Name of the study program: Inorganic technologies and non-metallic materials
Name of the study field: 16. Chemical engineering and technologies
Training center: Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass
Study degree: III.
Academic title awarded: Philosophiae doctor in short PhD.
Study form: daily/ external
Study lenght: 4 years/ 5 years
Guarantor of the study program: prof. Dušan Galusek, DrSc.
Graduates of PhD study program in the area of Inorganic Technology and Non-metallic Materials gain deep knowledge on scientific methods of research related to preparation of new types of non-metallic inorganic materials, with special focus on glass, ceramics, and surface modification of a broad range of various materials, including biomaterials. Graduates are able to solve problems related to inorganic technologies, development and characterization of new materials. They have special knowledge in the area of glass, inorganic binders, ceramic and refractory materials and inorganic additives. They have deep theoretical knowledge in the field of thermodynamics and kinetics and are capable of solving challenging engineering problems in technical practice. Graduates understand methods of studying structures as well as materials characteristics.
From the graduate’s point of view, the study program offers a wide range of prospective employment in:
– research and development in academic institutions in the Slovak Republic, in particular:
- in universities providing education in materials and chemical technologies,
- on SAS institutes dealing with research in the field of materials and chemical technologies,
industrial companies in glass production, but also in companies producing refractory materials and inorganic binders (cement plants) in various positions, from foremen, technologists and production managers, to researchers in industrial development in the field and workers in application and operation laboratories. Potential employers in Slovakia are: RONA, a.s. Lednické Rovne; Vetropack Nemšová; Johns Manville Slovakia, Trnava; Knauff Insulation, Nová Baňa; Medical Glass, Bratislava; PPC Insulators, Čáb; Cementáreň Ladce; CEMMAC, Horné Srnie;….
Due to the experience of working in an international environment in a training workplace, the employment is not limited to employers in the Slovak Republic only, but ensures the possibility of employment on the European labour market.