Industrial chemistry

Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2020/2021
Study area
Science and Technology
Doctoral programme (PhD)
Dipartimento di Chimica - Via Golgi, 19 - Milano
The general theme of the doctoral programme relates to the extensive field of application of chemistry to industrial processes. It aims to train students in understanding theoretical and practical problems, as well as economic, environmental and safety issues. Graduates will possess considerable scientific expertise and be able to organise and manage research activities, as well as analyse the aspects pertaining to variations in scale. The main research areas are: physical chemistry and catalysis in industrial processes; industrial electrochemistry and corrosion; synthesis, properties and structure of polymers; synthesis and processes of fine chemistry; synthesis, processes and control in primary chemistry; chemical biotechnology; innovative chemical processes; new structural and functional materials; innovative energy technologies; nanotechnologies.
An important aspect of the programme is that students meet foreign researchers and come into contact with internationally renowned research institutes. To this end, some teaching activities are 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-7 Biotecnologie agrarie,
LM-8 Biotecnologie industriali,
LM-9 Biotecnologie mediche, veterinarie e farmaceutiche,
LM-13 Farmacia e farmacia industriale,
LM-17 Fisica,
LM-21 Ingegneria biomedica,
LM-22 Ingegneria chimica,
LM-30 Ingegneria energetica e nucleare,
LM-53 Scienza e ingegneria dei materiali,
LM-54 Scienze chimiche,
LM-70 Scienze e tecnologie alimentari,
LM-71 Scienze e tecnologie della chimica industriale,
LM-75 Scienze e tecnologie per l'ambiente e il territorio.
Dipartimento di Chimica - Via Golgi, 19 - Milano
Title Professor(s)
Synthesis of intermediates and products of pharmaceutical interest
New molecules, sensors and inorganic-organic hybrid materials with nonlinear optical, magnetic and/or photoluminescent properties
New molecules for application in electroluminescent and photovoltaic devices
Design and synthesis of compounds of industrial interest that reduce or eliminate the use of toxic compounds
Development of new catalytic methods for the synthesis of active principles, intermediates and products of fine chemistry
Flux chemistry, microreactors and catalytic reactors
New synthetic methodologies and innovative chemical processes with a low environmental impact
Computational, structural and spectroscopic studies of molecules of industrial interest
Removal and recovery of toxic heavy metal ion from water using polymeric resins produced by green processes.
Novel biodegradable and biocompatible chiral fluoresent polymers for selective intracellular delivery and imaging
Design and synthesis of porous coordination networks for application in energetic and environmental fields
Development of new materials and photoelectrocatalytic processes of environmental interest for the production of renewable energies and for the abatement of pollutants
Highly sophisticated techniques for the preparation of thin films based on innovative materials for application in gas sensoristics
Structure and dynamics of organic, inorganic materials and materials for energetic applications
Nanotechnologies, nanostructured materials and nanocomposites
Valorization of waste and byproducts of agri-food industry
Environmental control and sustainable processes
Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical processes for energy conversion and environmental conservation
Experimental study and process simulation of separation operations in industrial chemistry
Design, optimization of processes and economic analysis
Environmental impact analysis of substances/materials and processes
Bio-electrochemical processes on conductive materials of industrial relevance and development of new composite materials for electro-synthesis of valuable chemicals and energy conversion from waste waters and organic wastes.
Product Category Rules for Environmental Product Declarations: a key step toward the environmental comparability of products and processes
New surface confined polymeric flame retardants of textiles obtained by green chemistry
(Bio)degradation and depolymerization of plastics
Composite hydrogels for microfluidic and tissue ingeneering applications
Polymorphism and phase transitions in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Solvates/hydrates and co-crystals.
Study of surface site reactivity and gas-matrix interactions in heterogeneous catalysts and sensors by in situ single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction
3D-printed devices and reactor for organic synthesis: design and fabrication
Development of new methodologies for the study of photocorrosion and corrosion phenomena in metallic materials
Development of new techniques and methodologies for water analysis and for the determination of molecules of biomedical and health interest

Courses list

Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Literature and library research in industrial chemistry 2 10 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Electrochemical technologies for the energy and the environment 2 10 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Polymers for the conservation of cultural heritage 2 10 English
Processes for sustainable chemistry and biorefinery 2 10 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Catalysis for the development of sustainable technologies: green conversion of waste materials 2 10 English
Materials and methods for CO2 removal
2 10 English
Organic chemistry applied to biological systems and smart materials
2 10 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Youth and Enterprise
4 20 Italian


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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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Qualifications assessment

Evaluation results

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