Doctoral Students



PhD Student - Cycle 29

ATAOLLAHI  NARGES

Research project: Chemical modification of Polyketone for the reinforcement of anion exchange membrane fuel cell.

Supervisor/s: Di Maggio, Scardi

BANCHERI MARIALAURA

Research project: Implementing a travel time model for the entire river Adige: the case of JGrass-NewAGE      

Supervisor/s: Rigon

BERARDO ALICE

Research project: Energy dissipation and friction phenomena at micro and nanoscale  

Supervisor/s: Pugno

BROSEGHINI MARICA

Research project: Modelling of high energy grinding processes

Supervisor/s: Pugno, Scardi

CAPPELLO CARLO

Research project: Decision Making based on Bayesian Epistemology for Structural Health Monitoring purposes/Decision Theory applications  

Supervisor/s: Zonta

CAVADA NATHALIE

Research project: Modeling environmental changes in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania through impact assessment on rainforest mammals

Supervisor/s: Ciolli, Francesco Rovero (MUSE)

CUGNO ANDREA

Research project: Multiphysics modeling for human cells

Supervisor/s: Deseri

DI DATO MARIAINES

Research project: Mixing in heterogeneous porous media

Supervisor/s: Bellin, Felipe de Barros (USC - University of Souther California), Aldo Fiori (Univ. Roma Tre)

FAMBRI FRANCESCO

Research project: High order numerical methods on general meshes for the Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) and Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent flows in complex geometries

Supervisor/s: Dumbser

FENG MEILI

PhD Student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SMART Programe - see www.riverscience.it

Supervisor/s: Zolezzi, Bellin

GRILLI GIANLUCA

Research project: Renewable energy and ecosystem services: a trade-off analysis

Supervisor/s: Ciolli

MANCUSO GIUSEPPE

Research project: Enhancement of wastewater and sludge treatment processes by hydraulic cavitation

Supervisor/s: Andreottola

MAROOFI FATHPOUR NAVID

PhD Student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SMART Programe - see www.riverscience.it

Supervisor/s: Armanini, Righetti, Rosatti 

MORBIOLI ANDREA

Research project: Implementation of 3D finite element for  thermo mechanical analysis of elements subjected to torsion at elevated temperature

Supervisor/s: Tondini, Jean-Marc Battini (KTH Stockholm)

NGUYEN TRI NGUYEN

Research project: Numerical method for multiphase flows with surface tension

Supervisor/s: Dumbser

PENASA MASSIMO

Research project: mechanical behaviour of geomaterials at high-temperature: theoretical and numerical modelling

Supervisor/s: Piccolroaz

PIOTROWSKA ANNA KATARZYNA

Research project: Mechanochromic Photonic Crystals as Strain Sensors for Structural Applications

Supervisor/s: Zonta; Maurizio Ferrari (CNR-IFN)

PISATURO GIUSEPPE ROBERTO

Research project: Protection infrastructures and methods for reducing the impacts downstream of hydropower plants

Supervisor/s: Righetti, Dumbser

SIGNETTI STEFANO

Research project: Numerical simulations of impacts and friction

Supervisor/s: Pugno

SWAN MATTHEW SCOT

Research project: Development and implementation of a continuum-scale, J3-dependent, granular compaction computational material model

Supervisor/s: Piccolroaz

TOMASI ELENA

Research project: Improving air quality assessment over complex terrain by optimizing meteorological and pollutant transport modeling

Supervisor/s: Zardi

ZORZI NADIA

Research project: Mathematical and numerical modelling of free-surface mobile-bed flows (debris flows and avalanches) in complex topography

Supervisor/s: Rosatti

 

Phd Students - Cycle 30

ARMANINI COSTANZA

Research project: Snap-through phenomena induced by rotating constraints

Supervisor/s: Bigoni/Dal Corso

BELTEMPO ANGELA

Research project: Derivation of an energetic formulation for linear viscoelastic problems to be applied to the study of the Colle Isarco viaduct

Supervisor/s: Bursi/Zonta

BORDIGNON NICOLA

Research project: Bifurcations and instability in nonlinear elastic solids with sliding interfaces

Supervisor/s: Bigoni

BRIGHENTI MARCO

Research project: Experimental kinetics investigation of the biomass torrefaction process and its improvements on a thermochemical model applied to a continuous torrefaction reactor for innovative biomass energy exploitation

Supervisor/s: Grigiante

CALUSI BENEDETTA

Research project: Mechanics of the living systems and related of bio-inspired robots

