PhD in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering

Academic Year 2015-2016
Subject area Engineering Studies
Cycle XXXI
Coordinator Prof. Fabio Fava
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 21 positions, of which 16 with scholarship
Call deadline May 29, 2015 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Sep 22, 2015 to Oct 02, 2015 -
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2015
Main Department
Dept of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering
Curricula and Research topics
  1. Engineering of infrastructure, resources and territory:
    Hydraulics and Hydraulic works Sanitary engineering Roads and Transports Topography and cartography Geoengineering and georesources Applied geology.
  2. Structural and Geotechnical Engineering:
    Continuum mechanics Structures Geotechnics.
  3. Chemical and process engineering:
    Principles of chemical engineering Chemical plants Fundamental of Chemical Process Development Industrial and technological chemistry.
  4. Materials engineering and industrial biotechnology:
    Fundamental Chemistry of Technologies Materials Science and Technology Industrial, food and environmental biotechnologies.
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
Carrer opportunities are related to all the positions requiring senior researchers who are able to manage, co-ordinate and carry out research and development projects in all the typical fields of civil, or chemical, or environmental and Materials engineering and industrial biotechnology. In the academic 2012/2013, the PhD programme in Civil, Environmental and Materials Engineering and that in Chemical, Envoronmental and Safety Engineering merged by giving rise the new programme PhD@DICAM. Most of the PhD students who attended in the last years the two previous PhD programmes obtained a professionally satisfying employment at public or private bodies: public administration, utilities management agencies, professional companies, research institutes. Around 20% of the employments were obtained abroad. Around 40% remained in the academic environment at the University of Bologna or others, obtaining a permanent position or a temporary position within project contracts.
Admission Board

