Escuela Internacional de Doctorado

Doctoral Programme in Basic and Applied Chemistry
Coordination
PhD. Mª Dolores Santana Lario
Faculty of Chemistry
E-mail: dsl@um.es
Tel.: +34 868 88 7458
Fax: +34 868 88 4148

 

General Information
 

Presentation
The PhD Program in Basic and Applied Chemistry came up from the merger of previous PhD studies in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Agricultural Chemistry. All these programs were taught at the Faculty of Chemistry, one of the oldest centers at the University of Murcia.
In order to contextualize the Doctoral Program in Basic and Applied Chemistry, we must go back to 1985 regulations on third cycle studies. The 1985 regulations attached PhD Programs to departments and required a minimum of 10 students for a PhD program to be taught. It caused the different departments to group together and to provide interdepartmental/ intercenter/interuniversity doctoral programs.

The research teams working at the Faculty of Chemistry were integrated in the following interdepartmental Doctorate Programs:
Chemistry, integrating research teams from the departments of Physics, Chemical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry; the Biotechnology team being incorporated as from the 2003-2005 biennium.

Agricultural Chemistry, Soil Science and Geology, in which the teams of Soil Contamination, Chemical and Pesticidal Action and Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry participated, among others; from the 2004-2006 biennium, the name changed to a PhD Program in Agricultural Chemistry, Soil Science and Geology and Environment.

These Programs were delivered up to the biennium 2006-2008, when they were replaced by postgraduate studies regulated by RD 56/2005 and the old Doctoral Programs turned into Master's studies with a research profile that gave access to doctoral studies; in this framework, the following postgraduate programmes attached to the Faculty of Chemistry changed:


-    Postgraduate studies in Chemistry, consisting of four master’s and doctoral studies in Chemistry.
-    Postgraduate in Chemical Engineering, consisting of six master’s degrees and PhD studies in Chemical Engineering,
-    Postgraduate in Agricultural Chemistry, made up of a master's degree and PhD studies in Agricultural Chemistry.

With the Royal Decree 1393/2007 and 861/2010, Master's programmes are completely disassociated from Doctoral studies, leaving both under the name of postgraduate programmes. The Doctoral Programs, regulated by these Royal Decrees have been taught until the academic year 2012-2013.
In the course of time described above, the Doctoral Program in Chemistry has enjoyed the following Mentions granted by the corresponding Ministry:

QUALITY MENTION
     Doctoral Program in Chemistry (RD: 778/1998)
     Biennium: 2005-2007. BOE: 07/14/2005 nº 167; pg. 25137; validity 2005/2006
     Biennium: 2006-2008. BOE: 08/30/2006 nº 207; pg. 31385; validity 2006/2007
     Doctoral Studies of the postgraduate pogramme in Chemistry (RD: 56/2005)
     Validity 2007/2008. BOE: 10/12/2007 nº 245; pg. 41584.
     Validity 2008-2009. BOE: 11-12-2008 # 273; pg. 44920.
STATEMENT OF EXCELLENCE:
UNIVERSITY PROGRAM OF DOCTORAL STUDIES IN CHEMISTRY (RD: 1393/2007) Validity since the academic year 2011-12. BOE: 10/20/2011 nº 253; pg. 109903.

Last, the entry into force of RD: 99/2011, with an important commitment to interdisciplinarity and internationalization of doctoral studies, offers an opportunity to design strong and quality Doctoral Programs. We consider the PhD Program in Basic and Applied Chemistry, attached to the International School of Doctoral Studies of the University of Murcia (EIDUM), to bring together the required interdisciplinarity and internationalization. The research lines under this teaching project belong to a wide variety of knowledge areas. The doctoral theses defended so far show an average of 4 published works in prestigious international journals with a high impact index; approximately 85% of our students have been awarded a scholarship in public competitions or linked through calls of the project itself; and approximately half of the theses defended have been distinguished with the Mention of European Doctorate. In addition, the research teams and lines or sub-lines get funded to train Doctors and maintain collaborations with prestigious foreign researchers on a regular basis.

