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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From polymer synthesis and characterization to 3D-printed devices: The impact of new digital and computing tools

News 16/04/2019

A meeting on the subject 'From polymer synthesis and characterization to 3D-printed devices: The impact of new digital and computing tools' was held in Catania at the Institute for polymers, composites and biomaterials (Ipbc) of National research council (Cnr)

Towards Fp9 - Cnr presents its 'Mission' proposals

Institutional Area

Cnr is paying a lot of attention to the potential objectives and structure of the next Framework Programme. To this end, a new position paper was released, introducing the Cnr priorities in terms of 'Mission' as seems to be devised by the EC within Horizon Europe

Monitoring volcano deformation from space with Sentinel-1 data

News 11/04/2019

Researchers at the Institute of Electromagnetic Sensing of Environment (Irea) of the Italian National Researc Council (Cnr) have developed an operative service for monitoring the crustal deformation in active volcanoes through the use of DInSAR technique and Sentinel-1 data


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

Cities from the sea: city-port system and the waterfront as commons

Event from 13/05/2019 to 17/05/2019

The 5th international workshop 'Cities from the Sea' proposes a collaborative interdisciplinary experience to redefine the nexus of the city-port system and the waterfront, understood as commons. The workshop is open to participants from different disciplines: architects, planners, psychologists

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

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 

International Conference Eurographics 2019

Event from 06/05/2019 to 10/05/2019

Eurographics 2019  the 40th Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, will take place from May 6-10 in Genoa, Italy. It is organized by Cnr-Imati. Eurographics 2019 is a unique platform for the computer graphics community to showcase latest techniques and educational work, and to explore new trends and ideas