Inorganic technologies and non-metallic materials- III. degree

Phd štúdium SK

Name of the study program and its number according to the register of study programs:  Inorganic technologies and non-metallic materials, 4616

Degree of higher education and ISCED-F education degree code: III. degree- doctoral study, code 6 864

Place(s) of delivery of the study program: Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Študentská 2, 911 50 Trenčín

Name and number of the field of study, ISCED-F codes of the field:  16. Chemical Engineering and Technologies

Type of the study program:  Academically oriented

Awarded academic degree:  PhD.

Form of study:  Daily/ External

Language or languages in which the study programme is delivered:   Slovak/English

Standard length of the study expressed in academic years:

4  academic years – daily form

5 academic years – external form

Date of alignment of the study program: July 8, 2022

Date of the last modification of the study program: October 25, 2023

Capacity of the study program: planned number of students/ the actual number of students:

Planned number of students in the first year of study: 7 daily students/ 2 external students

Actual number of students in the first year of study: 9 daily students/ 0 external students    

Graduate profile – Learning outcomes and outputs
  1. Systematic understanding and acquisition of skills and methods

–  has deep theoretical knowledge in the field of thermodynamics and kinetics and is able to solve challenging engineering problems in technical practice,

–  masters the methods of studying the structure and properties of materials,

–  has special and in-depth knowledge in the field of research and development of glass, progressive ceramic materials with specific functional properties and functional coatings, with a comprehensive understanding of the broader context in the field,

–  has a practical experience in research in the field of high temperature processes,

–  masters scientific research methods in the field of preparation of new non- metallic inorganic materials,

–  demonstrates a systematic understanding of the field of study of non-metallic inorganic materials and masters relevant research methodologies,

–  is able to work effectively with professional literature and to extract from it targeted information relevant to its scientific-research activity,

– masters the ethical principles of scientific work and actively uses them in its  research and publishing activities.

        2. Application of knowledge   and understanding Graduate:

– independently designs and implements research activities while maintaining the integrity of the research plan,

– critically evaluates and proposes new research concepts and procedures,

– independently solves the problems of the development of inorganic technologies, including the reduction of waste production and the solution of their recovery, such as the reduction of the environmental impacts of these technologies,

– supports technical and societal progress in the concept of the knowledge society,

– his/her theoretical and practical knowledge enables his/her application in research and development workplaces in academic workplaces, in industrial development and in interdisciplinary fields.

       3. Creation of opinion  Graduate:

– independently plans research activities, performs the necessary practical experiments using modern experimental and analytical techniques, analyses and statistically evaluates the obtained results, according to which is able to draw substantiated conclusions,

– predicts the choice of a suitable material in view of its complex production and utility properties for the selected application, or applications, while assessing

its impact on the environment in terms of the requirements of the circular economy,

– solves research problems by integrating comprehensive knowledge and synthesizing valid conclusions and recommendations.

       4. Communication  Graduate:

– has the ability to communicate constructively with its colleagues and the wider scientific community,

– is able to present the basic ideas of research activities to the professional and lay public,

– actively masters a foreign (especially English) language and can actively use it in communication within an international team, as well as in disseminating the results of their research in oral (presentation) and written (in the form of scientific or professional publication),

– contributes with its results to the expansion of the current state of knowledge: it documents this fact by publishing the results obtained at international conferences and in renowned scientific journals,

– actively masters computer technology and is able to use it in an appropriate manner in communication within the international team, as well as in the analysis, evaluation and presentation of the results of his/her scientific research activities,

– is able to actively work in a team, forecast developments in his/her field and manage a small research team.

  1. Ability for further education

– is prepared for the career of researcher and for further career and personal growth in the academic sphere, or in the field of industrial research and  development,

– while maintaining the ability to work in a team, demonstrates a high degree of independence, as well as the ability to quickly and effectively learn and master new issues using theoretical and practical experience and skills acquired during  the study,

– is prepared to make a significant contribution to technical development and social progress, whether in scientific research or in professional practice.

