Título - Ingeniería de Materiales y Procesos Sostenibles

Doctoral Programme in Engineering of Materials and Sustainable Processes

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Presentación - Ingeniería de Materiales y Procesos Sostenibles


The objective of this Doctoral Programme is to provide solid doctoral training in the area of Materials Engineering, enabling the students to successfully handle the development of new materials or new applications for already existing materials with a strong innovation component, and in the area of Engineering of Sustainable Processes, which facilitates a transition towards processes and products with a lower environmental impact.

Those who complete the Doctoral Programme will be qualified both for engineering or applied research, and for working professionally. During their time on the doctoral programme, they will learn in-depth about advanced and specific techniques in their chosen line of research, and will be introduced to research as a future profession. If the student's approach is professional, they will also be trained in cutting-edge topics and contents that will lead to them to be future professionals with great innovative capacity. This is an essential requirement as far as mature production sectors are concerned, as they need this innovation to survive in developed countries, and it is also crucial in generating new production sectors, related to products with high added value.

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Part-time studies

Duration: 5 - 8 courses

Places available: 2

Approximate fees: 219 €/academic year

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Full-time studies

Duration: 3 - 5 courses

Places available: 8

Approximate fees: 301 €/academic year


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Research teams and research topics
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Biopolymers and Thermoplastic materials
  • Bioactive polymer systems, study of interactions, micro- and nano-structuring
  • High-resolution laser spectroscopy, linear and non-linear, for the study of active amorphous and crystalline materials (organic and inorganic)
  • Metal alloys and biodegradable compound materials
  • Polymeric biomaterials for biomedical applications and regenerative medicine: synthesis, processing, structure and properties
  • Science and technology of cement-based pastes. Study of qualities of special concretes and reinforced inorganic matrices
  • Study of comprehensive sustainability in construction, from the science of materials to the building elements, systems and processes
Sustainable Process Engineering
  • Design and modelling of new advanced reaction and separation systems
  • Development of new catalysts and processes for the production of new energy vectors and sustainable products
  • Development of thermochemical processes for the recycling of organic waste
  • New hydrometallurgical processes for the recycling of industrial waste
  • Surface phenomena: surfactants, emulsions and colloids
  • Transformation, manufacture and characterization techniques of plastic materials and composites. Design of the process and optimization of the processing formulations and conditions according to the material to be manufactured