 

Programme Guidelines
·    Research teams and lines
·    Training activities
·    Training complements
·    Access profile and admission criteria
·    Academic Committee

Research teams and lines
Research team 1
 

Research Line 1.1. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Team 1.1.1: Biotechnology.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Cánovas Díaz, Manuel
Position: Professor

PhD Lozano Rodríguez, Pedro
Position: Professor

PhD De Diego Torres, Teresa
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Sánchez Gómez, Gregorio
Position: Professor

PhD Nieto Cerón, Susana
Position: Associate teacher

Research Line 1.2. Electromagnetism, Electronics, Particle Physics and Astronomy.

Team 1.2.1: Applied Electromagnetism.
 Specific sub-lines to be developed:
-    Effects of electromagnetic fields on macromolecules, bacteria and other microorganisms
-    Electromagnetic properties of materials (solids, liquids and gases): Theoretical and experimental study.
-    Propagation of electromagnetic waves in complex material media
-    Simulation of electromagnetic problems

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Margineda Puigpelat, José
Position: Professor

PhD Molina Cuberos, Gregorio
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Team 1.2.2: Electronics, Sensors and Instrumentation.
 Specific sub lines to be developed:
-    Design of data acquisition and control systems.
-    New generation sensors.
-    Flexible printed electronics.
-    Emitters of localised irrigation.
-    Air and water drain valves.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Arenas Dallas-Vecchia, Aurelio
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Vitoria Navas, Leandro
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Team 1.2.3: Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
 Specific sub-lines to be developed:
-    Numerical and theoretical methods in quantum mechanics.
-    Quantum evolution of open and out of balance systems.
-    Physics and chemistry of radiation. Nuclear chemistry. Nuclear magnetic resonance.
-    Interstellar chemistry and planetary atmospheres.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Torrente Luján, Emilio
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Glanpedakis, Konstantinos
Position: Researcher Ramón y Cajal

Research team 2
 

Research line 2.1. Chemical Engineering and Energy Engineering.
 

Research team 2.1.1: Analysis and Simulation of Chemical, Biochemical and Membrane Processes
The research carried out in this sub-line addresses the development, modeling and simulation of:
-    Biocatalytic processes, preferably with free and/or immobilized enzymes, to obtain products of interest.
-    Bioprocesses and photoprocesses for the treatment of emerging contaminants present in liquid effluents.
-    Membrane processes for the treatment of liquid effluents.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Gómez Carrasco, José Luis
Position: Professor

PhD Bastida Rodríguez, Josefa
Position: Professor
PhD Gómez Gómez, Elisa
Position: Professor

PhD Hidalgo Montesinos, Asunción María
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Máximo Martín, María Fuensanta
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Montiel Morte, María Claudia
Position: Contracted PhD

PhD Gómez Gómez, María
Position: PhD Assistant

PhD Murcia Almagro, María Dolores
Position: Researcher Juan de la Cierva

PhD Ortega Requena, Salvadora
Position: T. S. Research Project

Research Team 2.1.2: Safety and Hygiene in Industry.
Given the consequences that can result from accidents, the prevention of accident risks in chemical industries and laboratories is considered a priority action. Thus, management in this area should start with the analysis of each possible initial cause, including a detailed examination of hazardous characteristics of the products used (flammability, explosiveness, toxicity ...) and storage, operation or process conditions (pressures, temperatures, reactivity, incompatibilities ...). This knowledge serves to adapt the most effective prevention measures for the control of triggering situations, and should an accident occur (no risk does not exist), it also serves to adapt protective measures that reduce the consequences as much as possible. The foregoing should be planned, with training being the first of the actions to be carried out.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Baeza Carracena, Antonia
Position: Contracted PhD

PhD González Duperón, Mª Esther
Position: Associate teacher

Research Team 2.1.3: Water Technology.
 Treatment of urban and industrial liquid effluents including low cost technologies, bioadsorption of contaminants from liquid effluents with residual materials and application of respirometric techniques in biological processes. Analysis of plastic degradation. Quality management.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Lloréns Pascual del Riquelme, Mercedes
Position: Professor

