CLAN activities include experimental research on:

- organic/inorganic synthesis and physicochemical/structural characterization of chemical species

- self-assembly and characterization of supramolecular systems

- organization of molecular building blocks into solid films and materials

- analysis of static and dynamic properties of molecules, supermolecules and materials - with particular attention to photoinduced phenomena and processes - by means of physico-chemical techniques (e.g. spectroscopies and microscopies) and computational tools

- investigation of possible applications resulting from the interaction of light with the developed molecules, supermolecules and materials


Areas of interest for CLAN research are

- molecular switches, machines and motors

- photochromic and electrochromic systems

- (photo)catalysis

- supramolecular systems and devices

- nanocrystals and nanoparticles

- stimuli-responsive materials

- molecular logic


For a more detailed description of the research projects, please check out staff members activities or the publications page.


EU H2020 - ITN "ArtMoMa" - 2020-2024 (PI: A. Credi)
Artificial molecular machines

Ministero dell'Istruzione, Università e Ricerca - PRIN "NEMO" - 2019-2023 (PI: A. Credi)
Next generation of molecular and supramolecular machines: towards functional nanostructured devices, interfaces, surfaces and materials

Ministero dell'Istruzione, Università e Ricerca - PRIN "PHOLIES" - 2019-2023 (PI: S. Silvi)
Photoresponsive host-guest functional systems in liposomes

EU H2020 - FETOPEN "MAGNIFY" - 2018-2022 (PI: A. Credi)
From nano to macro: a groundbreaking actuation technology for robotic systems

Ministero dell'Istruzione, Università e Ricerca - FARE "AMPLI" - 2017-2022 (PI: A. Credi)
Amplification of nanometer movements at larger scales: towards molecule-based artificial muscles

EU H2020 - ERC Advanced Grant "LEAPS" - 2016-2022 (PI: A. Credi)
Light effected autonomous molecular pumps - Towards molecular transporters and actuating materials