SINCHEM: Sustainable INdustrial CHEMistry









Unibo structure involved: Department of Industrial Chemistry
Scientific manager: Stefania Albonetti

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Action type: Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Degree
Project reference: 532475-EM-1-2012-1-IT-ERA MUNDUS-EMJD

Start Date: 1/10/2013
End Date: 1/10/2018

Coordinator: Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (IT)

  • University Of Messina (It)
  • University Of Nottingham (Uk)
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure De Chimie De Montpellier (FR)
  • Rwth Aachen University (Germany)
  • University Of Lyon (FR)
  • Politecnico Di Torino (It)

SINCHEM is a three-year international joint Doctoral School in Sustainable Industrial Chemistry offered by a consortium of 33 partner institutions (7 full partners and 26 associated members). Strong industrial links to major companies in the field are a key part of SINCHEM.

SINCHEM seek to exploit fundamental knowledge to applied development by developing collaborations between high level academic and industrial teams across Europe. Our main mission will be to transfer sustainable/green chemistry from idea to innovation.

Characteristics of the Doctorate:The scientific objectives of SINCHEM are to perform world-level science in the field of sustainable chemistry with full attention to the interface with the industrial chemistry competitiveness and Europe’s environment and sustainable development.

SINCHEM will focused on the following mains sectors, which are both key aspects of the principles for sustainable/green chemistry and critical elements for the innovation in the sustainable chemical industry:

  • Development of innovative catalysts and catalytic processes.
  • Novel green solvents.
  • Renewable energy and raw materials.
  • Micro-reactors and membrane.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union