PhD López Cabanes, Antonio
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Ortuño Sandoval, Juan Francis
PhD Meseguer Zapata, Víctor Francisco
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Aguilar Sanchis, Mª Isabel
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Pérez Marín, Ana Belén
Position: Associate teacher

Research Team 2.1.4: Green Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology
Our overall objective is the development of economically feasible industrial processes that reduce risks for human health and for the preservation of environment. The replacement of volatile organic compounds by ionic liquids and supercritical fluids, the use of efficient energy technologies and the synthesis of nanoparticles for biomedical applications are the nucleus of our current research projects.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Rubio Torres, Manuel
Position: Professor

PhD Víllora Cano, Mª Gloria
Position: Professor

PhD Quesada Medina, Joaquín
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Tomás Alonso, Francisca
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Perez de los Ríos, Antonia
Position: PhD Assistant

Research Team 2.1.5: Green Chemical Process Engineering
Our research lines focus on obtaining biofuels by means of supercritical fluids and ionic liquids; the development and optimization of fuel cells; the application of supercritical fluids and ionic liquids to processes of reaction, separation and chemical analysis; and the development of unconventional catalytic and biocatalytic processes.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Rubio Torres, Manuel
Position: Professor

PhD Víllora Cano, Mª Gloria
Position: Professor

PhD Gómez Pérez, Demetrio
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Quesada Medina, Joaquín
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Tomás Alonso, Francisca
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Perez de los Ríos, Antonia
Position: Teacher Doctor Assistant

Research Team 2.1.6: Energy Systems and Teaching Innovation in Technological Areas.
We work on the optimization of heat transfer in thermal equipment, energy efficiency and energy management in industrial equipment and installations, as well as developments in renewable energy and sustainable mobility.

Teachers-researchers:
PhD Alarcón García, Mariano
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Del Cerro Velázquez, Francisco
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research team 3
 

Research Line 3.1. Agricultural Chemistry, Geology and Edaphology.
Research Team 3.1.1: Chemistry and Pesticides Action.

Studies on the persistence and degradation of pesticide residues in food, soil and water, and on the development and validation of new methods for determining pesticide residues. Bioavailability of pesticides in food and its impact on food security.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Oliva Ortiz, José
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Cámara Botia, Miguel Ángel
Position: Professor

Research Team 3.1.2: Soil Pollution.
Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Pérez Sirvent, Carmen
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Martínez Sánchez, Mª José
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research Team 3.1.3: Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry.
Study of the main processes and factors involved in the environmental dynamics of phytosanitary products and other xenobiotics; application of remediation techniques to minimize contamination of soils and water.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Navarro García, Simón
Position: Professor

PhD Navarro García, Ginés
Position: Professor

PhD Pérez Lucas, Gabriel
Position: Associate teacher

Research team 4
Research Line 4.1. Analytic chemistry.
Research Team 4.1.1: Automatic Methods of Analysis. Chemical Sensors

This research team develops new chemical sensors and biosensors for a large number of chemical species, such as metal ions, anions, chemical compounds with pharmacological activity, neurotransmitters, substrates and enzyme inhibitors and natural antioxidants. The sensors can be potentiometric, amperometric, absorptiometric or fluorimetric, among others.
The new developed chemical sensors are evaluated in terms of sensitivity, selectivity, speed of response and other features.
The sensors are applied in food analysis, clinical and pharmaceutical analysis, biochemical analysis and analysis of environmental samples, among others.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Ortuño Sánchez-Pedreño, Joaquín A.
Position: Professor

PhD García García, Mª Soledad
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research team 4.1.2: Applied instrumental methods
Our research lines pursue a miniaturization of the stage of sample preparation in analytical laboratories. We aim at a simplication of this stage, at a reduction of organic reagents  consumption (and in waste generation) as well as at a better performance of most common instrumentation in analytical laboratories worldwide. Our objectives are governed by the principles of Green or Sustainable Analytical Chemistry.
To this purpose, we search for new developments in simple techniques such as:


-    Microextraction processes involving nanoparticles
-    Stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE)
-    Liquid phase microextraction (LPME), especially dispersive liquid extraction (DLLME), among others, are being researched.

