This PhD programme promotes research and educational activities
in fundamental and cutting-edge sectors regarding the rational use and the conversion
of energy, such as: renewable energies, environmental impact of energy systems,
thermoeconomics, energy systems modelling and energy planning, safety and
reliability assessment, nuclear fission and fusion, interiors engineering, internal
combustion engines, fuid power and pneumatics, hybrid propulsion systems.
The main research goals are the advancement of
knowledge, technological innovation and improvement of performance of systems
and components employed for energy conversion, storage, distribution and utilization,
as well as the development of methodologies, equipment and technologies for
limiting the environmental impact of energy and transportation systems. Specific
attention is paid to the energy transition issue, both for technological
aspects (such as renewable energies impact) and for environmental
sustainability (such as CO2 global management).
The main goals of the educational programme are
providing PhD candidates with a common background through several courses such as
Global energy trends and outlook, Sustainable transport systems, Energy and
smart buildings, Energy for future factories. Additional specific courses such as Experimental and Computational
heat and mass transfer integrate the educational offer, along with interdisciplinary
courses, offering a comprehensive overview of the main research areas to PhD students.