Título - Ingeniería Química

Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering

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Presentación - Ingeniería Química


The demand for doctors in Chemical Engineering (in technology centres and companies) is associated with research, development and technological innovation needs to design and create products with improved performance, lower consumption of resources, better quality/price ratio and/or lower environmental impact.

The aim of the UPV/EHU's Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering, adapted to the R.D.99/2011, is to train research staff that are capable of leading and driving innovation and technological progress in the chemical industry and in related sectors (environment energy, food and pharmacology), and that can contribute to society by identifying knowledge and skills that can be transferred and applied to the production sector.

The teaching staff at the UPV/EHU Department of Chemical Engineering has solid and proven research experience: NTU Ranking, 2019: 1st place at a national level for the 7th consecutive year; 14th at a European level; 83rd in the world; Shanghai World University Ranking, 2019: 1st place at a state level; 11-13 at a European level; 76-100 in the world.

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Part-time studies

Duration: 5 - 8 courses

Places available: 5

Approximate fees: 219 €/academic year

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Full-time studies

Duration: 3 - 5 courses

Places available: 15

Approximate fees: 301 €/academic year


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Research teams and research topics

Research teams and research topics
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IQE&MA GROUP Chemical Engineering in Energy and the Environment
  • Alternative processes for treatment of contaminated water and use of industrial effluents
  • Development of techniques for dielectric heating (microwaves) in dehydration processes and different applications
  • Food Engineering: Manufacturing process of purees and alimentary sauces: Rheology and Texture. Study of hygroscopic behaviour
  • Ionic electromigration through porous means for PEMFC fuel cell development
ProCatVaRes GROUP Catalytic Processes and Waste Recovery
  • Catalytic processes for the obtaining of fuels by means alternative to oil: Obtaining of H2 and synthesis of dimethylether (DME). 1.2. Obtaining of H2 by reforming oxygenates with vapour. 1.3. Synthesis of dimethylether (DME)
  • Design and applications of Spouted Beds: Valorisation by means of combustion and pyrolysis of vegetable biomass, plastics and tyres, drying and obtaining of H2
  • Intensification and integration of catalytic refining processes: Valorisation by means of hydrocracking. Obtaining of olefins and propylene
  • Liquid-vapour balance and thermodynamics of solutions
TQSA GROUP Chemical Technologies for Environmental Sustainability
  • Assessment and transfer to the industrial sector
  • Catalysis for clean energy production
  • Catalytic purification of car exhaust gases
  • Physical and chemical properties of materials: Study of physical properties of interest in engineering in solvent mixtures. Study of the solubility of chemical compounds and of interest in pharmacies in solvents. Selection of solvents
  • Recycling and utilization of plastic waste
  • Treatment of gaseous industrial effluents
  • Treatments of drinking water disinfection