Ph.D. programme in Civil Systems Engineering

Coordinator

prof. eng. Andrea Papola


The Ph.D. course in Civil Systems Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II aims at shaping next generation, highly qualified researchers, policymakers, practitioners,
and technicians able to lead and anticipate unprecedented revolutions in civil systems engineering.

Enrolled candidates will be leading-edge managers of key societal issues, including scarcity of environmental resources, unprecedented pressure on populations and territories, need to develop – economic, environmental, societal – sustainable and resilient civil systems. They will be able to lead technological and digital transitions of civil systems, with specific focus on automation, connectivity, and cooperation.

Overall, the PhD program promotes technological and process innovation in civil systems, environmental, and infrastructure engineering, governance and management of territorial transformations, rational and sustainable implementation of civil manufacts and services.

Scope

Civil systems engineering is experiencing unprecedented revolutions, with ground-breaking opportunities offered by revolutions in digitalisation and in enabling technologies. Reshaping the traditional role of civil systems engineers is a key challenge, to be pursued with an interdisciplinary approach and with a modern view of skills and solutions to be offered.

The PhD program in Civil Systems Engineering (CSE-PhD) aims at anticipating such transformations, by creating an innovative and flexible research environment able to lead the development of new paradigms and tools/solutions able to intercept and predict market trends/needs, with an interdisciplinary and internationally recognised approach.

The CSE-PhD program develops its activities along three key directions:

  • Internationalisation: a consolidated network of collaborations with prominent research centres worldwide is available to let PhD students to develop their research in tune with leading-edge trends.
  • Personal growth: a solid background on leading topics in civil systems engineering will be developed, thanks both to the internal faculty and to a series of training initiatives that will boost the skills of enrolled PhD students.
  • Eye to the market: relevant public and private stakeholders will be part of the training process, sharing their needs and creating a living lab environment to showcase the outcomes of proposed research by PhD students.

Why enrol

  • To be part of the research group of one of the most ancient universities in the world, within a stimulating research environment, in connection with prominent research groups worldwide.
  • To make the most of the consolidated network of stakeholders and shareholders that can support, fund, and showcase research activities.
  • To join a group of experienced, prominent researchers in civil systems engineering.

Services to PhD students:

The Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, in which the PhD program in Civil Systems Engineering is hinged, has long been working to build new spaces – both indoor and outdoor – and new study rooms for bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students. In March 2023, the study room named after Prof. Vittorio Biggiero and Fabio Rossi was inaugurated, and another study room will be inaugurated soon. In addition, an education office is being established to take care of the needs of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students.

Research orientation activities conducted by the PhD board

The professors of the Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, in which the Civil Systems Engineering PhD course is hinged, have, overall, a strong ability to attract funds to finance and/or co-finance PhD scholarships. To appropriately allocate the PhD scholarships that become available each year, the PhD board of the Civil Systems Engineering PhD course, assisted by all the professors of the Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, publicises the PhD scholarships on offer to master students through various social channels (Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin) and various national and international mailing lists. Since this year, the Civil Systems Engineering PhD course has also participated to the “Career Day”, an orientation day dedicated to all master’s students. At this event, three PhD students from the Civil Systems Engineering course publicised the course to all master’s students through videos, slides, brochures, and personal testimonials.


Research topics

HYDRAULIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

  • Hydraulic measurements, transportation and turbulent mixing in open channel flows
  • Two phases exchange processes (air-water)
  • Dynamics and morphology of hillsides and rivers
  • Soil erosion and qualitative and quantitative evaluation of solid transport to rivers, artificial reservoirs and coastlines
  • Prediction and modeling of debris flows and mud flows
  • Water distribution networks and wastewater systems in urban and rural environment
  • Pressure management and renewable energy production in water distribution networks
  • Seismic reliability of hydraulic structures
  • Design of pumping systems under the European Directive on “eco-design”
  • Qualitative and quantitative control and management of surface and ground water resources
  • Sustainable management of artificial reservoirs and dams
  • Modeling of aquifers at different observation scales
  • Environmental and energetic issues related to groundwater utilization
  • Flood protection policies
  • Planning of water courses and watersheds management works
  • Climate change impact on water resources and on extreme hydrological events
  • Maritime and coastal engineering
  • Innovative biological and physico-chemical processes and technologies for water treatment
  • Sustainable management of nutrients in wastewater
  • Evaluation and detection of microplastics in water and sewage sludge
  • Biological waste-to-energy valorization
  • Circular economy and production of high-value commodities from residual organic feedstocks
  • Recovery of critical metals and rare earths from wastewater and solid waste
  • Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) and storage (CCS) technologies for the mitigation of greenhouse gases and climate change
  • Technologies and processes for soil remediation

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURES ENGINEERING

  • Decision-making process and role of transportation systems engineering
    • Planning, design, management and monitoring of infrastructures and services for passenger and freight transport
    • Public engagement
  • Analysis and modeling of passenger and freight transportation systems
    • Discrete choice models for travel demand estimation
    • Models and methods for travel demand estimation through traffic measures
    • Development of macroscopic and microscopic models and decision support systems
    • Simulation, optimization and control of transportation networks
    • Analysis and modeling of drivers’ behavior
    • Analysis and modeling of pedestrian and vehicular flows
    • Paradigms, approaches and methods for the development of digital and sustainable freight transport systems
  • Theories and techniques for design, construction and management of highways, railways and airports
    • Models and methods for design, construction and management of transportation infrastructures
    • Models and methods for design, construction and management of pavements and railroad track structures
    • Monitoring, control and maintenance of transportation infrastructures and pavements
    • Building Information Modeling (BIM) for road, rail and airport infrastructure
  • Models and methods for sustainable mobility
    • Methods and models for networks safety management
    • Energy and environmental sustainability
    • Environmental effects of infrastructures construction and operation
    • New forms of passenger and freight transport (mobility-as-a-service, freight-as-a-service, …)
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Impact of technologies on systems design (smart, lean and green infrastructures)
    • Advanced systems for traveler information, traffic control and driver assistance

