Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University in Bratislava

Environmental Physics

Doctoral Degree Program


General and Mathematical Physics


full time / external

Usual duration:

full time form 4 years, external form 5 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Peter Babinec, CSc.

Related study programs: master's degree programs Environmental Physics, Renewable Energy Sources, and Meteorology and ClimatologyBiomedical Physics

Description of the Study Program

Environmental physics is an interdisciplinary field of physics being studied at many universities in the world, the importance of which is growing. Graduates of the doctoral studies in the field of Environmental Physics are ready to address environmental problems that arise at the intersection of various areas of physics (radiation Physics, Earth, water and the atmosphere, biophysics, condensed matter, chemical physics). They can also creatively apply acquired knowledge in practice and find application in various fields of science, research, industry and services in the public and private sectors.

Doctoral Scholarships

Full-time doctoral students who have permanent residency in the European Union are entitled to receive a scholarship for the entire standard duration of their studies. The scholarships are paid starting on the date of enrollment. The scholarship is determined in accordance with the tables included in the Law no. 553/2003 Z.z. as follows: 

  • prior to completion of the qualification exam: 675,00 EUR (6th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 786,50 EUR (7th class, 1st level)

Scholarships are not subject to taxes or other fees.

Doctoral studies are considered an equivalent to full time employment and in the majority of cases cannot be combined with another employment. Job holding applicants who intend to keep their job are advised to apply for the external (distance) form of doctoral studies. Doctoral students enrolled in the regular form are expected to participate in teaching activities such as conducting recitations or exam grading, in accordance with the needs of their corresponding departments.

Thesis Topics for Academic Year 2019/2020

  • Radon in components of the environment
    (doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc.)
  • Research on population exposure from radon in soil areas with high radon potential  
    (doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc.)
  • Development of radon diagnosis methods of buildings
    (doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc.)
  • Radon in components of the environment
    (doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc.)
  • Radiocarbon in the environment: cosmic, climatic and anthropogenic aspects
    (prof. RNDr. Pavel Povinec, DrSc.)
  • Development and application of PIXE and PIGE methods for the analysis of samples
    (prof. RNDr. Pavel Povinec, DrSc.)
  • Study of the possibility of gaseous exhaust cleaning using the electrical discharge burning above the liquid level.
    (doc. RNDr. Marcela Morvová, PhD.)
  • Radon in houses – sources, ventilation, radiation risks
    (RNDr. Monika Müllerová, PhD.)
  • Plasma assisted catalysis in porous foams and honeycomb catalysts
    (doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD.)
  • Using acoustic signals in rainfall intensity and kinetic energy measurements
    (Mgr. Milan Onderka, PhD.)