Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN-CNR)

Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN-CNR)

Montelibretti (ROME), Strada Provinciale 35/d n. 9, Italy

https://www.ismn.cnr.it/

The Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials is an institute of the National Research Council, the largest public research institution in Italy. Cnr’s mission is to carry out, disseminate and promote research activities in the main fields of knowledge, through an organization that crosses the seven thematic Departments and research institutes spread throughout the national territory. ISMN-CNR is a research institute belonging to the Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technologies: the Institute's headquarter is located in the Rome 1 Research Area of Montelibretti, while the branches offices are located in Bologna, Palermo and at the University of Rome Sapienza and the University of Messina. The ISMN has about 90 employees (about 70 researchers) and to achieve its objectives the Institute integrates enabling and transversal technologies that include advanced materials, photonics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and advanced chemical and manufacturing processes.

Internship possibilities

Name
  • Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN-CNR)
City
  • Montelibretti (ROME)
Address
  • Strada Provinciale 35/d n. 9
Country
  • Italy
VAT Number
  • 02118311006
Status of organization
  • Public
Type of organisation
  • Research organisation
Organisation acts primarily in the following raw materials sectors
  • Mining
  • Extractive waste management
  • Materials science
  • Recycling
  • Other
Website
  • https://www.ismn.cnr.it/
Name
  • Chiara Rossini
E-mail address
  • chiara.rossini@cnr.it
Which months can the internships take place?
  • January 2024
  • February 2024
  • March 2024
  • April 2024
  • May 2024
  • June 2024
  • September 2024
  • October 2024
  • November 2024
What is the preferred duration of the internship?
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 3 months
Open positions for internships in this year
  • 4
We accept
  • International students
  • National students
  • EIT Labelled students
Internship location
  • Italy
  • Montelibretti (Rome), Bologna, Palermo, Messina
  • .
During the internship, company is able to offer to the intern(s):
  • None of the above
Is laboratory work included?
  • Yes
Preferred educational background of the intern(s)
  • mining
  • ecology/biology
  • chemistry
  • waste management
  • environmental engineering
Required skills and competences
  • computer skills, knowledge of the English language
Interns assignments/tasks
  • - Design, fabrication and characterization of polymer-based multilayered structures with photonic or optoelectronic functionality for applications in optical sensing and optical communication (dr. Bolognesi) - wastes re-using from mining activities to reinforce bitumens thus obtaining more resistant and durable road pavements (dr. Calandra) -Extraction of nanocellulose from agricoltural wastes, functionalization and characterization of the nanocomposites for application in packaging and/or water/soil remediation fields (dr. Caschera) -Chemical synthesis of waste-derived materials with new functionalities (dr. Deganello) -Catalytic valorisation of exhaust carbon as conversion of CO2 into valuable chemicals and fuels using catalytic and electrocatalytic processes: development of new materials and investigation of the properties (dr. Liotta) - Development of environmental friendly geopolymers or alkali-activated polymers, based on natural minerals, secondary raw materials (industrial waste and by-products) and waste/by-products of natural origin, as a valuable recycling technology for sustainable applications (i.e. building, cultural heritage, water treatment, remediation and sensing) (dr. Plutino) - manganese recovery from mining waste as a new resource for innovative and sustainable electrochemical energy storage materials (dr. Quaranta)
Supervisors
  • - Dr. Margherita Bolognesi - Dr. Pietro Calandra - Dr. Daniela Caschera - Dr. Francesca Deganello - Dr. Leonarda Francesca Liotta - Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino - Dr. Simone Quaranta
About supervisors
  • - Dr. Margherita Bolognesi - researcher at ISMN Bologna - Dr. Pietro Calandra - researcher at ISMN Montelibretti (Rome) - Dr. Daniela Caschera - researcher at ISMN Montelibretti (Rome) - Dr. Francesca Deganello - researcher at ISMN Palermo - Dr. Leonarda Francesca Liotta - research director at ISMN Palermo - Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino - senior researcher at ISMN Messina - Dr. Simone Quaranta - researcher at ISMN Montelibretti (Rome)
Interview with the candidates
  • Yes