Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Environmental Physics

Doctoral Degree Program


(General and Mathematical Physics - until 31.8.2019)


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: 807,50 EUR (6th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 940,50 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 2021/2022

More detailed information about Thesis Topics 

  • Study of rare nuclear processes in underground laboratories
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Pavel Povinec, DrSc.)
  • Radiocarbon in the environment: cosmic, climatic and anthropogenic aspects
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Pavel Povinec, DrSc.)
  • Radon in the outdoor atmosphere of Slovakia
    (supervisor:doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc.)
  • Development of radon diagnosis methods of  buildings
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc.)
  • Radon in components of the environment
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc.)
  • Radon in houses – sources, ventilation, radiation risks
    (šsupervisor: RNDr. Monika Müllerová, PhD.)
  • Development of accelerator mass spectrometry methods using 3 MV tandem accelerator
    (supervisor: RNDr. Miroslav Ješkovský, PhD.)
  • Electric discharges in capillary tubes and catalytic monoliths assisted by a surface discharge, their properties and effects on exhaust gas
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD.)
  • Plasma catalysis for flue gas cleaning
    (supervisor:doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD.)