Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
ICIQ is a leading institution in the field of chemistry committed to performing research at the frontiers of knowledge. Our goal is to improve quality of life through chemical research.
The institute has 19 different research groups working on catalysis (developing more efficient chemical processes), CO2 capture (using atmospheric CO2 to produce value added products like plastics or drugs), renewable energy (artificial photosynthesis, solar cells, biofuels) and computational chemistry (computational simulation of chemical phenomena).
ICIQ is also committed to knowledge and technology transfer of ICIQ’s research results to the chemical, pharmaceutical and energy industries; preparing the future generation of scientists by offering high-quality training to master and PhD students and postdoctoral researchers; and engaging youngsters in pursuing chemistry studies.
ICIQ is one of the founding members of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).
Key Facts of ICIQ
The Severo Ochoa grant has allowed ICIQ to focalize and strengthen its strategic project in the area of catalysis. It has also helped us consolidate our Starting Career Programme to support young researchers to start an independent research career and enhance our training programmes for PhD and postdoctoral researchers.
Miquel Àngel Pericàs
Director at ICIQ