Research areas and groups

Research areas

The research activities of DiSC are focused on six main research areas: chemistry for life sciences; chemistry for energy, environment and cultural heritage; materials, nanomaterials and surface science; supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry; synthesis, reactivity and catalysis; theoretical and computational chemistry.

Life Chemistry
Synthesis and analysis of peptides and proteins; studies of photosynthetic systems via optic and magnetic spectroscopies

Environment, Energy and Cultural Heritage
Development and application of chemical methods to technologies for the production and storage of energy; environment control; cultural heritage conservation

Materials, Nanomaterials and Surfaces
Synthesis of functionalized organic, inorganic and hybrid materials; development of functional materials with controlled chemical, optic, electric, magnetic properties; studies of interfaces, films and supported nanoparticles

Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanochemistry
Supramolecular systems and colloidal chemistry; self-assembly of nanostructures and nanoparticles

Synthesis, Catalysis and Reactivity
Synthesis and characterization of homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysts; coordination chemistry; organic synthesis, electrosynthesis

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Molecular modeling; in silico characterization; molecular dynamics and reactivity; quantum and statistical methods; computational spectroscopy


Research Groups Activities: Brochure 2018.

The 28 DiSC research groups are briefly sketched here.