These simple techniques are used in a conventional way or combined with flow methodology. They are also coupled to liquid or gas chromatographs equipped with common detectors for the organic compounds determination, mainly pesticides and pharmaceutical residues in environment, food samples and personal care products.
Similar strategies are being studied for the separation/preconcentration of metals and other inorganic analytes. In this case, again instrumentation such as AAS, commonly present in laboratories and often underused, becomes involved. Special attention is paid to the possibility of developing non-chromatographic procedures for the speciation of analytes such as arsenic, antimony, selenium, chromium, vanadium and mercury, among others, as well as to the analytical applications of nanoparticles.
More information regarding our Research Team activity can be found in: http://ww.um.es/aim

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD Hernández Córdoba, Manuel
Position: Professor

PhD López García, Ignacio
Position: Professor

PhD Viñas López- Pelegrín, Pilar
Position: Professor

PhD Campillo Seva, Natalia
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD López Erroz, Carmen
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research team 5
Research Line 5.1. Physical Chemistry.
Research Team 5.1.1: Theoretical and Applied Electrochemistry

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Molina Gómez, Mª de los Ángeles
Position: Professor

PhD Martínez Ortiz, Francisco Assís
Position: Professor

PhD Serna Ballester, Carmen
Position: Professor

PhD González Sánchez, Joaquín
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD López Tenés, Manuela
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research Team 5.1.2: Lasers Molecular Spectroscopy and Chemistry

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Requena Rodríguez, Alberto
Position: Professor

PhD Zúñiga Román, José
Position: Professor

PhD Bastida Pascual, Adolfo
Position: Professor

Research Team 5.1.3: Polymers
Teachers-Researchers:
PhD García de la Torre, José
Position: Professor

PhD Díaz Baños, Francisco Guillermo
Position: Professor

PhD Hernández Cifre, José Ginés
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research team 6
 

Research Line 6.1. Inorganic chemistry.
Research Team 6.1.1: Coordination-Bioinorganic Chemistry

Our research work focuses on the synthesis of transition metal complexes (mainly of the nickel group) in different coordination environments, in order to study their magnetic and spectroscopic properties and to relate them to properties of metals in natural systems or their use in new materials design. It also addresses the study of catalytic behavior and its potential as cation sensors of biological and environmental interest.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD García Sánchez, Gabriel
Position: Professor

PhD Sánchez Gómez, Gregorio
Position: Professor

PhD Santana Lario, Mª Dolores
Position: Professor

PhD Donaire González, Antonio
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research Team 6.1.2: Metal-Drugs
Metal complexes of the platinum group have recently impacted on the field of Medicine, especially on the medicine of antitumor drugs. The design of non-conventional metal-drugs could avoid some of the side effects and overcome important resistance problems.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Ruiz López, José
Position: Professor

PhD Cutillas Aulló, Natalia
Position: College Professor

PhD Rodríguez Hernández, Venancio
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Vicente López, Consuelo
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research Team 6.1.3: Organometallic Chemistry
Our research line focuses on the synthesis of new types of organometallic compounds or the coordination of platinum and gold metals in order to find unprecedented reactivity patterns and/or structural reasons, as well as applications based on their physical and chemical properties, including their activity as catalysts.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Arcas García, Aurellia
Position: Professor

PhD Chicote Olalla, Mª Teresa
Position: Professor

PhD Saura Llamas, Isabel Mª
Position: Professor

PhD Gil Rubio, Juan
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD González Herrero, Pablo
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Martínez Viviente, Eloisa
Position: Full teacher and researcher

Research team 7
Research Line 7.1. Organic Chemistry.
Research Team 7.1.1: Chemistry of Heterocycles

The research team of Chemistry of Heterocycles focuses on the design of molecular receptors for the selective detection of relevant species from a biological, clinical or environmental point of view, through electrochemical or optical methods. On the other hand, the possibilities of their anchoring in certain types of surfaces are studied through the appropriate functionalization of this type of molecular sensors, in order to generate the corresponding molecular devices.
Another objective of the group is the study of other molecular receptors that integrate the pyrrole unit in a rigid poliheteroatomatic skeleton, of indoocarbazol type, pyrroloindole, carbazolocarbazole or inodoindole, suitably functionalized, and the study of its potential application in the field of molecular electronics.