Supervisor/s: Pugno/ Barbara Mazzolai (IIT)

CORTINOVIS CHIARA

Research project: Integrating ecosystem services in urban planning

Supervisor/s: Geneletti/Zanon/Diamantini

DEL SIGNORE MARCELLA

Research project: UNIVERSI-CITY New models, New Technologies

Supervisor/s: Scaglione

DIAMANTINI ELENA

Research project: Catchment scale modeling of micro and emerging pollutants

Supervisor/s: Bellin

GARBARINI GIULIA

Research project: (NEW) Resilient Landscapes Subheading:The energy architecture as a resilience strategy for landscape

Supervisor/s: Ricci, Rizzi

GHIO SIMONE

Research project: Design and microfabrication of multifunctional bio-inspired surfaces

Supervisor/s: Pugno

LA SALANDRA VINCENZO

Research project: Induse-2-Safety: component fargility evaluation and seismic safety assessment of "Special Risk" petrochemical plants under design basis and beyond design basis accidents

Supervisor/s: Bursi

MALLUCCI STEFANO

Research project: The  impact of climate change and land use change on the hydrological cycle of the Alpine chain

Supervisor/s: Bellin

MERZARI FABIO

Research project: Hydrothermal Processes applied to sludge reduction

Supervisor/s: Andreottola, Fiori

MONEGAGLIA FEDERICO

Research project: at the meandering – braiding transition: morphodynamics of transitional river patterns (PhD Student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SMART Programe - see www.riverscience.it)

Supervisor/s: Tubino

NIROUMAND MILAD JADIDI

Research project: Rivers Hydro-Morphological Characterization from High Resolution Remotely Sensed Data (PhD Student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SMART Programe - see www.riverscience.it)

Supervisor/s: Vitti

PEDRIELLI ANDREA

Research project: Numerical simulations on energy storage and deformation of “3D” graphene and related materials

Supervisor/s: Pugno / Giovanni Garberoglio (FBK)

PEREZ DEMYDENKO CAMILO

Research project: Effect of plasticity on heavily deformed materials

Supervisor/s: Scardi

POLITTI EMILIO

Research project: Investigating and modelling the interaction among vegetation, hydrodynamics and morphology (PhD Student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SMART Programe - see www.riverscience.it)

Supervisor/s: Bertoldi, Toffolon

ROSSI GIULIA

Research project: Mechanics of dry granular flows

Supervisor/s: Armanini, Dumbser

SCHIRO GIANNI

Research project: Assessment of interaction between timber diaphragms and masonry skeleton in historical heritage

Supervisor/s: Giongo, Piazza

SGARAMELLA GAIA

Research project: TechnoEcoSystem as design strategy for the devices of resilient motorway

Supervisor/s: Scaglione, Rizzi

STELLA ELISA

Research project: Modeling of interaction between hydrological alteration and freshwater ecosystem

Supervisor/s: Bellin

TOMMASINI MIRKO

Research project: Dynamical instabilities in elastic structures loaded with follower forces

Supervisor/s: Bigoni, Misseroni

 





PhD Students - Cycle 31

AZZOLINI MARTINA

Research project: Monte Carlo simulation of electron target scattering process 

Supervisor/s: Pugno; Dapor (FBK)

BEE ELENA

Research project: Energy Performance of buildings: Coupling of building with renewable energy sources systems

Supervisor/s: Baggio

BOLOGNANI DENISE

Research project: The mechanical equivalent of logical inference

Supervisor/s: Zonta

BRIGHENTI STEFANO

Research Project: Ecological shifts of stream ecosystems in deglaciating Alpine areas: the present and past conditions and future predictions

Supervisor/s: Bertoldi, Bruno (FEM)

CALABRESE LUIGI

Research project: Mechanics of soft materials for bio-inspired artificial muscles 

Supervisor/s: Gei; Pugno; De Rossi (UNIPI)

CELI LUCIANO

Research project: Economic models for the energy and "communication gap"

Supervisor/s: Della Volpe; Siboni; Battisti; Luca Pardi (CNR Pisa)

D'ALONZO VALENTINA

Research project: Sustainable energy planning for urban and regional settlement systems. Methods and tools for the development of optimized energy balances

Supervisor/s: Diamantini, Albatici; Daniele Vettorato (EURAC Bolzano)