URBAN AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND DESIGN

  • City, mobility and environment: from the building up of a shared scientific paradigm to the definition of integrated design techniques
  • Resilience and vulnerability of urban and territorial systems to natural and man-made risks
  • Processes of urban transformation/requalification and enhancement of the real estate asset
  • Smart Cities: from the interpretative paradigms to the evolution of the urban transformations management tools.
  • Sustainability analysis and assessment of urban and territorial development
  • Energy saving and efficiency in the planning and management of urban transformations
  • City and energy: planning and management of urban and territorial transformations for environmental sustainability and energy saving.
  • City, mobility and energy for building up climate change resilient cities
  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban and region adaptation to Climate change
  • Landscape planning and management
  • Historic areas and urban change
  • Policies of territory governance
  • Recovery, requalification and transformation of city e regions
  • Public spaces as common landscapes
  • Planning and territorial development

BUILDING DESIGN, RE-DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

  • Design, construction and management of sustainable buildings
  • Sustainable residential typologies: Social housing
  • The “shapes” of the expanding city: characters and intervention methods
  • Environmentally friendly building techniques with low environmental impact
  • The envelope in contemporary architecture between language and construction
  • Technological and architectural characters for sustainable urban design
  • The retrieve of deteriorated environmental contexts with non-structural landscape interventions and environmentally friendly technologies
  • Architecture and the visual arts in the design of contemporary public buildings
  • Complex infrastructural places: characters of permanence and retraining opportunities
  • The design of infrastructural terminals: new spatialities and typological models
  • The reuse of derelict railways
  • The architectures for the health service: new users and building typologies
  • Design characters for high maintainability buildings
  • Evaluation of durability for building components
  • Climate change impact on the degradation of building envelopes
  • New technologies for the safe management of construction sites
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Innovation and sustainability in mortars and concretes
  • To recycle for sustainable building

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

  • Mechanical behavior of geomaterials: experimental analysis and modeling of the static and dynamic behavior of saturated and unsaturated soils, of continuous rocks and those crossed by discontinuities.
  • Geotechnical works: analysis and monitoring of the static and dynamic soil-structure interaction in shallow and deep foundations, support works, open pit excavations, tunnels and underground works, earth constructions, embankments and dams; analysis and monitoring of the interaction between geotechnical works and existing buildings; geotechnical works such as heat exchangers in geothermal heat pump systems (GSHP).
  • Earthquake geotechnical Engineering: analysis of the local seismic response and seismic microzonation; assessment of the susceptibility to liquefaction and the triggering of earthquake-induced landslides in a large area and at the scale of the building; monitoring and analysis of the behavior of geotechnical works under seismic actions.
  • Ground improvement: consolidation and reinforcement of soils and rocks; seismic geotechnical isolation and active and passive protection techniques from anthropic vibrations; liquefaction risk mitigation techniques; innovative biological and physico-chemical systems for soil consolidation.
  • Slope stability: slope behavior of unsaturated pyroclastic soils and in complex clayey formations; rock landslides and rapid flowslides; assessment of the susceptibility, hazard and risk of landslides in a large area and on artifacts and related thematic cartography; applications of remote monitoring techniques to the stability of the territory.
  • Rock masses: geometric and mechanical characterization of discontinuity systems and failure mechanisms; remote sensing techniques, photogrammetry and 3D models; karst-collapse sinkholes and anthropogenic sinkholes.
  • Hydrogeology: characterization of aquifers in different geological settings; assessment of groundwater resources, including  the climate change scenarios; hydrochemistry of groundwater and isotopes; mineral waters; geothermal; groundwater protection from contamination at a territorial level (assessment of vulnerability and pollution risk) and site (well protection areas).

Requirements: Master Degree or equivalent, knowledge of English (at least B2).
Admission methods: titles and oral exam.


Organization of the Ph.D. course

First Year
In the first year, to each student is assigned a tutor who will follow him throughout the three-year period. In this period, the research theme is identified and the state of the art is mostly completed. Moreover, the first year is also mostly devoted to educational activities, including both general topics propaedeutic to scientific research activities, and specific courses to deepen the specific sector of interest. Each course presents a final test. At the end of the year, the Ph.D. scientific committee evaluate the work done by each candidate on which bases his/her passage to the next year is discussed.

Second Year
The second year is mainly devoted to an in-depth study of the state of the art of the subject matter of the assigned scientific application and to the development of the methodologies needed to accomplish the thesis project. Reasoned synthesis of the state of the art in relation to the research topic and first results of this methodology development can be brought to the knowledge of the national and international scientific community.
In addition to the year-end evaluation, a further mid-year evaluation is scheduled, after around six month.

