Doutoramento em Catálise e Sustentabilidade

Objetivos educativos

Catalysis provides the highest contribution of Chemistry towards sustainable development, allowing reactions to be performed with the highest energy saving, in the most efficient, economical and environmental responsible way. This PhD Programme on Catalysis and Sustainability (CATSUS) aims to strengthen the advanced teaching and research in modern Catalysis, promoting a synergic cooperation of the different types of Catalysis, in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, by gathering teams with complementary expertises in various institutions and favouring their interaction.

It will provide a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary cutting-edge research covering diversified topics in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalyses, bioinspired catalysis, and catalysis under environmentally benign and sustainable conditions, towards the syntheses of both commodity and fine chemicals, within hot topics of industrial and/or biological significance. Students will be trained on the required modern synthetic, spectroscopic and other analytical techniques and encouraged to venture new ideas in active research laboratories with strong international links.

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Doutoramento (3.º Ciclo)



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Requisitos para obtenção do grau ou diploma

The duration of the course is 4 years (including the PhD Thesis) requiring a total of 240 ECTS, distributed as follows: 30 ECTS (minimum); 60 ECTS (maximum)] and Thesis – [180 ECTS (minimum); 210 ECTS (maximum).

Condições de acesso

The CATSUS target population concerns national or foreign graduate students preferably with a Master degree (or equivalent) in sciences such as chemistry, chemical engineering, materials, pharmacy, biochemistry or related areas, and have special interests in Catalysis topics. These will include candidates with professional experience, especially those involved in R&D activities.

Regras de avaliação

The Program is established individually by the Directive Board, taking into account the interests of the student and his/her supervisor. The overall structure is as follows:

The curricular program (1st year) matches a total of 30-60 ECTS, including:


- Seminars;
- Experimental Advanced Techniques and Methodologies.

2 or 3 STRUCTURAL COURSES (Type 1) (6 ECTS each)

- Homogeneous Catalysis;
- Heterogeneous Catalysis;
- Bio-, Photo- and Electrocatalysis;

1 OPTIONAL COURSE (6 ECTS): selected within the IST Master courses, or IST PhD courses (either in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or any other PhD program).


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