National Research Council of Italy

National Research Council of Italy



The Department of Chemical Science and Materials Technology (DSCTM), one of the seven core departments of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), operates through 14 research institutions spread throughout the country. The DSCTM employs around 1000 staff, mostly technicians, technologists and researchers who are dedicated to research activities. In addition to this number, there are several hundred young students undergoing training at graduate and post graduate level. With such a large number of personnel, the DSCTM represents, in terms of its research activities in a wide range of fields and a high-level of expertise, one of the country's leading scientific entities, able to carry out both basic and applied research in all fields of the molecular sciences, chemical technology and material sciences.
The synthesis of novel functional compounds and materials for application in various fields of national strategic importance and the understanding of the rules that govern chemical reactivity by anticipating and driving the relationships that link molecular structure to the chemical and physical properties of systems of molecular and supramolecular materials and new materials represents the Departments scientific mission.  At the same time, these aspects define the technological expertise that the DSCTM provides to the nation to help meet the global challenge of smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth.
The scientific activities of the DSCTM are organized in four strategic areas that have been identified by a thorough analysis of the expertise of its 14 institutions combined with the national priorities expressed by the PNR and the strategies of the Horizon2020 program.
The strategic areas are:
  • Chemistry and Materials for Health and Life Sciences,
  • Renewable Energy,
  • Materials Chemistry and Technology,
  • Green Chemistry
These areas are further enriched by cross-disciplinary activities and recognized excellence, in such areas as computational modeling and the application of chemistry and materials science to the preservation of cultural heritage. These activities ensure that the DSCTM is an internationally well positioned key player in multiple interdisciplinary projects. The CNR through such excellence can leverage competitiveness in the global market and provide contributions to resolving the multiple challenges that currently face both science and humanity.


PBSi2018 Plenary Speech

The spotlight now has been turned on Prof. Maurizio Peruzzini


During the opening ceremony of 2018, that will take place in Bologna on monday October 22th 2018, a prize will be awarded in memory of Prof. Carlo Taliani.

69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

Bologna, 2-7 September 2018. Organized by a committee chaired by doctor Marco Musiani, ICMATE CNR,

Dr. Alessio Dessì (CNR-ICCOM, Firenze) has been awarded with the Flavio Bonati Prize

      The prize is assigned every two years by the Interdivisional Group of Organometallic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society



TTI Award

Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year )BDSPs (butadiene-based di-block stereoregular polymers),


Filippo De Angelis elected member of EURASC

Filippo De Angelis (CNR-ISTM, Perugia) was elected member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)


The CNR S&T FORESIGHT project presented to the European Parliament in Brussels - 11 July 2017

The event 'Foresight: driving EU towards a knowledge-based society", that took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on July 11th 2017,


The 2017 EurJIC Prize awarded to Dr. Marco Bellini

The international journal European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (EurJIC) awarded to Dr. Marco Bellini,



quotes an article “The exceptional near-infrared luminescence properties of cuprorivaite (Egyptianblue)”,


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