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Civil and Environmental Engineering: Planning, monitoring and management of civil infrastructures in urban and suburban areas; urban dynamics; efficient use of natural resources; Environmental fluid mechanics; mechanics of granular media; river morphodynamics; transport processes in heterogeneous and disordered media;  surficial and subsurficial hydrology; atmospheric processes;  impact of climate change on environmental resources; ecohydrology; dynamic of contaminants in the air, soil and  water bodies; dynamics of water bodies and atmosphere; control systems and protection against extreme natural events; waste water treatment; solid waste treatment.

Mechanics, Materials, Chemistry and Energy: Continuum mechanics and thermodynamics in solid and fluid media, as well as in structures, with applications to biomaterials and nanomaterials, micro- and macro- smart structures, geomaterials and multiphase media. Structural control and health monitoring. Structural systems made of different materials, under natural and human exceptional events; risk mitigation and damage reduction; protection of constructed facilities including historic heritage buildings. Residual stresses and surface treatments of mechanical components and devices; engineering materials; innovative materials, with special attention to applications for energy; energy conversion systems and processes, with emphasis on innovation in the use of renewable sources and in the distribution and storage of energy.

Modelling and Simulation: Mathematical and physical modelling and numerical simulation of complex solid and fluid multiscale systems. Bioinspired nanostructures. Atomistic simulation techniques. Computational materials science. Model validation and quantification of uncertainties. Development of numerical algorithms based on finite elements and contour conditions and on meshless Lagrangian methodologies. Finite volume methods for the solution of hyperbolic conservation laws.

Architecture and Planning, Landscape: Transformation of the physical environment in places of living. Morphological and historic analysis synthesis of apparent phenomena and generative processes. Design of spatial and functional, aesthetic and constructive, structural and infrastructural solutions in the sense of configuration and connection. Management of executive project, control of building processes and addressing of socio-economic and technical skills involved in the creation of the work. Strategic environmental assessment; integration of ecosystem services into spatial planning; spatial decision support tools and multi-criteria analysis for environmental decisions. Local development and spatial planning; environmental planning; urban planning and design; land use change analysis and assessment. Sustainable planning and design; participatory approaches in planning and design; town and country planning for developing countries.

Scientific Areas:

FIS/06    - Physics for Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

ICAR/01 - Hydraulics

ICAR/02 - Maritime Hydraulic Construction and HydrologyICAR/01 - Hydraulics

ICAR/03 - Environmental and Health Engineering

ICAR/04 - Highways, Railways and Airports

ICAR/06 - Geomatics

ICAR/07 - Geotechnics

ICAR/08 - Construction Science

ICAR/09 - Construction Techniques

ICAR/10 - Technical Architecture

ICAR/14 - Architectural and Urban Composition

ICAR/15 - Landscape Architecture

ICAR/17 - Design

ICAR/18 - History of Architecture

ICAR/19 - Restoration work

ICAR/20 - Urban Planning

ING-IND/22  - Science and Technology of Materials

MAT/07 - Mathematical Physics

MAT/08  - Numerical Analysis

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