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD Tárraga Tomás, Alberto
Position: Professor

PhD Martínez Fresneda, Pilar
Position: Professor

PhD Arques Adame, Antonio
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Espinosa Ferao, Arturo
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Lorenzo Gómez, Mª Ángeles
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Velasco López de los Mozos, Mª de los Desamparados
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Curiel Casado, David
Position: Professor Contracted PhD

PhD Caballero Pérez, Antonio
Position: Professor Contracted PhD

Research Team 7.1.2: Organic Electrochemistry
One of the main research activities of the team of Organic Chemistry of the University of Murcia is the development of new synthesis methods through electrochemical techniques. Today, organic electrochemistry is a well-established and widespread reality in all fields of organic chemistry. Worthy to note is that electrode reactions often show significant synthetic, economic and environmental advantages.
It can be said that any electrosynthesis implies electronic transfers (oxidative or reductive) that involve the generation of reactive intermediates  whose behavior depends on its structure, its nature (anionic, cationic or radical), and the medium in which they are electrogenerated.
The electrochemical methodology provides the simplest and most immediate means of reversing the polarity of the functional groups (umpolung effect). On the other hand, the stereochemistry of an electrode process can be strongly affected by its heterogeneous character and by the electric field inherent to the electrode. The combination of these factors explains many of the great differences between results yield by electrochemical processes and the results yield by "conventional" chemical processes, where the formers offer new perspectives to organic chemistry, enabling the synthesis of substances, difficult or impossible to access by other means.
From an economical point of view, the main advantage offered by the electrochemical methodology results from the very low cost of electric energy with respect to chemical reagents. In addition, the environmental factor, which is always critical for the chemical industry, must be highlighted, due to the lack of production of degraded oxidizing agents or reducing agents.

Teachers-researchers:
PhD Guirado Moya, Antonio
Position: Professor

Research Team 7.1.3: Organic Synthetic Chemistry
The team of Organic Synthetic Chemistry currently focuses on: (a) pericyclic and pseudopericyclic processes, and its computational analysis (b) the synthesis of heterocumulenes, mainly ketenimines and carbodiimides, and the study of their reactivity , (c) the synthesis of heterocyclic and organophosphorus compounds and (d) the design of switches and molecular machines using rotaxanes.

Teachers-Researchers:
PhD Alajarín Cerón, Mateo
Position: Professor

PhD López Leonardo, Carmen
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Vidal Gómez, Ángel
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Pastor Vivero, Aurelia
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Berná Cánovas, José
Position: Full teacher and researcher

PhD Martínez Cuezva, Alberto
Position: PhD researcher

Training activities


ACTIVITIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DOCTORAL STUDIES. UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA.


- LABORATORY SAFETY FOR DOCTORATES
Type: Optional
- ETHICS AND INTEGRITY IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. CODES OF GOOD SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES
Type: Optional
- DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS OF DATA ANALYSIS
Type: Optional
- ELECTRONIC RESOURCES. BIBLIOGRAPHIC MANAGERS
Type: Optional
- RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: HEALTH SCIENCES
Type: Optional
- SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION: WRITING AND PUBLICATION OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES. PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESULTS
Type: Optional
-LANGUAGES FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION: ENGLISH APPLIED TO HEALTH SCIENCES
Type: Optional
Number of Hours: 50
-DISCLOSURE OF SCIENCE
Type: Optional
Number of Hours: 10
-EVALUATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Type: Optional
Number of Hours: 10
-ELABORATION AND FOLLOW-UP OF RESEARCH PROJECTS
Type: Optional
Number of Hours: 12
-TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION
Type: Optional
Number of Hours: 10
-DOCTORAL SESSIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA (CAMPUS MARE NOSTRUM)
Type: Optional
Number of Hours: 25

