Chemical sciences and materials technology

These research topics -although pertaining to many Cnr research groups  and Institutes- find a systematic exploitation in the Cnr Department of chemical science and materials technology (Dsctm).

Research topics range from sustainable chemistry to advanced materials and key enabling technologies, as well as nanomedicine. A great importance has also the area of biotechnologies and bio-materials, that situates the Department in an advanced position in the 'living technologies' field, particularly for the development of nanotechnologies bottom-up with an high excellence impact in flexible electronic and optoelectronics, hydrogen technology and fuel cells, sustainable processes with high efficiency and new generation manufacturing. 

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Learning from meteorites to improve bone replacements

Press release 08/04/2021

A study by the Cnr Crystallography Institute in collaboration with the Sapienza and Roma Tre universities and with ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (UK), made it possible to obtain the first complete characterization of whitlockite, a mineral also present in meteorites. The results will contribute to obtaining more performing materials for biomedical use. The study is published in Crystals

Foresight: from society to research

Institutional area

Foresight is a interdepartmental project of the National Research Council of Italy, aimed at elaborating coherent research strategies and addressing socially relevant problems related to environment, health, food, energy, security and transportation

Marvel project: towards scalable extracellular vesicles isolation

News 09/11/2020

The "Marvel" project (Evolving reversible immunocapture by membrane sensing peptides: towards scalable extracellular vesicles isolation) has kicked off on November 5th 2020 by a virtual meeting participated by all partners. Coordinated by Cnr-Scitec, the project aims to design robust, versatile, scalable and economically sustainable ways to upscale the technology for reversible extracellular vesicles isolation, by merging it with peptide science and bring it to the market and broad professional users

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results

Cnr and AIP Publishing sign read and publish deal

News 30/09/2020

AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, is pleased to announce a Read and Publish agreement with the National research council (Cnr), Italy’s largest public research institution. All researchers at Cnr-affiliated institutes throughout Italy will have access to the content in journals published by AIP Publishing (including those published on behalf of partners) from their first issues through the end of 2020

New Horizons to understand the "other brain"

Press release 09/11/2020

Coordinated by Cnr-Isof and funded by the European Community, the Astrotech project will develop innovative technologies to study the behavior of some glial cells in cognitive functions and in various diseases, including depression, epilepsy and tumors. The project network includes beneficiaries and partners from 9 European and non-EU countries, with public research centers, universities and enterprises

Match, materials common house

Institutional area

Match is a coordination and support action to promote the creation of strong, sustainable, inclusive network where any european materials players as Industry, research and academia feels comfortable and gains real value for its interest, and the integration of concerted and strategic actions responding to national and european challenges in the materials field