Dr. John Pye, visiting professor at Politecnico di
Torino from Australian National University, will give a seminar on October
22, 2019, at 3pm in Room Capetti (DENERG) entitled
Concentrating solar power: commercial outlook and
There is a very rapid transformation of the global
energy system underway currently, with renewables rapidly becoming competitive
with conventional generation in many regions. The next challenges can be
identified to include energy storage, to facilitate the matching of electricity
supply to demand, and addressing non-electricity energy requirements in
transport, industry and water supply. Concentrating solar power is a highly
prospective technology because of its ready integration with low-cost thermal energy
storage, and recently declining system costs, but the environment is now highly
competitive. In this presentation, an overview of CSP technology and status
will be presented, alongside some perspectives on currently relevant research
topics, and highlights of current work at the Australian National University
(ANU). Areas for future collaborations and student projects will be mentioned.
SHORT BIO John Pye is a senior lecturer at the ANU, with a
BE/BSc in mechanical engineering and mathematics from the University of
Melbourne, and a PhD in mechanical engineering in concentrating solar-thermal
energy from the University of New South Wales, in Sydney. Since 2006 he has
worked at ANU on developing technology for high-temperature solar-thermal
systems and components, including the design, fabrication and testing of a
97%-efficient 550°C solar boiler, design of systems for solar gasification of
biomass for fuel production, and the development of systems for large-scale
thermal energy storage. He has been a core contributor in the Australian Solar
Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI) and leads the System Modelling activity in
that program. Recently, as part of the ANU 'Grand Challenge' program he has
been working on the development of processes for carbon-neutral iron and steel
production, and he has developed and taught an ANU masters course
"Industrial Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation" at ANU. In 2019,
he has held a three-month Visiting Scholar position at the Politecnico di
Torino and has taught the CSP portion of the Polito course "Technology for
Renewable Energy Sources".
Il premio ENI Award
è rivolto a dottorandi e dottori di
ricerca, nati nel 1987 o negli anni seguenti, che abbiano conseguito o debbano
conseguire nel corso del 2018 o del 2019 il loro titolo di studio.
Le candidature presentate devono riguardare temi
relativi ai settori energetico e ambientale.
La scadenza per la registrazione dell’account
necessario alla presentazione della candidatura è fissata per venerdì 8
, entro e non oltre le ore 17. La procedura di candidatura
invece essere conclusa anche successivamente, non oltre venerdì 22 novembre
alle ore 17. Tutti i documenti sono scaricabili a questo link
The Altero Matteoli per la Libertà e il Bene Comune Association will grant a scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students in topics such as Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (including logistics).
The shortlisted candidate will be awarded a grant in cash and the possibility of doing an internship in an association, organization or institution in Italy or in Europe that is in line with the theme of his thesis.
with the admissibility requirements and rules for participation is available on the Association's website.
All the admitted applicants of the spring session (except the recipients of Pre-PhD scholarships), of the summer session and of the third session must proceed with enrollment in the PhD programme through the Apply procedure by 31st October 2019
The main novelty concerns the fact that this year the students in possession of the requirements can also request the reimbursement of the subscription to a bike-sharing service.
The application procedure will be active from 1st September to 20th December 2019 in the online secretariat.
An additional opportunity for those wishing to continue
their studies in the best universities of the world. The GRE TEST is
an internationally-recognized exam that evaluates
candidates’ logical-mathematical skills and provides common
measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, regardless of
different educational and cultural backgrounds.
For the first time, students interested in
taking the GRE TEST
do it in Torino, at Politecnico, which becomes an
official Test Center.
Available date to take the test at Politecnico di Torino:
From 1st July 2017, the tax rate on your scholarship has
increased by 0.51% (1/3 to be covered by the bursary and 2/3 by the
Politecnico) because PhD candidates and research fellows (i.e. assegnisti di
ricerca) can now apply for the unemployment benefits (DIS-COLL)
, provided that
they have benefited of a PhD scholarship and do not have any VAT registration
number, as per art. 7 of law no. 81/2017
status when applying;
have any VAT registration number;
least 3 months of INPS welfare contributions from the 1st January of the
previous year until the date of the working relationship termination.
The unemployment benefits DIS-COLL has a variable
duration until a maximum of 6 month, depending on the welfare contributions
For any further information on this subject you are
invited to contact directly the nearest INPS office; the procedure for the
DIS-COLL shall be activated autonomously by the person concerned applying at
the Social Security Service.