THE PROGRAMME SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
- MOBILITY
Type: Optional

Complementary Training
The Academic Commission of the Doctoral Program is not only the body in charge of the selection process but has also the mission to ensure that admitted students count on the appropriate education background to successfully address the training provided by the doctoral program. The objective is that students are ready to acquire the programme expected competences.
Therefore, the studies carried out by the students and the chosen research line will determine the training complements necessary for their full integration into this PhD Program. Training complements are as follows:

Line of research (n. 1.1): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Students who have not completed the Master’s programme in Fine and Molecular Chemistry, the Master’s in Biomedical or Health Sciences, the Master’s in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology or any other studies at a level similar to that of a scientific and/or technological master’s programme and who are not able to prove to have acquired “an advanced knowledge of the heterogeneous catalysis” must complete the following Training Complements:
• Applied biocatalysis (compulsory subject, 3 ECTS, Master's Degree in Fine and Molecular Chemistry)

Line of research (nº 3.1): Agricultural Chemistry, Geology and Edaphology
Students who have not completed the Master's Degree in Fine and Molecular Chemistry, the Master's Degree in Agricultural Chemistry, the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering, the Master's Degree in Sustainable Use and Protection of Soils in Mediterranean Environment, the Master's Degree in Technology, Water Management and Management, the Master’s in Nutrition, Technology and Food Safety, the Master’s in Forensic Science or studies at a level similar to that of a scientific and/or technological master’s and who cannot prove to have acquired the competence “ability to apply advanced instrumental methods in the resolution of complex chemical-analytical problems and capacity to select and use advanced instrumentation for the identification, separation and determination of all types of chemical compounds” must complete the following Training Complements:
• Advanced Agricultural Chemical Analysis (compulsory subject, 6 ECTS, of the Master’s in Agricultural Chemistry)
Line of research (nº 4.1): Analytical Chemistry
Students who have not completed the Master’s in Fine and Molecular Chemistry or the Master’s in Agricultural Chemistry or the Master’s in Chemical Engineering or the Master’s in Forensic Science or studies of a level similar to that of a scientific and/or technological master’s programme and who cannot prove to have acquired the competence “knowledge of the foundations and methodology for advanced chemical analysis of chemical products and ability to apply advanced instrumental methods for the resolution of complex chemical-analytical problems. Advanced knowledge of chemometrics that allow the characterization of results, their application to the design of experiments and the treatment of the data obtained. To have the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to plan, apply and manage the advanced analytical methodology to deal with environmental, health, industrial, food or any other problems related to chemical substances” must complete the following Training Complements:
• Advanced techniques of instrumental analysis (compulsory subject, 6 ECTS, Master's Degree in Fine and Molecular Chemistry)

Line of research (nº 5.1): Physical Chemistry
Students who have not completed the Master’s in Fine and Molecular Chemistry or studies at a level similar to that of a scientific and/or technological master’s and who cannot prove to have acquired the competence “To possess the theoretical knowledge necessary to apply, at an advanced level, mechano-statistical methods to the study of condensed phases, to be able to analyse unbalanced systems and to model and understand transport phenomena in condensed phases” must complete the following Training Complements:
• Physical chemistry of condensed matter (compulsory subject, 3 ECTS, Master's Degree in Fine and Molecular Chemistry)
Line of research (nº 6.1): Inorganic Chemistry
Students who have not completed a Master’s in Fine and Molecular Chemistry or studies at a level similar to that of a scientific and/or technological master’s programme and who cannot prove to have acquired the competence “To understand the mechanisms of reaction in the synthesis of chemical compounds and to design synthetic routes that allow to obtain the compounds sought and possess an advanced knowledge of the reactivity of coordination compounds and their potential applications. Know how to select and use advanced instrumentation for the identification, separation and structural determination of all types of chemical compounds and ability to relate the structure to the physical and chemical properties of new chemical compounds”, must complete the following Training Complements:
• Reactivity and reaction mechanisms in coordination compounds (compulsory subject, 3 ECTS, Master’s in Fine and Molecular Chemistry)
• Advanced techniques for molecular structure determination (compulsory subject, 6 ECTS, Master's Degree in Fine and Molecular Chemistry)

