in materials oriented industry at higher management positions connected with research and development. Selection of recent theses Influence of Temperature on Properties of Au Nanostructures Cell´s interaction with modified polymers Surface properties of Au nanolayers on polymer and glass substrate Study of Electrophysical Anomalies of Thin Conductive and Semiconductive Layers Deposition and characterization of carbon layers Ohmic contacts on SiC with limited reactivity Nanostructuring of solid substrate surface [-]

PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The field of study is concerned on synthesis of macromolecular substances and modification of natural polymeric compounds and understanding relation polymer structure - properties. During the study and research work, the students obtain knowledge about methods for polymer characterization. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview The field of study is concerned on synthesis of macromolecular substances and modification of natural polymeric compounds and understanding relation polymer structure - properties. During the study and research work, the students obtain knowledge about methods for polymer characterization. They will adapt advanced analytical methods for polymer characterization, composition of materials as well as the mathematical method and models for description the technological processes of polymer production. Careers The graduates find employment in basic and applied research in the fields of macromolecular chemistry, processing of polymer materials, polymer recycling and pharmaceutical chemistry at universities, research institutes in the Czech Republic and abroad. Selection of recent theses Biodegradovatelné polyestery vhodné pro přípravu mikrovláken Cryogels for applications in tissue engineering Biologicky rozložitelné polymerní materiály Nové polyuretany na bázi polykarbonátu: příprava a multidisciplinární charakterizace Studium přípravy a vlastností vysoce větvených polyimidů a materiálů na jejich bázi The preparation and structural characterization of hybrid inorgano-organic polymer systems/ The develop and application of solid state NMR techniques The praperation and characterization of poly(α-amino acid)s scaffolds for tissue engineering Catalytic conversion of carbon oxides to new polymeric materials [-]

PhD in Inorganic Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

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 physico-chemical properties using a variety of instrumental characterization methods and theoretical tools. [+]

Overview 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 physico-chemical 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 biocoordination 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 molecular or crystalline structure. Careers 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 form the theoreical knowledge the students are educated to adopt practical skills in structure analysis ans physico-chemical 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 goverment, 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 [-]

PhD in Food Chemistry and Analysis

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The goal of study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food / feed analysis and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments / challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview The goal of study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food / feed analysis and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments / challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. The courses provided to future specialist are focused on reaction occurring in food during processing transportation and /or storage. The major parameters of foodstuffs such as nutritional value, sensory properties and safety are under focus, food supplements are also issue of concern. Special attention is paid to advanced analytical strategies applicable for efficient control of chemical contaminants / residues / toxicants, attention is also paid to modern omics strategies enabling fighting food fraud and studies of biologically active food components. As regards human nutrition, some courses are concerned also with medical aspect associated with this area. Careers The graduate is expert prepared for various roles in leading positions requiring application of a comprehensive knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food analysis, food safety, nutrition and environmental protection. The graduate is prepared for the management / performing a research both in private sector and governmental institutions. In addition to these positions, graduates thanks to an intensive courses focused on human nutrition as advisors and /or coordinators. Selection of recent theses The antioxidant aktivity evaluation of Maillard reaction products in model systems and selected plant foods Novel Techniques in Analysis of Food Contaminant Residues Study of release of industrial contaminants into food chains Novel approaches to study the fate of contaminants in food and environment Novel strategies in the analysis of environmental contaminants Application of mass spectrometric techniques for complex quality and safety assessment of heat treated potato and cereal foods The occurrence of mycotoxins in cereals and their fate during food processing [-]

PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Technology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of the Ph.D. study program is to train experts with deep knowledge of environmental and related chemical and biochemical disciplines, informatics and mathematical modeling. [+]

