PhD in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering

Academic Year 2022-2023
Subject area Engineering Studies
Cycle 38
Coordinator Prof. Alessandro Tugnoli
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years

Application deadline: Aug 02, 2022 at 11:59 PM (Expired)

NRRP Call for Applications

Doctoral programme start date: Nov 01, 2022

Application deadline: Jun 09, 2022 at 11:59 PM (Expired)

Call for Applications

Positions: More information in the PhD Programme Table

Enrolment: From Aug 05, 2022 to Aug 29, 2022

Doctoral programme start date: Nov 01, 2022

Main Department
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering - DICAM
Associated Departments
Department of Architecture - DA
Curricula
  1. Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
  2. Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
  3. Chemical and Process Engineering
  4. Materials Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology
Research topics

Curriculum 1: Engineering of infrastructure, resources and territory

  • Hydraulics and Hydraulic works
  • Sanitary engineering
  • Roads and Transport Systems
  • Topography and  Cartography
  • Geoengineering and Georesources
  • Applied Geology

Curriculum 2: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Structures
  • Geotechnics

Curriculum 3: Chemical and process engineering

  • Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Plants
  • Fundamental of Chemical Process Development
  • Industrial and Technological Chemistry

Curriculum 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
Career 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. Most of the PhD students who attended in the last years the PhD programmes obtained a professionally satisfying employment at public or private bodies: public administration, utilities management agencies, professional companies, research institutes, and universities. The percentage of employment one year after obtaining the PhD title is above 95%. Around a fifth of the posistions were obtained abroad. Around 40% remained in the academic career, obtaining a permanent or temporary position.
Admission Board

NRPP Call Admission Board
Appointed by RD 1103/2022 Prot. n. 0162873 of 17/07/2022

Surname Name University / Institution Role Email
Bertin Lorenzo Università di Bologna Member
Castellarin Attilio  Università di Bologna Member
Fiorini Maurizio  Università di Bologna Member maurizio.fiorini@unibo.it
Giacinti Baschetti Marco Università di Bologna Member
Molari Luisa Università di Bologna Member
Pozza Luca Università di Bologna Member
Sangiorgi Cesare Università di Bologna Member
Tugnoli Alessandro Università di Bologna Member
Bragalli Cristiana Università di Bologna Substitute
Cozzani Valerio Università di Bologna Substitute
Doghieri Ferruccio Università di Bologna Substitute
Ferretti Elena Università di Bologna Substitute
Mazzotti Claudio Università di Bologna Substitute
Sassoni Enrico Università di Bologna Substitute
Tataranni Piergiorgio Università di Bologna Substitute
Zanaroli Giulio Università di Bologna Substitute giulio.zanaroli@unibo.it

Call for Application Admission Board
Appointed by RD 830/2022 Prot. n. 0127511 of 30/05/2022

Surname Name University / Institution Role email Curriculum
Bertin Lorenzo Università di Bologna Member Materials Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology
Bonoli Alessandra Università di Bologna Member Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
Borgatti Lisa Università di Bologna Member Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
Colonna Martino Università di Bologna Member Materials Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology
Di Federico Vittorio Università di Bologna Member Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
Gasparini Giada Università di Bologna Member Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
Giacinti Baschetti Marco Università di Bologna Member Chemical and Process Engineering
Patruno Luca Università di Bologna Member Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
Sangiorgi Cesare Università di Bologna Member Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
Tugnoli Alessandro Università di Bologna Member Chemical and Process Engineering
Bortolotti Villiam Università di Bologna Substitute Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
Cozzani Valerio Università di Bologna Substitute Chemical and Process Engineering
De Miranda Stefano Università di Bologna Substitute Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
Fabbri Paola Università di Bologna Substitute Materials Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology
Minelli Matteo Università di Bologna Substitute Chemical and Process Engineering
Rupi Federico Università di Bologna Substitute Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
Sisti Laura Università di Bologna Substitute Materials Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology
Toth Elena Università di Bologna Substitute Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
Trombetti Tomaso Università di Bologna Substitute Structural and Geotechnical Engineering
Vittuari Luca Università di Bologna Substitute Engineering of Infrastructure, Resources and Territory
Learning outcomes

The main goal is the acquisition of the knowledge needed to conduct high-quality scientific research activities in the development of innovative technologies for the current and emerging 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 development of the doctoral thesis and the dissemination through scientific publications and participation to national and international conferences, constitute the main activity for the student and provides for a relevant experimental work and/or modeling and numerical simulation of the processes examined. 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 and profesional context. Formal education 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. Results dissemination in particular through the doctoral thesis monograph and peer-reviewed papers.

Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes

The goal of the training activity is to teach the students advanced knowledge and skills 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 UniBo. Interesting opportunities are the national and european events for PhD students in Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering. Attending national and international conferences is warmly encouraged. 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. Third level courses are active on specific themes of the disciplines included in the four Curricula. 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 calls for research funding, Academic and technical writing in English, as well as the deepening of advanced software tools. 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

The PhD Program aims at the development research skills with an international perspective. The PhD students join research groups at UniBo that hold a well established network of international collaborations on the fields of research, dissemination, and university education. All the students have to spend (with the exception of particular cases) a period of studies in the laboratories/research centers of international institutions working on the same projects of their own PhD program; if the health emergency due to Covid-19 allows it, the period should last between six and 18 months. During his/her stay, the student learns new experimental techniques and/or develops specific modeling procedures which are complementary to those existing in DICAM. “Exchanges” of PhD students coming from other universities are regularly approved to spend some time in DICAM working on common projects; some students are also hosted according to specific international agreements (ERASMUS mundus, EU projects ecc.). Research activity abroad is scheduled usually during the second and central phase of the research. The PhD program organizes workshops and seminars, with international profile, hold by professors form foreign institutions or visiting professors. PhD courses and seminars are mainly held in English. Participation of foreign candidates to the admission tests of the program is possible through web-based applications. The PhD Course is open to accept positions reserved to foreign students. In the last years some positions were funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Chinese Scolarship Council, Italian Ministry of Foregin Affairs, etc. Joint tutorship (co-tutela) with foreign universities was arranged for some of our 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.

Notices

NRRP Call - Admission Exams Schedule

Qualifications Evaluation Results: from Sept. 5th, 2022; Oral Examination: from Sept. 12th, 2022 - 9.30am; Oral Examination Results: from Sept. 13th, 2022. For further information, check the detail of your application on Studenti Online.