Third Year
In the third year, the methodological aspect related to the issues identified for the PhD dissertation will be thoroughly refined and results and conclusions of the research work will be finalized and presented to a main journal of the sector (10% percentile).
Even in the third year, there are two checkpoints. In particular, in the final evaluation concerning the whole Ph.D. path, the reviews received by the above journal will have to be showed. The thesis dissertation is also evaluated by two external reviewers.
Each candidate has to spend a period of at least 3 months abroad where improving his/her research through international cooperation.

Ph.D. Cycles

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Educational activities

Educational activities of the PhD course in Civil Systems Engineering are organized with 8 courses, for a total of 27 ECTS, of which:

4 mandatory courses for a total of 15 ECTS:
mandatory courses in language training (6 ECTS) and computer science (3 CFU), as well as in the field of research management and knowledge of European and international research systems (3 ECTS) and on the enhancement of research results and intellectual property (3 ECTS) are offered at the Polytechnic School level.

4 elective courses for a total of 12 ECTS:
these courses can be freely chosen among those offered for PhD students worldwide and are thought to enrich the vertical knowledge of PhD students in the specific research path they have undertaken.

Professors in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, in which the PhD course in Civil Systems Engineering is hinged, offer several ad hoc courses for PhD students, repeated annually or biennially, some of which – highlighted in red in the following list – have the value of mandatory courses in computer science. Consistent with the University’s strategic plan, these courses are offered in a hybrid mode, to allow remote participation as well. Also consistent with the University’s strategic plan, courses on “green topics” – highlighted with green font in the list below – are also offered:

• Mathematical Modeling in MATLAB (3 ECTS) – dr. Maria Rosaria Mattei – May 6 – June 17, 2024

• Sustainable Construction Materials (3 ECTS) – eng. Rosa Veropalumbo – May 9 – June 7, 2024

• Methods and tools for driving simulation (3 ECTS) – prof. Francesco Galante – June 10-27, 2024

• Life Cycle Assessment in Civil Engineering (3 ECTS) – eng. Cristina Oreto – June 13 – July 5, 2024

• Approcci stazionari e dinamici per la simulazione dei sistemi di trasporto (3 ECTS) – prof. Fulvio Simonelli – June 19-29, 2024

• Discrete choice modelling (3 ECTS) – eng. Fiore Tinessa – June 20 – July 9, 2024

• Infrastrutture per la mobilitĂ  sostenibile (3 ECTS) – eng. Maria Rella Riccardi – September 13 – October 1, 2025

• Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Circular Economy  (3 ECTS) – eng. Grazia Policastro – November 17 – December4, 2025

• Advanced methods for road safety analyses (3 ECTS) – eng. Filomena Mauriello – January 14 – February 18, 2025

• Innovation, technology and construction (3 ECTS) – prof. Gigliola Ausiello – January 21 – February 25, 2025

• Building Information Modelling for Infrastructure (3 ETCS) – prof. Salvatore Antonio Biancardo – February 2025

• Geographic Information Systems to support decision-making processes (3 ECTS) – eng. Gerardo Carpentieri – January 2025

• Best practices, innovative tools, and plans geared toward the climate and energy resilience of cities (3 ECTS) – engg. Carmen Guida e Floriana Zucaro – February 2025

Tutors

Ph.D. students

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Educational activities

Educational activities of the PhD course in Civil Systems Engineering are organized with 8 courses, for a total of 27 ECTS, of which:

4 mandatory courses for a total of 15 ECTS:
mandatory courses in language training (6 ECTS) and computer science (3 CFU), as well as in the field of research management and knowledge of European and international research systems (3 ECTS) and on the enhancement of research results and intellectual property (3 ECTS) are offered at the Polytechnic School level.

4 elective courses for a total of 12 ECTS:
these courses can be freely chosen among those offered for PhD students worldwide and are thought to enrich the vertical knowledge of PhD students in the specific research path they have undertaken.

Professors in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, in which the PhD course in Civil Systems Engineering is hinged, offer several ad hoc courses for PhD students, repeated annually or biennially, some of which – highlighted in red in the following list – have the value of mandatory courses in computer science. Consistent with the University’s strategic plan, these courses are offered in a hybrid mode, to allow remote participation as well. Also consistent with the University’s strategic plan, courses on “green topics” – highlighted with green font in the list below – are also offered:

• Mathematical Modeling in MATLAB (3 ECTS) – dr. Maria Rosaria Mattei – May 6 – June 17, 2024

• Sustainable Construction Materials (3 ECTS) – eng. Rosa Veropalumbo – May 9 – June 7, 2024

• Methods and tools for driving simulation (3 ECTS) – prof. Francesco Galante – June 10-27, 2024

• Life Cycle Assessment in Civil Engineering (3 ECTS) – eng. Cristina Oreto – June 13 – July 5, 2024

• Approcci stazionari e dinamici per la simulazione dei sistemi di trasporto (3 ECTS) – prof. Fulvio Simonelli – June 19-29, 2024

• Discrete choice modelling (3 ECTS) – eng. Fiore Tinessa – June 20 – July 9, 2024

• Infrastrutture per la mobilitĂ  sostenibile (3 ECTS) – eng. Maria Rella Riccardi – September 13 – October 1, 2025

• Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Circular Economy  (3 ECTS) – eng. Grazia Policastro – November 17 – December4, 2025

• Advanced methods for road safety analyses (3 ECTS) – eng. Filomena Mauriello – January 14 – February 18, 2025

• Innovation, technology and construction (3 ECTS) – prof. Gigliola Ausiello – January 21 – February 25, 2025

