PhD PROGRAMME IN CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 35th cycle – Academic Year 2019-2020

Deadline for applications: CLOSED 29 August 2019, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time)
Link to the Application online  

NEWS! Final results available in the dowload box (25/09/2019)

Positions (with and without scholarship/fellowships): no. 24
The following grid will be constantly updated. Additional positions and scholarships/fellowships, increased after the publication of the call and by the closing date (August 29, 2019) - if any -, are in red.

Curriculum
No. of positions
With scholarship/fellowship
Without scholarship
A
4
4
0
B
8
8
0
C
9
7
2
D
3
2
1

For the description of proposed research topics see the file "Open and reserved topic scholarships" available in the DOWNLOAD BOX.

Curriculum A: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Positions: no. 4
Scholarships: no. 4 
of which 2 on reserved topics

A1: "Hydrothermal processing of sewage sludge: recovery of nutrients (N, P) and energy valorization" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
A2: "Effects of climate change and human exploitation on groundwater resources in a meso-scale watershed" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarship)

Curriculum B: Mechanics, Materials, Chemistry and Energy
Positions: no. 8
Scholarships: no. 8 of which 7 on reserved topics

B1: "Energy Performance of buildings: Dynamic behavior, performance gap and robustness responding to user behavior"  (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
B2: "Mechanics of plant roots penetration" (University of Trento and IIT scholarships)
B3: "Mechanics of legless animal locomotion" (University of Trento and IIT scholarships)
B4: "Mechanical and strain engineering characterization of 2D nanomaterials" (Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering and FBK scholarship)
B5: "Design and application of MEMS platforms for micromanipulation" (University of Trento and FBK scholarship)
B6: "Design of high-performance micro-structured materials by using the 3D printing technique" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarships)
B7: "Nanomechanics of wrinkling" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarships)

Curriculum C: Modelling and Simulation

Positions: no. 9

Scholarships: no. 7 of which 5 on reserved topics
2 p
ositions (without scholarship) reserved for MSCA INSPIRE candidates with external fellowship - C6 e C7

C1: "Simulation of turbulent transport and exchange processes in the atmospheric boundary layer over mountain regions"  (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarships)

C2: "Experimental and numerical analysis of steel frames endowed with repairable dissipative seismic components" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarships)

C3: "Global optimization methods to study nanostructured materials" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarships)

C4: "Novel microstructured solids towards the design of ultra-resistant materials under extreme conditions" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarships)

C5: "Novel micro-structured meta-materials with advanced friction properties" (assegno di ricerca - Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN INSPIRE)

C6: "Development of novel seismic isolation bearings for structures" - external fellowship
C7: "Optimization and application of novel protection concepts for pipes: Meta-Pipes" - external fellowship

Curriculum D: Architecture and Planning, Landscape

Positions: no. 3

Scholarships: no. 2 of which 2 on reserved topics

D1: "Adaptation strategies for climate-resilient, energy-efficient and RES-based urban eco-systems" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)

D2: "BRANDING 4 RESILIENCE. Tourist infrastructure as a tool to enhance small villages by drawing resilient communities and new open habitats " (University of Trento scholarship)

Supernumerary positions (without scholarship, reserved to candidates with specific requirements, see art. 7 of the call)

Curriculum No. of supernumerary positions
A 1
B 1
C 1
D 1

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 35th Cycle on additional positions.

The Academic Year starts November 1, 2019.

Announcement of selection:  Rector's Decree no. 517 of 09.07.2019, published in this webpage on 09.07.2019 – available in the Download box*
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Assessment schedule: from 9 September, 2019

Exclusion of incomplete applications: 06/09/2019

Final rankings: available in the box "Download": 25/09/2019

Deadline for enrollment to the first year: 
3rd October 2019: admitted to a position with scholarship 
9th October 2019admitted to a position without scholarship

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