The Chemical Engineering Department (DIQ) of the University of Castilla-La Mancha was constituted in 1990, integrating all the teachers of the Chemical Engineering area, which, until this moment, were part of the now disappeared Chemistry Department. Nowadays, 23 years after its constitution, it has become an Academic Department with a great research and teaching potential in the chemical and environmental technology fields thanks to four pillars: qualified human resources, modern scientific facilities, capacity for a high quality scientific research and wide experience in the knowledge transfer and in the research applied to solve industrial needs.
The DIQ develops its academic and research activities in six centers of the UCLM: the School of Chemical Science and Technologies of Ciudad Real (Chemical Engineering and Food Science and Technology Degrees, Chemical Engineering Master Degree and Chemical and Environmental Engineering PhD Program with Excellence Mention from the Ministry of Education); School of Industrial Engineering of Ciudad Real and Albacete (Electrical, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering Degrees and Industrial Engineering Master Degree); School of Agronomy Engineers of Ciudad Real (Agroalimentary Engineering Degree and Agronomy Engineering Master Degree); School of Civil Engineering of Ciudad Real (Civil and Territorial Engineering Degree and Civil Engineering Master Degree); School of Mining and Industrial Engineering of Almadén (Electrical and Mechanical Degrees and Energy Sources Engineering and Mining Technology Degrees) and the Faculty of Environmental Science and Biochemical of Toledo (Environmental Science and Biochemical Degrees and Environmental Sustainability Master Degree).
The DIQ research activity was born from the vocation of contributing to the Castilla-la Mancha and the general Society development. Being aware of the fact that the scientific research and the technological development are the pillars of the social and economic development, which must also be sustainable, the DIQ develops its research under the premise that it must be of quality and applied, supported by an important publications number in well-recognised journals in the chemical engineering field, patents, participating in Regional, National and European Science and Technology Plans and in R$D agreements and by contract with different firms.
Nowadays, the DIQ is formed by thirty seven teachers, between which thirty five are academic doctors, integrated into three research groups: the TEQUIMA group (Chemical and Environmental Technology), the INQUIME group (Chemical and Environmental Engineering) and the IMAES group (Chemical and Environmental Engineering). In the TEQUIMA group are integrated the teachers of the School of Chemical Science and Technologies of Ciudad Real, the School of Civil Engineering of Ciudad Real and part of the adjunct professors of School of Agronomy Engineers of Ciudad Real and of the School of Mining and Industrial Engineering of Almadén. The TEQUIMA is structured in three sections: Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (2 Professors, 2 Senior Lecturer, 2 lecturers, 1 assistant professor), Laboratory of Electrochemical and Environmental Engineering (2 Professors, 5 Senior Lecturer, 2 assistant professor), Laboratory of Separating Operations and Polymer Technology (2 Professors, 5 Senior Lecturer, 2 assistant professor). The INQUIME group integrates the teachers of the Faculty of Environmental Science and Biochemical of Toledo (1 Professor, 3 Senior Lecturer, 1 assistant professor). The IMAES group integrates the teachers of the School of Industrial Engineering of Ciudad Real and part of the teachers of the School of Mining and Industrial Engineering of Almadén (2 Professors, 1 Senior Lecturer).
In summary, at present, the DIQ has modern teaching and scientific infrastructures, human resources with a great teaching and research capacity and a wide experience in the transfer of knowledge to the industrial environment.
Ciudad Real, February 12, 2013
Pablo Cañizares Cañizares
Head of the Chemical Engineering Department