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Doctoral Programme in Applied Chemistry and Polymeric Materials

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The Doctoral programme in Applied Chemistry and Polymeric Materials has been put forward by the Departments of Applied Chemistry and Science and Technology of Polymers at the San Sebastián Faculty of Chemistry. It is a consolidated programme with teaching staff from the two departments involved and from prestigious external institutions.

The focus and contents of the programme are interdisciplinary and include all areas of chemistry. They cover aspects related to life sciences and to polymers, materials that are highly relevant scientifically and technically-speaking, but which are practically ignored in doctoral programmes in Spain.

The programme has collaboration agreements in place with technology centres and institutes such as POLYMAT: Institute for Polymer Science and Technology, Inasmet-Tecnalia, and CIDETEC. The programme also envisages international collaborations with research institutes and university departments to boost the opportunities of preparing international doctoral theses.

 

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Part-time studies

Duration: 5 - 8 cursos

Places available: 2

Approximate fees: 219 €/academic year

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Full-time studies

Duration: 3 - 5 cursos

Places available: 25

Approximate fees: 301 €/academic year

Contact

Academic queries: miren.ostra@ehu.eus

Administrative queries: elena.gonzalez@ehu.es

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Research teams and research topics

Research teams and research topics
Research teamsResearch topics
Consolidated group of the Basque Government. IT-234-07. New polymeric materials for engineering and application in medicine.
  • Polymer blends: polymer systems chiefly consisting of engineering polymers and high performance materials are studied.
  • Polymeric materials for applications in medicine: study and preparation of polymeric formulations as support for therapeutical active principles and promoters of osseointegration.
  • Polymeric nanocomposites: the research focuses on multi-component polymer systems incorporating nanoparticles, either laminate (organically modified laminate clays, and graphene in the near future) or carbon nanotubes.
Consolidated group of the Basque Government. IT-335-10. Fungal self-regulators, exopolysaccharides and structured catalytic systems.
  • Exopolysaccharides, probiotics and prebiotics: to establish basic knowledge which allows the development of applications related to the food and farming industries.
  • Fungal self-regulators and their agrochemical applications: Establishment of the biological function of new self-regulators involved in the growth and reproduction of microbial colonies.
  • Structured catalytic systems for energy and environmental applications: the metal catalysing adhesion and the development of techniques for preparing such coatings which are characterized and tested in different catalytic reactions.
Consolidated group of the Basque Government. IT-373-10. Synthesis and polymerization.
  • Nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Functionalized particles for immunodiagnosis. Hybris particles for treatment for hyperthermia. Nanogels for controlled release of drugs and gene therapy.
  • Production strategies based on knowledge. Kinetic polymerization in a dispersed environment. Polymerization in mini-emulsion. Polymeric nanoparticles. Intensification of processes.
  • Structured nanoparticles. Polymer-polymer and polymer-inorganic hybrid systems. Pickering systems. Morphology of particles and films.
  • Sustainability. Polymers dispersed in water from renewable sources.
Consolidated group of the Basque Government. IT-444-10. Polymers with transport properties, improvement of the environmental impact and intelligent response.
  • Basic and applied studies on polyurethanes with a lower environmental impact to improve their common applications in the industrial field. Replacement of certain fire-prevention additives which have been banned in recent years.
  • New strategies for the preparation of materials with modified surfaces leading to smart responses: hydrophobicity, separation membranes for smart gases and vapours, stimulus/response materials, etc.
  • Studies related to the transport of gases and vapours by means of biodegradable multi-component polymer-based materials. Study of membranes designed for industrial separation of gases and vapours.
Consolidated group of thee Basque Government. IT-441-10. Polymer rheology and nanocomposites.
  • Polymeric matrix nanocomposites
  • Viscoelasticity, rheology and properties of new-synthesis polymers and copolymers
Group recognized by the Research Vice-Rectorate. GIU 10/04. Coordination complexes, applied chemometrics, polyphenolic profile of ciders, toxic compounds in environmental samples.
  • Applied chemometrics. Search for chemometric tools allowing the obtaining of interpretable analytical information on complex signals.
  • Contribution of the variety of apple and the polyphenols to the properties of the natural cider of the Basque Country. The aim is to produce ciders with local apples, selected for their agronomic and chemical benefits.
  • Coordination and organometallic complexes of transition metals. Synthesis, characterization and applications. Functional magnetic materials. Organometallic complexes for application in electroluminescent devices and release of hydrogen.
  • Development of methods using microextraction and chemometric techniques for the establishment of toxic compounds in environmental, clinical, food and cosmetic samples.