PhD programme in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 37th cycle (academic year 2021/2022) of the PhD Programme in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.

Announcement of selection - 37th cycle - A.Y. 2021/2022

Rector's Decree no. 524 of June 17th, 2021, posted on this webpage on June 17th, 2021 – the Announcement of selection is available below*
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Number of scholarships: 25 + 1 (of which 20 + 1 on reserved topics)

The Academic Year starts on November 1st, 2021.

application/pdfICAM_Call_37_2021(PDF | 551 KB)

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online (available from June 18th, 2021)

Deadline for application: July 26th, 2021, hrs. 04.00 (Italian time, GMT +2).

Applicants are advised to register well in advance of the deadline. The University shall not be considered responsible for any dysfunctions due to technical problems and/or overload of the communication line and/or of the OS, for the loss of communication due to incorrect address details or late communication about possible change of address of the candidates, or for any other problem and delay due to third parties, unexpected cases or circumstances beyond one’s control.

Details about funded positions

Number of scholarships: 25 + 1 (of which 20 + 1 on reserved topics)
The following grid will be constantly updated. Additional positions and scholarships, increased after the publication of the call and by the call closing date, will be indicated in bold with +.

Curriculum
No. of positions with scholarship
A
7 + 1
B
4
C
12
D
2

For the description of proposed research topics see the file "Open and reserved topic scholarships" you can find below.

Curriculum A: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Positions: 7 + 1
Scholarships: 7 + 1 of which 6 + 1 on reserved topics

Scholarship A1: "Development of innovative and sustainable processes for sludge minimization in industrial wastewater treatment plants" (funded by the University of Trento and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)
Scholarship A2: "Understanding the Effects of Bedrock Fractures and Weathering on critical zone hillslope hydrology and stability – PRIN 2017 CUP E64I19001840001" (funded by the University of Trento and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)
Scholarship A3: "Precise positioning in photogrammetric application" (funded by FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
Scholarship A4: "Combined effects of climate change and water uses on water resources: digital twins of the intertwined natural and anthropogenic systems" (funded by MUR – Departments of Excellence)
Scholarship A5: "Micro and nano materials in rivers and aquifers" (funded by MUR – Departments of Excellence)
Scholarship A6: "River morphodynamics: connectivity and non-equilibrium" (funded by MUR – Departments of Excellence)
Scholarship A7: "
Formation, evolution and fate of new proglacial lakes in the deglaciating Alps" (funded by Fondazione Edmund Mach and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering) - additional posted on July 23rd, 2021

Candidates interested in applying for the additional reserved scholarship A7 must specify it in the online procedure. Candidates who have already closed their application, may opt for this scholarship accessing the online system (Additional Application) that will be only available from July 27 till July 30, 2021, 4.00 PM (GMT +2). Competences on the specific subjects of the reserved scholarships will be assessed during the evaluation process by the Selection Committee based on the research projects submitted. 

Curriculum B: Mechanics, Materials, Chemistry and Energy

Positions: 4
Scholarships: 4 of which 2 on reserved topics

Scholarship B1: "Development and validation of multiphysics-multiscale tools for redox flow battery design"  (funded by FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
Scholarship B2: "Optimal design of hierarchical micro-structured materials for wave propagation control and 3D Micro Mechanical Systems (MMS)" (funded by MUR – Department of Excellence)

Curriculum C: Modelling and Simulation

Positions: 12
Scholarships: 12 of which 11 on reserved topics

Scholarship C1: "Modeling and testing of welded structural joints machined with laser cutting technology" (funded by the University of Trento and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)
Scholarship C2: "Seismic behaviour of hybrid fire walls with "fusible" links" (funded by the University of Trento and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)
Scholarship C3: "Risk-Based asset management" (funded by the University of Trento and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)
Scholarship C4: "Logic of Monitoring System Design" (funded by the University of Trento and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)
Scholarship C5: "Multi-physics analysis of viscous polymeric materials for growing robotic roots " (funded by the University of Trento and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)
Scholarship C6: "Nanofabrication of multifunctional biomimetic structures inspired by natural organisms" (funded by Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT Pontedera) 
Scholarship C7: "Innovative transdisciplinary paradigms for the synthesis and optimization of multifunctional and multiphysics reconfigurable metamaterials through the System-by-Design" (funded by the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science)
Scholarship C8: "From Natural to Anthropogenic Seismicity: A Holistic Risk Framework based on Probabilistic graphical models and Vine Copula theory" (funded by MUR – Department of Excellence)
Scholarship C9: "Extreme mechanics of solids and structures" (funded by MUR – Department of Excellence)
Scholarship C10: "Short and long-range effects in optimization of multifunctional bioinspired materials" (funded by MUR – Department of Excellence)
Scholarship C11: "Decision support system based on data fusion from satellite and terrestrial structural health monitoring" (funded by MUR – Department of Excellence)

Curriculum D: Architecture and Planning, Landscape

Positions: 2
Scholarships: 2 of which 1 on reserved topics

Scholarship D1: "Mountain Agroecology: landscape, food and environmental dynamics in rural mountain areas – PRIN 2017 CUP E64I19002500001" (funded by the University of Trento and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)

Supernumerary positions (without scholarship, reserved to candidates with specific requirements, see art. 7 of the call): 4 (one for each curricula)

Candidates selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates may also be admitted to the 37th Cycle on additional positions.

Assessment schedule

The assessment of qualifications starts from August 25th, 2021.

Final rankings:

not available

Deadline for enrollment to the first year:

not available

Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page.

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