PhD in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering

Academic Year 2017-2018
Subject area Engineering Studies
Cycle XXXIII
Coordinator Prof. Luca Vittuari
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 18 positions, of which 15 with scholarship and 2 reserved positions
Application deadline May 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Aug 23, 2017 to Sep 01, 2017
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2017
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)
STP 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, 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

Members
Alessandra Bonoli Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Rappresentante di Ente finanziatore Curriculum Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Annamaria Celli Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Ricercatore Curriculum Ingegneria dei materiali e biotecnologie industriali
Andrea Cocchi Centro Agricoltura Ambiente Giorgio Nicoli S.r.l. Rappresentante di Ente finanziatore Curriculum Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Maria Grazia De Angelis Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria chimica e di processo
Ruggiero De Giorgio ALIVA s.r.l. Rappresentante Ente Partner ai sensi dell'art. 2, comma 2, lett. e) del D.M. n. 45/2013 (dottorato industriale)
Stefano De Miranda (renounces) Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria strutturale e geotecnica
Guido Gottardi Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di I fascia Curriculum Ingegneria strutturale e geotecnica
Nadia Lotti Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria dei materiali e biotecnologie industriali
Cesare Sangiorgi Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Elena Toth Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Alessandro Tugnoli Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria chimica e di processo
Luca Vittuari Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di I fascia Curriculum Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Substitutes
Gariele Bitelli Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di I fascia Curriculum   Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Daniela Boldini Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Lisa Borgatti Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Cristiana Bragalli Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Ricercatore Curriculum Ingegneria delle infrastrutture, delle risorse e del territorio
Christian Carloni (substitutes Prof. Stefano De Miranda) Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria strutturale e geotecnica
Paola Fabbri Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria dei materiali e biotecnologie industriali
Marco Giacinti Baschetti Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria chimica e di processo
Alessandro Paglianti Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di I fascia Curriculum Ingegneria chimica e di processo
Noura Raddadi Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Ricercatore Curriculum Ingegneria dei materiali e biotecnologie industriali
Tomaso Trombetti Università di Bologna Dip. Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Ingegneria strutturale e geotecnica
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 Ricercatore
BERTIN LORENZO Università di Bologna Professore associato
BIGNOZZI MARIA Università di Bologna Professore associato
BITELLI GABRIELE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
BOLDINI DANIELA Università di Bologna Professore associato
BONOLI ALESSANDRA Università di Bologna Professore associato
BORGATTI LISA Università di Bologna Professore associato
BORTOLOTTI VILLIAM Università di Bologna Professore associato
BRATH ARMANDO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
CASTELLARIN ATTILIO Università di Bologna Professore associato
CELLI ANNAMARIA Università di Bologna Ricercatore
DE ANGELIS MARIA GRAZIA Università di Bologna Professore associato
DE MIRANDA STEFANO Università di Bologna Professore associato
DI FEDERICO VITTORIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
FABBRI PAOLA Università di Bologna Professore associato
FAVA FABIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
GENTILINI CRISTINA Università di Bologna Ricercatore
GIACINTI   BASCHETTI MARCO Università di Bologna Professore associato
GOTTARDI GUIDO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
LANDI LUCA Università di Bologna Ricercatore
LOTTI NADIA Università di Bologna Professore associato
PAGLIANTI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
SALZANO ERNESTO Università di Bologna Professore associato
SANGIORGI CESARE Università di Bologna Professore associato
SAVOIA MARCO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
TORNABENE FRANCESCO Università di Bologna Ricercatore
TOTH ELENA Università di Bologna Professore associato
TROMBETTI TOMASO Università di Bologna Professore associato
TUGNOLI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna Professore associato
VITTUARI LUCA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
ZANUTTIGH BARBARA Università di Bologna Professore associato