CALL 2018 – AVAILABLE POSITIONS

PhD PROGRAM IN MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Beginning of PhD Courses: 1st November 2018

Closing of on-line applications: 3 August 2018 at 13.00 hrs (Italian Time)

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No tuition fees are envisaged to participate in the competitive examination for PhD Courses.

Example of possible research topics

Mechanobiology

Model reduction in complex kinetic schemes, from combustion to biology

Steepest entropy ascent in continuum mechanics

Active membranes and sensors for detection/removal of persistent pollutants

Engineering nano- and microparticles for microwelding, nanofabrication and laser writing

Analysis of propulsion systems for vehicles with low environmental impact.

Heat engines based on Rankine cycles and operating with unconventional working fluids.

Stability monitoring of historical buildings with a cosmic ray tracking system.

Design and validate models predicting the diffusion through ultrathin oxide layers deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition for target applications.

Integrated Assessment modelling to support decision making in planning/controlling multi-dimension systems.

Rheological investigation and modelling of semi-solid metals

3D printed anatomic models for surgical training.

Nanofiller elastomer composites.

Recycling of rubber industrial scrap.

 

Engineering and the curricula of the PhD program

Macro areas

– Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Naval Architecture
– Manufacturing, Industrial and Management Engineering.

– Energy, Thermomechanical and Nuclear Engineering
– Chemical and Materials Engineering
– Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Measurements

– Systems Engineering and Bioengineering 02/A – Physics of Fundamental Interactions
– Inorganic Chemistry and Applied Technologies 13/A – Economics

Duration

3 years

Starting date

November 1st, 2018

Proponent Structure

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Coordinator

Prof.Laura Eleonora Depero (laura.depero@unibs.it)

Curricula

– Curriculum on basic research;
– Industrial curriculum;
– International curriculum.
For information on the curricula, please consult the page: drimi.unibs.it

Admission requirements

Any equivalent academic degree to those listed above attained from foreign Universities. Moreover, specialist or Master’s degree pursuant to the Italian University legal system preceding Ministerial Decree 509 of 3 November 1999, as modified with Ministerial Decree 270 of 22 October 2004 are eligible. Undergraduates can apply for admission but they must have passed the degree examination by 31/10/2018. These candidates are required to provide the average grade of examinations passed during the course.

Number of ordinary available positions

n. 7 (n. 5 positions with scholarship + n. 2 positions without a scholarship).

Number of scholarships

n. 5 financed by the University of Brescia.

Reserved scholarships

n. 1 financed by the University of Brescia, reserved to candidates who obtained an eligible University academic qualification from a non-Italian University.

Selection procedure for ordinary positions

Evaluation of Curriculum Vitae

Maximum score for documentation and qualifications: 20/100.
Eligible documentation:
– University curriculum, including the specification of the degree obtained or to be obtained, title and one- page summary of the Master thesis, and transcript of academic records,

– Scientific publications;
– Any other supporting documentation and qualifications that can be considered relevant and useful for the admission evaluation process.

Written examination

Maximum score for the research project proposal: 40/100.
The research project proposal must be submitted on- line together with the admission form. The topic of the research project must fall within research activities that are relevant to any of the curricula of the PhD program. The research project must be presented as a written proposal, in either Italian or English, with a maximum length of 25.000 characters (excluding spaces), and should be organized as follows:

1. Author;
2. Title;
3. Summary of State-of-the-art;
4. Main motivations and goals of the proposed research proposal;
5. Detailed description of the research project;
6. Proposed scientific methodology;
7. Bibliographic references.

Only candidates who score at least 24 points in the evaluation of their Research proposal will be admitted to the oral exam.

Oral examination

Maximum score for the oral: 40/100.

The oral exam will focus on the discussion of the academic and professional qualifications outlined by the candidate, on a thematic area of DRIMI and will be designed to assess the motivation and ability of the candidate to scientific research. The oral exam is inclusive of the evaluation of the knowledge of the English language.

Candidates may carry out the interview at distance, via Skype, according to the rules provided in the Call for applications (ref. art. 6, paragraph 4).
These candidates must enclose in their online application the form “ONLINE ORAL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FORM”, downloadable

from the website, duly completed and signed, indicating also their Skype contact.

Only candidates who score at least 24 points in the oral exam will be eligible for the PhD position.

Selection procedure for reserved positions

Evaluation of Curriculum Vitae

Maximum score for documentation and qualifications: 20/100.
Eligible documentation:
– University curriculum, including the specification of

the degree obtained or to be obtained, title and one- page summary of the Master thesis, and transcript of academic records;

– Scientific publications;
– Any other supporting documentation and

qualifications that can be considered relevant and useful for the admission evaluation process

Written examination

Maximum score for the research project proposal: 40/100.
The research project proposal must be submitted on- line together with the admission form. The topic of the research project must fall within research activities that are relevant to any of the curricula of the PhD program. The research project must be presented as a written proposal, in either Italian or English, with a maximum length of 25.000 characters (excluding spaces), and should be organized as follows:

1. Author;
2. Title;
3. Summary of State-of-the-art;
4. Main motivations and goals of the proposed research proposal;
5. Detailed description of the research project;
6. Proposed scientific methodology;
7. Bibliographic references.
Only candidates who score at least 24 points in the evaluation of their Research proposal will be admitted to the oral exam.

Oral examination

Maximum score for the oral: 40/100.

The oral exam will focus on the discussion of the academic and professional qualifications outlined by the candidate, on a thematic area of DRIMI and will be designed to assess the motivation and ability of the candidate to scientific research. The oral exam is inclusive of the evaluation of the knowledge of the English language.

Candidates may carry out the interview at distance, via Skype, according to the rules provided in the Call for applications (ref. art. 6, paragraph 4).
These candidates must enclose in their online application the form “ONLINE ORAL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FORM”, downloadable from the website, duly completed and signed, indicating also their Skype contact.

Only candidates who score at least 24 points in the oral exam will be eligible for the PhD position.

Place and date of exam

The date/time of the oral examination will be published on the official website of the University at least 20 days before it takes place.

Contact for information

laura.depero@unibs.it

Teaching and Research activity