A successful collaboration - Prof Maria Chiara Carrozza, President of the National Council of Research, Italy, visits ISIS
02 Mar 2022



On 24 February ISIS welcomed President of the National Council of Research, Italy, as one of the facility's longest collaborations.

Italian delegation visiting ISIS

​Professor Roberto Buizza – Scientific Attachè, Italian Embassy in London, Dr Giuseppe Colpani – D​​irector General, ​Dr Virginia Coda Nunziante – CNR Director for International Relations, Mark Thompson - STFC, Professor Maria Chiara Carrozza – President of CNR, Professor Paulo Radaelli – Oxford, Dr Stefano Fabris – Director of the “Istituto Officina dei Materiali" CNR-IOM, Trieste, Italy, ​Professor Carla Andreani - University of Rome Tor Vergata, Dr.Corrado Spinella– Dept. Director, Physical Sciences and Materials Technologies​



​The collaboration between CNR and ISIS is long and productive, covering a broad range of research and instrument development, with the most recent agreement signed in Autumn 2021. Part of this is the ISIS@MACH partnership​a new Research Infrastructure based in Italy in the Region Lazio. A new proposal has been developed to extend this, providing additional access with a focus on SMEs (small to medium enterprises), capitalising on the potential of neutrons to support post-COVID recovery.

ISIS is developing a new instrument programme, Endeavour, and has long term plans for a new facility, ISIS-II.  We hope Italy will continue to be partners in these projects, given the significant contri​bution the collaboration has made, encompassing both research and instrument development.​

The CNR President was in the UK to present reforms to Italian research in the framework of 'Horizon Europe' and the Recovery and Resilience Plan - more here​.​

Contact: Fletcher, Sara (STFC,RAL,BID)