The primary goal of the Ph.D. course in chemistry is the training in order to obtain proper skills in the chemistry field, to carry on an independent and autonomous research activity. Such skills will be important to be spent in many different situations and institutions, in particular, public research institutions (like Universities and Research Institutes) or private companies. In this respect Ph.D., students will be trained with a continuous and intense experimental research activity as well as specific high-level courses, in order to be competitive at the international level. The future Ph.D. will be trained with all experimental and theoretical tools necessary to manage general problems which will be encountered when developing new chemical compounds or processes, as well as their industrial implications. Special care will be devoted to the international mobility opportunities and to the ability to present and rationalize the results in an effective manner.

Job placement opportunities

The job placement opportunities of a future Ph.D. will be rather wide. First, the adequate job opportunity would be that of a researcher in public institutions or private companies. In particular, the Ph.D. title would be important when special need to manage and carry on research or complex problems solving are necessary to be performed in an independent, autonomous and creative way. Also, special responsibility positions in industries or large companies would be suitable for Ph.D.

Lines of research

  1. Biocrystallography
  2. Pharmaceutical biology
  3. Inorganic, bio-inorganic and organometallic chemistry
  4. Organic and bio-organic chemistry
  5. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis and bio-catalysis
  6. Supramolecular chemistry and catalysis
  7. Theoretical and computational chemistry
  8. Medicinal chemistry
  9. Analytical and environmental chemistry
  10. Chemistry for Cultural Heritage
  11. Electrochemistry and sensors
  12. Green and sustainable chemistry
  13. Chemical engineering
  14. Advanced materials and thin films
  15. Nanosciences and nanotechnologies
  16. Molecular spectroscopy
  17. Pharmaceutical Technologies
  18. Physical chemistry
  19. Industrial chemistry

The scholarships are awarded for 3 years and their yearly amount is € 15.343,28 gross (approximatively € 1130 net per month).

Admission is based on a competitive examination.

The Call for Applications (Notice of Competition) is available on

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Program taught in:
  • English

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