Ph.D. program in Chemical and Environmental Sciences (DISCA)
The PhD program in Chemical and Environmental Sciences (DISCA), promoted by the Departments of Science and High Technology and of Theoretical and Applied Science at University of Insubria, intends to act as a center of advanced education, open to young Italian and foreign students.
During their enrollment, the PhD students will acquire the necessary skills to perform, within Academia, Public and Private Research Bodies and Companies, highly qualified research activities, in complete autonomy and with high skills in research design and management.
Scientific Areas and Scientific-educational fields
The PhD program in Chemical and Environmental Sciences deals mostly, but not uniquely, with scientific topics gathered in macro-areas 03 – Chemical Sciences; 04 – Earth Science and 05 – Biological Sciences
The pertinent disciplines are coded by: BIO/03; BIO/05; BIO/07, CHIM/01; CHIM/02; CHIM/03; CHIM/06; CHIM/12, GEO/03, GEO/04, GEO/08, MED/44.
All Master Degrees or equivalent career.
Attendance and teaching methods
DISCA intends to educate skilled researchers able to positively contribute the Chemical Sciences advancement, in Academia and at the Industrial level, or, alternatively, to advancements of Environmental Sciences to the protection of natural and anthropic environment and land.
Two main specialized curricula are presently available: “Energy and Health”, and “Environment and Land”.
The education of the PhD students, within the different curricula, will be promoted through a constant experimental research activity and a suitable specialized educational track, aiming at obtaining the maximum capacity in self-managing research within a competing international framework.
DISCA will also promote multidisciplinary studies, which, in the complex landscape of exact sciences and of their applications, will constitute a well defined added value for new professionals. In order to reach a full scientific maturity, the PhD student, during a three years project, develops, under the guidance of a tutor, an intense research activity on an innovative topic, starting from a clear definition of the goals to be reached and, particularly, of the advances with respect of the state-of-the-art knowledge. In line with the most modern educational and scientific practice, part of the research will be performed in a foreign Country, raising the PhD student awareness of the wider international context and augmenting its expertise and its abilities.
The different topics and scientific areas of DISCA will also benefit from the presence, at University of Insubria, of laboratories and equipment dedicated to Chemical and Environmental Sciences, as well as by the presence of many Funding Agencies interested in scientific research and technology transfer.
These areas of interest include: Analytical, Physical, Inorganic. Organic, Industrial and Environmental Chemisty, Material Sciences, Earth Sciences, Animal and Plant Biology, Ecology, Occupational Health.
Within this PhD Course, no discrimination of gender, age, nationality, religion, ethnical origin and social class will ever apply.
Address: Dipartimento di Scienza e alta tecnologia - DISAT
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Via Valleggio 11 - 22100 Como - Italy
Coordinator: Prof. Norberto Masciocchi