Overview The aim of the Ph.D. study program is to train experts with deep knowledge of environmental and related chemical and biochemical disciplines, informatics and mathematical modeling. Ph.D. studies build on this foundation and deepen knowledge in wide scale of environmental areas such as: analytical methods for monitoring the of water and air quality and soil contamination; technologies for drinking water production, wastewater treatment; sludge treatment, solid waste management and soil decontamination technologies; removal of air pollutants. An important part of the study is also the prevention of all forms of waste, recycling and recovery as renewable resources. Students are trained in solution of complex research projects. Careers Alumni are employed in research, training, design and other institutions, in environmental departments of public administration from local level up to ministries. They can work as well as managers and technologists of companies operating water and energy infrastructure and in industrial plants. Selection of recent theses Carbon dioxide removal from flue gas Use of membrane separation processes for the treatment of landfill leachates Testing of anaerobic biodegradability of organic compounds Possibilities and Limits of In-situ Chemical Oxidation Aimed at Hardly Remediateable Sites Environmental impacts assessment of remediation using LCA method Reactivity of nano-scale zero-valent iron for in situ remediation of chlorinated ethylenes Application of membrane technologies for waste water reuse Phosphorus removal from wastewater and its recovery in the form of struvite Use of membrane separation processes for production of drinking water from surface water sources The inhibition of microorganisms through the use of phthalocyanine compounds in cooling water [-]

PhD in Drugs and Biomaterials

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs is pursued at three faculties of UCT Prague: Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview The sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs is pursued at three faculties of UCT Prague: Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology. The sub-programme covers the following research areas: medicinal chemistry, analysis of drugs, study of the structure of solid pharmaceutical substances, investigation of inorganic and polymeric materials for biomedical applications, process engineering in pharmaceutical industry, and information science in medicinal chemistry. The graduates of the sub-programme Drugs and Biomaterials of the PhD study programme Synthesis and Production of Drugs gain – according to orientation of their PhD project and PhD thesis – strong theoretical knowledge and practical skills in aforementioned branches in question. Careers The graduates find jobs in basic and applied research in academe, in R&D and QA in chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and in governments’ laboratories and offices all around the world. Their education and training predestine them for senior and executive positions. Selection of recent theses Functionalized polymeric material as a part of chemical transformation Polymer drug delivery systems for overcoming multidrug resistance Application of high sensitive thermal analysis in pharmaceutical research and development Design and control of pharmaceutical crystallisation processes [-]

PhD in Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Environment

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of the PhD study is to provide the graduates with a deep knowledge of classical and modern technologies for processing of different types of fossil fuels and also their usage in power and energetic engineering respecting environmental protection. [+]

Overview The aim of the PhD study is to provide the graduates with a deep knowledge of classical and modern technologies for processing of different types of fossil fuels and also their usage in power and energetic engineering respecting environmental protection. Environmentally friendly methods of energy utilization of biomass and the use of alternative fuels in transport and energy is another important area of the PhD students training. The classical technologies of oil, coal and natural gas treatment and processing are discussed together with modern methods of their chemical use. Environmental aspects of different fuels processing and fuel products utilization are studied. Students are encouraged to work independently in the laboratory, to study the scientific and professional literature and to present their results. Student participation in national and international conferences is required and supported by the Faculty. Careers Graduates can find their jobs in basic and applied research institutions focusing on processing and use of oil, coal, natural gas and alternative fuels and energy resources, it means at universities, research institutes and technological centres in the Czech Republic and abroad. They are able to work effectively in industrial and governmental organizations as creative professionals in fields associated with mining, transportation and processing of various types of fuels. They can find jobs in industrial companies dealing with energy transformation and distribution, development and technical expertise. There are also other significant possibilities for their work in the public sector or in the state administration as specialists for energy, power and ecology. Selection of recent theses Acoustic emission: a method for monitoring of environmentally assisted cracking processes Hydrogen Production and Utilization Exhaust emissions during cold start of motor vehicles and their crissing of intersection Measuring Of a Discharge Coefficient of an Orifice During an Unsteady Flow Utilization of ion exchange technologies in the case of concurrent occurrence of metal cations and oxoanions in contaminated waters Metal separation using a combination of electrochemical and ion-exchange methods Study of electrodeposited polymer coatings for corrosion protection of metals in energetics Development of TEG Reclaiming Technology at Underground Gas Storages Characterization of propylene and polyolefins by different analytical methods Temperature distribution in gas connection [-]

