Objectives and Themes
The PhD course aims at developing specific skills in the field of sustainable energy production.
Sustainable energy production is a vast subject of research that requires interdisciplinary methodological skills. The PhD programme includes training and research in the fields of Chemical and Energy Technologies with particular reference to the Environment.
Advanced Courses for PhD Students
Three different types of teaching activities are regularly offered:
(1) advanced courses specifically designed for the EEES students, and organized by members of the PhD Board and/or by members of the Board of Experts
(2) advanced course organized by international centers (e.g. CISM)
(3) seminars/workshops on specific topics in environmental and energy engineering science.
PhD students in their 1st or 2nd year must attend at least one course of type (1) and at least one course of type (2) per academic year.
Research projects available for candidate PhD students
The EEES PhD programme offers the possibility to work on a wide variety of problems, with both fundamental and practical applications. Research activities for perspective PhD students can be carried out on topics such as: Intersectoral safety for disaster risk reduction and resilience, Advanced risk assessment for mould growth conditions and interstitial condensation in building envelopes, Catalysts for reduction of particulate emissions assisted by NOx, Experimental characterization of polymer/fiber-induced drag reduction, Materials and processes for catalytic treatment of natural gas engines emissions, Numerical simulation of turbulent three-phase flow, Simulation of flexible fibers in turbulence, Simulation of fully-resolved anisotropic particles in turbulence.
Job opportunities after PhD
The PhD course aims at training specific skills in the field of sustainable energy production. The PhD program is based on a number of collaborations with research laboratories of industrial companies/institutions, which often fund ad-hoc scholarships. Students are encouraged to and almost always undertake direct experience in the industry in the course of their PhD. In addition, during the PhD, students usually accomplish valuable experiences abroad in qualified research centers in Europe and/or America. The research activities carried out during the PhD are almost always applied research and as such are closely related to the international labour market. The topics are also extremely up to date and of industrial interest, and therefore the specific skills acquired by the EEES PhD students are greatly demanded. For all these reasons, job placement opportunities after graduation are optimal.