The Instituto Mixto Universitario de Tecnología Química CSIC-UPV is a world leader in catalysis research, with particular expertise in application domains such as synthesis of micro and mesoporous materials for heterogeneous catalysis, petrochemistry, renewable energy into chemicals, nanostructured catalysts for solar fuel production, and hybrid materials with optoelectronic properties. Due to its excellent fundamental and oriented research level and to its multidisciplinary character, the ITQ has the possibility to develop research in different disciplines having an extraordinary flexibility and capability to adapt itself to new research challenges.
The ITQ has specialized personnel as well as forefront facilities for research development in the field of chemical technology and materials. It has more than two hundred researchers from all over the World including CSIC and UPV research professors, tenured scientists, invited professors but also engineers, technicians, administrative staff and finally many post- and pre-doctoral students.
ITQ also offers an appropriate environment for the formation of technician and scientists through doctoral theses, masters in science, final year projects, and postdoctoral stays, both in the fields of basic and applied research.
The research at ITQ is carried out through Regional, National and European funded grants and also through some projects funded by own resources. Besides, ITQ obtains a substantial part of its funding from R&D agreements with multinational companies from all around the World. Finally, it is to be mentioned that part of the revenues of ITQ come from royalties of licensed technologies developed at the institute.