National Research Council of Italy

National Research Council of Italy



The Department of Chemical Science and Materials Technologies (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 technologies 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 Technologies,
  • 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.


The AdriAquaNet Project KICK-OFF MEETING

June 24 2019 from 9.00 to 13.30 - Piazzale Kolbe, 4, Udine, 33100 Italy

International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP)

The 3rd edition of the International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP) co-organized by University of Naples Federico II, ICB-CNR and Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, will take place in July 2019 at the University Centre - CESTEV in Naples (1-4 July) and at the Hotel Pianeta Maratea (4-5 July).

The NHU Green Chemistry prizes

The IUPAC-NHU International Award for Advancements in Green Chemistry is launched

To.Sca.Lake 3.0: Total Scattering for Nanotechnology 2019

Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, May 27-31, 2019



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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