ISMN is internationally recognized as an institution of excellence in the field of nanomaterials and enabling processes. In this strategic field, the research activities are mainly focused on organic and hybrid electronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, mechanics, sensors and nano-medicine. The aims of this research line are:
Integrating photonic functions with electronics may prompt progressing in several application fields (for example datacoms and telecoms, imaging and displays, and sensors).
Research activities of ISMN are focused on the knowledge and conservation of Cultural Heritage (CH) by means of nano-technologies and nano-sciences, especially for the:
In this research field the ISMN expertise in nanotechnology is aimed at realizing nanostructured materials and devices useful for the health and quality of life.
Materials and technologies for the environmental sustainability and energy efficiency and sustainability
The activity focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials and development of devices for environmental catalysis, for green chemistry and for fuel and energy production from renewable energy production. These activities are aimed at the development of more advanced pollutant abatement technology, biodiesel production from biomass and electric energy generation by fuel cells or photovoltaic devices.
This research line focuses on the study of hybrid nanostructured magnetic materials, interfaces and devices for applications in the field of micro-nano electronics (ICT), sensors for biomedical and environmental monitoring, tissue regeneration and other innovative applications in nanomedicine.