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The mission of the school is to provide students with knowledge and training in the field of nanotechnology and to provide the necessary background to become 21st century scientists and technicians.

credits to:a) M.M. Vega, V. Sergo,b) S. Velari, A. De Vita, c) V. Zannier, S. Rubini, d) M.Nkoua, L. Casalis.


The main objective is to teach researchers to plan, build, use and test nanotechnological tools and devices that meet the growing needs of the society in diverse fields of application:

  • the development of new experimental techniques to investigate, process, manipulate and visualize nanostructured materials on a nanometric scale,
  • the development of spectroscopic techniques to detect isolated molecules on nanostructured substrates,
  • the study of the relations between microstructure and the properties of materials and the engineering of nanostructured materials,
  • the synthesis of nanostructures,
  • the applications of nanotechniques to energy-focused research,
  • the multiscale molecular modelling of materials and relevant phenomena through computational simulation techniques,
  • human health with particular attention to the study and treatment of tumours and degenerative diseases,
  • nanotechnological applications to medical, pharmacological, biomedical and food areas.


This is made possible by the availability of top rate facilities and equipments in the University laboratories and in the public and private research bodies partnering with the University, i.e. the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnologies (ICGEB), Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, the Oncological Referral Center in Aviano (CRO), and the Advanced Technology and Nanoscience National Laboratory TASC- INFM- CNR just to cite a few.


The approach is inter-disciplinary: physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, physicians, pharmacologists, odontologists, biotechnologists and agronomists combine and reinforce their specific competences and skills while developing the ability to carry out their research in synergy and in a wider perspective.

PhD graduates will be professional researchers and technological developers. They will apply their knowledge and their critical evaluation skills to the development of methods to design, produce and evaluate new materials and to improve the existing ones. The target is to make industrial production more efficient, economical and sustainable both in terms of consumption of resources and environmental impact.




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PhD students XXXII cycle17/11/2016

​Welcome to the students, XXXII cycle, who joint  the PhD course in Nanotechnology:



COTTA Valerio

CRINGOLI Maria Cristina

D'ELIA Alessandro


IACUZZI Valentina



All the best whises for 3 years of exciting research work and success.

GRADUATION DAY 201614/06/2016

​Friday June 10th in the Aula Magna of the University of Trieste was held the Graduation Day.

In the picture some of the new Doctors in Nanotechnology with the Rector, Prof. Maurizio Fermeglia, former director of the PhD school and the coordinator, Prof. Lucia Pasquato.IMG_141.jpg


Call for application, XXXII cycle, starting Novmber 2016.

Deadline for application: 16 June 2016; 13:00 (Italian time)

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Final Exam 2016: Twenty students of the PhD corse in Nanotechnology have positively passed the final exam07/04/2016

​March 22, March 31,  April 5 and April 7, four commissions have examined 20 students of the PhD School in Nanotechnology. All of them have been positevly evaluted and proposed for the award PhD in Nanotechnology.

My congratulations and whishes for a brilliant carrear to:

Luca Omiciuolo

Laerte Luigi Patera

Cristian Svetina

Simone Velari

Francesca Cammisuli

Paolo Cecchini

De Biasi Matteo

del Ben Fabio

Lorena Tarusha

Amna Abdalla Mohamed Khalid

Amodio ALessia

Capaldo Pietro

Alex Stopar

Muhammad S. Yousafzai

Ilenia D'Agostino

Elena Pellizzoni

Paola Pittia

Davide Porrelli

Pasquale Sacco

Francesca Scognamiglio

Congratulations to Prof. Paolo Fornasiero06/04/2016

Prof. Paolo Fornasiero, member of the Teachers' Board of the PhD Course in Nanotechnology, is the recipient of the prestigious IACS Heinz Heinemann Award for the brilliant scientific achievements  in the field of catalysis reached  in the last 4 years.

Our most warmest congratulations!



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