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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AIC International Crystallography School 2018 - Powder Diffraction: Theory, Software and Applications

Event from 09/08/2018 to 02/09/2018

The aim of the 2018 edition of the Italian crystallographic association (Aia) International crystallography school (Aics2018) is to give an overview on the characterization of polycrystalline materials through X-ray powder diffraction. Therefore the topics of the school span from the fundamental principles of powder diffraction to advanced methods of data collection and analysis with examples of applications of scientific and industrial interests. The school is mainly addressed to PhDs and young researchers working in the field of materials science, chemistry, physics, life sciences, earth sciences, cultural heritage and engineering

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

XTOP 2018. XIV Biennial Conference of High Resolution X-ray Diffraction and Imaging

Event from 03/09/2018 to 07/09/2018

The XTOP 2018 - XIV Biennial Conference of High Resolution X-ray Diffraction and Imaging - will be held in Bari. XTOP is an historical conference, the row starting in 1992 in Marseille, the last one was held in Brno (Czech Republic). The main scope of the conference was set already in 1992 to x-ray topography and high resolution diffraction, however during the time the conference has covered also other related topics like x-ray tomography, phase sensitive scattering, scanning techniques etc

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

5th Institute for biomolecular chemistry annual meeting

Event from 19/09/2018 to 21/09/2018

The 5th edition of the Institute for biomolecular chemistry (Cnr-Icb) annual meeting will take place from September 19th to September 21st 2018, at the research area in Sassari (Li Punti) under the patronage of Sassari Town Council. Researchers from the Cnr-Icb branches in Pozzuoli, Catania and Padova will meet the researchers from the hosting branch in Sassari and discuss the key themes which characterize the scientific activities of the Institute in the fields of chemistry, biology, biochemistry and biomedicine. This year the meeting will host the workshop 'Sassari research area: scientific research and territory development', which will bring together researchers from the other Institutes present in the research area in Sassari

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