PhD in Health and Technologies

Academic Year 2022-2023
Subject area Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Medical Sciences
Cycle 38
Coordinator prof. Marco Viceconti
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years

Application deadline: Dec 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM

2nd NRRP Call for Applications - Further PhD positions

Doctoral programme start date: Mar 01, 2013

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

NRRP Call for Applications

Enrolment: From Sep 30, 2022 to Oct 10, 2022 - On download NRRP forms only

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 04, 2022 to Aug 29, 2022

Doctoral programme start date: Nov 01, 2022

Operating centre
Main Department
Department of Industrial Engineering - DIN
Associated Departments
Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician" - CHIM
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology - FaBiT
Department of Computer Science and Engineering - DISI
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering - DICAM
Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI
Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES
Department of Psychology "Renzo Canestrari" - PSI
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences - DIBINEM
Department of Legal Studies - DSG
Research topics
  • Biomechanics
  • Neurocognitive system
  • Diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
  • Methodologies
  • Devices and services
  • Analysis of processes and artificial intelligences
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
We imagine three possible careers for students achieving PhD: academic, industrial, managing. The doctoral program is set for the generation of expertise in the area of: academic and industrial research or managing organization in the area of health technology.
Admission Board

Surname Name University / Institution Role email
Castellani Gastone Università di Bologna Member
Diciotti Stefano Università di Bologna Member
Faldini Cesare Università di Bologna Member
Neretti Gabriele Università di Bologna Member
Romei Vincenzo Università di Bologna Member
Bevilacqua Alessandro Università di Bologna Substitute
Cristofolini Luca Università di Bologna Substitute
De Iaco Pierandrea Università di Bologna Substitute
Focarete Maria Letizia Università di Bologna Substitute
Schiavina Riccardo Università di Bologna Substitute

Rappresentanti enti esterni BANDO PNRR

 Fabio Baruffaldi

IOR - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

Rappresentante ente esterno

Mario Savarese

Copan Wasp S.r.l.

Rappresentante ente esterno

Dario Rea

IMA S.p.A.

Rappresentante ente esterno

Dario Rea

IMA S.p.A.

Rappresentante ente esterno

Alessandro Silvani

Prodigys Technology S.r.l

Rappresentante ente esterno

Learning outcomes

The objective of the new Doctoral Program in Health Sciences and Technologies is to generate the new generation of scientific and professional leaders leaders with a remarkable experience in industrial, clinical, and academic research.Our goal is to develop an research program at the interface between technology and health, which is inspired by a dual quantitative approach involving both medical, biochemical and engineering research leading to the most important areas of biomedical discoveries. The doctoral training program will prepare students in conducting translational research which includes human physiology and pathology, physical and chemical mechanisms, and how these mechanisms can react to the processes of health and disease with the aim to develop new technologies relevant to human health, including prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates

The PhD students will have an intense cultural activity, that will be largely self-managed. The main activity for the first year will be based on a yearly seminar focused on the principles of bio-medical and technological research. This will be integrated by a comprehensive seminars program, involving many different areas that can be selected by the students with the aim to achieve a specific numbers of teaching credits (> 6/year) that must be formally documented. Every year each student is expected to present an update of their research, with a discussion and critical revision with with the supervisors, the other students of the program. The seminars will also be used to rehearse conference presentations of particular importance

Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
  • Lectures
  • Teaching seminar on the basic principles of biomedical and technical research (first year)
  • Frequency of seminars by national and international experts (second and third years)
  • Frequency of laboratories
  • Participation in national and international conferences with attendance of specialized courses of study
  • Preparation and exhibition of scientific presentations at national and international conferences
  • Critical review of scientific articles published in international journals.
Internationalization features

Periods abroad will be organized, optionally, for a minimum of three months, to conduct and / or complete research projects. Foreign teachers will conduct seminars and classes as part of the educational doctorate. Tutors will stimulate and support the involvement of the students to calls for national and international programs, for the allocation of research funds by planning international research programs in collaboration with other groups abroad. The PhD training activities can be found on the websites and will be disseminated at international scientific meetings in order to promote the participation of foreign graduate students. The identification of candidates from abroad is supported by the development of research projects that involve international institutions and a teaching program including international scientists.

Expected research results and products

As results of PhD programme we expect the achievement of original results in terms of relevance and importance. The expected tools will be scientific publications, patents design and realisation of innovative applications and software systems in the domain of health science and technology.


2nd NRRP Call - Further PhD positions