PhD in Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis

University of Göttingen

Program Description

PhD in Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis

University of Göttingen

PhD in Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis (Ph.D./Dr. rer. nat.)

Modern developments in sustainable catalytic chemistry form the focus of the "Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis" doctoral programme at Göttingen. This degree programme in the English language is directly connected with one of the research foci of the Faculty of Chemistry. This doctoral programme is characterised by excellent research possibilities, renowned supervisors, international partners and a thematically co-ordinated programme of studies. The Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture supports the study programme by awarding a number of scholarships.

Degree: Dr. rer.nat./Ph.D.
Standard period or study: 3 years (6 semester)
Starting semester: Winter or summer semester
Application deadline:January 31st (summer semester) Juli 31st (winter semester)
Admission: Limited admission (application to the Faculty)
Admission requirements: Diploma or Master degree
Language requirements: English (verification required)

Programme description

Within the scope of the English study programme “Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis” (CaSuS), the doctoral candidates undertake research in interdisciplinary projects in the field of catalytic chemistry, working in nine research groups within the three institutes of the Göttingen Faculty of Chemistry.

Research projects range from the design of new types of molecular catalysts and the elucidation of fundamental reaction mechanisms to the synthesis of polymers or natural substances with a focus on industrial applications. Many of the projects require close interdisciplinary cooperation between individual research groups. Intensive support and a critical analysis of results at collaborative events allow the groups to make rapid progress with their work.
The carefully selected teaching programme comprises lectures and block courses on important aspects and methods of catalytic chemistry. Furthermore, the programme also includes a doctoral seminar and conferences in which students present their research results and therefore acquire highly important skills. Close cooperation with partner institutes such as the Institute Catala d’Investigacio Quimica (ICIQ) in Tarragona (Spain) makes it possible to conduct research activities abroad.

The Lower-Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture supports the study programme by awarding a number of Lichtenberg scholarships.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 19, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2017
6 semesters
Full time
Start date Oct. 2017
Germany Göttingen, Lower Saxony
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Duration 6 semesters
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