DI FILIPPO ROCCO

Research project: progetto INDUSE-2-SAFETY sul rischio sismico industriale 

Supervisor/s: Bursi

FLOR ALBERTO

Research project: Surface and Vibrational properties of Nano_Crystalline Systems

Supervisor/s: Scardi

GIACOMELLI RICCARDO

Research project: Classification and design tools for isolated alpine building systems 

Supervisor/s: Massari, Lamanna

GIAROLA DIANA

Research project:Dynamic interaction between shear bans

Supervisor/s: Piccolroaz, Bigoni

GUARINO ROBERTO

Research project: Simulations of tribology: from the nano- to the macro-scale 

Supervisor/s: Pugno; Furlan (Bonfiglioli Riduttori Spa)

IORATTI MATTEO

Research project: High Order Discontinuous Galerkin method for pressurized and compressible flows in elastic pipes

Supervisor/s: Dumbser

KEMPEN DANIEL ARND

Research project: Optimal forming and sintering of ceramics compounds 

Supervisor/s: Piccolroaz

LIMOLI ALICE

Research project: Sustainable nitrogen reduction techniques treating high-loaded wastes

Supervisor/s:  Andreottola

LOPEZ MOREIRA MAZACOTTE GREGOR ALEJANDRO

Research project: PhD Student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SMART Programe - see www.riverscience.it

Supervisor/s:  Toffolon, Zolezzi

MORRESI TOMMASO

Research project: Ab-initio calculation of electronic and mechanical properties of Carbon-based and 2D materials

Supervisor/s:  Pugno; Taioli (FBK)

NOVEL DAVID

Research project: Tensile tests and traction of graphene and related 2d materials and composites

Supervisor/s: Pugno; Pantano; Speranza (FBK)

PALUMBO STEFANIA

Research project: Hierarchical continuum media for modeling biological systems

Supervisor/s: Deseri

PICCOLO VALENTINA

Research project: Active sensors based on the nanotechnology of photonic crystals and beyond: instabilities and hereditariness for novel concept devices

Supervisor/s: Zonta, Deseri

RIZZI GIANLUCA 

Research project: Strain-Gradient effects in the discrete/continuum transition via homogenization

Supervisor/s: Dal Corso, Bigoni

ROSSETTO GABRIEL

Research project: Instability and postcritical behaviour of nonlinear thin-walled tubes

Supervisor/s: Bigoni, Springhetti

ROVERSO GIACOMO

Research project: Progressive collapse assessment of steel and concrete composite structures subjected to extreme loading conditions

Supervisor/s: Zandonini, Baldassino

SERAFIN FRANCESCO

Research project: Creating a new infrastructure for GEOtop 3.0

Supervisor/s: Rigon; Olaf David (Colorado State University)

SERLET ALYSSA

PhD Student of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SMART Programe - see www.riverscience.it

Supervisor/s: Zolezzi

TRAN LAM THI NGOC

Research project: Tin-dioxie based photonic glasses

Supervisor/s: Zonta, Maurizio Ferrari (CNR-IFN)

 

Phd Students - Cycle 32

AMADORI MARINA

Research project: Integrative modelling of transport processes in Lake Garda: understanding physical controls on water quality and ecology

Supervisor/s: Toffolon

BETTA ALESSANDRO

Research project: Hybrid ecologies. Urbanism for climate change

Supervisor/s: Cacciaguerra/Ricci

BEZZI STEFANO

Research project: Capacity design approach for seismic design of light-frame and cross-laminated timber buildings

Supervisor/s: Piazza/Tomasi

BORDIGA GIOVANNI

Research project: Micromechanics of structured materials at different scales

Supervisor/s: Piccolroaz/Bigoni

BOTTAZZI MICHELE

Research project: Integrated management of urban waters. From water supply to district heating

Supervisor/s: Rigon/Righetti

CATTANI SELENE

Research project: Freight transport demand models: an engineering approach, theory and applications

Supervisor/s: Mauro

CAZZOLLI ALESSANDRO

Research project: Nonlinear mechanical modelling towards innovative actuation principles in soft robotics

Supervisor/s: Dal Corso/Bigoni

FARO' DAVID

Research project: Understanding linkages between habitat dynamics and morpho-dynamics in rivers for setting environmental flows

Supervisor/s: Zolezzi

GALLETTI ANDREA

Research project: Hydropower generation and climate change in the Alpine region: a multi-scale approach

Supervisor/s: Majone/Bellin

GRECO GABRIELE

Research project: Mechanics of Octopus Inspired Suckers

Supervisor/s: Pugno; Barbara Mazzolai (IIT Pontedera)

