Doctoral study Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

 

Head of the study programme: Prof. Sandra Babić, Ph.D.

Field of science:

  • Technical sciences, Chemical engineering
  • Natural sciences, Chemistry

Coordinator of the study programme: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology

 

Excerpt from the introductory notes

The integrated programme will contribute to the development of new materials, advanced processes and sustainable technologies that rely on the areas of nanoscience, bioscience, connection between chemical and physical sciences with material engineering, as well as on the development of environmentally friendly technologies, energy efficient industrial processes and other service‐oriented technologies in chemical industry, including development, transfer and application of new methods, products and projects in the area of chemical process industry and in the area of measuring, modelling, diagnostics and management of chemical processes. Nowadays a clear delineation between fundamental and applied research is disappearing, and in some areas there is no longer a delineation between fundamental research and final industrial application1 (biosensors in medicine, antiviral and antitumor medications, ceramic, polymer and composite materials for specific use, catalysts, etc.). The FCET has had a long tradition precisely in the foregoing areas of fundamental and applied research and thus it offers a recognisable programme that reflects the continuity of the post‐graduate education since 1962.

 

Admission requirements

The admission to the doctoral study programme proceeds in line with the public tender published, as a rule, once a year. The admission requirements are determined by the Doctoral study council in accordance with Article 8 of the Regulations on the Doctoral Studies at the University of Zagreb.

The candidates may be admitted to the study if they have finished:

  • Graduate university study of Chemical Engineering, Material Chemistry and Engineering, Ecoengineering and Applied Chemistry
  • Undergraduate university study of Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Graduate or undergraduate university study in the area of technical, natural, biotechnical and biomedical sciences at the national or foreign university.

The recognition procedure of foreign education qualifications is implemented in line with the effective regulations of the Republic of Croatia. The Doctoral study council may require supplemental courses from the candidate to acquire fundamental knowledge needed to attend and successfully finish the study in accordance with Article 5.6 of the Regulations on the Doctoral Studies at the University of Zagreb. The candidate takes the supplemental courses and relevant examinations according to the regular graduate study programme of the proposed programme coordinator, which are not included in the sum total of ECTS credits for the doctoral study programme. The minimum average mark of the graduate or undergraduate study required for admission is 4.0 (weighted average mark). The candidates with lower average mark may be admitted if they provide recommendations written by two university professors and a proof that they co‐authored at least one paper presented in a congress or published in a journal. The requirement for the admission to the study is active knowledge of the English language.

If the number of applicants is larger than the number foreseen, the selection procedure will be carried out which will include the review of the documentation submitted and individual interview with the candidates and the final selection will be based on the decision of the Doctoral study council.

The candidate evaluation criteria for the selection procedure include the following elements:

  • Performance (weighted average mark) during the graduate or undergraduate university study (75%)
  • Finished specialist postgraduate study or master’s study (5%)
  • Published scientific papers and participation in scientific symposia (5%)
  • Awards (Rector’s Award, Dean’s Award, acknowledgement of study performance) won during undergraduate or graduate university study (5%)
  • Candidate’s scientific and research interests based on individual interviews (10%).

The names and qualification of selected candidates as well as names of professors who provided their letters of recommendation will be published in the official web site of the study programme.

During the admission, each candidate provides a written statement whereby they indicate their wish to study full time or part time.

During the admission a study counsellor is assigned to the candidate who assists him/her during the study, follows his/her work and achievements and together with the candidate develops the plan of obligations which, in addition to research, also includes course enrolment and examinations, seminars and workshops signed up to acquire generic skills. Study counsellor will particularly help the candidate with the proper choice of compulsory and elective courses based on the candidate’s scientific and research interests and according to the candidate’s knowledge and competences gained in his/her undergraduate and graduate study programmes. The mentor may be a teacher promoted to receive a scientific and academic title who has a concluded employment contract with the Faculty. The university teachers from other higher educational institutions, as well as the scientists promoted to receive scientific titles who work for non‐university institutions, may be assigned as mentors with the approval of the Faculty council or the Doctoral study council given on case by case basis. If required to ensure dissertation quality, dual mentorship is provided (for instance, interdisciplinary research, research implemented in a number of institutions). The doctoral candidate is entitled to one change of the topic or the mentor. S/he must fill in the relevant written request form (DR.SC.‐06) and submit the statement of the current mentor. In the event that the doctoral candidate’s performance is not satisfactory, the doctoral candidate may lose the right to continue his/her studies.

 

The programme structure

The Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Doctoral Study Programme lasts for 3 years and amounts to

180 ECTS credits in total expressed as the total doctoral student’s workload. The basic structure of the programme, selection of courses and other forms of activities within the doctoral study programme depend on the dissertation topic.

The basic structure of the programme includes dissertation, mandatory and elective courses, public presentation of the dissertation topic, and other required and non‐required activities.

The dissertation accounts for 120 ECTS credits, courses for 30 ECTS credits and public presentation of the dissertation topic for 5 ECTS credits. Other required forms of teaching account for minimum 13 ECTS credits, whereas the remaining 12 ECTS credits are obtained by means of required and non‐required activities.

The dissertation implies any activity concerning dissertation research, development and defence.

The courses imply enrolment in two mandatory and three elective courses according to the list attached, each course of which accounts for 6 ECTS credits. In agreement with their mentor, the doctoral candidates may also select other courses from similar programmes at the University of Zagreb or at other universities. Other required activities include: research seminar (2 ECTS credits), workshop to develop transferable or generic skills (2 ECTS credits), discussion group (2 ECTS credits), paper publication in CC journals (5 ECTS credits) and participation with conference report (2 ECTS credits). The candidate must obtain ECTS credits from each of the foregoing required activities.

