Organization of the Courses and Learning Activities

Organization of the Courses and Learning Activities

As already anticipated, the PhD program includes three curricula: chemical engineering, Materials and Structures Engineering, Production systems and Technologies. The program synergistically combines several disciplines, mainly in the engineering field but covering also fundamental disciplines, and has been built to deal with the engineering and technological issues involved in the realization and production of an industrial manufact ranging from materials design to chemical-physical transformation processes and to manufacturing technologies, paying attention to energy related aspects and to environmental impact.

The PhD program consists of 180 credits. 40 credits are related to specific PhD courses while the remaining 140 credits are related to research activities. If the student needs to fill knowledge gaps or needs to acquire further knowledge related to his specific research project, 12 out of 40 credits can be acquired by attending courses. In addition to these 180 credits, the student is required to attend courses devoted to the knowledge of spoken and written english language in a scientific context, to the use of specific scientific software and to research exploitation and management.

A list of courses specifically addressed to PhD student follows:

  • An introduction to the physics of nanostructures: phenomenology, applications and theoretical aspects (3 credits);
  • Applications of cognitive techniques and systems for production engineering (3 credits);
  • Asymptotic regimes in fluid dynamics (3 credits);
  • Colloids and interphases (6 credits);
  • Design of biomaterials(6 credits);
  • Electronic technologies: materials and nano-devices (4 credits);
  • Fredholm integral equations and basic concepts of non-linear analysis (6 credits);
  • Functional analysis: complements (6 credits);
  • Functional analysis: Fundamentals (9 credits);
  • Infrared and Raman spectroscopy for molecular charaxterization of materials (3 credits);
  • Introduction of numerical fluid dynamics (4 credits);
  • Introduction to potential theory (2 credits);
  • Multiphase systems: matter, momentum and energy balances (3 credits);
  • Non linear dynamics – part I (3 credits);
  • Non linear dynamics – part II (3 credits);
  • Physics and applications of superconductive and spintronic devices (3 credits);
  • Physics of soft matter (4 credits);
  • Reactive fluid dynamics (2 credits);
  • Research and enterprises (4 credits);
  • Scalar and multi-objective optimization (3 credits);
  • Sol-Gel techniques for the synthesis of hybrid materials and nanocomposites (4 credits);
  • Statistical thermodynamics of materials surfaces and of crystalline materials (3 credits);
  • Statistics with applications (12 credits);
  • Structural safety in case of fire (3credits);
  • Textile fibres (6 CFU);
  • The management of emerging technologies (3 credits);
  • Thermo fluid dynamics of internal combustion engines (6 credits);
  • Thermomechanics of constitutive equations for coupled momentum and energy transfer in materials (4 credits);
  • Thermomechanics of soft matter (3 credits);
  • Vibrational specroscopy for materials characterization (4 credits).

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