Appointed by RD n. 447/2015 Prot. n. 38592 on May 11, 2015

Members
Riccardo Aleandri Direttore  Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria   (C.R.A.) Dip. di Biologia e Produzione Animale riccardo.aleandri@entecra.it
Gabriele Bitelli Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali gabriele.bitelli@unibo.it
Alessandra Bonoli (renounces) Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali alessandra.bonoli@unibo.it
Stefano De Miranda Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali stefano.demiranda@unibo.it
Ferruccio Doghieri Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali ferruccio.doghieri@unibo.it
Paola Fabbri Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali p.fabbri@unibo.it
Fabio Fava (renounces) Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali fabio.fava@unibo.it
Maurizio Fiorini Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali maurizio.fiorini@unibo.it
Guido Gottardi Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali guido.gottardi2@unibo.it
Nadia Lotti Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali nadia.lotti@unibo.it
Cesare Sangiorgi Ricercatore universitario Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali cesare.sangiorgi4@unibo.it
Andrea Simone Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali andrea.simone@unibo.it
Elena Toth Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali elena.toth@unibo.it
Alessandro Tugnoli Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali a.tugnoli@unibo.it
Substitutes
Lorenzo Bertin (substitutes Prof. Fabio Fava) Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali lorenzo.bertin@unibo.it
Lisa Borgatti Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali lisa.borgatti@unibo.it
Annamaria Celli Ricercatore universitario Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali annamaria.celli@unibo.it
Valerio Cozzani Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali valerio.cozzani@unibo.it
Vittorio Di Federico Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali vittorio.difederico@unibo.it
Marco Giacinti Baschetti Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali marco.giacinti@unibo.it
Alessandro Marzani Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali marco.marzani@unibo.it
Marco Savoia Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali marco.savoia@unibo.it
Luca Vittuari (substitutes Prof.ssa Alessandra Bonoli) Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali luca.vittuari@unibo.it
Learning outcomes
The prminente goal is the acquisition of the knowledge needed to conduct highly qualified scientific research activities for the develpment of innovative technologies in the selected and state-of-the-art fields of either civil engineering, or process and chemical engineering, or environmental engineering, or materials engineering, or industrial biotechnologies.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
The scientific activity of PhD students is generally devoted to the theoretical-experimental investigation of a project in the framework of the active research fields in the DICAM department; projects in cooperation with foreign universities, research centers as well as with industrial partners are warmly recommended. The PhD thesis is the heaviest task for the student; it accounts a remarkable activity of experimentation and/or modeling and/or numerical simulation of the processes investigated. The activities can be carried out both in DICAM laboratories and in other institutions. The starting point of the activity should be a wide bibliographic research about the state-of-the-art in the field of interest. Projects in cooperation with industrial partners allow to spend some time in working experiences. Education is supposed to last approximately 40% of the time and is concentrated mainly in the first year, whereas the rest of the time is dedicated to research. Autonomous development of the research plan by analyses, experiments and/or field survey; it covers normally three semesters from 3rd to 5th. Results dissemination in particular through the doctoral thesis monograph.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
Purpose of the training activity is to teach the students the advanced features in the typical fields of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials engineering and Industrial Biotechnology. Seminars, lectures, meetings are organized by the Department DICAM and by the other Doctorate programmes of the School of Engineering and Architecture. Interesting opportunities are the national meetings of the PhD students in Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering. Attending national and international conferences is warmly recommended. The training program is defined for each student according to his/her own previous studies. Elements of advanced courses are considered essential and they are decided by each student together with her/his tutor and according to the indications provided by the PhD board of Professors. Studies should be concluded with a high score in the first two years of doctorate. For all the students, it is very warmly recommended to spend a period abroad (minimum 6 months) in universities or research centers or other institutions and to prepare the final thesis in English.
Internationalization features
All the students have to spend (with the exception of particular cases) a period of studies in the laboratories of international institutions working on the same projects of their own PhD program; the period should last between six and 18 months. During his/her stay, the student should learn new experimental techniques and/or should develop specific modeling procedures which are complementary to those existing in DICAM. “Exchanges” of PhD students coming from other universities are regularly approved (6 months at least) to spend some time in DICAM working on common projects; some students are also hosted according to other specific international agreements (ERASMUS mundus, Leonardo programmes, EU projects ecc.). Research activity abroad is scheduled lasting at least six months, usually during the second and central phase of the research. In order to facilitate participation of foreign students the admission competition is carried out by examining application documents and with a web-interview; the applicant can choose the language of his/her examination between Italian or English. At the present, neither grants nor positions can be reserved to foreign students, but succeeding students will be helped in finding financial support from national bodies. Courses and seminars are given the language the lecturer feels more useful for an effective formation and information of students.
Expected research results and products
In addition to the final thesis, the ability of the student to carry out research activity should be documented by some presentations at international congresses as well as by some papers published in international scientific journals relevant for the typical fields of PhD programme. The development of national and international patents is greatly appreciated.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
ANTONIONI GIACOMO Università di Bologna RU - Ricercatore   Universitario
BIGNOZZI MARIA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
BITELLI GABRIELE Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
BOLDINI DANIELA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
BONOLI ALESSANDRA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
BORGATTI LISA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
BORTOLOTTI VILLIAM Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
BRATH ARMANDO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
CASTELLARIN ATTILIO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
COZZANI VALERIO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
DE ANGELIS MARIA GRAZIA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
DE MIRANDA STEFANO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
DI FEDERICO VITTORIO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
DOGHIERI FERRUCCIO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
FABBRI PAOLA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
FAVA FABIO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
GIACINTI   BASCHETTI MARCO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
GOTTARDI GUIDO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
LOTTI NADIA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
MARZANI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
MAZZOTTI CLAUDIO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
MONTANARI ALBERTO Università di Bologna PS - Professore   Straordinario
MUNARI ANDREA Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
PAGLIANTI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
RADDADI NOURA Università di Bologna RU - Ricercatore   Universitario
SANGIORGI CESARE Università di Bologna RU - Ricercatore   Universitario
SAVOIA MARCO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
TROMBETTI TOMASO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
TUGNOLI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
VIOLA ERASMO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
VITTUARI LUCA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
ZANUTTIGH BARBARA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato