PhD in Environmental Science and Technology 2018-06-27T07:59:02+00:00

PhD in Environmental Science and Technology

PhD in Environmental Science and Technology

The Programme

The doctorate programme in Environmental Science and Technology trains doctoral students to acquire the necessary skills to carry out original research in areas of environmental science and technology, through the knowledge and mastery of tools and technologies geared towards the environment.

Our Differential Value in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of A Coruña

Why study this programme?

Humanity faces immense and urgent challenges: climate change and global warming, environmental damage, biodiversity loss, population growth and higher standards of living, energy demands, habitat loss and poverty.
We can begin to tackle them just only by understanding how the world works. Scientific and technological development are crucial components of our response to these urgent problems and as a result, demand for qualified environmental scientists to assess changing conditions and create positive green solutions, has increased tremendously.

With the expansion of green industries, jobs in the sector are in high demand, a PhD degree in Environmental Science and Technology will give you many career options.

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Technologies Used

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Access to research groups

Doctors participating in this PhD programme belong to the following research groups:

Applied Analytical Chemistry

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Environmental Chemical Engineering

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Environmental Radioactivity

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Chemical Reactivity and Photoreactivity Group

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Global Public Law

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Cultural and Geological Heritage Interdisciplinary Group

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Metals in Environment and Medicine

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Mistures

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Water and Soil

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microalgae

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Water and Environmental Engineering

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PLACES

15 places

Offered each academic year

ADMISSION

The application opens in

August and February

ACCESS

PUBLIC PRICE

EHEA students

200,00 €/ year

No EHEA students

300,00 €/ year

Academic Tutelage
+
Administrative Taxes

Notice: Only students who meet some of the criteria listed in Article 15 of the UDC PhD Policies and Regulations will be able to access to the PhD programmes of the University of A Coruña.

Career and Academic Opportunities

PhD in Environmental Science and Technology opens doors to a wide range of careers, both inside and outside the lab (this isn´t an exhaustive list):

In Industry

  • Management of research and development (R&D&I) in the field of environmental science and technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality control
  • Technical & scientific support and communication
  • Sales and marketing

In Public Administration

  • Management of the R&D+I department in the environmental and/or health fields.
  • Quality control
  • Law and policy

In Academia

  • Research and development (R&D&I) in the field of environmental science and technology
  • University teaching in different departments
  • High school teaching

Entrepreneurs

  • Consulting

In Non profit organizations (NGOs)

  • Technical management in environmental issues

Training activities

The PhD program in Environmental Science and Technology include some compulsory and optional activities that PhD student must complete are recorded in the Activities Document.

For the doctorate program in Environmental Science and Technology the following training activities are scheduled:

Attendance at seminars or lectures given by experts in the subject area

  • Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
  • Research stays in public or prívate national and/or international centres.
  • Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences
  • Giving a seminar on the research project
  • Involvement in research project preparation
  • Attendance to courses, workshops, seminars, etc. for improving language competences, and research and/or technical skills related to the subject area

Research Lines

> Characterization and monitoring of environmental pollutants. Air quality, water, marine environment. Food safety.
Environmental Education: chemical-analytical aspects.
Radiological environmental monitoring.

> Radon in Galicia’s homes.

> Application of constructed wetlands for domestic and industrial effluents treatment.

> Chemical utilization of plant biomass.

> Environmental law.

> Soil quality.

> Response to heavy metals in microalgae.

> Disposal / recovery of eco-toxic metals in effluents by combination of electrochemical and biological techniques.

> Chemical speciation calculations in the fields of geochemistry, oceanography and natural waters.

> Degradation of compounds of environmental concern.

> Elucidation of mechanisms of oxidation of compounds of environmental concern.

> Renewable energy.

> Bio-film sewage treatment technologies.

> Sewage treatment technologies in small towns.

> Modelling of wastewater treatment processes.

>Isotopic Biogeochemistry (pending for inclusion)

> Bioremediation by microalgae (pending for inclusion)

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Contacts & Coordinator

Prof. Dr. J. Arturo Santaballa López

arturo.santaballa@udc.es

Faculty of Science
University of A Coruña
Phone: +34-881012195