Annual report

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the research activity of the last year has been limited by the lock-down in Italy . During a considerable part of the year, all the activities related to travels, conferences and visit have been stopped. The research activity has continued by home working.
The Curriculum in Electromagnetics has given education and training to the Ph.D. students in the fields of: electromagnetic applications in the frequency spectrum between industrial frequencies and optics; electrophysical sciences and technologies; analysis of materials through the use of acoustic, electromagnetic, electro-optical, nuclear, optical and thermal techniques. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the research activity of the last year has been limited by the lock-down. The Ph.D. students have attended on-line specialised Ph.D. courses, specialized Master courses, scientific and teaching seminars, national and international schools, and national and international conferences. With the resumption of activity at the beginning of June the Ph.D. students have worked inside research teams in the laboratories of the two different Departments (Department of Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering and Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications), in both which is performed research highly appreciated at the international level.
In the year 2021 the students of the curriculum Electromagnetics published articles in indexed journals or proceedings.

The curriculum Mathematics for Engineering promotes and develops applied mathematical research, that is the investigation of new tools in mathematical analysis, algebra, numerical methods, stochastic processes, combinatorics, and mathematical physics in
connection with new problems in the real world. The curriculum is thought for students majoring in mathematics, physics, engineering,
and applied sciences showing an interest in the use of mathematics. The curriculum aims at creating a collaborative team of
highly competent students. The educational path proposed by the Curriculum is essentially divided into two steps: the completion of a
mathematical background achieved by following courses in the first two years, and a more specific study focussed on an argument selected according to the scientific interest of the student, and leading to the final dissertation. The PhD program offers courses to be selected by the student for the first two years of study, but students may also request authorization to follow courses offered elsewhere of comparable standards. In any case, the goal of such courses is to give the students the technical knowledge and the individual ability necessary to develop and validate mathematical state of the art models.

The curriculum in Materials Science has provided education and training to the Ph.D. students in the field of new advanced materials and nanosciences, in particular on the growth and characterization of materials with peculiar properties and suited for the most varied applications, ranging from electronics to sensors and devices, from the chemical to the physical sciences and to the biological applications. The PhD students have attended specialized PhD courses and seminars. They have also followed remotely international PhD school and/or conference in the advanced fields of Material sciences/nanosciences. The teaching activity aimed at training the PhD students as researchers possessing a good balance of base knowledge and applicative skills, as it is nowadays required from the research and innovation areas of academy, universities, research centers and industries, and enterprises operating with everyday advanced technologies with a constant innovation perspective. The PhD students are part of research teams in the laboratories of the different Departments, for experimental work with electron and optical spectroscopies, crystallography, chemical synthesis, growth of nanostructures etc., such as to gain high scientific skills at the international level.
In the year 2021, the students of the curriculum Materials Science published articles in international refereed journal of high impact and several other products (participation to conferences and workshops with posters and oral contributions)

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