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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Dialogue with the "other brain" through astrocytes and graphene

Press release 10/07/2024

A research group coordinated by Cnr-Isof, with the participation of Cnr-Ismn, Unibo and Czech Academy of Science, foundf that graphene has properties capable of controlling and modulating the activities of astrocytes, a type of brain cell. The study, published in Nature Nanotechnology, may have positive implications for the treatment of important and complex brain pathologies such as epilepsy and stroke

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

Institutional area

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is the world authority on digital standards in chemistry; chemical nomenclature and terminology, including the naming of new elements in the periodic table; on standardized methods for measurement; and on atomic weights. Founded in 1919, IUPAC has been creating the common language of chemistry for more than a century. IUPAC unites chemists worldwide and we fulfill our mission by fostering sustainable development, providing a common language for chemistry, and advocating the free exchange of scientific information

Towards the summer discovering special cones: cyclodextrins

News 06/02/2024

Bicyclos is a project financed by the European Union and coordinated by the National Research Council of Italy. It is a four-year project (2023-2027) whose primary objective is to promote the Cyclodextrin-based applications for healthcare by implementing sustainable design principles. The project finances the international mobility of researchers between the partners involved

Italian national commission for Iupac

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The National research council (Cnr) represents Italy in Iupac and it is configured as National adhering organization, Nao. The italian Cnr commission for Iupac, established for the first time in 2013, is appointed by the president of the Cnr to carry out the tasks of Nao

Foresight: from society to research

Institutional area

The Science and Technology Foresight Project has carried out initiatives of great relevance, in order to define research strategies able to address crucial social problems related to energy, food, health, water, as well as the cross-sectoral topic of breakthrough innovative materials.
Both, the holistic approach applied to the analysis of the topics, as well as the innovative format of the invitation only workshops, enticed the participation of internationally acknowledged experts. This framework guaranteed all participants the necessary conditions to carry out an open interactive debate, consolidating a collective intelligence, which assisted in achieving a consensus on research priorities, knowledge gaps, and funding needs

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

International activity

Institutional area

The National Research Council of Italy (CNR) has always paid special attention to international activity which has been for years one of its main features representing a fundamental aspect of the transformation that CNR is pursuing in order to properly face Third Millennium's challenges on research and technological development