Research

Saudi Arabia and Iran: the effects of Covid-19 in the heart of Islam

Covid-19 has been spreading through the Middle East, where it’s also negatively affecting the already tense religious and political situation, as well as international relations in general. We talked about this delicate situation with Dr Toby Matthiesen, Marie Curie Global Fellowship recipient at Ca' Foscari.

Containment measures in Italy: at least 200,000 hospitalizations avoided

According to a study coauthored by a group of scientists belonging to Politecnico di Milano, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, University of Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, and Università di Padova, the measures implemented by the Italian government have reduced the contagion transmission by 45%.

Fluorescent molecules activate "green" chemical reactions

Scientists from the Green Organic Synthesis Team (GOST) research team led by Alvise Perosa and Maurizio Selva from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have demonstrated for the first time the possibility of triggering chemical reactions by illuminating natural carbon nanoparticles.

5 reasons (+1) why you should apply for a Marie Curie at Ca’ Foscari

From April 8th, researchers will have a chance to apply for a Marie Curie Fellowship, a life-changing experience and an incredibile carreer opportunity. Find out why Ca’ Foscari is among the most sought-after host institutions in Europe.

Innovative molecule to eliminate coronavirus from surfaces

Thanks to an antiviral molecule of plant origin, both long-lasting and non-toxic to humans, Ca' Foscari and  Delphinus Biotech have developed a disinfectant that can eliminate bacteria and viruses, while also providing active protection for several days.

From wood waste to nanomaterials: a patent to exploit lignin

A research group at Ca’ Foscari, led by Claudia Crestini, has discovered and patented a method that transforms lignin into a commodity based on high value-added materials.

Coronavirus and pollution: many hypotheses, few certainties

The geographical distribution of the epidemic in the first few weeks and some studies taken from the media have raised the hypothesis of an association between atmospheric particulate pollution and the spread of Covid-19, a scientific issue on which many researchers are working in Italy and abroad.

Energy of tomorrow? In search of greener production

Between Venice and Sweden, professor Vomiero supervises a team of scientists in the search for structured nanocomposites for the production of renewable energy. 

5000 year-old sword discovered in an Armenian Monastery in Venice

One of the oldest Anatolian weapons in the world was just recently discovered by a PhD student of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice inside the Mekhitarist Monastery on the Saint Lazarus Island. Now a team of researchers is trying to shed light on the incredible journey of this mysterious sword.