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: 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

  • Nanoštruktúrne polovodičové senzory plynov na flexibilných substrátoch
    Nanopatterned semiconductor gas sensors on flexible substrates 
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Tomáš Plecenik, PhD.)
  • Vlastnosti senzorov plynov na báze polovodivých oxidov kovov s nanoporéznymi elektródami v kondenzátorovom usporiadaní
    Properties of metal oxide semiconductor gas sensors with nanoporous electrodes in the capacitor-like arrangement 
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Tomáš Plecenik, PhD.)
  • Teoretické modelovanie tuhých látok pri extrémnych podmienkach pomocou ab initio simulačných metód
    Theoretical modeling of solids at extreme conditions by ab initio simulations 
    (supervisor: prof. Ing. Roman Martoňák, DrSc.)
  • Kvantové supravodivé metamateriály
    Quantum superconducting metamaterials 
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Miroslav Grajcar, DrSc.)
  • Kvantové supravodivé metamateriály
    Quantum superconducting metamaterials 
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Miroslav Grajcar, DrSc.)
  • Štruktúra a mechanické vlastnosti tenkých vrstiev pripravených vysoko ionizačnými depozičnými technikami
    Structure and mechanical properties of thin films prepared using highly ionized deposition techniques 
    (supervisor: doc. Ing. Marián Mikula, PhD.)
  • Nanoštruktúry na báze oxidu titaničitého pre senzorické a fotokatalytické aplikácie
    Titanium dioxide nanostructures for sensorics and photocatalytic applications 
    (supervisor: Mgr. Leonid Satrapinskyy, PhD.)
  • Štruktúrny vývoj ternárnych M11-x M2xB2 zliatin
    Structural evolution of M11-x M2xB2 alloys
    (supervisor: RNDr. Branislav Grančič, PhD.)