About the Program

Program of Excellence: CAPES grade 7 (maximum score: 7).


The Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering (PósENQ) at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) aims to prepare highly qualified professors, researchers and professionals capable of contributing to the development and creation of new technologies adequate to the Brazilian reality.


The Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering at UFSC started in March 1993, when the Master’s Degree Program was created. The Doctoral Degree Program was established in March 1998. At the end of 2014, 57 master’s students, 107 doctoral students and 20 postdoctoral researchers were enrolled in our Program. Furthermore, in 2014, the Program granted 29 master’s and 19 doctoral degrees. Throughout its history, 391 master’s and 161 doctoral degrees were granted.


The Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering at UFSC is organized in one concentration area (Development of Chemical and Biotechnological Processes) and six lines of research (Chemical Reaction Engineering and Materials Development; Genomic and Biomedical Engineering; Transport Phenomena and Porous Media; Process Modeling, Optimization and Control; Biotechnological Processes; and Thermodynamics and Separation Processes). Currently, the Program is composed of 28 full-time faculty members (23 permanent and 5 collaborating members).