Ph.D. Degree

The Department of Inorganic Chemistry offers doctoral studies in Inorganic Chemistry and Didactics of Chemistry. Both fields of study can be studied full-time as well as in the combined form.
In the case of the full-time doctoral studies, students receive basic scholarship with the prospect of its raise based on study and research results. They can be accommodated in student dormitories, eat in student canteen under the same conditions as students of bachelor’s and master’s programmes.
In the case of the combined form of doctoral studies (extramural studies), the students lose the advantages of the full-time students.
Doctoral studies are completed after passing the final state examination and defending dissertation, which has to prove student’s ability of independent research work. The graduate is awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Detailed information concerning admission and curriculum can be found here (link).

Dissertation topics for the academic year 2016/2017:


  • Experimental and theoretical studies of magnetic exchange interaction and anisotropy in multinuclear transition metal complexes
    Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ing. Radovan Herchel, Ph.D.
  • Complexes of selected transition metals acting as chemotherapeutics with a multi-centric effect
    Supervisor: Prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Trávníček, Ph.D.
    Consultant: Assoc. Prof. PharmDr. Ján Vančo, Ph.D.
  • Preparation of half-sandwich complexes of the Group 5 elements and studies of their biological and catalytic activity
    Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Pavel Štarha, Ph.D.
  • An effect of the coordination of anticancer drugs and their precursor in the transition metal complexes on the resulting biological activity
    Supervisor: Prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Trávníček, Ph.D.
  • Transition metal complexes of macrocyclic ligands showing remarkable magnetic properties
    Supervisor: Prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Trávníček, Ph.D.
    Consultant: RNDr. Bohuslav Drahoš, Ph.D. 



  • A role of information technologies in the creation of virtual models of modern chemical productions for the education at primary and secondary schools in the Czech Republic
    Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Michal Čajan, Ph.D.
  • Selected advanced experimental methods usable in the secondary education 
    Supervisor: RNDr. Bohuslav Drahoš, Ph.D. 


Department of Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty of Science
Palacký University in Olomouc

17. listopadu 12
CZ-771 46 Olomouc
Czech Republic

tel: +420 585 634 351
fax: +420 585 634 357
email : agch(at)