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Aims of the School

The Ph. D. School in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies is a center for advanced academic education in the area of chemistry, open to young graduates from Italy and abroad. Its primary objective is that of preparing doctors with a sound scientific qualification, capable of performing autonomous research projects.

The School involves a large number of Academics from two Departments, the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DSCF) and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Information Technology (DI3), that provide a broad range of competence and expertise in the fields of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Engineering, and offer to the students highly qualified research projects and teaching courses.

The School is managed by a Board, composed by 20 full-time professors and researchers, all strongly involved in research activities, whose excellent level is testified by the large number of scientific publications (more than 500 in the period 2005-2010, as shown in the 2010 yearly report) and by the many national and international collaborations. It is worth noting that 4 out of the 20 professors of the Board of the School are among the 109 Italian chemists who belong to the list of Top Italian Scientist that comprises 2050 Italian scientists having an h factor higher than 30.
Prof. Maurizio Prato is a member of the Board of Professors and ranks in 4th position among the 109 chemists.

The School is monitored by a Scientific Council, composed by 5 external scientists, both academic and from industry, and by the Director and vice-Director of the School.

The School comprises 5 broad Research Areas:
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Sciences and Technologies of Chemical Engineering
  • Food and Natural Products
  • Analytical-Environmental Sciences
For each Area, the School provides the Ph D students with a broadly interdisciplinary training that requires the acquisition of concepts, expertise, research methods and experimental techniques. Finally, the students are part of a scientifically stimulating environment, comprising academics and undergraduate and Ph. D. students and young post-doctoral associates from Italy and other Countries.