The University of Pavia Doctorate College

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Research Areas

The doctorate covers eight major research areas:

- Automation;

- Electric and Magnetic Cad;

- Photonics;

- Industrial Energy Management;

- Computer Science;

- Electromagnetic Waves;

- Instrumentation;

- Telecommunications.



The objective of the Ph.D. is the training of researchers endowed with strong creative qualities and advanced methodological and technical knowledge in emerging areas of engineering. In this way, the Ph.D. aims at forming researchers with a cultural background, well fitted to the innovation requirements of the information society, from both the points of view of scientific originality and design ability. The Ph.D. activities are supported by research teams involved in projects at international level and provided with the necessary facilities. The research activity is completed, at the end of the third year, with the preparation of the Ph.D. thesis, focused on a scientific topic of relevant interest.

The scientific level of research training is aligned with the highest international standards, as confirmed by the scientific production of the involved Departments, where the contribution of Ph.D. students is often very significant. The quality of the Ph.D. students fits the requirements for their professional recruitment in design and research laboratories of high level, both in Italy and abroad.


Research Projects

The Ph.D. curricula cover a wide spectrum of disciplines and offer a large choice of research projects. Just as an indication, projects of current interest in the various research areas are:

Coordinator of the Doctorate Course
 in “Electronics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering”
Department of Electronics
University of Pavia - Via Ferrata 1,
I-27100 Pavia - Italy
tel.: +39 0382 985203 and Fax: +39 0382 422583

For more information:

- new identification and control algorithms for industrial, automotive, and biological systems;

- inverse problems and optimisation; analysis and synthesis of quasi-static fields;

- nonlinear optical materials and waveguides; optical communications; wavelength conversion; optical tweezers;

- power system planning, operation and control; energy saving; renewable and fossil source deployment;

- artificial vision; digital CAD; computer performance evaluation;

- new methods for electromagnetic simulation; microwave filters and dichroics; space antennas;

- interferometers for displacement/vibration measurements; optical measurements on MEMS/MOEMS; image telemeters; micro-processor instrumentation;

- advanced coding, networking and transmission techniques; remote sensing of human settlements.


International Projects

Though no international agreement has been formalized, the large network of scientific cooperation with qualified research groups (see assures a large choice of experiences abroad.