OUR RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

The Central European Institute of Technology BUT offers you unique interinstitutional graduate programme, which, in general, is based on the CEITEC project research programmes.

Currently, students are offered PhD positions in the Advanced materials and nanosciences programme.

This programme is based on mutual cooperation and is accredited by two universities and one research institute within the CEITEC structure - Brno University of Technology, Masaryk University and Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The programme Advanced materials and nanosciences is composed of two fields of study:

Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies
Advanced Materials


Research programme 1:

Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies

The research is aimed at nanotechnologies covering materials and structures to be used in nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications. The research comprises the preparation, characterisation and analysis of the properties of nanostructures enabling an active application of principles that determine the unique and spe­cific properties of nanostructures. Attention will be focused on research of 2D-0D nanostructures produced by lithographic (top-down) methods and self-organising (bottom-up) methods. The research will consider semiconductor nanostructures, magnetic and metallic nanostructures, nanotubes and nanofibres, etc. The interconnection of nanostructures with peripheries and special micro-circuits will also be researched. 


Overall Goal

The principal goal of this pro­gramme is to develop methods for the fabrication of nanostructures, to learn their unique properties and to utilise them in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics with respect to va­rious relevant application outputs, including bio- and medical sensing and diagnostic methods and tools. The programme relies on the links and mutual cooperation among re- search groups within the pro­gramme and beyond it, both in ma­terial / communication areas and life sciences. To meet this goal the sha­red clean-room laboratories equi­pped with complex planar technolo­gies and state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques will be developed. Such facilities will be made available not only to research groups from CEITEC but also to external groups from aca­demic institutions and industry. This will contribute to widening the co­operation with the commercial sector in the Czech Republic and the Cen­tral European region. The laborato­ry will seek associate membership in ESFRI (PRINS) and collaborate with other centres at home and world­wide. 


Research groups and leaders


Research programme 2: 

Advanced Materials

The programme of Advanced materials is focused on advanced (functional and structural gradient, nanostructural and smart) ceramic materials, polymers, metals and composites. Basic research will be focused on advanced methods of synthesis (or preparing) of advanced materials and multifunctional composites with polymeric, ceramic, silicate or metallic matrixes, characterization of their structures on various dimensional scales and quantifying structure-property-function relationships on the various structural levels. Combined research in the field of advanced ceramic materials, polymeric composites and metallic composites will be focused on applications in medicine, electrical engineering, power engineering, engineering, chemistry and building engineering.

Usually, the doctoral thesis topics are based on research projects and research conducted within the above-mentioned research programmes. Currently offered topics can be found at the webpage here and here. The PhD candidates can also propose their own research projects / thesis topics, which have to be discussed and approved by the thesis supervisor.


Research groups and leaders