CATMAT group


Catalysis: yesterday, today, tomorrow

November 8, 2023 (11.00 AM - 5.00 PM)
The day includes a series of speeches on the current progress of catalysis by researchers from the academic world and Italian industry. Fil rouge of the day will be the memory of Prof. Francesco Pinna who was our mentor. Free admission, reservation required.
More information [ITA]

Webinar "Scenari della sostenibilità"

Prof. Signoretto will partecipate at the webinar "Lotta allo spreco alimentare, tracciabilità del rifiuto organico Veritas, ricerca applicata al recupero degli scarti agricoli [ITA]"

on November 23, 2023 - 2.30 PM.

Winner of the best thesis on Industrial Chemistry

Giulia Da Pian is the winner of the Industrial Chemistry Division Award for the best Master Degree thesis in Industrial Chemistry (edition 2023). The award ceremony took place in Milan on november, 20th.

Interview in the Magazine LEI

Read the interview to Dr. Somayeh Taghavi for the Magazine LEI [ITA]

CATMAT for "Storie di donne"

Prof. Signoretto partecipated in the event "Storie di donne" on March 2023.

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
  • Biochars: from waste to resources by pyrolisis
  • 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"