PhD in Chemical Engineering

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This PhD program study deals with the education and development of highly qualified persons interested in many branches of chemical engineering. Students solve practical or theoretical problems in well-equipped laboratories and/or on powerful computers. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview This PhD program study deals with the education and development of highly qualified persons interested in many branches of chemical engineering. Students solve practical or theoretical problems in well-equipped laboratories and/or on powerful computers. Currently we offer PhD projects in the following topics: functional micro and nanoparticles, chemical robotics, engineering of polymer and porous materials, energy storage, microfluidics, microreactors, microsensors and microfabrication, electrokinetics and electrochemical processes, process control and design, development of column unit operations, fundamentals of mass transfer, flotation and surface phenomena, nonlinear dynamics of chemical and biological systems, fire dynamics and systems for fire protection, bioreactors with enzymes and cells, fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis, automotive catalysts. Careers Chemical engineering provides the students with universally applicable education in many areas of industry, research, business and administration. Our graduates typically get highly valued positions in chemical and pharmaceutical industry, in process design and software companies or in scientific and educational institutions over the world. Selection of recent theses Synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanaoparticles for applications in chemical robotics Sorption processes in amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers Formation of liposomes for controlled release of reactants and actives Study of synergic effects in arrays of coupled cells with mutual interaction InkJet fabrication, characterization and application of calcium alginate microcapsules Wetted-wall column study of absorption and distillation process analogy Application of the perturbation and response method in the study of pH-oscillatory reaction STUDY ON ENZYME REACTIONS IN SLUG FLOW MICROSYSTEMS Multi-scale Modelling of Evolution of Hetero-phase Polymer Systems Electrochemical preparation of metallic microstructures for microfluidic devices [-]

PhD in Biotechnology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. [+]

Overview The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in biotechnological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of the specific properties of plant, animal and microbial cells. Careers Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the biotechnology industry, as well as in the related fields like food processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization, but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields. Selection of recent theses Immobilisation of biomaterials via sol-gel process New ways to improve the colloidal stability of beer Bacterial production of surface active compounds and their biological activity Application of immobilized yeast cells in continuous alcohol-free beer production Biodegradace monoaromátů v reálných matricích bakterií Rhodococcus erythropolis Degradation of Styrene and Acetone Mixture Using Biofiltration Microalgal surface interactions and their biotechnological applications Consumer perception of beer qualitative characteristics Analysis of genes coding for enzymes involved in degradation of aromatic pollutants in Rhodococcus erythropolis Study of the physiological state of microbial cultures using flow-cytometry methods [-]

PhD in Biochemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Overview The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. The graduates are prepared to work in various types of biochemical research in medical, food, environmental and agricultural areas, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, as well as in various types of analytical laboratories. Thanks to their deep knowledge in life sciences they are also prepared to adopt to work in various related professions. Careers The graduates are prepared to provide top research oriented on life sciences in medical, food, agricultural and environmental areas and to serve in leading positions in research institutions and biotechnological industry. They will find job in academic institutions, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, in governmental institutions and supervisory bodies. Selection of recent theses Homeobox genes of freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbyi Elicitors from Leptosphaeria maculans inducing resistance in Brassica napus plants Proteome changes in activated platelets Flavonoids in the Apiaceae Family Structural analysis of biologically relevant interactions of retroviral and cellular proteins Study of interaction of retroviral matrix protein with liposomes by surface mapping method The study of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Oxidative processes during activation of blood platelets Effectors and elicitors of Leptosphaeria maculans in the immune responses of Brassica napus The synthesis of new compounds with a potencial biological aktivity and the synthesis of prodrugs with chemical and enzymatic methods [-]

PhD in Analytical Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The PhD program in Analytical Chemistry is focused on the determination of the chemical compositions, molecular structures, and molecular conformations as well as on the development of the corresponding experimental and computational techniques. [+]

