PhD in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering

Academic Year 2016-2017
Subject area Engineering Studies
Cycle XXXII
Coordinator Prof. Luca Vittuari
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 20 positions, of which 14 with scholarship
Application deadline May 18, 2016 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Aug 29, 2016 to Sep 07, 2016
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2016
Main Department
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering - DICAM
Doctoral Programme in collaboration with enterprises, Industrial Doctorates and Apprenticeship (art. 2, comma 2, lett. e) del D.M. n. 45/2013)
Marazzi Group s.r.l.
Aliva s.r.l
Mobility abroad
Yes (6 months)
Curricula and Research topics
  • Engineering of infrastructure, resources and territory:
    Hydraulics and Hydraulic works 
    Sanitary engineering 
    Roads and Transports 
    Topography and cartography 
    Geoengineering and georesources 
    Applied geology
  • Structural and Geotechnical Engineering:
    Continuum mechanics 
    Structures 
    Geotechnics
  • Chemical and process engineering:
    Principles of chemical engineering 
    Chemical plants 
    Fundamental of Chemical Process Development 
    Industrial and technological chemistry
  • 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, Environmental 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

Members
Curriculum: Ingegneria chimica e di processo Maria Grazia De Angelis Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali grazia.deangelis@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria chimica e di processo Alessandro Tugnoli Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali a.tugnoli@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria dei materiali e biotecnologie industriali Maria Chiara Bignozzi Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali maria.bignozzi@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria dei materiali e biotecnologie industriali Noura Raddadi Ricercatore universitario Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali noura.raddadi@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio

Alessandra Bonoli

Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali alessandra.bonoli@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio Vittorio Di Federico Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali vittorio.difederico@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio Luca Vittuari Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali luca.vittuari@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria strutturale e geotecnica Alessandro Marzani Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali alessandro.marzani@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria strutturale e geotecnica Marco Savoia Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali marco.savoia@unibo.it
Substitutes
Curriculum: Ingegneria chimica e di processo Valerio Cozzani Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali valerio.cozzani@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria chimica e di processo Marco Giacinti Baschetti Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali marco.giacinti@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria dei materiali e biotecnologie industriali Annamaria Celli Ricercatore universitario Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali  annamaria.celli@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria dei materiali e biotecnologie industriali Andrea Saccani Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali andrea.saccani@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio Daniela Boldini Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali daniela.boldini@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio Attilio Castellarin Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali attilio.castellarin@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio Cesare Sangiorgi Ricercatore universitario Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali cesare.sangiorgi4@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria strutturale e geotecnica Tomaso Trombetti Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali tomaso.trombetti@unibo.it
Curriculum: Ingegneria strutturale e geotecnica Erasmo Viola Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali erasmo.viola@unibo.it
Learning outcomes
The prminenent 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. In addition to scientific training are offered courses to equip PhD students with a range of complementary skills. They consist as example of training courses concerning: Intellectual property, EU call for research funding, Academic and technical writing in English. 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
MONTANTE GIUSEPPINA   MARIA ROSA Università di   Bologna PA - Professore Associato
MUNARI ANDREA 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 PO - Professore Ordinario
ZANUTTIGH BARBARA Università di Bologna PA - Professore Associato