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The Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technologies (DSCTM) is one of the 7 Departments of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). The multidisciplinary scientific research carried out at the 14 Institutes of DSCTM strives for exploring knowledge across disciplines at the interfaces of research, innovation and products development for the benefit of our societies.

Chemical and Materials Sciences, together with the key enabling technologies (KETs), play a crucial role along the innovation value-chain where fundamental research and technology push is integrated with market pull through a dynamic innovation process for a sustainable development able to respond to the technological and societal challenges.

Within this frame, the Department has identified the chemical manufacturing and the advanced materials technologies as the fundamental tools to design and synthesize molecular, macromolecular and supramolecular systems with tailored functionalities and to develop smart and innovative materials for various sector applications. The Department research and innovation agenda, starting from the definition and integration of its competences, knowledge and infrastructures, is focused on the following strategic research area:

Green Chemistry & Sustainable Processes

Advanced Materials and Enabling Technologies

Nanomedicine: biomolecules and biomaterials for personalised health.

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