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Advanced Techniques for the Analysis of Novel Materials Strategic for Sustainability Transitions: I. Bioplastics

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NOTICE: since there are still a few available seats, applications have been opened again for a short time window.

Applications will definitely closed on 15 December 2023 (at 11:59 pm CEST).

The available tution fee waiver will be assigned to to one of those who applied by the original application deadline.


The Winter School offers a one-week full-time multidisciplinary program at the Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Department (DCCI) of the University of Pisa. It is devoted to training students with a technical-scientific background on the advances of the analysis of materials of environmental and green chemistry interest. The focus will be mainly on PhDs, but master degree’s and post-docs are also welcome.

The student will have access to cutting-edge instrumentation present at DCCI, most of which is part of the CISUP, the Center for Instrument Sharing of the University of Pisa. These will be:

  1. analytical pyrolysis – gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) with micro UVirradiator system,
  2. Vocus 2R CI-TOF mass spectrometer,
  3. Bruker Avance NEO 500 Solid State NMR Spectrometer
  4. Thermogravimetric Analyzer-Gas chromatography/Mass spectrometer TGA-GC/MS – TGA8000-Claurus 690 GC/Claurus SQ 8T MS + Thermogravimetric Analyzer/Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy TGA/FTIR - Q5000 IR (TA Instruments)/Cary 640 (Agilent Technologies).

The lessons will contain both a theoretical introduction (with a focus on applications) and laboratory practice. The curriculum also contains explanations on how to critically analyse the data.

This program will provide the interested student with detailed information on the advanced instrumentation encountered and an overview of the potentialities of different approaches to characterise a material. The new skills will be precious for the educational background of the student, who will primarily be a Chemistry student but may also be of Chemical Engineering and other technical-scientific areas.


This program aims to offer access to dfferent advanced instrumentation and to help the student understand the potentialities of this peculiar equipment and of a multi-technique approach to characterise a material of interest.

It will enhance the ability to face challenges concerning the characterisation of materials. This skill is crucial in the frame of the main pillars of nowadays research, so often connected with new materials for the environment and green chemistry.

Who can apply

Firstly PhD students but master's degree students and post-docs are also welcome.



Program Intensity



Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree in technical-scientific areas.

A minimum of 10 participants, and a maximum of 20, is required for the activation of the International Summer School.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their CV, which will be used to produce a ranking. The students will receive a communication about acceptance or not within 1 week after the application deadline.

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required.

Application has to be submitted via Alice portal following the instructions of the "How to apply" page.




500 euro


Pay fees by Debit/Credit Card or PayPal online using the following form filling it with all the required data:

Payment Form 


  • International students without Italian Tax Code: please tick the box 'Anonymous' in order to disable the field 'Italian personal ID/VAT number'.
  • Please type your NAME and SURNAME next to the pre-filled text of the field 'Reason'
  • Please pay only after receiving the admission letter


Please write to the coordinator for further details


29 January - 2 February 2024

Application Deadline

15 December 2023

NOTICE: the application deadline originally expired on 4 December 2023. The one above indicated is the new application deadline for the short reopening of the applications, from 5 December 2023 until 15 December 2023 (at 11:59 pm CEST).


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