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Description of the project:

The development of research in the chemical field is of crucial importance in today's society, since chemistry plays an essential role in all the technical-scientific challenges that humanity is called to face in the 21st century, from energy to health, from environmental protection to food sustainability. Chemistry is also fundamental in many very important sectors for the Italian economy, such as textiles, cosmetics, materials for new technologies in mobility and construction. To respond to these challenges, it is necessary to train researchers who certainly have a strong competence in the field of chemistry, but also creativity, originality and management skills, as well as a strong aptitude to tackle aspects that require multidisciplinarity, where the challenges are most played. previously mentioned. In this context, the two proposing Departments, namely the "Giacomo Ciamician" Department of Chemistry and the "Toso Montanari" Department of Industrial Chemistry, are able to provide an international level research environment - increasingly up to date with the transfer of the laboratories to the new headquarters and the new infrastructural investments - which covers all the chemical sectors and which actively interacts with the other scientific and technological areas. Thanks to this context, as evidenced by recent experience, the PhD Program in Chemistry is able to train PhDs ready to respond to current scientific and technological challenges and who compete successfully in the labor market also at an international level.

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Course objectives:

The PhD in Chemistry aims to train PhDs with a high scientific qualification, able to carry out research in the field of chemistry, as well as in other sectors in which chemistry plays a predominant role. In addition to a training course centered on the main areas of Chemistry, made possible thanks to the skills of the two proposing Departments, attention will be paid to the multidisciplinary aspects of research and the integration with related disciplines (eg. Physics, Biochemistry, Medicine, Engineering) in order to to stimulate creative thinking and originality, as well as to develop the necessary broad look at the important challenges that chemical research must face, from energy to health, from environmental protection to food sustainability.

The educational objectives of the Doctorate include, as an integral part of the path, the achievement of skills relating to the organization and management of the research activity, including the drafting of projects, the presentation and discussion of the results obtained, the drafting of reports and publications. research, the deepening of problems relating to intellectual property and technology transfer, necessary skills, both within public and private research structures, for a researcher who wants to compete in the world of work.