• Building Information Modelling for Infrastructure (3 ETCS) – prof. Salvatore Antonio Biancardo – February 2025

• Geographic Information Systems to support decision-making processes (3 ECTS) – eng. Gerardo Carpentieri – January 2025

• Best practices, innovative tools, and plans geared toward the climate and energy resilience of cities (3 ECTS) – engg. Carmen Guida e Floriana Zucaro – February 2025

Tutors

  • Alessandra Cesaro
  • Alfonso Montella
  • Antonio Giuliano
  • Brigida Silvestri
  • Francesco Galante
  • Franco Polverino
  • Franesco Silvestri
  • Gennaro Nicola Bifulco
  • Gerardo Carpentieri
  • Gianfranco Urciuoli
  • Gianpiero Russo
  • Giovanni Esposito 
  • Ilaria Henke
  • Lilli Gargiulo 
  • Luca d’Acierno 
  • Luca Pagano 
  • Luigi Cimorelli
  • Luigi Pariota
  • Marcello Montanino
  • Marianna Pirone
  • Marilisa Botte
  • Massimiliano Fabbricino 
  • Roberto Castelluccio
  • Romano Fistola
  • Silvia Di Fabio
  • Silvia Rosa
  • Silvio Matassa
  • Stefano Papirio
  • Vicenzo Punzo 
  • Virginia Venezia
  • Vittorio Marzano

Ph.D. students

  • Seyedmehdi Atyabi
  • Carmen Averto
  • Eliana Basile
  • Chiara Belloni
  • Valeria Cosenza
  • Fabio Danilo Cristiano
  • Alessia De Falco
  • Luca De Matteis
  • Eleonora De Santis
  • Luca Di Costanzo
  • Paola Di Criscito
  • Simone Fucito
  • Mohammadreza Haghdoost
  • Davide Iannelli
  • Sebastiano Marra
  • Valerio Martinelli
  • Giulia Nardella
  • Ilaria Natale
  • Beatrice Notari
  • Stella Pennino
  • Felipe Rezende Da Costa
  • Annalisa Russo
  • Alessandra Marisa Tascione
  • Cristina Passerelli

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Educational activities

Educational activities of the PhD course in Civil Systems Engineering are organized with 8 courses, for a total of 27 ECTS, of which:

4 mandatory courses for a total of 15 ECTS:
mandatory courses in language training (6 ECTS) and computer science (3 CFU), as well as in the field of research management and knowledge of European and international research systems (3 ECTS) and on the enhancement of research results and intellectual property (3 ECTS) are offered at the Polytechnic School level.

4 elective courses for a total of 12 ECTS:
these courses can be freely chosen among those offered for PhD students worldwide and are thought to enrich the vertical knowledge of PhD students in the specific research path they have undertaken.

Professors in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, in which the PhD course in Civil Systems Engineering is hinged, offer several ad hoc courses for PhD students, repeated annually or biennially, some of which – highlighted in red in the following list – have the value of mandatory courses in computer science. Consistent with the University’s strategic plan, these courses are offered in a hybrid mode, to allow remote participation as well. Also consistent with the University’s strategic plan, courses on “green topics” – highlighted with green font in the list below – are also offered:

• Mathematical Modeling in MATLAB (3 ECTS) – dr. Maria Rosaria Mattei – May 6 – June 17, 2024

• Sustainable Construction Materials (3 ECTS) – eng. Rosa Veropalumbo – May 9 – June 7, 2024

• Methods and tools for driving simulation (3 ECTS) – prof. Francesco Galante – June 10-27, 2024

• Life Cycle Assessment in Civil Engineering (3 ECTS) – eng. Cristina Oreto – June 13 – July 5, 2024

• Approcci stazionari e dinamici per la simulazione dei sistemi di trasporto (3 ECTS) – prof. Fulvio Simonelli – June 19-29, 2024

• Discrete choice modelling (3 ECTS) – eng. Fiore Tinessa – June 20 – July 9, 2024

• Infrastrutture per la mobilitĂ  sostenibile (3 ECTS) – eng. Maria Rella Riccardi – September 13 – October 1, 2025

• Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Circular Economy  (3 ECTS) – eng. Grazia Policastro – November 17 – December4, 2025

• Advanced methods for road safety analyses (3 ECTS) – eng. Filomena Mauriello – January 14 – February 18, 2025

• Innovation, technology and construction (3 ECTS) – prof. Gigliola Ausiello – January 21 – February 25, 2025

• Building Information Modelling for Infrastructure (3 ETCS) – prof. Salvatore Antonio Biancardo – February 2025

• Geographic Information Systems to support decision-making processes (3 ECTS) – eng. Gerardo Carpentieri – January 2025

• Best practices, innovative tools, and plans geared toward the climate and energy resilience of cities (3 ECTS) – engg. Carmen Guida e Floriana Zucaro – February 2025

Tutors

  • Alessandra Cesaro
  • Cino Bifulco
  • Cristiana Di Cristo
  • Floriana Zucaro
  • Francesco Pirozzi
  • Gianpiero Russo
  • Gigliola Ausiello
  • Giuseppe Del Giudice
  • Lilli Gargiulo
  • Marco Nicotera
  • Massimiliano Fabbricino
  • Pierpaolo D’Agostino
  • Roberto Castelluccio
  • Salvatore Manfreda
  • Silvio Matassa
  • Stefano Papirio
  • Stefano Sibilla
  • Vincenzo Punzo
  • Vittorio Marzano