KOWALCZYK PIOTR

Research project: Novel analysis of shallow and deep foundations and optimal layouts of subplants/plants under seismic conditions  (Marie Curie XP-Resilience)

Supervisor/s: Cecinato/Gajo

LOVATI MARCO

Research project: Methodologies and tools for BiPV implementation in the early stages of architectural design

Supervisor/s: Albatici/L. Maturi (EURAC)

LUCIAN MICHELA

Research project: Conversion of organic waste through hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) and upgrading to fuel of the hydrochar obtained

Supervisor/s: Fiori

MALEK ROBERT NEHME 

Research project: Biological control of the invasive alien species Halyomorpha halys – BIO-ALIEN

Supervisor/s: Ciolli/G. Anfora (FEM)

PETRINI SERENA

Research project: Application of micro-algae and bacteria consortia for sustainable wastewater treatment

Supervisor/s: Andreottola/Foladori

POSSIDENTE LUCA

Research project: Development of thermomechanical-based finite elements for nonlinear resilient systems

Supervisor/s: Tondini

PRETI LORENZO

Research project: Mechanics of biomimetic implants for bone and osteochondral regeneration

Supervisor/s: Pugno/ S. Sprio (CNR Faenza)

RANDAXHE JEROME

Research project: Risk/Resilience-based design of petrochemical plants and development of recommendations for Eurocode extension  (Marie Curie XP-Resilience)

Supervisor/s: Nicola Tondini

RIZZI ERMES

Research project: Modelling high rise multi-storey timber buildings under lateral loads

Supervisor/s: Giongo/Piazza

RODELLA ANDREA

Research project: Mechanics of Soft Adaptive Robots Inspired by Legless Living Organisms for Soil Exploration

Supervisor/s: Pugno/B. Mazzolai (IIT Pontedera)

SONEGO MARK

Research project: University and city

Supervisor/s: Cacciaguerra/Ricci

TODARO ALESSANDRO

Research project: Climate change and flood extremes: a pan-European perspective

Supervisor/s: Bellin/Majone

TONELLI DANIEL

Research project: Mechanical equivalent of logical inference

Supervisor/s: Zonta

WENZEL MORITZ

Research project: Analysis and risk assessment of petrochemical plants endowed with innovative metamaterial-based shields under seismic/fire loadings (Marie Curie XP-Resilience)

Supervisor/s: Bursi/Tondini

WUEST DOMINIK

Research project: Hydroxymethylfurfural from Vegetable Waste Material – Inulin-type Fructans from Chicory Roots as Sources for the Chemical Industry

Supervisor/s: Fiori; Andrea Kruse (University of Hohenheim)

ZHELYAZKOV ALEKSANDAR

Research project: Development of an optimal real-time monitoring system for petrochemical plants subjected to Na Tech events (Marie Curie XP-Resilience)

Supervisor/s: Bursi

 

Phd Students - Cycle 33

AKASSOU IMANE

Research project: Interactions between environment and ecological features of Xilella Fastidiosa vectors:

Supervisor/s: Marco Ciolli / Valerio Mazzoni (FEM) / Vincenzo Verrastro (IAMB)

ALDRIGHETTONI JOEL

Research project: Military landscapes. Future for military heritage

Supervisor/s: Alessandra Quendolo / Claudia Battaino

AVOSANI SABINA

Research project: Studio della comunicazione vibrazionale della cicaline Philaenus spumarius per identificare potenziali tecniche acustiche di controllo della specie

Supervisor/s: Marco Ciolli / Clara Tattoni / Valerio Mazzoni (FEM)

BERNARDI MARTINA

Research project: Behaviour of cold formed steel industrial storage racks subjected to accidental and seismic actions

Supervisor/s: Nadia Baldassino / Ricacrdo Zandonini

BONILLA PORRAS JOSE ANTONIO

Research project: Sediment transport in vegetated water courses

Supervisor/s: Aronne Armanini

CARLIN MATTIA

Research project: Formative discharge and style of morphological response of gravel bed rivers at the reach scale

Supervisor/s: Marco Tubino

CAVUOTO RICCARDO

Research project: Mechanical modelling for the nonlinear behaviour of materials structures

Supervisor/s: Luca Deseri / Davide Bigoni / Francesco Dal Corso

CHAMMEM HAMZA

Research project: Formulation of Trichoderma atroviride SC1 for soil application

Supervisor/s: Marco Ciolli / Ilaria Pertot (FEM/UNITN)

