Programme code: 3156

Regulations: RD 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Sciences

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Organised by: Institute for Molecular Science (ICMOL)

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participant Universities:Universitat de València Estudi General,Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (coordinadora),Universidad de Barcelona,Universidad de Cantabria,Universidad de Extremadura,Universidad de las Illes Balears,Universidad de Murcia,Universidad de Oviedo,Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad de Vigo,Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea,Universidad Jaume I de Castellón.

Programme coordinator:Enrique Ortí Guillén

1st year available places:6 places

Aims: The Doctoral Programme in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling aim to prepare leading researchers in the use and development of Theoretical Chemistry methods, who will be able to work in the basic fields of chemistry, physics, material sciences, nanoscience and biochemistry. Also, to produce innovative staff in pharmaceutical, petrochemical, computing or new material industries. The doctoral studies shall, at minimum, guarantee the acquisition by the doctoral students of the basic competencies which are in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, specifically: systematic understanding of a field of study of legal sciences, and mastery of its skills and methods of research; ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adapt a substantial process of research and creation; ability to make a critical and assessment analysis, and synthesis of new and complex ideas, as well as communication with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their fields of knowledge; and and ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advance in a knowledge-based society.

Description: Computational molecular modelling is already a tool that covers, in a cross-disciplinary way, many fields of knowledge, from biochemistry to new materials, passing through all the disciplines of chemistry and emerging areas such as nanoscience. Theoretical Chemistry predicts with high accuracy and at low cost the results of many experimental measures, it allows the understanding of observations at a basic level and to lead the way toward new discoveries. Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling has become a mandatory tool of many experimental sciences, leading to a growing demand of skilled staff in these fields. More and more companies consider modelling at molecular scale a tool for making rapid progress in the synthesis of new functional substances or new materials, as well as a way of reducing costs for obtaining them and for the study of its properties. The large manufacturers of high-performance computers have always been interested for the evolution of chemical computation. International homepage of this Doctoral Programme

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