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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Water droplet encased by polymer membrane

Press review 09/08/2019

Encapsulation of micro-objects with a polymeric membrane is desired in many applications such as pharmaceutics and microelectronics. This is currently achieved through three-dimensional (3D) printing, lithography, or microfluidics. These are demanding techniques. For example, microfluidics requires oil–water interfaces that may not be compatible with the chemistry of a drug. The research teams are proposing an unusual and very efficient alternative, using polymer solutions. The “quick liquid packaging” method they developed was published in Science Advances. The approach stands out for its simplicity. It relies on surface tension and the need for two non-miscible solutions to minimize their interfacial energy

Cnr-Itm Newsletter

Institutional area

A completely renewed version of the 'historic' newsletter of the Institute of membrane technologies (Cnr-Itm), published since 2007, is now online and can be downloaded for various digital formats. A quarterly newsletter containing projects, activities and results of research, events and bilateral exchanges. At national level, the Cnr produces various magazines and newsletters to which it is possible to register, generally for free, directly from the sites of the Institutes that produce them

Eurofleets+: Sea call 'Oceans' opening!

News 17/06/2019

Within the Horizon2020 Project Eurofleets+ 'An alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities', in which Cnr is involved as partner of the consortium, Sea-programme call 1 'Oceans' will be opened for the submission of proposal from 26th of June 2019 to 27th of September 2019

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

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 national and european challenges in the materials field

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)

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

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