For those who have lost their sense of smell: the ROSE project combines nanotechnology, microtechnology, biotechnology, mechanical design, neurosurgery, clinical olfaction, neuroscience and cognitive psychology to test the feasibility of a miniature olfactory prosthesis that combines odour microsensors and neural stimulators.
ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Sara Bagherifard: with the ArcHIDep project, she deploys a revolutionary solid state deposition system in order to obtain heterogeneous materials with architecture structured on three levels of scale (micro, meso and macro)
Published in the prestigious Angewandte Chemie International Edition , a study by Poli highlights how halogen bonding can help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells, making it possible to achieve high efficiency and stability
Researchers are trying to create an accurate model of the human cerebral cortex using state-of-the-art 3D printing techniques, in order to uncover the molecular causes of the onset and development of neurological diseases, including in particular Pitt-Hopkins syndrome
Hybris, a design for a hybrid-electric aircraft equipped with structural batteries, wins first place in the aerospace category of the Intellectual Property Award. Sinergy, a metal-polysulphide flow cell battery that uses inexpensive, abundant and non-toxic materials also wins an award (in the ‘alternative energy’ category).
An ERC Advanced Grant iss awarded to Manuela Raimondi for her BEACONSANDEGG study that combines mechanobiology, bioengineering, oncology, genetics, microtechnology, biophysics and pharmacology to develop a new method for treating breast cancer
The first "quantum artificial neuron" promises to become the missing link between quantum computing and artificial intelligence. The ground-breaking study is published in Nature Photonics.
New programmable materials are coming: the study by Poli published in Royal Society Open Science proposes mathematical techniques to design materials capable of adapting their shape to external stimuli
The European project UN-BIASED (UNcertainty quantification and modelling Bias Inhibition by an Agnostic Synergistic Exploitation of multi-fidelity Data), seeking to develop new modelling techniques for complex aerodynamic systems, kicks off
As part of the SOS-Water Project, the Environmental Intelligent lab will study the limits within which our planet will continue to be able to compensate for changes and provide us with life support
The European project ECOSENS (Economic and Social Considerations for the Future of Nuclear Energy in Society) kicks off: its aim is to analyse citizens’ opinions and perceptions on the risks, benefits and potential of using (current and future) nuclear technologies in relation to the main social challenges
Following the success of ‘phase A’, Politecnico di Milano and the European Space Agency are developing ‘phase B’ of the LUMIO (Lunar Meteoroid Impacts Observer) mission. The goal is to monitor the far side of the moon in order to detect flashes of light associated with meteor impacts.
Published in the journal “Nature Chemistry” the study that highlights a new class of chemical reactions whose speed is controlled by quantum phenomena.