Environmental, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Research Lines, Professors & Resources

The three research areas of the program are:

  • Environmental engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials science and engineering


Doctoral Program professors

Complete list of professors along with their research interest, contact information and curriculum vitae

Resources & Laboratories

The research groups have well equipped laboratories that allow to carry out satisfactorily the research tasks. There are spaces for the PhD students to conduct their research collaborating with other members of the research groups. The laboratories related are:

Chemistry I. This laboratory has the equipment required for basic chemistry research as well as preparation and material characterization, focusing on polymeric materials, providing support for all three research lines within our PhD Programme.

Chemistry II. All the materials and equipment needed for the analysis, treatment and characterization of a variety of samples originated in the industrial and environmental areas are available in this laboratory.

Chemical Technology. The equipment and instruments in this lab are suitable for the
research on extraction processes and advance separation technologies to support PhD Thesis in the field of chemical engineering and environmental applications.

TARINDUSTRIAL Chemical Technology. Laboratory devoted to the design, optimization, and application of advanced water treatments, focusing on the elimination of contaminants of emerging concern. The lab is also involved in a variety of activities related to quality assessment and management of any type of aqueous matrix (drinking water, wastewater, industrial water, etc.)

Environmental modelling. This laboratory of the TARINDUSTRIAL group has the high-performance computation resources needed to carry out numerical simulations withinthe Environmental Engineering research line of the PhD Programme.

Materials simulations. Laboratory devoted to multiscale, hierarchical modeling of complex materials. The response and behavior of complex systems in microscopic (atomic) as well as in macroscopic (observation) scales are studied by means of simulation tools with the ultimate goal of establishing a relation between molecular structure and macroscopic properties to design materials with advanced characteristics.

Biodeterioration. Includes all the equipment of a Microbiology and Molecular biology laboratory to cultivate, isolate and identify microorganisms as well as their interactions with a variety of materials with industrial and environmental applications.

Materials analysis and characterization. It has the equipment and instrumentation to support the Materials Science and Engineering research line of the PhD Programme,
covering the study of corrosion, metallurgy, welding, mechanical properties as well as capabilities to perform destructive and non-destructive tests.

Resources valorization. The edaphology Department at the school of Agricultural Engineering has the materials and equipment for the thermal treatment of organic solid waste and biochar production as well as soil characterization and conservation within the Environmental Engineering research line.

A complete list of laboratories and their equipment can be found here.