Line of research (n. 7.1): Organic Chemistry
Students who have not completed a Master studies in Fine and Molecular Chemistry or studies of a level similar to that of a scientific and/or technological master’s and who cannot prove to have acquired the competence: “To understand the mechanisms of reaction in the synthesis of chemical compounds, to design synthetic routes that allow to obtain the compounds sought and to design sustainable chemical processes in Fine and Molecular Chemistry, being able to describe in an understandable way the result of complex chemical transformations. Know how to select and use advanced instrumentation for the identification, separation and structural determination of all types of chemical compounds and ability to relate the structure to the physical and chemical properties of new chemical compounds” must complete the following Training Complements:
• Advanced methods of organic chemistry (compulsory subject, 3 ECTS, Master's Degree in Fine and Molecular Chemistry)
• Advanced techniques for molecular structure determination (compulsory subject, 6 ECTS, Master's Degree in Fine and Molecular Chemistry)

For the lines: Electromagnetism, Electronics, Physics of Particles and Astronomy (nº 1.2) and Chemical Engineering and Energetic Engineering (nº 2.1), it is considered that a student who has completed some of the previously related studies or studies of a level similar to that of a Master's degree in science and/or technology, responds to a profile suitable for its full integration in these lines.

Any request for admission that does not meet the assumptions contained in this section will be dealt with by the Academic Commission of the Program, after having heard the research staff involved in the line the candidate wishes to join.

