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International Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Topics XXXVI cycle

 

The research topics (i.e. likely indicative titles of Theses) proposed by research groups at DICEA/UNIFI and DICI/UNIPI and ratified by the Board of Teachers of InDiCEE for the 36th cycle are listed here below, together with the Universities which could possibly be available for Co-tutoring a Thesis (joined/double degree):

CURRICULUM 1 – SOLID FLUID AND MATERIALS MECHANICS

Research Topics (PhD tentative titles)

Foreign University (Joined/double degree)

Chemical-physical characterization and material mechanics for innovative soil treatments

- Fakultät für Bau- und Umweltingenieur-wissenschaften, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

Micro and nanostructured materials

- TU Braunschweig (Germany)

 

Smart materials and structures

- TU Braunschweig (Germany)

Innovative methods in computational mechanics

- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)

Modelling, experimental testing and design of materials and meta-materials for structural use

- Technische Universität Muenchen (Germany)

- University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Dynamics of offshore structures

- Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

Analytical, computational and probabilistic models for masonry and masonry structures

- University of Minho (Portugal)

- Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Micro-plastic transport in rivers

- University of Girona (Spain)

- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

Hydro- morphodynamics of rivers and interactions with vegetation, bridges and levees

- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

 

CURRICULUM 2: CONSTRUCTION DESIGN, VERIFICATION AND CONTROL

 

Research Topics (PhD tentative titles)

Foreign University (Joined/double degree)

Comparative estimation of dynamic soil parameters from in-hole and surface geophysical parameters for geotechnical applications

- Oregon State University, School of Civil and Construction Engineering (USA)

 

Energetic sustainability, technological innovation and safety of new buildings and existing building heritage

 

 

 

 

- Bialystok University of Technology, Department of HVAC Engineering - Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences Engineering  (Poland) - Prof. Dorota Anna Krawczyk

- Universidad de Granada,  Dpto. de Construcciones Arquitectónicas ETS Ingeniería de Edificación (Spain) - Prof. José Navarro Navarro

BIM for digitalization of building and construction process

 

- ESTP, Paris (France) - Prof. Andrea Kindinis

- ISTC, Paris (France) - Prof. Sabrina Perlo

- TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY, Middlesborough (United Kingdom) -  Prof. Farzad Rahimian

- CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, Washington (USA) - Prof. Gunnar Lucko

- BEN GURION UNIVERSITY of the NEGEV, Beer Sheva (Israel) - Prof. Isaac Shabtai

Smart city, urban change and well-being

 

- Newcastle University (United Kingdom)

- Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture – Paris Val de Siene (France)

Risk and resilience assessment of existing bridge networks

  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. P. Mark
  • Ghent University (Belgium)
  • Columbia University, New York (USA)

Innovative solutions for antiseismic constructions

  • University of Porto (Portugal)
  • RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Contemporary and historic structures: assessment, modelling, retrofitting, and monitoring

- University of Minho (Portugal)

 

 

Experimental and numerical modelling of wind-structure interactions

 

- Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

- Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

Mechanical and numerical models for steel and reinforced concrete structures

- Nova Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)

- Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

- Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)

- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

Experimental, analytical and numerical models for composites

- Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France)

 

 

CURRICULUM 3: ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCES AND SECURITY

 

Research Topics (PhD tentative titles)

Foreign University (Joined/double degree)

Probabilistic methods for assessment of seismic liquefaction effects.

- Oregon State University, School of Civil and Construction Engineering (USA)

Safety systems, Human Factors, materials, equipment and technologies for transportation infrastructures

- National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering, Atene (Grecia) - Prof. George Yannis

- Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute für Verkehr - Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Stefan Bald

- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

- Université de Nantes

Tools, methods and models to design, assess, plan develop and exploit mobility and transportation services and technologies including ITS

- Princeton University, Princeton, NJ  (USA) - Prof. Alain L. Korhouser,  Operations Research & Financial Engineering Director, Transportation Program Faculty Chair, Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

- University of California, Berkeley, (USA)

- Dr. Steven E. Shladover,

- Ecole des Mines (Francia) - Prof. Arnaud de La Fortelle MINES ParisTech

- INRIA (Francia) – Fawzi NASHASHIBI

- University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Japan) International Innovation Interface Organization - Prof. Masayuki Kawamoto

- VTI Linköpings universitet (LiU) (Svezia) - Johan Olstam

- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

- Université de Nantes

Water resources management and droughts

- FIU Miami (USA)
- UPM Madrid (Spain)

Hydrologic extremes (floods and droughts) risk assessment, management and resilience

- UPM Madrid (Spain)
- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)
- University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
- KTH-Stockholm (Sweden)
- FIU Miami (USA)

Epidemiological modeling using wastewater monitoring

- Networks and Urban Systems Centre,    
University of Greenwich London (United Kingdom)

Multifunctional maritime structures for the mitigation of waves and the production of blue energy

- Cork University (Ireland)
- Ghent University (Belgium)

Resources recovery from wastewater and wastes

- UAB-Barcelona (Spain)

Artificial intelligence applied to multispectral imagery for fluvial macroplastic detection

- Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean,  Mytilene (Greece) - Prof.  Κonstantinos N. TOPOUZELIS

Materials, equipment and technologies for transportation infrastructures

- National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering, Atene (Grecia) - Prof. George Yannis

- Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute für Verkehr - Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Stefan Bald

- Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

 

 
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