The Department

The Department of APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DISAT) focuses on research and education involving the fundamental principles of matter and energy, their transformation and related engineering applications.
The DISAT endorses, coordinates and manages fundamental and applied research, education and technology transfer in its sites in Turin, Alessandria, Biella and Chivasso. It does so throughout a wide and complementary range of disciplines: physics of condensed matter and fundamental interactions, nanotechnology, chemistry, materials science, metallurgy, actively pursuing chemical, physical, materials and food engineering spanning from the conception of new processes, to the development of new chemical reactors and process units by modelling and experimental tools, from the optimisation of control strategies and devices to the design of pilot and industrial-scale plants.

DISAT is one of the major Departments of the Politecnico. The staff counts on more than 150 faculties, 200 research assistants and collaborators, as well as on the support of about 60 people in the technical and administrative staff.

The department is structured into 7 Institutes , and 13 Research Groups .