Department of
Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems



First edition of Veneto art summer school concluded successfully on July 29 with the participation of professors and students from the University Ca' Foscari of Venice and from United International College, Hong Kong

Scholarship program of the European Master in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (TCCM)

A common project of 9 European universities involves periods of mobility in at least two of the Universities

First Instagram contest

The DSMN is launching its first Instagram contest for its students 

New Call for Application a.y. 2021/2022 - PON Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020

Call PON R&I 2014-2020 for academic year 2021/22 is now online. The deadline for submitting the application is Friday 22nd October 2021 1 P.M. (Italian time)

Welcome message from Maurizio Selva, Director of the Department

"We develop multidisciplinary research to study the way in which matter interacts with the world, with a special focus on environmental sustainability”

Maurizio Selva,
Director of the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems




Our research

Research areas

The Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems takes advantage of the synergy created by the complementary skills of its staff. Our research activity is decidedly interdisciplinary, thanks to the staff’s diverse competencies. It focuses on three interdisciplinary topics:

  • Topic 1: nanosystems and nano-biomaterials for biomedical, sensory, environmental, energetic and technological applications
  • Topic 2: sustainable chemistry for the industry and the environment
  • Topic 3: new technologies, materials and analytical methods for the study of products in the field of cultural heritage 

By developing research topics that focus on sustainability, the Department interacts in positive and beneficial ways with local businesses and manufacturers.

Research projects
PIN1 - targeted therapy in high grade serous ovarian cancer patients

Scientific Coordinator: Flavio Rizzolio;
Duration: 02/01/2020 - 01/01/2025

NANO-REGION: an open access network for innovation through nanotechnology

Scientific Coordinator: Alvise Benedetti;
Duration: 01/02/2019 - 31/01/2022

Emergence of New Phases in Biopolymer Systems

Scientific Coordinator: Achille Giacometti
Duration: 16/06/2020 al 15/06/2023