Università di Padova, Italy
The University of Padova, dating back to 1222, is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning. The University was rewarded with the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo by the European Commission on the 27th, February 2012. All reports issued by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes set the University of Padova as the highest ranking among leading Italian Universities for the quality of its research results for the period 2004 – 2010 and 2011-2014.
The Department of Chemical Sciences (DSC) hosts more than 80 professors and together with technicians, visiting scientists, PostDocs, PhDs and diploma students, a total of ca 300 individuals. Two groups of the DSC are involved in the CRESCENDO project: the Surface Science and Catalysis Group (SSCG) (www.chimica.unipd.it/surfacescience) led by Prof. Granozzi, and the Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry Group (EAEG (www.chimica.unipd.it/electrochem) led by Prof. Gennaro.