Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University in Bratislava

Physics of Condensed Matter and Acoustics

Doctoral Degree Program




full time 

Usual duration:

4 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Peter Kúš, DrSc.

Related study programs: master's degree programs Solid State Physics

Description of the Study Program

Graduates of the doctoral program Physics of Condensed Matter and Acoustics obtain fundamental knowledge about the physics of condensed matter at the level of the most current state of research worldwide, are able to follow the most recent scientific and research trends in their area, and will also be capable of further expansion and actualization of their knowledge through lifelong studies. The students internalize the principles of individual and collaborative research, learn to present their results and achieve the ability to scientifically formulate problems and further develop their scientific area. They will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in practical settings and will find employment in various areas of research, science, industry and services, learn the principles of managerial work and leadership of smaller research and development groups.

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 2020/2021

More detailed information about Thesis Topics

  • Nanopatterned semiconductor gas sensors on flexible substrates 
    (doc. RNDr. Tomáš Plecenik, PhD.)
  • Semiconductor gas sensors with incorporated resistive switching cells as gas-triggered electrical switches and gas sensors with memory 
    (doc. RNDr. Tomáš Plecenik, PhD.)
  • Structure and mechanical properties of thin films prepared using highly ionized deposition techniques 
    (doc. Ing. Marián Mikula, PhD.)
  • Theoretical modeling of solids at extreme conditions by ab initio simulations
    (školiteľ: prof. Ing. Roman Martoňák, DrSc.)
  • Kvantovo-limitované detektory na báze supravodivých metamateriálov 
    (prof. RNDr. Miroslav Grajcar, DrSc.)
  • Výskum feromagnetických a supravodivých nanoštruktúr mikrovlnými metódami 
    (prof. RNDr. Miroslav Grajcar, DrSc.)
  • Komplexná vodivosť neusporiadaných supravodičov v blízkosti prechodu SIT 
    (prof. RNDr. Miroslav Grajcar, DrSc.)
  • Štruktúrny vývoj ternárnych M11-x M2xB2 zliatin 
    (Mgr. Branislav Grančič, PhD.)

Institute of Physics SAS: 

  • Charge transport at the nanocomposite thin film / electrolyte interface
    RNDr. K. Gmucová, CSc.
  • Thermoanalytical and microstructural characterization of phase behavior of cryoprotective mixtures and lipid bilayer
    RNDr. Igor Maťko, CSc.
  • Search for and optimization of novel low-temperature structuresRNDr. M. Mihalkovič, PhD.
  • Electrical and structural properties of perovskite and organic semiconductors for photovoltaics
    Ing. V. Nádaždy, CSc.
  • Study of nanostructures on strongly ionic surfaces and their charge manipulation
    prof. Ing. I. Štich, DrSc.
  • Computational many-body study for electronic and photonic properties of 2D systems
    prof. Ing. I. Štich, DrSc.
  • Multilayered and pseudobulk metallic glasses prepared by rapid quenching of the melt
    Ing. P. Švec, DrSc.
  • Bulk metallic glasses prepared by rapid quenching of the melt
    Ing. P. Švec, DrSc.
  • Formation of nanostructures and physical properties of metastable Fe and Co-rich systems
    Ing. P. Švec, DrSc. 

Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS:

  • Optical spectroscopy of 2D materials 
    Dr. M. Hulman, PhD.
  • Growth and properties of III-N quantum structures for fast electronic 
    Ing. J. Kuzmík, DrSc.
  • Study of electrical and optical properties of C-doped GaN structures for novel high-power vertical switching devices 
    Ing. Milan Ťapajna, PhD.
  • Modeling of magnetic processes on the sub-micrometer scale
    Ing. Jaroslav Tóbik, PhD.