(14.06.2018) - Congratulazioni a Francesca Macii per il Best Poster Award all'International Symposium on Metal Complexes (Firenze, 3-7 giugno 2018) con il suo contributo dal titolo: “DNA and RNA binding tests of highly positively or negatively charged phtalocyanines”, co-autori: Lorenzo Arrico, Tarita Biver, Lorenzo Di Bari


logo dyna(22.05.2018) - The National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds (ICCOM) offers 1 PhD position (Early Stage Researcher) within the Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network LightDyNAMics ( funded by HORIZON 2020, for the implementation of the following research project: “Quantum dynamics in nucleobases and small oligomers: toward the simulation of time resolved spectra”.

The main aims of the PhD project are
1. Develop new effective computational strategies to compute pump-probe spectra and 2D electronic spectra from quantum dynamics (QD), to be directly compared with experiments.
2. Apply these methodologies to nucleobases and small oligomers addressing in detail the relation between the lifetimes obtained from fitting of spectroscopic traces and the underlying QD processes in the molecule.

The successful candidate will work at the Pisa Unit of ICCOM-CNR under the supervision of Dr. Fabrizio Santoro and with the co-supervision of Dr. R. Improta (IBB-CNR, Napoli) and of Prof. G. Cerullo (POLIMI, Milano) and will be enrolled in the Doctoral School in Chemical and Materials Science at the University of Pisa.

Application deadline 31 May 2018.
Applications should be submitted at the following link

The evaluation will consist of two selection steps: the first based on the documentation provided by the candidates and the second based on the interview. Within each step, the marks given for each criterion by the reviewers will be used against an established pass/fail threshold

1. Eligibility criteria
(a) Nationality: The candidate can be of any nationality.
(b)Mobility: By the closing date of the call for applicants, the candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
(c) Qualifications: By the closing date of the call for applicants, the candidate shall have a master degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, Material Sciences (or related topics) corresponding to the second level of studies.
(d) Foreign language: The candidate shall be fluent in written and spoken English.
(e) Experience: Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background and interest in one of the fields reported in (c)
(f) Moreover, by the closing date of the call for applicants
− candidates shall not have been awarded a doctorate degree;
− The candidate should be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research career. This includes the period of research training, starting from the date of obtaining the degree, which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in Italy, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

- Official call for applicants can be found here
- Further info


carpita dot(05.05.2018) - Il Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche e dei Materiali ha perso uno dei suoi docenti che con maggiore continuità hanno contribuito alla formazione e alla crescita dei dottorandi. Il Professor Adriano Carpita si è dedicato con impegno esemplare nell’insegnamento e nella ricerca in Chimica Organica. Lo ricordiamo specialmente per i suoi risultati nella sintesi di molecole bioattive attraverso tecniche innovative di impiego di reattivi organometallici. Attualmente dirigeva la tesi del Dott. Gianluca Casotti su nuovi protocolli per la formazione regio e stereoselettiva di legami C-C, mediante l’uso di alogenuri di organozinco e l’uso di catalizzatori supportati e con reattori a flusso.
Tutto il Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche e dei Materiali lo ricorda con affetto.

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poster irving langmuir
Nel 1918, Irving Langmuir ha pubblicato l'articolo “The adsorption of gases on plane surfaces of glass, mica and platinum” (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1918, 40, 1361–1403). A cento anni di distanza, i dottorandi del 1° anno del Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche e dei Materiali (DSCM) lo raccontano in un poster. Grazie a una collaborazione tra la Biblioteca di Chimica, il Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale (DCCI) e il DSCM, il volume originale è esposto nell'atrio del Dipartimento in Via Moruzzi 13.