LiCryl @ Rende (CS)

The CNR-Nanotec Cosenza establishment takes origin from the historical Liquid Crystals Laboratory – LiCryL, active in the soft matter sciences since the early 80’s. The Unit is located in the Calabria University Campus, in close contact with the academic laboratories and with other CNR institutes. The scientific activities are focused on the physics and chemistry of the soft matter and on its applications in nano-structured systems for advanced micro/nano- optics/photonics/fluidics. New composite nanostructured materials are realized through bottom-up and hybrid bottom-up/top-down fabrication processes.

The Unit is also active in the theoretical and observational aspects of plasma turbulence and in the design of new scientific space missions. Advanced data analysis, theoretical modelling and numerical simulations of complex systems, ranging from bio-molecular complex systems to space and laboratory plasmas, are routinely carried out. We care about the valorisation of the research outcomes through a constant patenting activity and by offering advanced research and technological services. A large part of the research laboratories contributes to the CNR National User Facility Beyond-Nano – Polo di Cosenza and is accessible to external scientists.

The research activities of the LiCryl @ Rende (CS) are focused on the following main focus areas:

  1. Advanced Devices
  2. Materials Science
  3. Modeling and Computation
  4. Nano-Biotechnology
  5. Photonics & Optoelectronics

Where we are

LiCryl @ Rende (CS)
Secondary Unit
Responsible: Michele Giocondo
Phone: +39 0984-496125

Research Facilities and Labs
Administrative Offices
Sede Secondaria Cosenza
Ponte P. Bucci, Cubo 31/C
87036 Rende (CS)
Phone: +39 0984-496008
Fax: +39 0984-494401