The Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies (DSTC) of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” offers study and research opportunities in the chemical sciences. Chemistry is a central science for sustainable development: our research aims to improve quality of life through the investigation of most aspects of modern chemistry and its applications through both theoretical and experimental methods. We investigate the development of innovative synthesis processes and more effective catalysts, of new materials and devices, sustainable energy production and storage, the processes occurring in complex natural systems, the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases and much more.
This broad spectrum of activities reflects the interdisciplinary background of the DSTC faculty and staff which covers analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and applied chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and materials science. Such a variety of interests, combined with challenging graduate subjects and an extensive seminar program, provides our students with the foundations needed for a meaningful professional career and a lifetime of independent learning.
In the most recent Evaluation of the Quality of Research (VQR) for the years 2015-2019, carried out by the National Agency for Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR), VQR 2015 – 2019, the DSTC qualified as one of the 11 Italian Departments of Excellence funded in the Chemical Sciences area thanks to the 5-years project X-CHEM: eXpanding CHEMistry: implementing excellence in research and teaching”.
X-CHEM sets the goal of making the DSTC a reference among national and international Chemistry Departments developing not only new synergies, interactions and collaborations between research groups with different background, but also supporting new research lines and enhancing top-level teaching through the recruitment of new faculty and staff members and the creation of an advanced microscopy infrastructure.