CATMAT & Ve Nice 

 at the event "Next steps Venice, Approcci di co-progettazione per una Venezia sostenibile" (December, 14)



CATMAT & Ve Nice 

 at the event "Faro Job meeting" (November, 11-14)



CATMAT on television

The national program TG Leonardo and the regional TG Veneto broadcast a report about HAIR project.



Winners of CIG 2021

The first edition of the “Catalisi in Gioco”, organized by GIC and “SCI giovani” took place in Reggio Calabria on July 27- 30 2021.
Our PhD students Marco Pizzolato and Lilia Longo won the first and second prize with the projects:
“CANNOLI: hydrogen and carbon nanotubes coproduction from plastic waste: a circular apporach to hydrogen storage''
“FOEnz Bionic: magnetic bionic nanostructures Fe-Au-Enzyme for the activation of anticancer prodrugs”

Results of the project "HAIR: Hair & Agrifood innovare riciclando"

The results of the project "HAIR: Hair & Agrifood innovare riciclando" financed by FSE Regione Veneto will be presented on July, 22nd at 10 a.m. in the Scientific Campus.


"Congratulations to Dr. Cristina Pizzolitto!"

winner of the best PhD thesis in Catalysis (edition 2021, founded by Italian Chemical Society and GIC)




"Congratulations to CATMAT graduates!"

On 06/05/2021 our students Alberto and Martina had the final examination and graduated on "Chimica e Tecnologie sostenibili".




FSE HAIR project

The results of our FSE Project HAIR: Hair & Agrifood Innovare Riciclando" have been reported on several magazines 

The project is about the valorization of artichoke leaves and stems discarded at the Rialto market to innovative products for the health and hair beauty.

Industrial collaborations

CATMAT is available for researches in partnership with companies in order to collaborate on projects of common interest. In this way, companies can have access to the knowledge and skills of the CATMAT researchers, laboratories and research facilities.
The partnership can be developed through:

  • Research projects;
  • Funding of research grants, doctoral scholarships on selected topics;
  • An industrial doctorate that allows companies to train, through a PhD program on a selected topic, their employees already engaged in highly qualified activities.

CATMAT has been already involved in many collaborations with industrial partners, such as Evonik, Casale, MTS, TEXA, Unired, H.D.R., Italcementi.

Our thesis proposals

All CATMAT thesis projects involve the design of innovative materials, their characterisation and their use for desired applications. Some topics:

  • Formulation of highly performant cosmetics from natural raw materials
  • Formulation of innovative materials for drug delivery systems
  • Formulation of inexpensive, innovative multifunctional materials to be used in green building industry
  • How to store sunlight? Photocatalysis turns CO2 and bio-alcohols into solar fuels
  • Energy relies on hydrogen: how to obtain it by renewable sustainable sources?
  • Waste to wheel (w2w): how to turn biomass into chemicals and fuels? Development of process to upgrade lignocellulosis wastes
  • Formulation of multifunctional materials for Cultural Heritage
  • Formulation of innovative coatings for roman frescos (in collaboration with IIT) 
  • Synthesis of innovative materials for applications in the traditional venician "marmorino"