Ph.D. students

  • Ceraso Annachiara
  • Cestaro Sabrina
  • D’Amico Annunziata
  • De Luca Manuel
  • Esposito Ilaria
  • Fraiese Mariacarla
  • Franzese Maria Giovanna
  • Grasso Francesco
  • Greco Antonio
  • Guida Nicola
  • Manzo Raffaele
  • Maraviglia Chiara
  • Marchetta Andrea
  • Marino Emanuele
  • Moradi Fatemeh
  • Paolella Giulia
  • Pelella Fabrizio
  • Santoro Enza
  • Sarwar Awais Naeem
  • Valizadeh Mehdi

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Educational activities

Educational activities of the PhD course in Civil Systems Engineering are organized with 8 courses, for a total of 27 ECTS, of which:

4 mandatory courses for a total of 15 ECTS:
mandatory courses in language training (6 ECTS) and computer science (3 CFU), as well as in the field of research management and knowledge of European and international research systems (3 ECTS) and on the enhancement of research results and intellectual property (3 ECTS) are offered at the Polytechnic School level.

4 elective courses for a total of 12 ECTS:
these courses can be freely chosen among those offered for PhD students worldwide and are thought to enrich the vertical knowledge of PhD students in the specific research path they have undertaken.

Professors in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, in which the PhD course in Civil Systems Engineering is hinged, offer several ad hoc courses for PhD students, repeated annually or biennially, some of which – highlighted in red in the following list – have the value of mandatory courses in computer science. Consistent with the University’s strategic plan, these courses are offered in a hybrid mode, to allow remote participation as well. Also consistent with the University’s strategic plan, courses on “green topics” – highlighted with green font in the list below – are also offered:

• Mathematical Modeling in MATLAB (3 ECTS) – dr. Maria Rosaria Mattei – May 6 – June 17, 2024

• Sustainable Construction Materials (3 ECTS) – eng. Rosa Veropalumbo – May 9 – June 7, 2024

• Methods and tools for driving simulation (3 ECTS) – prof. Francesco Galante – June 10-27, 2024

• Life Cycle Assessment in Civil Engineering (3 ECTS) – eng. Cristina Oreto – June 13 – July 5, 2024

• Approcci stazionari e dinamici per la simulazione dei sistemi di trasporto (3 ECTS) – prof. Fulvio Simonelli – June 19-29, 2024

• Discrete choice modelling (3 ECTS) – eng. Fiore Tinessa – June 20 – July 9, 2024

• Infrastrutture per la mobilitĂ  sostenibile (3 ECTS) – eng. Maria Rella Riccardi – September 13 – October 1, 2025

• Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Circular Economy  (3 ECTS) – eng. Grazia Policastro – November 17 – December4, 2025

• Advanced methods for road safety analyses (3 ECTS) – eng. Filomena Mauriello – January 14 – February 18, 2025

• Innovation, technology and construction (3 ECTS) – prof. Gigliola Ausiello – January 21 – February 25, 2025

• Building Information Modelling for Infrastructure (3 ETCS) – prof. Salvatore Antonio Biancardo – February 2025

• Geographic Information Systems to support decision-making processes (3 ECTS) – eng. Gerardo Carpentieri – January 2025

• Best practices, innovative tools, and plans geared toward the climate and energy resilience of cities (3 ECTS) – engg. Carmen Guida e Floriana Zucaro – February 2025

Tutors

  • Andrea Papola
  • Alessandra Cesaro
  • Alfonso Montella 
  • Andrea Vacca
  • Armando Carravetta
  • Carlo Gualtieri
  • Cino Bifulco
  • Francesco De Paola
  • Francesco Silvestri
  • Gianluca Dell’Acqua
  • Luigi Stendardo
  • Marina Fumo
  • Oreste Fecarotta
  • Pierpaolo D’Agostino
  • Salvatore Biancardo
  • Salvatore Manfreda
  • Stefano Papirio

Ph.D. students

  • Scarano Antonella
  • Riccio Christian
  • Scotto Di Uccio Antonella
  • Del Gaudio Andrea
  • Miglino Domenico
  • Vindrola Pedro Gabriel
  • Domingos De Oliveira Luiz Eduardo
  • Barbagelata Juan Manuel
  • Montillo Renato
  • Diamantouli Eliki
  • Intignano Mattia
  • Ciotola Enrica
  • Trinchese Giuseppe
  • Elefante Erika
  • Ceccotti Maria Cristina

