Industrial and Information Engineering PhD Programme

Training Objectives and Themes

New management paradigms and fabrication technologies for competitive enterprises with low environmental impact

  • “Lean production”, Agile Project Management, Balanced Scorecard, Business Planning, Complexity Management, Global manufacturing and sourcing for the innovation of the enterprise management
  • Approaches to system and product innovation
  • System and machinery efficiency for industrial production
  • Cognitive features of products development in view of CAD-PLM technologies
  • Characteristics and applicability of emerging prototyping methodologies (augmented reality, functional mock-up, interaction design, etc.)
  • Smart logistics: computation models and algorithms
  • New technologies for the manufacturing of innovative materials
  • Systems for monitoring and control of machine tools
  • Methodologies for the design of energy and production efficient automatic systems

Information and Communication Technology for inclusive society

  • 3D integration (Flash, charge trap)
  • Advanced electron devices based on innovative materials and architectures  in the Beyond CMOS and More than Moore domains: graphene, 2D crystals, III-V compound semiconductor devices
  • Semi-classical (drift-diffusion and Multi sub-band Monte Carlo) and quantum mechanical (NEGF) simulation of nanoelectronics devices.
  • Integrated circuit design for energy efficient communications, energy conversion and management
  • Innovative communication paradigms and systems: systems with multiple antennae, distributed communication systems, HW and SW architectures for telecommunications
  • Multimedia signals processing and analysis: video and image encoding, video streaming based on peer-to-peer networks, joint source/channel encoding, compressive sensing.
  • Test and development of metaheuristic algorithms for combinatorial problems
  • Pervasive computing, cloud computing, overlay networking, distributed computing in miscellaneous networks of computers
  • Artificial vision system, virtual sound, machine learning
  • Wireless communication systems and networks, signal processing for communication, physical substrate algorithms, transmission system algorithms

Innovative electro-mechanical paradigms and systems for Energy saving and renewable Energy sources

  • Energy harvesting systems for self powered, smart, distributed sensors
  • Electro-mechanical devices and magnets for research (accelerators, thermonuclear fusion), innovative production and storage energy systems
  • New paradigms, systems, technologies for surface and air transportation vehicles with low energy consumption
  • Integrated power electronics for industrial plants and machinery
  • Electric drivers and converters for distributed electric generation and co-generation systems (photovoltaic, wind, etc.)
  • On board electronics: terrestrial and satellite localisation and navigation systems; communication networks and systems
  • Green mechatronics: mechatronics for energy saving
  • Design methodologies for materials handling systems characterised by low environmental impact
  • Holistic design of lightweight structures for low emissions and low energy consumption vehicles
  • Design of energy efficiency industrial plants

Mechanical technologies and electronic devices for domotics, medical diagnostic and safety

  • Smart systems and technologies for home, working and leisure environments
  • Systems for safety at work, on the road, at home; systems for the management of home assistance activities
  • Sensors, devices and instrumentation for medical care and tests and for the support of the elderly; systems for the planning and support of hospital activities
  • Innovative paradigms for the interaction of domotics, surgery and security devices
  • Passive and active control of noise and vibration for industrial, home and surface-air transport vehicles applications
  • Devices and instrumentation for the detection of biomedical parameters: nanosensors
  • Robots for eldery and disable people assistance
  • Robots for surgery applications
  • Large scale tri-dimensional image modelling, automatic synthesis of binocular video flows from monocular sources
  • Geophysics; seismic data acquisition, vulcanology, geostatics, seismic risk evaluation