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Doctoral School / UAM

Organic Chemistry

Programa de Doctorado en Química Orgánica

This is a research program leading to the DPhil in Organic Chemistry. The focus of the course is the research project. You will be admitted as a Research Student and will join a research group in agreement and supervised by one or more members of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Research institutions (CSIC, IMDEA, etc.) sometimes in collaboration with other departments or research groups.

During the first year, in addition to starting work on your research, you will be encouraged to follow training courses, and it is recommended that you attend at least three of these. A termly report on your progress is submitted with the approval of your supervisor throughout the course. 

Research proceeds with termly reporting throughout the next two years, and there is the opportunity to follow further courses during this period. At the end of each year you will undergo an evaluation, which is to ensure that you have the potential to gain a doctorate. This assessment will be made on the basis of a report and the complementary activities performed (publications, conferences attendant and participation in symposia). 

By the end of the third year you must pass a last evaluation, which is to ensure that you are on track to complete the thesis within a reasonable time.

Most students who have studied the DPhil in Organic Chemistry remain in chemistry, some in the educational sector, and some go into industry, particularly the health-related industries such as pharmaceuticals.

The School has particular strengths in organic synthesis, biological chemistry, organometallic chemistry, computational and theoretical chemistry, materials chemistry, magnetic resonance and structural chemistry, and nanoscience. State-of-the-art equipment, new laboratories and first-rate spectroscopic services support and complement these activities.

In addition to superb research facilities, you receive training in health and safety, fire fighting, library skills and written and oral presentation skills.


Research lines:

  •    Nanoscience and Molecular Materials
  •    Synthesis of photo, electro and bioactive compounds
  •    Organometallics Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis
  •    Asymmetric Synthesis, Metal Catalysis, Natural Products
  •    Carbo-, Hetero- y Organocatalysis
  •    Asymmetric Catalysis ans Steroselective Synthesis
  •    Organic-Inorganic Solids and Luminescent Probes
  •    Biotransformations
  •    Materials and Nanostructured Molecular Systems



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