PhD in Environmental, Chemical and Materials Engineering
The proposed Doctoral program in Environmental Engineering, Chemistry and Materials comes from the merger of three doctoral programs, which have been taught at the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSII-UPM) since years, such as the Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, the Doctorate in Chemical Engineering and the Doctorate in Engineering and Science of Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials.
The union of the three programs in one is justified by the clear interrelation of the areas of knowledge covered by the program, being the “link” or link of all of them Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. In many sectors of the productive economy, as important and different as those of materials, paper and textile fibers, chemicals, fertilizers, food, medicines and cosmetics, petroleum and its derivatives, as well as in the processes of recycling and water treatment and solid waste and other environmental technologies is present Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
Some of the key sectors in the scientific and technological development worldwide as environment, food, biotechnology, energy and new materials are priority research areas in this doctorate.
Given that scientific and technological research is increasingly tackling more complex problems and requires, therefore, broad and multidisciplinary work teams, in which scientists from different specialties collaborate. The objective of the program is to train researchers in the research areas of the program by enhancing the multidisciplinary nature through the participation of professors and researchers of recognized prestige with different basic training, including chemical engineers, industrialists, agronomists as well as chemists, pharmacists and biologists. Some professors participating in the program belong to several of the Research Groups recognized by the UPM in the research areas of the program.
Encarnación Rodríguez Hurtado