Research

Solar windows from carbon nanoparticles

An Italian-Chinese study led by Alberto Vomiero (Ca’ Foscari) on the cover of the scientific journal ‘Energy and Environmental Science’. The research shows it is possible to produce eco-sustainable luminescent solar concentrators. 

With 30 new Marie Curie Fellows, Ca’ Foscari becomes 4th University in EU

Each year, the European Commission programme dedicated to famous scientist Marie Skłodowska-Curie, the first woman to ever win a Nobel prize, selects and funds the most promising talents, giving them the opportunity to carry out their scientific project in different institutions and countries. 

Marie Curie fellow discovers unknown texts on Safavid-Venetian relations

In his project SAFVEN - West meets East in Venice, Marie Curie Fellow Ahmad Guliyev has studied the diplomatic relations between the Safavids and the Venetians in the 16th century. During his research, he discovered some unknown documents, which anticipated the first Safavid embassy to Venice to 1597.

Three new 'Marie Curie' Fellows at Ca’ Foscari

In addition to the 23 grants announced last February, researchers Caterina Borelli, Tania Saeed and Camilla Bertolini will bring the Venetian university to a total of 26 Marie Curie Fellows, confirming it as the only Italian University among the best in Europe.

When ice disappeared from the Northern Atlantic

The National Research Council’s Institute for Polar Studies and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have participated in a study which shows that during the last Ice Age in the Northern Atlantic, the decrease in sea ice took place over a span of 250 years, at the same time of a number of events that caused a rapid increase in temperatures. The results have been published in Pnas.

Why are young Thais protesting against the army and the monarchy?

We interviewed Prof. Edoardo Siani, researcher of the Department of Asian and North African Studies, to learn why this Southeast Asian country known as the Land of Smiles is instead going through such a tumultuous phase on a political level.

Coronavirus in the air? Only where there are gatherings

A multidisciplinary study conducted by CNR-ISAC, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, CNR-ISP and IZSPB, has analysed the concentrations and size of the viral particles in outdoor air in Venice and Lecce in the month of May 2020, between the end of the lockdown and the reopening of activities.

Europe’s perception of China during the Covid-19 pandemic

A survey which involved 13 European states and was carried out on a sample of 1500 people for each country between September and October 2020, has highlighted a generally negative trend, as China tends to be seen negatively by 10 countries out of 13.

Computational screenings to analyze the 'pain protein'

An international and multidisciplinary team, coordinated by computer scientist Marta Simeoni and physicist Achille Giacometti from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, has developed and tested for the first time a method of predicting which mutations of the 'pain protein' NaV1.7 deserve diagnostic investigations.