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General description

The University of Rome Tor Vergata (UNITOV) was founded in 1981 and has been ranked 81st in the world in the ranking compiled by THE (Times Higher Education), which takes into account only the universities founded less than 50 years. In the overall ranking the university appears among the top 200 universities in Europe. The research group of Prof. Ricci is hosted at the Department of Chemistry which has a strong track record of both teaching and research. Recently a national survey ranked the Department of Chemistry among the 1st chemistry departments in Italy. Research in the department is funded by the Minister of Education, European Commission, National Health Organization, National Research Center and other bodies, with current research funding of more than 22 million euros in the last 5 years. The Department of Chemistry is also associated to the NAST Center (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology & Innovative Instrumentation at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”) a multidisciplinary research and training center created to promote research and advanced training at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology. NAST combines basic science with application-orientated research and development of innovative instrumentation.

Supervisors and expertise*

Bioengineers at UC Santa Barbara and University of Rome Tor Vergata have designed faster and cheaper medical diagnostic testsAssoc. prof. Francesco Ricci, Chemistry Department of the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, head of the Laboratory of Biosensors & Nanomachines

Group website: http://www.francescoriccilab.com/