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.

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Italy is ready to launch the nanosatellite ALPHA

News 20/01/2020

ALPHA is an Italian Space mission involving a 1U CubeSat, a satellite as big as a box with a 10 cm edge, designed and developed to be launched on-board VEGA-C maiden flight.  Main goals are to perform scientific experiments to deepen the knowledge of our Solar System, and to demonstrate innovative technologies to enhance the quality of life on Earth

The Loggia of Cupid and Psyche

Institutional Area

The Visual Computing Lab of Cnr-Isti developed an interactive web system to explore the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, frescoed by Raffaello Sanzio, and other paintings of  Villa Farnesina (Rome). The system allows to immerse in the paintings, examining and discovering -both from an historical, artistic and scientific point of view- the 170 species of the vegetal festoons, and the 50 animal species represented in the vault

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, enery, security and transportation

Processes and technologies for the valorization of wastes and biomasses

Institutional Area

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

Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET)

Institutional area

Four-monthly open access journal of the Cnr Institute for educational technology (Cnr-Itd) that publishes theoretical perspectives, review articles, methodological developments, empirical research and best practice in the field of education and technology. All contents are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.Readers have free online access to the contents of all issues of the journal

Optical Remote Sensing

Institutional Area

Cnr-Irea is a scientific and technological research institute affiliated to the Department of Engineering - ICT and Technology for Energy and Transport (DIITET). Irea has consolidated expertise in the fields of optical remote sensing. Optical Remote Sensing deals with those part of electromagnetic spectrum characterised by the wavelengths from the visible (0.4 micrometer) to the near infrared (NIR) up to thermal infrared (TIR, 15 micrometer), collecting radiation reflected and emitted from the observed surfaces 

D4Science

Institutional area

D4Science is an organisation offering a Data Infrastructure since 2009. D4Science is operated by a team of professionals and researchers having as main objective the maintenance, the updating, the operation and the support for users of the infrastructure itself