About

The NAST Centre is an interdisciplinary research and education center operating at the forefront of nano science, nanotechnology and related instrumentation. NAST community is dedicated to perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials at the nanoscale, with applications to energy and environment, human health, space science, heritage science.

Scientists from NAST Centre perform fundamental and applied research and work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy with a strong committed to the training of future generations. About a quarter of NAST Centre staff are post-docs and post-graduates.

The NAST Centre, founded in 2006 and based at University of Roma Tor Vergata, promotes scientific innovation and technological excellence through its multi-disciplinary research laboratories. NAST Centre combines basic science with application-orientated research and development of innovative instrumentation, fostering relationships that enhance the transition of basic research results to applications. The Centre has a unique operating model with combine in a synergic way the human capital skills of University of Rome Tor Vergata across several key departments; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

The Centre houses a wide range of research equipment and specialized tools for synthesis, characterization, and integration of hard and soft nanomaterials and for the design and construction of innovative instrumentation. It operates in strong relationships with nanotechnology and commercial communities and is involved in many major national and international collaborations.

History

The NAST Centre building is hosted in the Science Area of the Campus in 2006. It was formed as a result of several key academic and scientific considerations in the early part of the millennium… read more

Organization

The NAST Centre is owned and run by University of Roma Tor Vergata, with one director who operates under the stewardship of an Executive Board… read more

NAST Centre operates in strong relationships with nanotechnology and commercial communities and is involved in many major national and international collaborations.