Non‐required activities imply enrolment in maximum one additional elective course (6 ECTS credits), attendance of public scientific lectures with an obligation to prepare a written review (2 ECTS credits), publication of additional scientific papers in CC journals (5 ECTS credits), publication of scientific papers in SCI and SCI-Ex journals (4 ECTS credits) and secondary database journals (2 ECTS credits), publication of scientific refereed conference papers (1 ECTS credit), professional specialisation which implies minimum one month stay in other institutions (1 ECTS credit for every month of stay) and summer schools (2 ECTS credits). The candidate may obtain ECTS credits for any of the foregoing required and non‐required activity.

 

List of courses

Mandatory courses

Code Teacher Course title
T-101 Vesna Tomašić, Zoran Gomzi, Igor Plazl Chemical reactor analysis and modeling
T-102   Catalytic reaction engineering
T-103 Zvjezdana Findrik Blažević, Ana Vrsalović Presečki,
Bruno Zelić
Biochemical engineering
T-104 Marko Rogošić Chemical engineering thermodynamics
T-105 Aleksandra Sander Separation processes
T-106 Jasna Prlić Kardum Transport phenomena
T-107 Ivica Gusić Elements of engineering mathematics
T-108   Mathematical modelling
T-109 Sandra Babić Chemical analysis in quality system
T-110 Tomislav Bolanča Water chemistry
T-111 Marijana Hranjec, Tatjana Gazivoda Kraljević, Silvana Raić‐Malić, Irena Škorić Heterocycles: current trends and future perspective
T-112 Irena Škorić, Tatjana Gazivoda Kraljević, Marijana Hranjec, Silvana Raić‐Malić Modern trends in organic synthesis
T-113 Saša Omanović, Zoran Mandić, Marijana Kraljić Roković Electrochemistry and materials of electrochemical conversion and storage devices
T-114 Ana Lončarić Božić, Hrvoje Kušić Environmental management tools
T-115   Urban and industrial wastewater treatment and disposal
T-116 Hrvoje Ivanković, Stanislav Kurajica Inorganic nonmetalic materials
T-117 Marica Ivanković, Marko Rogošić, Ljerka Kratofil Krehula Polymer chemistry and engineering
T-118 Vladimir Dananić, Mile Ivanda,
Sanja Lučić Blagojević, Mirela Leskovac
Physics and chemistry of nanostructured surfaces and materials

 

Elective courses

Code Teacher Course title
I-201 Gordana Matijašić Engineering of particulate systems
I-202 Igor Dejanović Synthesis and process design
I-203 Veljko Filipan, Igor Sutlović Energetics and the environment
I-204 Elvira Vidović Modern petroleum refining and petrochemical processes
I-205 Damir Kralj, Jasna Prlić Kardum Crystallization
I-206 Nenad Bolf Process and plant automatization
I-207 Tomislav Bolanča, Šime Ukić Chemometics
I-208 Silvana Raić‐Malić, Marijana Hranjec, Tatjana Gazivoda Kraljević Medicinal chemistry
I-209 Irena Škorić Principles and applications of organic photochemistry
I-210 Mira Petrović, Sandra Babić Chromatographic methods in environmental analysis
I-211 Dragana Mutavdžić Pavlović Modern sample preparation techniques for chromatographic analysis
I-212 Predrag Novak Principles and applications of NMR spectroscopy
I-213 Nikola Basarić Principles and applications of fluorescence spectroscopy
I-214 Vesna Volovšek, Mira Ristić Spectroscopic methods in materials research
I-215   Chemical processes pollution and control
I-216 Marija Vuković Domanovac Processes of treatment of waste streams and bioremedy of environment
I-217 Krešimir Košutić, Danijela Ašperger Physical‐chemical treatment of water
I-218 Ana Lončarić Božić, Hrvoje Kušić Advanced oxidation processes for water treatment
I-219 Gordana Pehnec Managing air quality
I-220   Dyes and environment protection
I-221 Zlata Hrnjak‐Murgić, Juraj Šipušić Recycling of polymer and inorganic waste
I-222 Emi Govorčin Bajsić Structure and processing of polymer materials
I-223 Sanja Lučić Blagojević, Mirela Leskovac Adhesive processes and systems
I-224 Domagoj Vrsaljko, Mirela Leskovac Engineering of boundary surfaces and tribology
I-225 Marica Ivanković Polymer composite materials
I-226 Hrvoje Ivanković, Lidija Ćurković New ceramic materials and ceramic processing
I-227 Stanislav Kurajica, Hrvoje Ivanković Silicates and silicate glasses
I-228 Saša Omanović Chemical approach to nanotechnology: fundamentals and applications
I-229 Sanja Martinez, Helena Otmačić‐Ćurković Recent issues in the field of corrosion
I-230 Stjepan Milardović, Ivana Steinberg Chemical sensors and biosensors
I-231 Ante Jukić, Zvonimir Glasnović Sustainable solar‐hydrogen systems
I-232 Mirjana Metikoš‐Huković Semiconductor materials
I-233 Ingrid Milošev Biomedical implant materials
I-234 Simon M. Ametamey, Silvana Raić‐Malić Positron emission tomography (PET) chemistry and PET radiopharmaceuticals
I-235 Jadranka Travaš‐Sejdić, Zlata Hrnjak‐Murgić, Ljerka Kratofil Krehula Functional polymer materials
I-236 Mirela Samardžić Chemical analysis of surfactants

 

Workshops

Code Teacher Course title
R-301 Jelena Macan Electron microscopy
R-302 Jelena Macan Thermal analysis methods