PhD PROGRAMME IN MATERIALS, MECHATRONICS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 34th cycle – Academic Year 2018/2019

FIRST CALL 2018

NEWS!! 26.09.2018: the Final Ranking is availble in the box Download

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: CLOSED 22 AUGUST 2018, hrs. 4.00 PM (+2 GMT)
Link to the Application on line 
During the filling out of the application online candidates must choose which Research area(s) (max. 2, specifying the order of preference) they are interested to apply for.

The publication of a second call for applications with positions covered by research fellowships (Assegni di ricerca) is foreseen; all positions in the second call will be on specific topics. Applications for the second call will also be accepted by the participants of this first call, but those who will be winners both in the selection of the first call and in that of the second, will be automatically removed from the first since the winnings on the second call will be considered the first choice for the candidate and therefore binding

Positions and scholarships are available on 2 distinct Research areas:

Research area A: Materials Science and Engineering
N. of positions: 6
N. of scholarships: 5

Research area B: Mechatronics, Electronics and Operational Research
N. of positions: 6 + 2
N. of scholarships: 5 + 2 of which 5 on specific reserved research topics as follows:
Scholarship B1: "Development of methods and tools for the design and intelligent control of robotic systems" (funded by University of Trento and Dept. of Industrial Engineering)
Scholarship B2: "Human-robot interactions based on mirroring mechanisms: human-vehicle collaboration in a driving simulator" (funded by University of Trento and Dept. of Industrial Engineering)
Scholarship B3: "Distributed control algorithms for a team of service robots" (funded by Dept. of Industrial Engineering)
Scholarship B4: "Sustainable power generation and electric mobility in future distribution systems" (funded by EURAC Research, Bozen- published on 14.06.2018)
Scholarship B5: "Electronic Power Control of Electric Motors Powered by High Voltage DC Batteries for Marine Propulsion” (funded by ZF Padova srl - published on 18.06.2018)

The Academic year starts November 1, 2018.

Announcement of selection:  Rector's Decree no. 398 of 25.05.2018, published on this webpage on May 28, 2018 – 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.

Candidates are recommended to complete the online application well in advance before the deadline, in order to avoid possible technical problems or overcharge of the connection and/or of the application systems.

Examination's schedule: assessment of qualifications: from August 27, 2018; interviews: from September 17, 2018.

Keywords

Materials Science and Engineering: Biomaterials and biomedical technologies, Coatings and surface treatments, Corrosion and wear, Experimental characterization and numerical modeling of the material behaviour, High-strength glasses and ceramics, Powder metallurgy, Polymers and composite materials, Materials and technologies for cultural heritage, Materials chemistry, Materials for energy, Nanostructured materials, mechanical properties, smart materials, materials production technologies, production process, Manufacturing processes.
Mechatronics: Autonomous driving, Hybrid dynamical systems, Intelligent systems, Optimal control, Unmanned aerial vehicles, Vehicle dynamics
Electronics: Avalanche photodiode, CMOS, Embedded systems, Energy harvesting, Measurement and monitoring techniques, Microelectronics, Sensor networks, Silicon radiation sensor, Smart grid
Operational Research: Multi-criteria decision modelling, Linear and non-linear programming, Network analysis, Queuing models, Risk analysis, Fuzzy systems, Machine learning, Project management, Decision support systems, Business analysis, Web reputation management, Smart management of cultural heritage for a sustainable tourism