Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation
The most important research themes concerning the Cnr Department of Engineering, Ict and technologies (Diitet) deal with production systems and constructions, Ict, energy and transport, aerospace and applied mathematics. In addition, a great attention is devoted to the development of advanced technologies in the fields of information technology and cybersecurity, and the realization of electronic/optoelectronic devices with different application: medical diagnosis, culturale heritage preservation, and monitoring of food quality, water, soil, forest, as well as infrastructures.
The research fields alsoi nclude nanotechnologies and advanced materials for the application in medicine and environmental issues; the development of advanced solutions for the improvement of production systems (“factories of the future”); intelligent and sustainable mobility, traceability of production and distribution network in different market sectors.
A newly synthesized nanomaterial is able to increase the production of green hydrogen from biomass through the photoreforming process, which exploits sunlight to "extract" hydrogen from green waste with the help of a catalyst, in this case a new photo-catalyst based on titanium dioxide. This is the result of a recent collaboration between the University of Trieste, Cnr-Iccom, Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute of Olomouc and Cnr-Ism (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste). A study published in Chem Catalysis
Giuseppe Virone, Senior Researcher at Cnr-Ieiit has been appointed as guest editor for a special section on "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-based Antenna and Field Measurements" for the Ieee Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Founders Eric and Wendy Schmidt donate research vessel Falkor to Italy’s science agency to conduct ocean science in the Mediterranean and beyond
On the occasion of the “Intellectual Property Award” (IPA) 2021 ceremony, held in the Italian Pavilion at Expo2020 in Dubai, the prize in the category "Life Science and Health Care" was awarded to the joint invention UniTo – Cnr Chimeric complex and its therapeutic uses in cancer metastasis treatment, for its disruptive potential in the fight against cancer
The Institute of Research on Combustion (Irc) carries out research in areas of strategic importance for the national level of innovation, with implications on several fields: energy, industry, safety, environment, new materials. Activities, carried out at both theoretical and experimental level, aim to the develop combustion processes with low environmental impact and to develop new technologies for thermo-valorization of wastes, biomass and alternative fuels
A research highlights how 'Deep Learning', which uses algorithms based on convolutional neural networks for image analysis, can be applied to classify ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. The study is a collaboration between Cnr 'Nello Carrara' Institute of Applied Physics, the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Florence and the Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies- The paper is published in the Ieee Access journal