Access Profile and Admission Criteria
Access requirements

Article 7 of Rector's Resolution 42/2012, dated February 6, ordering the publication of the Doctorate Regulation of the University of Murcia, establishes the requirements to access a doctoral program:
1. In accordance with what established in article 6 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, in general, in order to access an official doctoral program, the student will be required to be in possession of the official Spanish Bacherlor’s and Master’s degrees, or equivalent.
2. In addition, students who are in any of the following cases may also access:
a. Have an official Spanish university degree, or of another country belonging to the European Higher Education Area, giving access to a Master’s programme and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS of official university studies, of which, at least 60, must be at Master's level.
b. Have an official Spanish Graduate Diploma consisting of at least 300 ECTS, as established by the EU law. These graduates must compulsorily complete the training supplements referred to in article 7.2 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, unless the syllabus of the corresponding degree includes credits in research training that are equivalent in training value to research credits in master's programmes.
c. University graduates who, after obtaining a training place in the corresponding test to access specialised health training, have successfully passed at least a two years training in a programme to obtain the official title of one of the specialties in Health Sciences.
d. Have a diploma obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems –no need to have it officially recognised, after the General Doctorate Committee has verified that this certificate accredits a training level equivalent to that of the official Spanish Master's degree and giving access to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. This admission does not imply, in any case, nor the official recognition of student’s previous degrees nor its recognition for purposes others than accessing doctoral education.
e. To be in the possession of another Spanish title of doctor obtained according to previous university regulations and related to the areas of Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences and Enginneering.
Admission profile
The recommended admission profile is preferably a student who, having met the access requirements and having completed a scientific and / or technological Master's degree, has acquired competences that enable him/her to apply scientific and technical methods to raise and solve problems for research, development and industrial applications in the field of chemical and process industry.
Thus, students who prove to have passed one of the following studies can access the PhD Program in Basic and Applied Chemistry:
(RD: 778/1989) DEA
• PhD Program in Chemistry
• PhD Program in Chemical Engineering
• PhD Program in Agricultural Chemistry, Edaphology, Geology and Environment
(RD: 56/2005)
• One of the Postgraduate Master’s programmes in Chemistry
• One of the Postgraduate Master’s in Chemical Engineering
• Master’s in Agricultural Chemistry
• Interuniversity Master's Degree in Physics and Mathematics (Universities of Granada and Castilla La Mancha)
(RD: 1393/2007)
• Master’s in Fine and Molecular Chemistry
• Master’s in Chemical Engineering
• Master’s in Agricultural Chemistry
• Master’s in Biomedical or Health Sciences.
• Master’s in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
• Master’s in Sustainable Use and Protection of Soils in Mediterranean Environments
• Master’s in Technology, Administration and Water Management
• Master’s in Nutrition, Technology and Food Safety
• Master’s in Forensic Science
And all those who prove to have passed a Master's degree in science and/or technology in which, according to the Academic Commission of the Doctoral Program in Basic and Applied Chemistry, they have acquired the following competences:
• Have advanced knowledge in some scientific or technological field; ability to critically interpret theory and practice in that field and skills related to information and communication technologies.
• Be able to interpret the results of a research in some scientific or technological field and make decisions based on the results obtained.
• Be able to understand and assimilate the content of the publications related to some field of scientific or technological research and to advance in the learning of said field.
• Be able to interact with people specialized in related scientific environments, a key to develop quality innovating or multidisciplinary research.
• Have basic interpersonal and teamwork skills to conduct research in a team and be able to reflect on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge.
• To be able to communicate conclusions and the latest supporting knowledge and reasons to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
Admission Criteria
The admission procedure established by the regulations and instructions for admission and registration at the University of Murcia, as approved for each academic year, will be applied.
The Academic Commission of the Doctoral Program in Basic and Applied Chemistry is the organ in charge of the selection of students
In the event that the demand exceeds the offer, in addition to the aforementioned access requirements, and according to what is established in article 7 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, the Academic Commission of the Doctoral Program will assess and select the students according to the following criteria:
• Academic record (70%)
• Professional and research experience (15%)
• Capacity of analysis, attitude and motivation to carry out their Doctoral Thesis evaluated through personal interview (15%)
It is understood that the basic criterion for students selection should be the academic one (adequacy of the academic background to the PhD programme and performance, expressed in the academic record), since, on the one hand, it is an objective criterion, and on the other it is the criterion that guarantees the best that students have the adequate knowledge and abilities to succeed. However, in the event that it is necessary to select students among those who meet the academic requirements, personal interviews with the applicants mentioned above will be used to assess aspects such as personal maturity, motivation, initiative or individual work capacity and equipment.
In addition, the applicant must inform on his/her chosen research line and team, so that the programme Academic Commission, after consulting with the teachers in charge of the program, may assess his/her training suitability. In the event that deficiencies are observed in this training, in such a way that the student’s integration in the chosen research line may be at risk, the Academic Commission of the Program, after consultation with the corresponding teachers, will propose some training supplements (see section on training supplements), and will communicate the decision to the interested parties.
In addition to these criteria, the Academic Commission of the Doctorate Program may take into account more specific criteria, which will be duly published and reported to the students.
The lists of admitted students will be published in the Official Board of the University of Murcia (TOUM) and other means of publicity may be established by rectoral decision.
Admission to the Doctoral Program does not mean, in any case, any modification or recognition of previous degrees.
For students with specific needs derived from disability, the Academic Commission of the Doctorate Program will propose, case by case, the appropriate support and counseling services, and will consider, if necessary, appropriate adaptations.
Doctoral students admitted to a doctoral program will enroll annually at the University of Murcia, for academic supervision. The enrollment will be made in the management unit enabled for this purpose, according to the requirements established in the norms complements and admission and registration instructions that are approved by the University of Murcia for each academic year.
Number of places available: 45

Academic Commission
Representative of the International School of Doctoral Studies of the University of Murcia (EIDUM):
    Mr. Gregorio Sánchez Gómez

Chair of the Academic Commission:
    Ms. María Dolores Santana Lario

Board Members:
    Mr. Manuel Cánovas Díaz
    Mr. Ignacio Francisco López García
    Mr. José Oliva Ortiz
    D. Francisco de Asís Martínez Ortiz
    Mr. Gregorio Molina Cuberos

Secretary of the Academic Commission:
    Ms. Josefa Bastida Rodríguez

Student Representative:
    Ms. Vanesa Fernández Espín