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Educational activities

The teaching activity expected for the first year (2014) entails the participation to:
6 Required Courses (21 CFU):
Course of Ricerca operativa e ottimizzazione (3 CFU) – prof. Antonio Sforza – 9 to 25 September 2014
Course of EuroProgettazione (3 CFU) – Dott. Gianpaolo Varchetta – from 17 to 30 October 2014
Course of Statistica e Applicazioni (3 CFU) – Coordinatori prof. Pasquale Erto e Roberta Siciliano – from 4 November 2014 and February 19, 2015
Individual course of Spoken English (6 ECTS credits) – January to June 2015
Course of Sistemi Informativi Geografici (GIS) I Livello (3 CFU) – prof. Daniela Ducci – 20 January to 2 February 2015
Course of Osservazione della Terra: sensori, immagini e opportunità (Telerilevamento e GIS) (3 CFU) – Prof. Daniele Riccio e Ing. Giuseppe Ruello – 3 to 12 February 2015 (Offered as an alternative to the Course of Sistemi Informativi Geografici (GIS) I Livello)
Course of Valorizzare i risultati della ricerca e della proprietà intellettuale (3 CFU) – June 2015
2 Courses to choose from:
Course of I processi decisionali pubblici per il territorio e le infrastrutture. Modelli razionali, Public Engagement e ruolo (3 CFU) – prof. Ennio Cascetta – from April 4 to May 9, 2014
Course of Smart City Manager (3 CFU) – Advanced Training Course postgraduate – from June 24 to July 24, 2014
Course of Teoria degli Errori nelle Misure Sperimentali (3 CFU) – prof. Paola Gualtieri – 3 to 15 September 2014
Course of Smart City Manager (3 CFU) – Corso di Alta Formazione post-universitaria – 9 to 24 September 2014
Course of Project Management – Prof. Guido Capaldo – from January 30 to February 27 2015
Course of Decision Aiding with Multiple Criteria – Prof. Giuseppe Bruno – from 3 to 26 February 2015
Course of Fondamenti di MatLab e programmazione – Prof. Alessandra d’Alessio – March / April 2015
Thematic seminars:
Modelling and Simulation of Transportation Networks , 19 – 23 May 2014
Cycle International Seminars: SEM Smart Energy Master – from 20 May to 30 September 2014:
Smart City: the experience of the Senseable City Lab Prof. Carlo Ratti City Lab Director – Massachusetts Institute of Technology 20 May 2014 – ore 14.30-16.30 – DICEA P.le Tecchio, 80 – 9th floor Classroom TemaLab
ITC for Smart Cities Prof. Roberto Laurini LIRIS – Bât. Blaise Pascal de Lyon – Université de Lyon (Francia) 21 May 2014 – ore 15.00 – 19.00 – DICEA P.le Tecchio, 80 – 9th floor Classroom TemaLab
Smart City for Sustainable Development Prof. Mark Deakin Department of Built Environment – Edinburgh Napier University 3 June 2014 – ore 9.00 – 13.00 – DICEA P.le Tecchio, 80 – 9th floor Classroom TemaLab
Smart City: new Media for Social Participation Prof. Derrick De Kerckhove Papamarkou Chair in Technology and Education at the Library of Congress Washington Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto 12 June 2014 – ore 15.00 – 19.00 – DICEA P.le Tecchio, 80 – 9th floor Classroom TemaLab
Smart and resilient city Prof. Thomas Elmqvist Professor in Natural Resource Management at Stockholm University and Theme Leader Urban social-ecological systems and globalization at the Stockholm Resilience Center 30 September 2014 – ore 9.00 – 13.00 – DICEA P.le Tecchio, 80 – 9th floor Classroom TemaLab
A series of seminars on Sicurezza stradale Simulazione del traffico – from 18 to 20 June 2014:
Special topics in modelling road safety. Part I: The impact of crisis on road safety. Part II: Quantifying the value of avoiding a traffic fatality – Wednesday, June 18;
Calibration and validation of traffic simulation models: requirements of a reliable tool for road safety modelling – Thursday, June 19;
Macroscopic traffic safety data analysis and prediction – Friday, June 20.
A series of seminars on Future Urban Mobility: Alcune frontiere della ricerca per la mobilità urbana. I sistemi di carsharing con veicoli autonomi e nuovi algoritmi di controllo delle reti semaforiche, PROF. ING. EMILIO FRAZZOLI, 9 July 2014 – ore 15:00, Via Claudio 21, Aula Croce Ed.8 P.T.
Seminar Construction Manager/General Contractor – Lecture Prof. Ing. Giovanni Ciro Migliaccio, University of Washington
25 luglio 2014 – Ore 10 Aula C5A, Via Claudio 21
Seminar Modelling Road-Related Air Pollution – Lecture Prof. Raimundas Juneviius, 9 ottobre 2014 – Ore 11.30-16.30 Aula Grande 2° piano, Edificio 5 – Via Claudio 21
The students may be allowed to carry out tutoring and integrative teaching activities according to the regulations (not exceeding 40 hours).

Board committee

Tutors

Ph.D. students

Annalisa Agresta

email: annalisa.agresta@unina.it

Francesco Abbondati

email: francesco.abbondati@unina.it

Gennaro Angiello

email: gennaro.angiello@unina.it

Gerardo Carpentieri

email: gerardo.carpentieri@unina.it

Maria Chiara Conte

email: mariachiara.conte@unina.it

Andrea D’Aniello

email: andrea.daniello@unina.it

Ilaria Henke

email: ilaria.henke@unina.it

Francesco Pugliese

email: francesco.pugliese2@unina.it

Laura Russo

email: laura.russo@unina.it

XXX

Organization of courses and educational activities

The teaching activity expected for the first year (2014) entails the participation to:

6 Required Courses (21 CFU):
Individual course of Spoken English (6 ECTS credits)
Course of Ricerca operativa e ottimizzazione (3 CFU)
Course of Gestione della ricerca, della conoscenza dei sistemi di ricerca e dei sistemi di finanziamento (3 CFU)
Course of Statistica e Applicazioni (3 CFU) – Coordinatori prof. Pasquale Erto e Roberta Siciliano – from November 4 2014 to February 19 2015
Course of Sistemi Informativi Geografici (GIS) 1st Level (3 CFU) – prof. Daniela Ducci – 12 to 30 January 2015
Course of Osservazione della Terra: sensori, immagini e opportunità (Telerilevamento e GIS) (3 CFU) – Prof. Daniele Riccio e Ing. Giuseppe Ruello – 3 to 12 February 2015 (Offered as an alternative to the Course of Sistemi Informativi Geografici (GIS) I Livello)
Course of Valorizzare i risultati della ricerca e della proprietà intellettuale (3 CFU) – June 2015

