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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Cnr founder of the Italian society of extracellular vescicles (EVIta)

News 10/12/2018

The Cnr has actively participated to the establishment of EVIta, which would promote basic, clinical and translational research and the interactive network among Italian researchers, in the field of extracellular vesicles

Cnr S&T Foresight

Institutional area

In nature, living organisms consist of a limited number of primary components and chemical bonds, organized in complex systems capable to adapt to diversified environmental conditions. Materials are very rarely adaptable, and often require a large number of components to achieve high performances in specific functions. See more...

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

Horizon 2020

Institutional area

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

Freecats project. Cleantech project on waste-water decontamination

Institutional area

Critical Raw Material-free CATalystS (FREECATS) Network of Infrastructure (NoI), an innovation project supported by EIT RawMaterials, joined forces to help Bracco Imaging SpA (Bracco) facing these challenges, under the leadership of the Institute of science and molecular technology of the National research council (Cnr-Istm)