PhD Program

The PhD program in Design, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering aims at training doctoral students with strong scientific and/or professional capabilities on Computational Mechanics and Engineering of Materials, and, in general, on Civil and Industrial Engineering as well as Applied Mathematics. The key areas of study include all aspects of modeling and simulation of structures and materials, ranging from structural engineering to biomedical fields.

The main strength of the PhD Program is the strong international characterization, together with the strong partnerships with world’s top research centers in the Computational Mechanics field.

The PhD program in Design, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering is organized in two curricula:

  1. Computational Mechanics – Main topics: Modeling and simulation of structures and materials, fluids, interactions among these and with other interesting physical phenomena. The practical applications are various and range from Civil and Mechanical Engineering to Medicine, but always with a special attention in developing rigorous mathematical approaches.
  2. Civil Engineering and Architecture, subdivided into 3 different tracks; the one in Structures and Materials is of interest to us – Main topics: design, modeling, and simulation of typical problems of structural and materials engineering with special attention to the most modern applications like additive manufacturing.

More information are detailed on the PhD Program website.

Our PhD program is involved in two Joint Doctorate Programs:

  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate – SEED: “Simulation in Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development” (SEED website)
  • Innovative Training Networks – European Joint Doctorate: “Industrial decision-making on complex Production Technologies supported by simulaTion-based engineering – ProTechTion” (ProTechTion website).

Fields of interest:

  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Structural Engineering
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Industrial Bioengineering
  • Materials Science and Technology
  • Hydraulics
  • Geotechnics
  • Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematical Physics

Please refer also to the research topics of the “Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials” group that you may find in Research Activities page.

PhD Higher Education of the University of Pavia
Address: via Ferrata 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Secretariat: +39-0382-985983
Fax: +39-0382-985996