Research

The research lines developed by the Center since its inception are related to the themes

of which are representatives of the faculty and researchers who have joined the Scientific Council.

 

Researches concerning environmental protection:

 

Plant pathogenic organisms, role and inhibition of some proteins.

Prof. Bellincampi

 

Monitoring of aerosols, polar atmosphere and precipitation - LIDAR, Sonar, Radiometry.

Prof. Cacciani

 

Geothermal, undersea gas plumes, CO2 storage, ecosystem effects.

Prof. Bouché

 

Energy from food waste biomass, enzymatic hydrolysis, genetic modification.

Prof. Cervone

 

Monitoring columnar ozone and ultraviolet radiation by Brewer spectrophotometry.

Effects of atmospheric composition on health.

Prof. Siani

 

Reconstruction of plant landscapes and climate of the past.

Prof. Magrì and Sadori

 

Processes of treatment and valorisation of waste with production of biopolymers and/or

biofuels (methane, hydrogen), bioremediation processes of contaminated groundwater.

Prof. Majone

 

Polymers and nanostructured metal particles for the construction of chemical sensors

for gas pollutants (CO, NOx, H2S, etc.) and for enzyme  immobilization (biosensors).

Prof. Russo

 

 

Researches concerning cultural heritage:

 

Environmental landscape, restoration, diagnostic analysis of materials.

Prof. Fanelli

 

Porous systems in cultural heritage, water exchanges, in situ NMR.

Prof. De Luca

 

Vibrational spectroscopy (IR, MicroRaman) for determination of compounds of

environmental  interest and characterization of degradation processes of cultural heritage.

Prof. Dore, Lupi, Nucara, Postorino

 

Characterization of the microclimate in confined environments.

Prof. Siani

 

Plant Remains (pollen, seeds, fruits, wood) in archaeological contexts.

Prof. Magrì and Sadori