Doctoral Program in Chemistry
Doctor in Chemistry
01/09/2023 - 13/10/2023
Through the different areas of chemistry explored by the academics belonging to the program, students are trained to work in any primary discipline with a great capacity to interact with other branches of science. Thus, scientists capable of formulating multidisciplinary research and with skills and knowledge to perform effectively in the national productive area are trained.
Years of Accreditation
- Eight years
The main objective of the Doctoral Program in Chemistry is to train scientists of the highest level, with solid knowledge in their discipline, able to work and form multidisciplinary teams, with constant motivation for improvement and the pursuit of excellence, with a vocation of service and commitment to the development of the country.
The graduates in Chemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile are people who:
- Possess a broad conceptual mastery of the discipline and knowledge of the techniques and chemical methodologies used in research. These characteristics allow them to work both in the field of basic and applied research creatively and innovatively, thus contributing to the country’s development of science and technology.
- Have scientific training of the highest level, with solid ethical values, a vocation of service, the ability to work in a team, and a constant motivation for improvement.
- Have practical and intellectual skills that motivate them to seek interdisciplinary work with other branches of science, aware of the empowerment achieved in favor of an agreed objective.
- Have transversal skills that enable them to work in groups and/or to lead working groups to address problems of the discipline or related areas from the theoretical-computational point of view to the proposal of purely practical resolutions.
Research AreasVer más keyboard_arrow_down
Polymers and Materials Science
In this research area, the lines dedicated to the synthesis, characterization and study of properties and applications of polymers, copolymers, polymer blends and nanostructured polymers are grouped.
Molecules and systems with biological and / or technological applications
In this research area focuses on the study of bioactive molecules in their broadest meaning grouping lines dedicated to: i) photochemical study in biological systems related, among others, with photodynamic and photochemical therapy of photosensitizer inclusion complexes; ii) design and synthesis of new molecules with potential pharmacological and / or technological applications and iii) study of the functional activity of molecules, proteins, and enzymes on human health.
This research area groups the design, synthesis, characterization and study of properties of coordination complexes and organometallic compounds with applications in homogeneous / heterogeneous catalysis, polymers, and solar cells, among others.
Theoretical chemistry and the study of reactions
This research area includes the study of the fundamental and applied aspects of theoretical and computational chemistry, together with the elucidation of reaction mechanisms that involve molecules of prebiotic, biological and technological interest, among others.
Analytical chemistry and environment
This area’s main objective is the development and application of analytical chemistry to obtain, process and communicate information about the chemical composition of a material or sample, determining its identity and quantity. In this area are grouped lines of research dedicated to environmental electrochemistry, soil chemistry, development of sensors and probes of biological and environmental interest, analytical food chemistry, among others.
Application RequirementsVer más keyboard_arrow_down
According to the regulations of the Doctoral program in Chemistry, application to the program is done online using the platform available on the website of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy. For this, applicants must fill out an application form and include the following documentation:
Graduation RequirementsVer más keyboard_arrow_down