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PhD Program in Applied Chemistry

Programa de Doctorado en Química Aplicada

The purpose of the PhD in Applied Chemistry is the advanced student training in research methodologies and techniques that will allow the completion and presentation of the corresponding doctoral thesis in a field of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Environment Studies. The program has emerged from the initiative of four Departments of Chemistry (Geology and Geochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry), Faculty of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Madrid in union of the Institutes of Catalysis and Petrochemical and Ceramics and Glass Institute, Superior Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).


The Doctoral Program in Applied Chemistry prepares highly qualified researchers in the development of research in chemistry, able to incorporate advances in applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Nanoscience fields, responding to the actual demand in basic and applied research existing in these fields, so they can respond successfully to the challenge of generation and transfer of knowledge to the society and the productive sector. Thus, PH doctors graduated in this program may not only carry out their work in universities and public research centers but may join the R & D departments of Chemical Industries.


Research lines:

Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors

Chromatographic and Electrophoretic techniques

New Catalytic Processes in Biorefineries

Transformation of Carbohydrates in Bioproducts of Interest

Polymers of Low Dimensionality

Synthesis of macromolecular inorganic compounds and with biomedical interest

Materials of technological interest

Multidisciplinary approaches to catalytic processes 

Molecular Electronic Structure: Methodology and Applications

Methods on Computational Chemistry

New Ceramics and Glasses: Structural and Functional Materials

High Temperature Materials, Materials for Energy, Health and Environment and Materials for air & earth Transport

Geochemistry of engineered barriers for radioactive waste

Environmental catalysis: Advanced effluent treatment

Preparation of carbonaceous materials

Ionic liquids and molecular simulation 

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