|The PhD Course in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) aims at training scientists and engineers to design and develop innovative methodologies towards the design of systems, data processing, modeling, and applications, in the fields of electronic engineering, remote sensing, applied electromagnetics, information and communication engineering, and to conduct original research in these areas. Students are supported by supervisors, members of the Program Board, and scientific experts, performing highly and internationally recognized research. Students are individually assigned a specific research topic to be developed during the three-year course. The research carried out in the laboratories of the Department is supported by lectures and advanced educational seminars, taught by Italian and foreign experts. The PhD Program Board strongly encourages traveling to attend schools, conferences and workshops, disseminate results, and carry out research in Universities and research centers.
The Curriculum in "Applied Electromagnetics" has the objective of providing students with innovative tools and methodologies aimed at the design, development, and manufacture of devices, circuits and systems able to operate in the range between industrial and optical frequencies; specifically: antennas, circuits, biomedical applications, propagation, remote sensing and Earth observation.
The Curriculum in "Electronic Engineering" aims at giving the students a high qualification in the design, modeling, and manufacturing of innovative electronic components and systems, their measurement techniques and methodologies for quality control. It includes the areas of microelectronic devices and circuits, nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices, analog and RF circuits, sensors and wireless sensor networks, bioelectronics, bioelectromagnetism and biomedical devices, architectures for embedded computing and digital systems, micro-and nano-electromechanical systems.
The Curriculum in "Information and Communication Engineering" aims at forming engineers and researchers able to develop innovative methodologies in the field of information transmission, coding, signal processing and networking. Traditionally, the main research areas of the PhD course are: wired and wireless communication and transmission systems; signal processing techniques and methodologies also for multimedia signals; networking technologies, services and applications.
The Curriculum in "Radar and Remote Sensing" has the goal of fostering the education of researchers and applied scientists, that are able to conceive and develop innovative methodologies for: (i) the design of both active and passive remote sensing sensors (specially Radar and Lidar), and of complex systems for observation, environmental monitoring, surveillance and navigation; (ii) the processing of the information collected by such sensors and systems for Earth observation, Physics of the atmosphere and planetary exploration.