International Network

Since the beginning of the 80's ISTEC has been increasingly active in the scientific international community exchanging ideas, expertise and abilities with research and industrial partners through:

  • participation in EU-funded projects
  • participation in ministry-funded projects
  • research contracts
  • bilateral projects
  • research agreements

From 2003 to 2007 in Kyoto (Japan) ISTEC participated in the joint laboratory “Research Institute on Nanoscience” (RIN) funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CNR, in cooperation with the Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT).

ISTEC took also part in further actions, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supporting cooperation and training actions to help undeveloped countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, Syria.

Nowadays ISTEC is still cooperating with many European partners at EU-funded projects, bilateral projects and research agreements. Its international visibility also benefited from the membership in Italian Ceramic Society, Italian Society of Reology, European Ceramic Society, International Ceramic Federation, European Society for Biomaterials.

The most representative in progress cooperation are listed below:

  • Central Institute for Conservation in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences   
  • CSIC-UNSE, Sevilla, Spain
  • Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Department of Chemical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
  • Department of Materials Center for Structural Ceramics, Royal School of Mines, London, UK
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (US Air Force)
  • Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Polytechnics University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Faculty of Physics, University Al. I. Cuza, Romania
  • INSA, University of Lyon, France
  • Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Praga, Cech Republic
  • Institute of Occupational Medicine, UK
  • Istituto de Optica, CSIC, Madrid, Spagna
  • Joanneum Research Institut of Surface Technology and Photonics Weiz, Osterreich, Austria
  • Joanneum Research Institute, Austria
  • Materials & Surface Science Institute , University of Limerick, Ireland
  • National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest, Romania
  • Politechnica University of Timişoara, Romania
  • PROMES-CNRS, France
  • Stanford University, CA, USA
  • Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH, Austria
  • Universitat Jaume I, Castellon de la Plana, Spain
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • Western Riserve University, Cleveland, Ohio