Why study at DPM?
Research, technologies, knowledge,...
Do you enjoy experimental work and are you also interested in the physical background of observed phenomena? Do you want to gain extensive knowledge in the field of solid-state physics? Would you like to participate in research that offers immediate applications in practice? Do you want to learn more about the latest material technologies utilized in the automotive and aerospace industries, in the construction of the latest generations of nuclear power plants, or in medicine?
What are your perspectives?
Our graduates prove competent in basic and applied research and typically find their jobs at renowned universities, laboratories of material research and development, laboratories of material engineering, electro-technical, metallurgical and chemical industries, institutes focused on safety-related issues, environmental protection, etc. For instance, our students have found employment at
- Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland,
- European Commission Joint Research Center, the Netherlands,
- Grenoble Institute of Technology, France,
- Technical University of Clausthal, Germany,
- Škoda Research in Pilsen, Czech Republic
- Research Center Řež, Czech Republic,
- many institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences, etc.
The BSc. study program General Physics (with the selected block of subjects Condensed Matter Physics and Materials), the MSc. study program Condensed Matter Physics and Materials and the Ph.D. study program 4F3 - Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials Research provided by DPM are devoted to theoretical and experimental studies of material properties, their microphysical interpretations, and application possibilities. The study programs provide a broad theoretical education and the state-of-the-art level of knowledge in the field of solid-state physics. They deliver an overview of the principles of modern experimental methods, technologies, and technological procedures.
Check out our current offer of student theses.
While studying at the Department of Materials Physics, you will:
- attain extensive theoretical knowledge of solid-state physics
- experience in operating cutting-edge experimental devices (scanning and transmission electron microscope, acoustic emission instruments, ultra-high-speed cameras, etc.)
- will encounter renowned experts and unique technologies
- will participate in solving interesting research projects, often in direct relation to industrial practice
- can take part in foreign internships and international conferencesň
- will enjoy several years of your life in the friendly atmosphere by virtue of young scientific teams at DPM
DPM takes pride in an informal atmosphere and close cooperation between teachers and students. We also indulge in regular social and sports events. Our students have access to the common room with a fully equipped kitchen. Internet connection is provided via a high-speed “eduroam” Wi-Fi network, gigabit LAN connection is also available. For our graduate students (MSc. Ph.D.), we also provide seats in fully equipped rooms.
Who will teach me?
Teaching is provided by professors and associate professors, whose work attains great international acclaim. Students are also actively attended by younger research assistants and lecturers who have a great experience in experimental work and can also assist with study affairs. The department is regularly visited by renowned local and foreign experts. Guests from all over the world are invited to the weekly Department seminars to share up-to-date information on the current state of knowledge in our field.
Where and how will I study and work?
The Department operates several top-level laboratories. We trust our students and one of our main goals is to teach them how to operate experimental equipment independently. We believe that the gained knowledge about various experimental methods during studies can be later readily utilized in practice. Our students regularly take part in internships abroad. These stays expand their knowledge in the field and students can also work with other experimental facilities not directly available at DPM. Our students are typically able to attend international conferences and publish their first scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals already during undergraduate studies.
Did you know that you can take part in the experimental work in our laboratories and also get paid for that? The Student Faculty Grants (SFG) make this possible.
Come and study at the Department of Physics of Materials! See our current offer of Bc., Mgr. and PhD. theses and SFG projects.