CORRADINI ANDREA

Research project: Ecological connectivity in the Alpine anthropic matrix: natural reserves and corridors for the conservation of brown bear in the Alps (ABC - AlpBearConnect)

Supervisor/s: Marco Ciolli / Francesca Cagnacci (FEM) / Luca Pedrotti (PAT)

CORRIDORI ILARIA

Research project: Mechanics of Biofunctionalised Electroconducting Microfibres for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Supervisor/s: Nicola Pugno

COVI PATRICK

Research project: Design, simulation and testing of smart metamaterials/metastructures for vibration mitigation of civil/mechanical systems

Supervisor/s: Nicola Tondini / Oreste Bursi

CRISTOFOLINI ALBERTO

Research project: Integration in Protocols for Design, Construction, Management and Reprocess of the Built Environment

Supervisor/s: Giovanna Massari

DA CANAL VALERIO

Research project: The sustainable regeneration of minor historic centres

Supervisor/s: Maria Paola Gatti

D'AGOSTINO SILVIA

Research project: Environmental granular flows

Supervisor/s: Aronne Armanini

FIUME FEDERICO

Research project: Towards a circular architecture: smart modular building system in a district perspective

Supervisor/s: Rossano Albatici

GHALAMZAN ESFAHANI FARZANEH

Research project: Modeling of hydro-chemo-mechanical behavior of clay soils for prediction of landslide displacements

Supervisor/s: Alessandro Gajo / Lucia Simeoni

GOBBI STEFANO

Research project: Fine spatial scale modelling of Trentino past forest landscape and future change scenarios to study ecosystem services through the years (TRENTINOLAND)

Supervisor/s: Marco Ciolli / Maria Giulia Cantiani / Nicola La Porta (FEM)

ISOTTA ELEONORA

Research project: Nanostructured thermoelectric materials for energy harvesting

Supervisor/s: Paolo Scardi / Nicola Pugno

MANNOCCI SILVIA

Research project:  TUT Trento Urban Transformations

Supervisor/s: Sara Favargiotti / Mosè Ricci 

MARZETTI FRANCESCA

Research project: TUT Trento Urban Transformations

Supervisor/s: Sara Favargiotti / Mosè Ricci

MISSALE ELENA

Research project: Friction forces between patterned surfaces

Supervisor/s: Nicola Pugno / Ugo Tartaglino (PIRELLI TYRE Spa)

MONACO LORENZO

Research project: Laser-Beam Cutting Modeling and Testing for Improved Quality and High-Demanding Structural Applications

Supervisor/s: Oreste Bursi / Paolo Scardi

MUSTAFFA MUHAMMAD UBAIDAH SYAFIQ

Research project: Nanostructured materials: production, modelling and characterization

Supervisor/s: Paolo Scardi

PÉREZ CARAZO MARCO ANTONIO

Research project: Linkages between fish habitat dynamics and channel morpho-dynamics at mesoscale

Supervisor/s: Guido Zolezzi / Walter Bertoldi

RICCADONNA DANIELE

Research project: Use of hardwood-based structural elements for a short supply chain in timber constructions

Supervisor/s: Maurizio Piazza / Ivan Giongo

ROMEO FRANCESCO LOHENGRIN

Research project: New high order accurate semi-implicit finite element schemes on staggered polymorphic unstructured space-time meshes

Supervisor/s: Michael Dumbser

ROSSI MARCO

Research project: Computational homogenization of composite materials and heterogeneous structures accounting for higher order effects

Supervisor/s: Andrea Piccolroaz / Davide Bigoni

SAYGINER OSMAN

Research project: Modelling and simulation of novel opto-acoustic sensors for monitoring crack growth in pressure vessel steels

Supervisor/s: Oreste Bursi / Daniele Zonta / Maurizio Ferrari (CNR-IFN)

TUBINI NICCOLO'

Research project: Modelling water flows under phase transitions

Supervisor/s: Riccardo Rigon

ZONATO ANDREA

Research project: High-resolution simulations of boundary-layer processes and urban-scale phenomena over complex terrain

Supervisor/s: Lorenzo Giovannini / Dino Zardi

ZORDAN MARCO

Research project: Non-linear analysis of multi-material complex structural systems in presence of local and global damage phenomena

Supervisor/s: Nadia Baldassino / Riccardo Zandonini