PhD Programme in
CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Announcement of selection

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 36th cycle – Academic Year 2020-2021

Deadline for applications: 23rd July 2020, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time)
Link to the Application online  

Positions with scholarship: no. 23
The following grid will be constantly updated. Additional positions and scholarships, increased after the publication of the call and by the closing date (July 23, 2020) - if any - are in red.

Curriculum
No. of positions with scholarship
A
7
B
3
C
9
D
4

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. 7
Scholarships: no. 7 
of which 6 on reserved topics

A1: "Hydropower generation in the Italian Alpine region under a changing climate" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
A2: "Airborne radar technology and entropy theory applied in laboratory and field sites to measure sediment-transport and its impact on bio-sensor activity (CUP E64I19001830001)(University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
A3: "Novel strengthening techniques for URM structures based on lime-based composites" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
A4: "GNSS and SAR for Earth surface and ground characterization in environmental monitoring of water resources" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
A5: "Assessment of social and economic impacts caused by natural hazards in mountain regions" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarship)

A6: "Investigating fundamental morphodynamic processes in multi thread-rivers" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarship)

Curriculum B: Mechanics, Materials, Chemistry and Energy
Positions: no. 3
Scholarships: no. 3 
of which 3 on reserved topics

B1: "The energy FLEXibility of enhanced HEAT pumps for the next generation of sustainable buildings (CUP E64I19001180001)"  (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
B2: "Disordered Materials for Advanced Thermoelectric Devices" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
B3: "Nanofabrication of multifunctional biomimetic structures inspired by natural organisms" (University of Trento and IIT scholarship)

Curriculum C: Modelling and Simulation
Positions: no. 9
Scholarships: no. 9 
of which 8 on reserved topics

C1: "Semi-implicit and explicit finite volume schemes for incompressible and weakly compressible three-phase flows(University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
C2: "Novel semi-implicit finite volume schemes for fluid-structure interaction problems related to moving ships in rivers" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
C3: "Simulation of turbulent transport and exchange processes in the atmospheric boundary layer over mountain regions (CUP E64I18000170003)(University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
C4: "Micromechanics & Stability of Materials" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarship)
C5: "Analysis and risk assessment of petrochemical tank farms endowed with innovative metamaterials based on Gaussian process regression" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarship)
C6: "Mechanobiology of coronaviruses uptake across the cell membrane" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarship)
C7: "Nanomechanics of wrinkling" (MIUR – Departments of Excellence scholarship)
C8: "Monitoring-based risk management of civil infrastructure " (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)

Curriculum D: Architecture and Planning, Landscape
Positions: no. 4
Scholarships: no. 4 
of which 2 on reserved topics

Borsa D1: "Performance-based design and machine learning tools for the energy and indoor living quality optimization in the building design process" (University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)
Borsa D2: "Reality vs multi-dimensional modelling: landscape and architectural heritage exploration and design (CUP E64I19002500001)(University of Trento and Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering scholarship)

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

Curriculum 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 36th Cycle on additional positions.

The Academic Year starts November 1, 2020.

Announcement of selection:  Rector's Decree no. 442 of 16.06.2020, published on this webpage on 17.06.2020 – 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 24th August, 2020