BIODOT - Biobased and biodegradable Carbon Dot-Polymeric Nanofibrous Membranes for Solar-Assisted Water Remediation and Oil Spill Cleanup

Industrial, scientific and technological cooperation agrrement Italy-Israel [2021-2022]


The main objective of the BIODOT bilateral consortium is to develop an innovative material platform based upon functional biobased and biodegradable composite nanofiber membranes comprising polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) enriched with carbon dots (C-dots). These new "bening-by-design" materials will be fully bio-based and applied To water purification, photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, and removal of oil-spills.

Responsible for Italy

Prof. Paola Galletti, also responsible for the Department

Responsible for Israel

Prof. Raz Jelinek, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Other Deptartments involved

CIRSA (Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca per le Scienze Ambientali)


Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (Italy)

Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)


200.000 €