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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Nanosmat 2017

Event from 23/11/2017 to 25/11/2017

The NANOSMAT conference series has rapidly grown and spread in Europe, Asia and USA. NANOSMAT is actually well established as a premier conference in the field of materials related Nanoscience, Engineering and Nanotechnology

BBMEC12. The 12th International biosensor conference

Event from 25/09/2017 to 29/09/2017

The prestigious international conference on biosensors, co-hosted by National research council (Cnr) with International association on environmental analytical chemistry (Iaeac) will be held for the 12th time gathering researchers from all over the world to present and discuss newest developments in the broad field of biosensors. As in the previous edition in Regensburg (2015) , the goal of BBMEC12 conference is to further develop the successful BBMEC series and implement valuable features from other conferences in order to further increase the conference’s quality and attractivenes

The future of ram memories goes nano

Press release 28/07/2017

Cnr Institutes (Iom-Trieste, Ismn-Bologna and Spin-Napoli) determine the ‘critical thickness’ in spintronic materials, with perspectives towards highly performing magnetic storage and memories. The study has been published on ‘Nature Communication’

School of Nanomedicine 2017


The NanoMedicine School is dedicated to Master students, PhD students, early stage researchers, and whoever is interested in an introduction to this rather new field of research. Early registration: 1st September. Late registration: 20th September. Abstract submission: 20th September. Information

Match, materials common house


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 regional, national and european challenges in the materials field

Unit for the internationalization of research


The unit is in charge of the Department internationalization research activities. In particular carries out the following tasks: promoting the participation of the Department in EU and international research projects through training and information; cultivating ongoing interactions with the European Commission, National Delegates of H2020, APRE, Italian representatives in expert groups of H2020, and other International stakeholders (research centre, universities, SMEs) ; analysing and processing strategic vision documents, such as position papers, as well as technology foresight studies

Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market