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This doctoral programme comes from the official doctoral programme in Chemistry of the University of Valencia, which has been awarded with the EXCELLENCE AWARD, with an overall average of 93 out of 100 (ORDER EDU/3429/2010, of 28 December and Resolution of 6 October 2011), and from the Doctoral Studies in Materials and Sensor Systems for Industrial Applications of the Universitat Politècnica de València. An evidence of the academic relevance of the proposed programme is the number of doctoral theses carried out and defended in the participant departments (Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Physics, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry from the University of Valencia; and the Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Chemical Technology [ITQ] from the Universitat Politècnica de València) which are around a hundred from January 2007 to December 2013, and of which approximately 50% correspond to the European certification for doctoral degrees.

The average research record of the 52 professors and researchers who directed the doctoral theses defended in the Doctoral Programme during the evaluation period for the award 2004-2009 was considered excellent, according to the reference value of the scientific-technical field (95 out of 100). In this period there was already a collaboration between UV and UPV professors, as reflected in the documentation submitted for the excellence award and also between the two universities which was reflected in the COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA AND THE UNIVERSITAT POLITÉCNICA DE VALÈNCIA FOR THE ORGANISATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF JOINT TEACHING LEADING TO THE COMPLETION OF THE OFFICICAL DOCTORAL QUALIFICATION, dated 8 February of 2011, which has been updated. To highlight the willingness of both institutions to strengthen common projects through VLC International Excellence Campus, a joint proposal by the two universities and the CSIC that has 10 institutes in the Valencian Community, one of them IATA that also participates in this programme. This affiliation is based on the structural and functional complementarity of the promoting entities in the training and scientific and technological environment. The researchers who support this programme belong to research mixed micro clusters and to Science and Technology Innovation Platforms for Health and Sustainability. This doctoral programme is embedded in the R&D&I strategy of both universities, and it is registered in both UV and UPV doctoral schools.

The number of doctoral theses defended by students enrolled in the programme and conducted by professors and researchers who led theses in the doctoral programme of the period 2004-2009, in relation to, on the one hand, the total number of professors and researchers who led doctoral theses presented in the programme of that period (52), and on the other hand, in relation to the number of students who had registered their doctoral theses (89), the global funding obtained was considered as excellent according to the reference value of the scientific and technical field (100 of 100). These numbers have remained in the period 2007-2011. It is noteworthy that about 40% of students have completed stays in other universities also funded in competitive calls. The centres where the stays have been performed are: Imperial College of S and T, London, UK; Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasburg, France; University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA; ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; University of Ottawa, Canada; University of Cambridge, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; University of Athens, Greece; University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; University of Dublin, Ireland; University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany; Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland; Calgari University, Italy; Lyon1 Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon, France; ICIQ Research Institute, Tarragona, Spain; Reims University, France; Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung, Germany; Jacobs University Bremen, Germany; Dresden University of Technology, Germany; CNR Bologna, Italy; UJI, Castellón, Spain; University of Córdoba, Spain; University of Barcelona, ​Spain; University of Siena, Italy; Reims University, France; Institute of Structural Chemistry, Budapest, Romania; University of Munich, Germany; University of Lodz, Poland; University of Reading, UK; University of Pavia, Italy; Techsniche Universitat Kaiserslautern, Germany; BAM Berlin, Germany; University of Aarhus, Denmark; Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal; University of Braga, Portugal.

Articles derived from that stays have been published and some of the theses have been co-directed. The collaboration section was scored with 90 of 100 in the excellence award.

The lines of research summarised below belong to the doctrinal body of chemistry and help to define its future. The constant development of Chemistry with its ongoing capacity for innovation has always had a huge impact on progress, developing products and technologies that affect all areas of human activity, becoming one of the competitiveness pillars of a country. Thus, the Science of Chemistry plays a very important role in protecting health and environment, in the improvement of hygiene and sanitary conditions, in the qualitative and quantitative provision of food for all mankind, and in the manufacturing of new and cheaper materials that improve the quality of our lives. Within the commitment of developing Science of Chemistry to achieve these goals, the industry has significant support from the University, trainer and pioneer of the new talents who will direct the industry, and also of the scientific researchers, proponents of future progress. The Spanish Chemical Industry Federation (FEIQUE) points out that the future of our science focuses particularly on four areas of general interest: life, environment including natural disasters, nanomaterials and energy. The national and European research plans also point in this direction.

3154 Chemistry

  • Miniaturization total analysis methods
  • Multivariate and Multicomponent analysis
  • Main aspects in chromatography
  • Solutions and innovations in Analytical Chemistry
  • Liquid Chromatography and electrophoresis
  • Computational theoretical Chemistry
  • Basic and technological aspects of ceramic materials
  • Coordinating compounds with biological activity
  • Material sciences
  • Organometallic chemistry and catalysis
  • Asymmetric catalysis with metal complexes and organocatalysis
  • Organic crystalline engineering
  • Chemical organofluorine chemicals
  • Organic chemistry of metallic compounds
  • Theoretical Organic Chemistry
  • Compound synthesis of pharmacological interest though chiral precursors.
  • Distereo-, and enantioselective synthesis of natural products with biological activity
  • Reactivity synthesis and coordination chemistry of heterocyclic compounds
  • Food and environmental security
  • Regio and electroselective transformations, methods and mechanisms
  • Molecules, macromolecules and photoactive nanoparticles
  • Heterogeneous catalysis with nanomaterials and photocatalysis.
  • Photochemical mechanisms for ADN damage and repair
  • Materials for controlled release and sensor development
  • Optical biosensors development