The Department includes the following main research areas:

The research activities are co-financed by structural funding on a national and international level as well as by Italian and foreign privately-owned companies.

Recent examples include Italian Ministry for University PRIN and FIRB calls, a POR-FESR (2014-2020) project and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie action.

Many agreements have been signed with various Companies as a token to demonstrate the attractiveness of the Department.