Istituto Motori: Research Purposes

The Istituto Motori of the National Research Council of Italy, since its foundation during the second world war, performs basic research and support to the technological development in the energy conversion and environmental protection areas. Main field of interest is that of internal combustion engines, in their use as propulsion systems for land, naval and aeronautical applications, as well as in stationary power generation plants.

The mission of Istituto Motori is twofold, as directed both towards the continuous deepening of knowledge of key chemical and physical processes underlying energy conversion, and as focused on development and innovation. The latter is a recurring objective, expressed by developing research methodologies alternatives to conventional ones, and as contributing to the development of original technologies leading to industrialization.

Innovation activities are mainly carried out through participation in research projects of national and international level, with the involvement of small, medium and large enterprises and other research organizations, or within consultant activities carried out on specific topics, aimed at increasing the TRL (technology readiness level) of products. Some of the technical innovations deriving from the collaboration with industries gained the national or international patentability.

A further task of the Institute is to train high level pre- and post-graduation students through the direct involvement of the research staff in supervising activities of undergraduates, fellows and PhD students from various Italian and foreign universities.

The dissemination of the research results occurs through the publication of reports, scientific papers published in international journals, the organization of conferences, workshops and seminars.


Main research topics

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