Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

PhD Programme


The PhD Programme in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has been established by the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Coordinator: Prof. Laura Eleonora Depero (until A.Y. 2021/2022)

Coordinator: Prof. Pietro Poesio (since A.Y. 2022/2023)


Chair of the “Materials for Engineering” division: prof. Annalisa Pola[email protected];;

Chair of the “Applied Mechanics” division: prof. Giovanni Legnani[email protected];

Chair of the “Design and Management of Integrated Logistic and Production Systems” division: prof. Lucio Zavanella[email protected];

Chair of the “Energy, Fluid & Thermal, and Manufacturing Systems and Technologies” division: prof. Pietro Poesio[email protected];

PhD student representatives

Federica Ragni ([email protected]); Ratibor Shevchenko ([email protected])

Educational goals

The aim of the DRIMI Ph. D. course program is to train young researchers and professionals with the necessary and sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, independence and leadership that will enable them to assume responsibilities in technological, research, innovation, development, design, production, and logistic assignments in the industrial sectors. The scientific and technical operational independence is acquired through academic research, either application-oriented, carried out in collaboration with private and public companies, or focused on the scientific development of basic technologies for industrial innovation-oriented and sponsored by institutional funding bodies such as the Ministry of Scientific and Technological Research and the European Research Council.

The course provides third level training designed for young researchers and professionals who will be able to design, monitor and manage applied and basic research in all disciplines related to the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. In particular, the course focuses on various issues of great interest for innovative content and multidisciplinarity, such as Advanced Materials, Applied Mechanics, Logistics and Production Systems, Energetics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Multi-Phase Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Technologies, Systems and Technologies for Human and Environmental Health and Wealth, with applications in all areas of industrial, environmental and biomedical science and engineering.

The PhD course in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is organized in three curricula:

  • Research curriculum. 
  • Industrial Curriculum.
  • International Curriculum.

Entry requirements

The PhD Programme is a III level study programme open to holders of II level degrees (Master of Science degree or similar academic qualification awarded abroad and considered equivalent in terms of duration, level and field of study).

Upon conclusion of the educational and research prospectus, after passing the final exam, the title of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded


Courses and Seminars

Curricula and research themes

Look into each Curricula composing the academic offer for the PhD program in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DRIMI)

Last updated on: 09/12/2022