Istituto per la Tecnologia delle MembraneGovernment


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Foundation: 1923

Mission: Mission of the Institute for Membrane Technology (ITM) is the research and development in the field of science and engineering of membranes. The research activities aim to promote knowledge, innovation and high-level training in the field of membranes and their application in water treatment, gas separation, bioartificial organs, biotechnology, food and agriculture. The ITM is internationally recognized for its peculiar skills in the preparation characterization of membranes (organic, inorganic, mixed matrix, biohybrid); transport phenomena through membranes; molecular selective membrane separations; development of catalytic membranes, catalytic membrane reactors, membrane contactors (including emulsifiers and crystallizers); development of integrated membrane processes; development of membranes in biotechnology, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Membranes are applied in strategic sectors such as energy, environment, health, manufacturing. In these areas, membrane technologies have achieved a leading role with a more than 20% annual growth. As part of national, European and international research projects, other than bilateral agreements, ITM has established collaborations with various Research Institutes, Universities and Companies located in Italy, Europe, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile and United States. This reflects a remarkable ability to attract funds for the development of research and high education, affecting the socio-economic and cultural environment. The ITM attracts many researchers from renowned Universities and Research Institutions abroad, generating a dynamic and multicultural environment that enriches and stimulates further the activities of the Institute.

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

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Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDItaly
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 718th430th418th641st61st
Chemistry 419th185th178th348th10th
Energy 483rd248th248th370th42nd
Environmental Science 150th46th43rd87th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 755th412th415th657th76th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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