Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2020/2021
Study area
Science and Technology
Doctoral programme (PhD)
Dipartimento di Chimica - Via Golgi, 19 - Milano
PhD Coordinator
The doctoral programme aims to train students in the critical analysis of scientific research problems in the field of chemistry, and to provide them with the skills required to identify and pursue important research objectives. The programme is designed to develop professionals who will be able to work in industry, in private and public institutions, and in academia.
Students will acquire all the knowledge and working methods necessary to carry out research activities to very high scientific standards in any of the numerous interdisciplinary fields of Chemistry. The central role of Chemistry in modern life is widely acknowledged today. This field of science intersects with several other scientific disciplines (such as physics and biology) and therefore finds application in many different fields, from medicine to nanomaterials, from agriculture to energy, from biology to electronics, from cultural heritage conservation to environmental protection. The input of advanced chemical research is essential in many other scientific disciplines and for the development of production in modern countries.
Doctoral programmes in Chemistry are offered in the following lines of research: 1. Synthesis, reactivity, reaction mechanisms, catalysis; 2. Structural chemistry, spectroscopic analysis; 3. Theoretical and computational chemistry; 4. Solid-state, interphase and electrolyte chemistry, 5. Chemistry of biologically active compounds, food and natural substances, biocatalysis; 6. Chemistry of the environment and of cultural heritage; 7. Chemistry of materials, chemistry for nanotechnologies, supramolecular chemistry, chemistry for energy.
An important aspect of the programme is that students meet foreign researchers and come into contact with internationally renowned research institutes. To this end, a significant part of teaching activities is assigned to foreign lecturers and students are given the opportunity to spend time in research institutions abroad.
Classi di laurea magistrale - Classes of master's degrees:
LM-6 Biologia,
LM-7 Biotecnologie agrarie,
LM-8 Biotecnologie industriali,
LM-9 Biotecnologie mediche, veterinarie e farmaceutiche,
LM-10 Conservazione dei beni architettonici e ambientali,
LM-11 Conservazione e restauro dei beni culturali,
LM-13 Farmacia e farmacia industriale,
LM-17 Fisica,
LM-18 Informatica,
LM-21 Ingegneria biomedica,
LM-22 Ingegneria chimica,
LM-30 Ingegneria energetica e nucleare,
LM-32 Ingegneria informatica,
LM-40 Matematica,
LM-53 Scienza e ingegneria dei materiali,
LM-54 Scienze chimiche,
LM-58 Scienze dell'universo,
LM-60 Scienze della natura,
LM-61 Scienze della nutrizione umana,
LM-69 Scienze e tecnologie agrarie,
LM-70 Scienze e tecnologie alimentari,
LM-71 Scienze e tecnologie della chimica industriale,
LM-74 Scienze e tecnologie geologiche,
LM-75 Scienze e tecnologie per l'ambiente e il territorio,
LM-76 Scienze economiche per l'ambiente e la cultura,
LM-79 Scienze geofisiche.
Dipartimento di Chimica - Via Golgi, 19 - Milano
Title Professor(s)
Design and synthesis of bioactive organic molecules
Chemistry for the Life Sciences: synthesis of peptides, carbohydrates and their mimics
Diagnostics and gene therapy: synthesis of natural nucleic acid mimics, DNA intercalators and their conjugation with metals and nanoparticles.
Synthesis of organic ligands and their complexes with metals for catalytic stereoselective reactions
Development of eco-friendly synthetic methodologies based on flow reactor technology for the preparation of pharmaceutically relevant compounds
Synthesis of metal complexes and study of their physical-chemical properties
Biocatalytic processes for the chemoenzymatic synthesis of chiral and/or bioactive compounds
Synthesis, structure and physical properties of functional oxides
Synthesis and characterization of coordination compounds for application in bio-imaging and in electroluminescent devices
Structural and computational studies of coordination and metallorganic compounds
Development of semiclassical theories for spectroscopy
Implementation of semiclassical theories for spectroscopy
Quantum mechanical methods for the study of molecular properties and the development of new materials
Development of novel topological descriptors for the design of advanced materials
Nanoparticles functionalized with biomolecules for biomedical applications
Nanodispersed metal nanoparticles and oxides
Clusters, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) and polyoxometalates (POM).
Synthesis and characterization of new materials for environmental, energetic, sensoristic and optoelectronic applications.
Preparation and structural, photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic characterization of materials for energy and depollution
Modulation of the surface properties of materials by bi- and tri-dimensional growth of chemisorbed structures
Sustainable processes based on heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis
Analytical chemistry applied to cultural heritage and study of the degradation caused by pollution
Analytical chemistry applied to the study of environment and food
Study of crystallization processes and characterization of inorganic and organic compounds
Development of photo(electro)catalytic systems and devices for solar energy conversion
Molecular electroanalysis and electrocatalysis
Experimental and computational study of the molecular recognition in antimalarial compounds
Product Category Rules for Environmental Product Declarations: a key step toward the environmental comparability of products and processes
Study and analytical characterization of atmospheric aerosol: sources identification and impact on human health and climate change
Quantum dissipative dynamics: developments and applications to condensed-phase problems
Synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts for energy and biofuels production
Self-assembled nanoparticles to improve delivery and reduce resistance of anticancer drugs
Molecular modelling for the study of the properties of biologically relevant molecules
Machine learning in chemistry
Characterisation, conformational analysis and ligand-protein interaction study by NMR
Synthesis of chemosensors for detecting emerging pollutants in water and air as well as food contaminants
Analytical techniques for the quality monitoring of drinking and waste waters and of products in the biomedical and sanitary fields


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Application for admission: from 08/07/2020 to 14/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 12/10/2020 to 16/10/2020

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