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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A simulation unveils the origin of the first biological molecules

Press release 04/04/2018

Researchers of the Institute for chemical-physical processes of the National research council of Messina in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic of Brno and the Sorbonne of Paris have carried out a numerical experiment, through advanced computational techniques, showing the chemical process which could have determined the primordial synthesis of erythrose, a direct precursor of ribose, the sugar that makes up RNA, thus shedding light on the origin of the first biological molecules and therefore on the beginning of life on Earth. The results have been published on Chemical Communications of the Royal Society of Chemistry

XXVIII International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry

Institutional area

The 28th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC-2018) will be held from 15th to 20th of July 2018 at the Congress and Exhibition Centre in Florence, Italy. It will be organised by Iccom-Cnr in association with the official PCO of the event, Adria Congrex Srl. The Conference comes back to Italy after 30 years (Turin 1988). ICOMC 2018 will provide a unique opportunity to present and disseminate all the main aspects of modern organometallic chemistry in a lively, multidisciplinary and modern environment. Abstracts Submission Deadline 2 March 2018

Nanomedicine Rome 2018

Event from 18/06/2018 to 20/06/2018

The fifth edition of the international conference on Nanomedicine entitled ‘Nanomedicine Rome 2018’  will take place at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Rome, Italy) from Monday, June 18, to Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The contribution for the oral communication must be submitted by March 20, 2018. The contributions for the poster presentation must be submitted by May 4, 2018 and registration must be finalized by the same date. All instructions reported in the conference website,

Nanosmat 2018

Event from 11/09/2018 to 14/09/2018

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. Since 2005 Ismn-Cnr co-organizes the conference. 
Abstract submission deadline 31 May 3018. See all information on

Horizon 2020

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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

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 regional, national and european challenges in the materials field

Velica, from ancient crops materials and products for the future

Institutional area

The main goal of the VeLiCa project is to make again gainful the growing of flax and hemp in Regione Lombardia (Northern Italy) where it used to be widespread at the beginning of the 20th century. This target will be pursued by the exploitation of all the parts of the plant to make different products with different added value. The project involves the cohoperation of 5 research centers: Ibba-Cnr, Ismac-Cnr, Istm-Cnr, Icrm-Cnr and Italian biocatalysis center (Ibc)