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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Graphene Week

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Graphene Week is Europe´s Leading Graphene Conference, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology and research on graphene from more than 200 experts related to industry and academia meeting to explore the hottest topics influencing the field (industry). Graphene Week features extensive learning opportunities for everyone from early career researches to top tier researchers from academia. With over 700 scientists and decision-makers expected to attend, Graphene Week 2021 promises to expand your professional network and help you to achieve your goals. The 15th edition of Graphene Week will be held in Strasbourg, France, 20-24 September 2021

Mechanics of the infinitely small: NanoGear, towards a molecular gear

Press release 17/05/2021

Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined in a newly conceived artificial  molecule, paving the way for the construction of devices capable of transforming and transmitting  movements on the nanometer scale. The nanodevice was designed, synthesized and tested by a team of  researchers of the University of Bologna led by Massimo Baroncini and Alberto Credi. This is a result of  the Center for Light Activated Nanostructures (Clan), a joint laboratory between the University and Cnr Isof in Bologna. The study is published by the prestigious journal Chem

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

Match, materials common house

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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

Technology transfer office

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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

Foresight: from society to research

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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