2 Courses to be chosen from a set of offers

Project Management – Prof. Guido Capaldo – from January 30 to February 27 2015
Course of Decision Aiding with Multiple Criteria – Prof. Giuseppe Bruno – from 3 to 26 February 2015
Course of Fondamenti di MatLab e programmazione – Prof. Alessandra d’Alessio – March / April 2015

Thematic seminars
The students may be allowed to carry out tutoring and integrative teaching activities according to the regulations (not exceeding 40 hours).

Board committee

Tutors

Ph.D. students

Marilisa Botte    

email: marilisa.botte@unina.it   

Mohammad Daliri    

email: mohammad.daliri@unina.it   

Vincenzo Luongo    

email: vincenzo.luongo@unina.it   

Claudio Scognamillo    

email: claudio.scognamillo@unina.it

XXXI

Organization of courses and educational activities didattica

 

Board committee

Tutors

Ph.D. students

Farhad  Bahmanpouri
email: farhad.bahmanpouri@unina.it

Gerardo  Caroppi
email: gerardo.caroppi@unina.it

Fiore Tinessa
email: fiore.tinessa@unina.it

Maria Rosa Tremiterra
email: mariarosa.tremiterra@unina.it

XXXII

Organization of courses and educational activities

n. 4 Mandatory Courses:
Businesses and Research (4CFU) – Dr. Marco Frizzarin, Ernst & Young Business Manager
Communicating and disseminating your research work (3 CFUs) – Prof. Mo Mansouri
– Customized course of “Spoken English” (6 CFU) – CLA
– A computer science course to be selected from:– I-BIM: Infrastructure-Building Information Modeling – ing. Salvatore Antonio Biancardo
– Advanced Modeling for City and Territory (3 CFU) – ing. Pierpaolo D’Agostino
– Global Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification (3 CFU) – Prof. Mrinal K.
– Introduction to MatLab (3 CFU) – Prof. Alessandra d’Alessio
– Strumenti e software GIS (3 CFU) – prof. Marialuce Stanganelli
– Earth Observation: Sensors, Images and Opportunities (Remote Sensing and GIS) (3 CFU) – Prof. Daniele Riccio and Ing. Giuseppe Ruello

n. 4 Courses to be selected from a list offering at the moment:
– Decision Aiding with Multiple Criteria (3 CFU) – Prof. Giuseppe Bruno
– Modelli, metodi e software per l’Ottimizzazione (Modulo 1) (3 CFU) – prof. Antonio Sforza
– Modelli, metodi e software per l’Ottimizzazione (Modulo 2) (4 CFU) – prof. Claudio Sterle

– Introduzione al Matlab (3 CFU) – prof. Alessandra D’Alessio
– Advanced Matlab for transport engineers (3 CFU) – prof. Vittorio Marzano
– I-BIM: Infrastructure-Building Information Modelling (3 CFU) – prof. Salvatore Biancardo
– Modellazione avanzata per la cittĂ  e il territorio (3 CFU) – prof. Pierpaolo D’Agostino
– Metodi avanzati per le analisi di sicurezza stradale (3 CFU) – Ing. Filomena Mauriello
– Metodi e strumenti per la simulazione di guida (3 CFU) – Ing. Francesco Galante
– Advanced topics in environmental hydraulics (3 CFU) – prof. Carlo Gualtieri

– Environmental fluid dynamics (3 CFU) – prof. Massimo Greco
– Patologie da umiditĂ  sulle murature e sui sistemi di risanamento (3 CFU) – prof. Roberto Castelluccio
– Strumenti e software GIS (3 CFU) – prof. Marialuce Stanganelli

Board committee

Tutors

Ph.D. students

Sara Gargano
email: sara.gargano@unina.it

Adriana Luciano

Rossella Marmo

Ivo Martone
email: ivo.martone@unina.it

Lucia Mele
email: lucia.mele@unina.it

Rosa Morosini
email: rosa.morosini@unina.it

Daniela Tocchi
email: daniela.tocchi@unina.it

Veronica Vitiello
email: veronica.vitiello@unina.it

Sara Guerra De Oliveira
email: sara.guerradeoliveira@unina.it

XXXIV

Organization of courses and educational activities

n. 4 Mandatory Courses:
Communicating and disseminating your research work (3 CFUs) – Prof. Mo Mansouri
Management del Trasferimento Tecnologico (3 CFU) dott. Giovanni Landi
– Customized course of Spoken English (6 CFU) – CLA
– A computer science course to be selected from:

  • Global Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification (3 CFU)Prof. Mrinal K.
  • I-BIM: Infrastructure-Building Information Modeling – ing. Salvatore Antonio Biancardo
  • Introduzione al MatLab (3 CFU) – Prof. Alessandra d’Alessio
  • Modellazione avanzata per la cittĂ  e il territorio (3 CFU)ing. Pierpaolo D’Agostino
  • Osservazione della Terra: sensori, immagini e opportunitĂ  (Telerilevamento e GIS) (3 CFU) – Prof. Daniele Riccio e Ing. Giuseppe Ruello
  • Strumenti e software GIS (3 CFU) – prof. Marialuce Stanganelli

n. 4 Courses to be selected from a list offering at the moment:

