The Department of Chemical Science and Technologies (DSTC) has 45 full-time Professors, 12 highly qualified experimental officers/technicians, and 5 administrative staff.
The Department hosts numerous research fellows and several graduate and undergraduate students that contribute to the wide spectrum of research activities.
The Department strong record of scientific achievements places it at the top of the national rankings. In the Evaluation of the Quality of Research 2004 - 2010 carried out by the National Agency for Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes VQR 2004/2010, the DSTC qualified as the best in the Chemical Sciences Area for medium-size Italian Universities. In the same report, the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" ranked in the top six positions for different Areas (1, 2, 3, 8b, 9, 11.b, 13) but our Department is the only one ranking first. 
Our research covers most aspects of modern chemistry and its applications, including the study of environment and food security, preservation of cultural heritage, design of innovative drugs, development of medical devices, sustainable chemistry, energy storage and conversion, understanding of photoinduced processes, catalysis, theoretical and experimental investigations on biomolecules and biomaterials, biomimetic supramolecular systems, development of physico/chemical sensors, biosensors and sensors, organic, inorganic, and  hybrid nanostructured materials for applications in electronics, photonics, energy, etc.
The broad spectrum of the activities reflects the interdisciplinary background of the Department personnel which covers analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and applied chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and materials science. 
Such a variety of interests, combined with a variety of challenging graduate subjects and an extensive seminar program, provides our students with the foundation needed for a meaningful professional career and a lifetime of independent learning.
The top level of our research has a rather long history: beside the aforementioned VQR 2004-2010 Report, the Tor Vergata Chemistry area rated at the highest level on the basis of all the parameters evaluated in the Research Observatory Report for years 2004-2006 published by the Italian Universities Evaluation Authorities.
Other significant features of our research activity are the high number of scientific collaborations with public and private institutions, both national and international, and the several ongoing European and bilateral projects as well as the various research contracts with national and international Industries.
Our educational activity offers Bachelor Courses in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, Master in Chemistry, and two Ph D Courses (Chemical Sciences and Materials for Health, Environment and Energy). 
In collaboration with other Departments, we also extensively collaborate to the Bachelor and Master Degrees in Materials Science and Technology, Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and Humanities. This latter area offers a five years degree in "Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Books and Archives Materials” a degree foreseeing habilitation, a unique case in Italy
All these activities reflect in the job placement of our students: shortly after their graduation (at all levels) a large number of them has obtained qualified positions in Universities or Research Centers as well as in Industries, in Italy and abroad.



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