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PhD Programme in Aerospace Science and Technology - Academic Year 2021/2022 - Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

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    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
    EngineeringAerospace engineering
    EngineeringControl engineering
    EngineeringDesign engineering
    EngineeringIndustrial engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    EngineeringProject engineering
    EngineeringSimulation engineering
    TechnologyCommunication technology
    TechnologyMaterials technology
    TechnologyMeasurement technology
    TechnologySpace technology
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    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    21/05/2021 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Italy › Bologna


The PhD programme in Aerospace Science and Technology takes is developed through a detailed programme provided by the Academic board. The research period ends with the preparation of a thesis, under the supervision of one or more supervisors. The PhD programme provides a training programme with academic and professional purposes. It develops the candidate's ability to carry out research and projects in an independent, systematic and in-depth approach through specialist courses and seminars. The candidates must also demonstrate that they can present and defend their work in a clear and effective way, in Italian and English.

Research topics

This PhD Programme pursues the education of researchers and high-qualified engineers, operating in the typical fields of Aerospace Engineering and able to address issues related to design and research activities in disciplines such as:

  • Aerodynamics and fluid dynamics
  • Tribological behavior of metallic materials, with and without surface modifications
  • Metallurgical features of metallic components produced by innovative process such as additive manufacturing
  • Mechanical and aerospace design and structures
  • Astronautics, Space Systems, and Exploration
  • Microstructure and mechanical properties of advanced metals and metal matrix composites
  • Flight mechanics and control
  • Experimental stress analysis, characterization and development of constitutive models
  • Design methods and tools in industrial engineering
  • Mechanical and aerospace technologies and materials
  • Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, applied to aerospace systems.

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The yearly gross amount of the scholarships is € 15.343,28. Social-security contributions are deducted monthly from the gross scholarship by the University on behalf of the PhD candidates. Scholarships are paid to PhD candidates on a monthly basis, in arrears (payment is completed not earlier than the 25th day of the month).

Eligibility criteria

Please, check the Call for applications

Selection process

Qualifications and research proposal evaluation

Oral examination

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Offer Requirements

    Other: Master Degree or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Good


Applicants, regardless of age and citizenship status, can apply for the admission to the selection procedure if they have awarded at least one of the following degrees:

  • Laurea Magistrale, Magistrale a ciclo unico or Laurea Specialistica (Master’s Degree);
  • Laurea di Vecchio Ordinamento (pre-1999 reform);
  • A Second Cycle Degree awarded by academic institutions part of AFAM (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale);
  • A non-Italian Second Cycle Degree (Master’s Degree or Single Cycle Degree) awarded by an academic institution equivalent to the above mentioned degrees (letters a, b, c).

Applicants who are yet to obtain their Second Cycle Degree are admitted to the selection procedure on condition that they obtain their degree by no later than October, 31st 2021.

Specific Requirements

- Multi-annual research proposal

- Abstract of the second cycle degree thesis

- Personal Statement

- No more than 2 reference letters

- List of publications (i.e. monographs, articles on scientific journals, volume chapters), minor publications (conference papers, etc.) and abstracts and posters presented during academic conferences

- Research activity of any kind

- Periods of study abroad, outside the country of origin (e.g. Erasmus programme or other similar mobility programmes)

- Other qualifications attesting the suitability of the applicants (scholarships, prizes, etc)

More information in the PhD Programme Table

Work location(s)
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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
Via Zamboni 33

EURAXESS offer ID: 630767


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