Graduates of the study program Inorganic Technologies and Non-Metallic Materials are prepared for the performance of the professions listed in the table:

Code Job title
1223001 Research institution manager
1223002 Research, development and technical development manager in production
1321008 Chemical production manager
1321009 Manager in glass production
2113999 Chemist not elsewhere classified (except chemical engineering)
2141029 Specialist in research and development in glass production
2141030 Glass production management specialist
2141032 Specialist technologist in glass production
2145001 Chemical specialist technologist
2145002 Chemical specialist in research and development
2310003 University teaching assistant
3116001 Application technician in chemical production
3116003 Process technician in chemical production
3122009 Master (supervisor) in glass production

From the graduate’s point of view, the study program offers a wide range of applicability in:

– research and development in academic institutions in the Slovak Republic, in particular:

□   on universities providing education in materials and chemical technologies,

□   on SAS institutes dealing with research in the field of materials and chemical technologies,

– glass companies, but also in companies producing refractory materials and inorganic binders (cement plants) in various positions, from foremen, technologists and production managers to industrial development researchers in the field and application and operational laboratory staff. Potential employers in the Slovak Republic are RONA, a.s. Lednické Rovne; Vetropack Nemšová; Johns Manville Slovakia, Trnava; Knauff Insulation, Nová Baňa; Medical Glass, Bratislava; PPC Insulators, Čáb; Ladce Cement Plant; CEMMAC, Horne Srnie; etc.

– Due to the experience with working in the international environment at the training workplace, employment is not limited to employers in the Slovak Republic, but ensures the possibility of employment in the European labour market.

The potential of the study program from the graduate´s point of view

Graduates of the study program Inorganic technologies and non-metallic materials can be successfully employed in research and development in academic institutions, in industrial enterprises of glass production, but also in enterprises producing refractory materials and inorganic binders in various positions, from foremen, technologists and managers in production, to researchers in industrial development. Due to the experience of working in an international environment at the training workplace, the application is not limited to employers in the Slovak Republic only, but ensures the possibility of applying on the European labor market.

Evaluation of the study program graduates employability

The employability of graduates in the study program Inorganic technologies and non-metallic materials for 2021 is 100%

Information Letters can be found in the Academic Information system– AiS

Persons responsible for the implementation, development and quality of the study program:

List of persons providing profile subjects:

List of teachers in the study program:

More information about employees:

Employee register-

Student representatives who represent the interests of study program students:

Student representative –Bruno Wolfrum, MSc

List of PhD. students: 

Other contacts:

Chair:                 doc. Ing. Robert Klement, PhD

Members:         Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Marek Liška, DrSc.

prof. Ing. Dušan Galusek, DrSc.

doc. Ing. Mária Chromčíková, PhD.

doc. Ing. Mariána Janek, PhD.

doc. Ing. Miroslav Hnatko, PhD.

The training workplace has laboratories that are equipped with state-of-the-art experimental technology, enabling research in the field of development, preparation and characterization of advanced glass and ceramic materials in a quality corresponding to European and world standards. All facilities are available after appropriate training to those doctoral students who use them in solving their dissertation project.

More info: Spatial, material and technical equipment

Conditions of admission

The basic condition is the completion of the second degree of university studies, namely in the field of study Chemical engineering and technology (chemical engineering, chemical technology, inorganic technology and materials, organic technology and technology of fuels, technology of macromolecular substances, chemistry and environmental technology) or in the fields of study Chemistry (chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry, biochemistry), Physics (physics, chemical physics, condensed matter physics and acoustics, biophysics) or Mechanical Engineering (materials). The applicant must demonstrate the ability for independent scientific work and must have an active knowledge of the English language. As part of the admission procedure for doctoral studies, an entrance exam will be held. The main goal of the entrance exam for doctoral studies, is to check the applicant’s knowledge that corresponds with the content of the topic of the dissertation thesis chosen by the applicant from the proposals of published topics of doctoral dissertation theses.

Admission procedures are transparent and objective. The procedure is described in the published directive.

Additional information

  • An applicant can submit only one application and indicate only one form of the study (full-time or part-time).
  • The decision on acceptance/non-acceptance to the study will be sent to the applicant in writing/ electronically no later than 30 days after the verification of fulfillment of the admission conditions.
  • The applicant who has received a decision on admission is obliged to register according to the instructions he/she received together with the decision on acceptance to the study.

According to Act no. 131/2002 Coll. on universities in the valid wording of § 59 paragraph 3, faculties have the right to request information from accepted applicants as to whether they will enroll for studies. If the applicant does not provide the information within the required time, his/her right to enroll in the study expires.

Conditions for international students

Information regarding the feedback can be found on the website Committee for the study program