Overview The PhD program in Analytical Chemistry is focused on the determination of the chemical compositions, molecular structures, and molecular conformations as well as on the development of the corresponding experimental and computational techniques. The developed techniques and methodologies are applied for chemical analyses of macro and micro-objects of diverse origins, including objects of living nature, cells and sub-cellular structures, advanced technological materials, and objects of cultural heritage from archaeology and anthropology. For research and development, modern analytical methods like molecular and atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation methods as well as advanced sensor techniques are used. Careers Graduates of the “Analytical Chemistry” PhD program should possess knowledge in all branches of analytical chemistry and should be able to apply the corresponding methods to solve various analytical tasks. With active knowledge of physical principals of analytical methods, knowledge how to use analytical instrumentation, a graduate of this PhD program could become a research scientist or a head of a research or industrial analytical laboratory. Selection of recent theses Speciation analysis of trace elements using on-line hyphenation of liquid chromatography //and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry Analysis of insect lipids using chromatographic methods Utilization of chiroptical spectroscopic methods for diagnosis of neurodegenerative and tumor diseases Structural study of the bilirubin derivatives by chiroptical methods Study of temperature dependence of surface-enhanced vibrational spectra and their use for reliable detection of organic analytes Chiroptical structural study of biomolecules interacting with model membranes Rotational spectra of the selected isotopologues of the FCO˂sub˃2∙ and FSO˂sub˃3∙ radicals FCO˂sub˃2∙˂/sub˃ and FSO˂sub˃3∙˂/sub˃ Interaction and self-assembly of biologically important systems. Structural study by chiroptical methods. [-]

PhD in Applied Geology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Applied Geology Ph.D. program has acquired deep knowledge in the field of engineering geology focused on theoretical and experimental soil and rock mechanics as well as geotechnical mathematical modelling. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Natural Sciences in Prague in Czech Republic. Applied geology with specializations of geology of mineral deposits, engineering geology, hydrogeology, applied geophysics, environmental geology and geochemistry is focused on study and the use of the rock environment and its protection. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY Engineering geology applies the geological knowledge in design and construction in all branches of civil engineering, in mining and in urban planning. It is an interdisciplinary field in between the science and technology. Using technical or rather mathematical methods, the knowledge gained by geology is applied in analyzing geodynamic processes and the interaction between the rock and civil engineering structures. HYDROGEOLOGY Hydrogeology is a scientific field engaged in groundwaters, their origin, conditions of incidence, laws of movement, their regimes, physical and chemical properties, their interaction with rocks, surface water and atmosphere. Hydrogeology ranges among applied geological branches and has closest relation to engineering geology. Modern hydrogeology has the character of a cross-border scientific discipline at the margin between geology, hydraulics, hydrology, chemistry and several technological disciplines (water management, civil engineering, chemical technology of water treatment etc.).A necessary method of modern hydrogeology is the development and use of mathematical models simulating natural processes as well as artificial interventions in the regime of waters both in saturated and unsaturated zones. The contents of the hydrogeology of today is moving from simple searching for water resources to the determination of optimum conditions of their utilization and protection. Hydrogeology plays an irreplacable role in the field of the protection of the living environment, in research and remediation of contaminated soils, rocks and groundwater. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Applied geophysics studies physical fields and their utilization in solving geological problems. The main interest is in the upper part of the Earth s crust in the depth range of the first meters to first kilometers. The basic methods of applied geophysics are: gravity methods, magnetic methods, seismic methods, geoelectrical methods, radioactivity methods, geothermal methods and well logging. Geophysical methods are applied for investigation and exploration of mineral deposits, building materials, water resources, energy resources and are significant in monitoring and protection of natural environment. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate of the Applied Geology Ph.D. program has acquired deep knowledge in the field of engineering geology focused on theoretical and experimental soil and rock mechanics as well as geotechnical mathematical modelling, in the field of hydrogeology focused on the use and protection of ground water resources, in the field of applied geophysics with special interest on mathematical models of physical fields, in the field of economic geology focused on the genesis of raw mineral material deposits including prospecting, exploration and evaluation as well as the problems of the reclamation of abandoned mines, and in the field of environmental geology and geochemistry. [-]