The PhD course ensures the acquisition of multidisciplinary skills and knowledge, strongly integrated, in order to train professional figures oriented towards the world of industrial research, experts in the analysis and management of complex systems with particular regard to energy and industrial systems. Such professionals will be able to address, using the skills acquired during their doctoral studies, issues related to energy and industrial systems in the following contexts: security, innovation, sustainability, environment, energy, infrastructure, in an international context that involves industrialized, emerging, and developing countries. Educational objectives are also achieved thanks to possible synergies among the different scientific sectors involved, including science and technology of electrical systems, energy, mechanics, security, applied mathematics and physics, chemistry, environment, with particular reference to the areas of energy technologies, smart grids, construction, infrastructure, and industrial innovation.
These synergies are synthesized in:
- analysis of complex systems from an interdisciplinary perspective,
- development and transfer of knowledge for innovative technologies in civil and industrial sectors (acoustics, electronics, electromagnetism, optics, photonics, and thermodynamics);
- participation in the innovation process, in the competitiveness of companies through mathematical and statistical methods leading to highly reliable production processes and managing the uncertainty of these processes;
- chemical and chemo-physical foundations of different technologies for the optimization of synthetic processes.
- study of the interaction between structures and the physical environment, including its transformation (gardens, landscape, city, and territory) starting from historical insights into the evolution of architecture and society;
- study of the mechanics of materials and of non-traditional structures, from the development of mechanical models to the structural interpretation of historical artifacts and monuments;
- analysis of confined-environment physics, conditioning for human well-being, environmental analysis methodologies and techniques.
- study of machines, plants, and electrical and electronic systems for energy, with reference to their planning, management, and control, including interaction with informatics, automation, and telecommunications in smart buildings, microgrids, smart grids, smart mobility, smart cities, and power electronic components in industrial applications;
- study of electrical and energy systems with generation interaction from renewable sources, storage systems, e-mobility systems, innovative technologies in the field of energy end-uses, forms of aggregation in energy communities;
- in-depth study of electrical and electronic measurement science and technology whose applications range from measurements in the field of information engineering to industrial and environmental monitoring and characterization of components and systems;
- smart grid management, mobility management, energy management, green/sustainable finance, and study and analysis of the main management problems of industrial systems, infrastructures, and complex systems with an integrated engineering-financial vision in terms of environmental, technical, and economic sustainability.
The PhD course, by training advanced professionals in the field of innovation, aims to respond to the need to create a profile of Doctors prepared to carry out research and development functions, design and management of complex and energy systems in an industrial context, with a view that ensures the coherence of technological choices with corporate strategies, in the context of a specific area. The need for this type of professionalism has further increased, both nationally and internationally, in recent years. Following the increase in the use of modern production technologies and the accelerated development of the advanced tertiary system, the speed of process change has increased, with technological innovation playing a leading role within companies and society. The training of these professionals in the context of activities of specific interest to companies can provide them with an indisputable competitive advantage and an interesting opportunity for scientific and professional growth.

The PhD program benefits from funding provided by companies and organizations for a significant number of scholarships and has an international connotation, since the board includes several professors from foreign prestigious universities.

The PhD course offers to the students many mobility opportunities both abroad at various foreign universities, and in Italy at companies and institutions involved both as financiers of scholarships and as partners of PNRR projects on which the PhD positions are financed.
Mobility is possible among foreign universities, thanks to agreements towards:
• Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of P ower Engineering, Department of PowerSystems
• Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland Laboratory of Distributed Electrical Systems
• Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
• Universidad de Piura (UDEP), Piura, Peru, Department of Electrical Mechanical Engin eering
• Politechnika Wroclawska - Wrocław University of Technology. Poland
• Waterloo University. Canada
• VSB Technicka Univerzita OS trava / Ostrava University (Czech Republic)
• Irvine Valley College (California, USA)
• George Washington University (USA)
• University of Toulouse (France)
• Florida International University, Miami, USA
• Pontifical University Comillas ICAI, Madrid, SPAIN
• UDSM, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Agreements are active with the universities of Bucharest, Wroclaw, Warsaw and Ostrava as part of the Erasmus+ Program Inter-institutional agreement 2015-2021 between program countries. An Erasmus + agreement is active with the Pontifical University Comillas ICAI, Madrid, Spain for the second renewal.
Furthermore, since some scholarships are financed by companies and institutions, the following Italian funding centres (institutions and companies) for PhD students who receive the scholarship financed by them are also to be considered mobility opportunities:
- EPIC - Hydrowatt
- Prometeo eng.
- Areti
- ENEA/DTT Frascati
- ENEA Casaccia
- Magaldi Power.

In the context of the University resources, it is important to highlight this as a resource made available to the doctoral students of the course
- in terms of spaces and workstations: doctoral students benefit from reserved spaces and workstations, even for shared use, in the DIAEE Electrical Engineering building and the SBAI building. Some workstations are located in the laboratories, allowing doctoral students to carry out experimental activities:
- in terms of libraries, archives and museum collections: the DIAEE Library where it is possible to consult in particular the CEI and UNI technical standards also available online; the Mazzetti paper fund, including 1500 unconditioned papers representing the professional activity of the prof. Carlo Mazzetti; NASA electronic archive, including 5113 NASA reports downloaded from the NTRS (NASA Technical Reports Server) site, indexed and easily searchable; the MUSEUM of Technical Physics, which includes a collection of technical instruments relating to the field of application of Physics dating back to the early twentieth century, with 198 pieces relating to different areas of Physics, such as Mechanics, Acoustics, Calorimetry, Optics and Electromagnetism
- In terms of laboratories: all the laboratories of the Electrical Engineering area of the DIAEE (high voltage technique laboratory; plant laboratory; machinery and drives laboratory; electrical measurement laboratory; electromagnetic compatibility laboratory); the Methods and Instruments Laboratory, with equipment available in the electrical area, the Chemistry laboratory, with equipment for the characterization of materials; the Materials and Structures Testing laboratory, which has equipment for the static and dynamic characterization of materials and structures
- among the specialized hardware and software equipment: Hardware in the electrical area, which includes digital oscilloscopes; Digital multimeters; RCL meters; Counter; Data acquisition cards; Function generators; Power Quality Analyzer; Hardware in the chemical area, which includes potentiostats/galvanostats for electrolysis and voltmetric analysis in the field of organic chemistry; 60 MHz NMR spectrometer with permanent magnet for NMR analysis in solution or pure liquids; Hardware in the structural area, which includes dynamic response acquisition systems in acceleration and deformation, shakers and instrumented hammers; Software in the electrical area, such as ETAP, research license; DIgSILENT Power Factory, research license in the process of being purchased; other hardware and software equipment for the electrical systems laboratory being purchased with PNRR funds which will allow remote data exchange with the national network of laboratories;
- between bibliographic and specialist material: in addition to the aforementioned CEI and UNI technical standards also available online and at the DIAEE Library, 40655 bibliographic units whose disciplinary fields mainly concern general electrotechnics, nanotechnologies, energy engineering, nuclear physics and plant engineering, as well as astronautical engineering with satellite and aerospace applications. between subscriptions to specialized and dedicated scientific journals, made available to the doctoral students of the course, at the DIAEE Library - Electrical Engineering Section: subscriptions to specialized and dedicated scientific journals (total of 689 titles, for a total of 8,395 years of periodicals ). Among these, the IEEE journals are of particular interest.


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