• Analytical and Applied Chemistry


The Department of Analytical and Applied Chemistry is formed by the following labs: Chromatography, Environmental Lab, Biological Photochemistry, General Analyses, Electrochemistry, Metal Analysis and Quality Management. This organization allows the Department to cover the most important and current aspects of chemistry

The Department works on fundamental and applied research. The research outcomes are applicable in fields such as chemical, pharmaceutical, food, environmental, life sciences and energy.



The Department is responsible for teaching fundamental aspects of chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, advanced analytical techniques, photochemistry, environmental analysis and quality management systems.

The Department develops its activity in the following degrees: Degree in Chemistry, Degree in Chemical Engineering, Engineering Degree in Industrial Technology, Degree in Biotechnology, Degree in Pharmacy, Master in Analytical Chemistry, Master in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Master in Materials Science and Engineering, and Master in Chemical Engineering.



· Persistent Organic Pollutants: development of analytical methods for their determination, study of its presence and removal methods for food chain products’, study of their presence in air and the influence on them of the climatological - seasonal factors.

· Study of instrumental chromatographic techniques (GC, HPLC, GC- MS, HPLC -MS)

· Application of sludge from purifying plants in degraded soils restoration

· Determination of metals in environmental, pharmaceutical and food samples

· Characterization of water, contaminated soil and waste

· Study of organic pollutants in the atmosphere (emissions and immissions): ozone precursors , siloxanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons . Development of analytical methods for their determination. Study of the sources and evolution of these pollutants in the air

· Analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients and related substances by chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques (HRGC, HPLC and HPCE). Design, development, validation and transfer of analytical methods

· Development of electrochemical gas sensors

· Electrochemical biosensors.

· Electrochemistry of corrosion

· Validation of analytical procedures and metrological confirmation of equipments in ISO 17025, ISO 9001 and GMP quality systems

· Adaptation to EHEA: design, implementation and improvement of quality systems in teaching.

· Biological Photochemistry

· Photodynamic therapy and theranostic applications of light

· Photofunctional molecules, proteins and nanostructured materials

· Photoprotective sunscreens

· New strategies in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy: genetically encoded photosensitizers, peptide-conjugated photosensitizers and multicationic photosensitizers.

· New strategies for singlet oxygen detection by fluorescence probes.

· Photoelectrochemistry of nanostructured semiconductor electrodes.

· Artificial photosynthesis (water photooxidation).

· Heterogeneous photocatalysis for pollutant abatement and hydrogen production.



Dr. Jordi Abellà Iglesias
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dra. Judith Báguena Polo
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dra. Mª Josefa Blanco Roca
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dr. Francesc Broto Puig
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dr M. Victoria Codera Pastor
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dr. Sergi Colominas Fuster
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dr. Lluís Comellas Riera
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dr. Jordi Díaz Ferrero
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dr. Cristian Gómez Canela | Analytical and Applied Chemistry Department
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dra. Lourdes Margarit Roig
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dr. Damián Monllor Satoca
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dr. Santi Nonell Marrugat, FRSC
Analytical and Applied Chemistry
Dra. Ariadna Verdaguer i Ferrer
Analytical and Applied Chemistry