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 new light for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Press release 11/01/2023

A study by a team of researchers from Cnr-Icb published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine reveals that the intestinal microbiota and its relationship with endocannabinoids are important players in counteracting inflammatory and muscle-degenerative processes such as those characterizing Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Theoreticians discover why optical cavities curb the rate of chemical reactions

News 11/01/2023

Chemical processes are all around us. From novel materials to more effective medicines or plastic products – chemical reactions play a key role in the design of the things we use every day. Scientists constantly search for better ways to control these reactions: now, an international research team of theoretical physicists has found an explanation why chemical reactions are slowed down inside mirrored cavities, where molecules are forced to interact with light. Their work is a key step in understanding this experimentally observed process

Italian national commission for Iupac

Institutional area

The International union of pure and applied chemistry (Iupac) was established in 1919 with the aim of promoting exchanges between chemists from all over the world, also through the creation of a common and standardized language. The National research council (Cnr) represents Italy in Iupac and it is configured as National adhering organization, Nao. The italian Cnr commission for Iupac, established for the first time in 2013, is appointed by the president of the Cnr to carry out the tasks of Nao

Foresight: from society to research

Institutional area

Foresight is a interdepartmental project of the National Research Council of Italy, aimed at elaborating coherent research strategies and addressing socially relevant problems related to environment, health, food, energy, security and transportation

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