Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Academic Year 2017-2018
- Astrochemistry and molecular astrophysics.
- Computational medicinal chemistry.
- Computational spectroscopy.
- Materials and devices with low environmental impact and related to renewable fonts of energy.
- Methods and models for cultural heritage.
- Rational design and characterization of new polymeric and nano-structured materials.
The scientific activities are supported by large-scale high performance computing resources and last-generation hardware to produce and visualize advanced 3D graphics through virtual and augmented reality. Scientific research and technological support are financed by several international projects (e.g. the 5-year ERC Advanced grant DREAMS). The theoretical models and computational approaches developed by the research team are made available to the whole scientific community through widely distributed user-friendly programs (e.g. the Gaussian code) and are currently used by a large number of researchers all over the world both in academic institutions and in industry. Reference experimental data are made available to the researchers of the group as a result of several long-standing collaborations with leading experimental teams operating, inter alia, at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the principal Inter-University Consortia devoted to chemistry (INSTM, CSGI, CERM). Furthermore, within the Scuola Normale Superiore, an increasing number of collaborations and memoranda of understanding allows PhD students to perform stages and develop collaborative projects in several Universities and Research Centers in Europe, USA, and Asia.
Available scholarships: 5
Coordinator: Antonino Cattaneo
Gianfranco Adornato, SNS
Vincenzo Barone, SNS
Giuseppe Brancato, SNS
Chiara Cappelli, SNS
Antonino Cattaneo, SNS
Giordano Mancini, SNS
Dimitrios Skouteris, SNS
Nicola Tasinato, SNS
Carlo Adamo, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris – Chimie ParisTech
Cristina Puzzarini, Università di Bologna
Walter Rocchia, IIT – Genova