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

Articles published in 2016, of which 51 % in the first decile and 90 % in the first quartile.
Cumulative ERC Grants obtained up to the year 2016.
ICIQ projects in collaboration with partners from the industry during year 2016.
Funding from external competitive sources in year 2016.

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

Miquel Àngel Pericàs

Director at ICIQ

Articles from Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)