The Doctoral School of Physics at the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, has a partnership relation with the National R&D Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering “Horia Hulubei” (IFIN-HH), National R&D Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INCDFLPR), National R&D Institute of Materials Physics (INCDFM), National R&D Institute for Earth Physics (INCDFP) and National R&D Institute for Optoelectronics (INOE 2000)

The Doctoral School of Physics is coordinated by the Council of the Doctoral School formed from:
Director: Prof.dr. Daniela DRAGOMAN
Prof.dr. Andrei BARBORICĂ
Conf.dr. Alexandru NICOLIN
C.S.I dr. Gabriel SOCOL (INFLPR)
C.S.I dr. Corneliu GHICA (INCDFM)
Alexandra-Gabriela ŞERBAN (doctorand)
Maria-Iulia ZAI (doctorand)

Permanent guests at the meetings of the Council of the Doctoral School:
C.S.I dr. Alexandru NEGREŢ (IFIN-HH)
C.S.I dr. Doina NICOLAE (INOE 2000)

The Doctoral School of Physics organizes PhD studies in the following directions:
  • Biophysics and Medical Physics (direction coordinator: prof.dr. Aurel POPESCU)
  • Physics of Atmosphere and Earth – Renewable Energy Sources (direction coordinator: prof.dr. Valentin BARNA)
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Elementary Particles, Astrophysics and Applications (direction coordinator: prof.dr. Alexandru JIPA)
  • Condensed Matter Physics (direction coordinator: prof.dr. Ştefan ANTOHE)
  • Theoretical and Computatioal Physics (direction coordinator: prof.dr. Virgil BĂRAN)
  • Optics, Spectroscopy, Plasma, Lasers (direction coordinator: prof.dr. Daniela DRAGOMAN)
  • Educational Physics (direction coordinator: prof.dr. Ştefan ANTOHE)

For interdisciplinary doctoral studies, the PhD student can be jointly supervised by two professors. In the University of Bucharest there is also an Interdisciplinary School of Doctoral Studies.
Joint PhD doctoral studies with foreign universities are welcome.
Information regarding the establishment of joint PhD doctoral studies can be found here.

Generally, the doctoral studies last for 3 years, and encompass an Advanced training program (in the 1st year) followed by an individual Scientific research program (in the 2nd and 3rd years), finalized by the public defense of the PhD Thesis

According to the Curriculum, the total number of credits is 180. The Advanced training program offers a wide range of courses, with a distinct syllabus for each direction of research (see COURSE SCHEDULE).

In order to begin the individual Scientific research program, the PhD student should finalize the Advanced training program and defend a Research project.

The individual Scientific research program is established jointly with the PhD supervisor, and requires the presentation of a Scientific Report on each semester, with the exception of the last semester, at the end of which the pre-defense of the PhD thesis is expected.

The public defense of the PhD thesis takes place in the presence of a Committee that includes at least two professors/scientific researches from outside the University of Bucharest.

The University of Bucharest has implemented the DOCTOR EUROPAEUS/EUROPAEA route. The necessary documents (in Romanian) can be found here

PhD students enrolled at the Doctoral School of Physics

The quality of the PhD thesis is judged based on the national CNATDCU criteria.

National CNATDCU criteria for PhD students enrolled before 01.10.2018

National CNATDCU criteria for PhD students enrolled starting with 01.10.2018

Confirmation orders of the PhD title can be found here. The PhD diplomas are released after 60 days from the confirmation orders