Short presentation of our Department

The DSMN is a scientific department that includes chemists, physicists, physical chemists,  biologists, mathematicians and engineers.
The research activities, both basic and applicative, of our Department are aimed at the study of molecules and nanomaterials, both in their more specifically chemical, physical, chemical-physical aspects and in those related to their interaction with biological systems. We have always  a particular attention to aspects related to sustainability.

Work with us

Faculty positions

The Department hires the best talents through the calls for Faculty [ITA]. Foreign candidates benefit from facilitations and preferential criteria are laid down for candidates with international experience.

Research fellowships

Short-term research fellowships allow Master’s Degree graduates to pursue short-term research (less than 12 months normally) including them in existing projects and research groups.

Research grants

Research grants allow Master’s Degree graduates and PhDs to pursue research activities at the university or in the projects offered to the candidates.

Selections for temporary advisors

Through direct selection for temporary advisors [ITA] candidates can collaborate with Ca' Foscari University of Venice as experts with proven expertise and specialization. Applications are examined by a specific commission on the basis of the education, the resume and/or through an interview.

Specialist and academic tutors

The calls for applications for tutors [ITA] are aimed at students enroled in Master's or PhD Degree programmes and at international incoming students. Tutors support educational activities with courses, seminars, workshops, orientation for the study plan and the final paper, and welcome and assist international students.


The Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems (DSMN) aims to stimulate research development and scientific education and is characterized by its research in innovative fields.
Developing research themes aimed at sustainability it interacts well with the local manufacturing bodies and businesses.
Education focuses on the most established research areas and include renewable energy sources, green chemistry, nanotechnologies and biotechnologies.

The Department is part of the Interdepartmental Centre of Services for Experimental Disciplines.

The high-level education and research enables it to train students able to enter sectors with high-level scientific and technological content. The up-to-date educational offer combines the different skills of a chemist, from inorganic compounds to molecular biology.
The offer of the Department are conceived to implement a strong interaction between the university and the labor market. Traditional education methods go along with new Lifelong Learning projects (LLP), a great opportunity for the workers within firms which need training plans for modernisation and upgrades.

Opening hours

In compliance with the Covid-19 prevention measures issued by the Italian Government, all study rooms will remain closed for now. Faculty office hours and front office appointments will be carried out remotely.

  • Communal areas and Faculty offices c/o Scientific Campus: from Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 7.30 pm
  • Administration and accounting from Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
  • Educational programmes from Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
  • PhD programmes from Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm,  Wednesday also 14.00 am - 16.00 pm
  • Research from Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm


Since 2010 Ca’ Foscari commits to sustainability through the programme Sustainable Ca' Foscari and in September 2014 the Sustainable Campus project was launched to promote and develop sustainable actions and projects in all the university seats. 

Among the many initiatives and events, the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems together with the Science and Technology Library, the Scientific Campus and the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, established a permanent BookCrossing point where the university users can give a new life to the books they have already read and take free of charge books they would like to read.. 

Furthermore, DSMN students can acquire Sustainability Competencies: voluntary based activities dedicated to economic, social or environmental sustainability. The student must discuss with the contact professor of the involved Department to identify an activity, such as courses, workshops, interviews, research..., and the nature of its final proposal. Once the activity carried out and the final proposal approved, the teacher will register 1 extracurrricular CFU in the student’s plan of study.