  • Advanced Matlab for transport engineers (3 CFU) – prof. Vittorio Marzano
  • Advanced topics in environmental hydraulics (3 CFU) – prof. Carlo Gualtieri
  • Decision Aiding with Multiple Criteria (3 CFU) – Prof. Giuseppe Bruno
  • Environmental fluid dynamics (6 CFU) – prof. Massimo Greco
  • I sistemi di trasporto ferroviari (3 CFU) – ing. Marilisa Botte, prof. Salvatore Strano, prof. Mario Pagano
  • I-BIM: Infrastructure-Building Information Modelling (3 CFU) – prof. Salvatore Biancardo
  • Introduzione al Matlab (3 CFU) – prof. Alessandra D’Alessio
  • Metodi avanzati per le analisi di sicurezza stradale (3 CFU) – Ing. Filomena Mauriello
  • Metodi e strumenti per la simulazione di guida (3 CFU) – Ing. Francesco Galante
  • Modellazione avanzata per la cittĂ  e il territorio (3 CFU) – prof. Pierpaolo D’Agostino
  • Modelli, metodi e software per l’Ottimizzazione (Modulo 1) (3 CFU) – prof. Antonio Sforza
  • Modelli, metodi e software per l’Ottimizzazione (Modulo 2) (4 CFU) – prof. Claudio Sterle
  • Patologie da umiditĂ  sulle murature e sui sistemi di risanamento (3 CFU) – prof. Roberto Castelluccio
  • Percorsi di conoscenza verso l’innovazione (3 CFU) – prof. Gigliola Ausiello
  • Strumenti e software GIS (3 CFU) – prof. Marialuce Stanganelli

Board committee

Tutors

Ph.D. students

Lucia Coppola
email: lucia.coppola@unina.it    

Roberto Landolfi
email: roberto.landolfi@unina.it              

Federica Vitale
email: federica.vitale@unina.it 

Ciro Buonocore
email: ciro.buonocore@unina.it

Grazia Policastro
email: grazia.policastro@unina.it                             

Maria Rella Riccardi
email: maria.rellariccardi@unina.it                          

Margherita Carmen Ciccaglione
email: margheritacarmen.ciccaglione@unina.it                    

Carmen Guida
email: carmen.guida@unina.it

Nunzio Viscione
email: nunzio.viscione@unina.it               

Giovanni Ruggiero
email: giovanni.ruggiero2@unina.it                           

Yao Sicong
email: sicong.yao@unina.it        

Guadalupe Torre
email: guadalupe.torre@unina.it                             

Gigliola D’angelo
email: gigliola.dangelo@unina.it

XXXV

Organization of courses and educational activities

n. 4 Mandatory Courses:
Communicating and disseminating your research work (3 CFUs) – Prof. Mo Mansouri
Management del Trasferimento Tecnologico (3 CFU) dott. Giovanni Landi
– Customized course of Spoken English (6 CFU) – CLA
– A computer science course to be selected from:

  • Global Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification (3 CFU)Prof. Mrinal K.
  • I-BIM: Infrastructure-Building Information Modeling – ing. Salvatore Antonio Biancardo
  • Introduzione al MatLab (3 CFU) – Prof. Alessandra d’Alessio
  • Modellazione avanzata per la cittĂ  e il territorio (3 CFU)ing. Pierpaolo D’Agostino
  • Osservazione della Terra: sensori, immagini e opportunitĂ  (Telerilevamento e GIS) (3 CFU) – Prof. Daniele Riccio e Ing. Giuseppe Ruello
  • Strumenti e software GIS (3 CFU) – prof. Marialuce Stanganelli

n. 4 Courses to be selected from a list offering at the moment:

  • Advanced Matlab for transport engineers (3 CFU) – prof. Vittorio Marzano
  • Advanced topics in environmental hydraulics (3 CFU) – prof. Carlo Gualtieri
  • Decision Aiding with Multiple Criteria (3 CFU) – Prof. Giuseppe Bruno
  • Environmental fluid dynamics (6 CFU) – prof. Massimo Greco
  • I sistemi di trasporto ferroviari (3 CFU) – ing. Marilisa Botte, prof. Salvatore Strano, prof. Mario Pagano
  • I-BIM: Infrastructure-Building Information Modelling (3 CFU) – prof. Salvatore Biancardo
  • Introduzione al Matlab (3 CFU) – prof. Alessandra D’Alessio
  • Metodi avanzati per le analisi di sicurezza stradale (3 CFU) – Ing. Filomena Mauriello
  • Metodi e strumenti per la simulazione di guida (3 CFU) – Ing. Francesco Galante
  • Modellazione avanzata per la cittĂ  e il territorio (3 CFU) – prof. Pierpaolo D’Agostino
  • Modelli, metodi e software per l’Ottimizzazione (Modulo 1) (3 CFU) – prof. Antonio Sforza
  • Modelli, metodi e software per l’Ottimizzazione (Modulo 2) (4 CFU) – prof. Claudio Sterle
  • Patologie da umiditĂ  sulle murature e sui sistemi di risanamento (3 CFU) – prof. Roberto Castelluccio
  • Percorsi di conoscenza verso l’innovazione (3 CFU) – prof. Gigliola Ausiello
  • Strumenti e software GIS (3 CFU) – prof. Marialuce Stanganelli

 

Board committee

Tutors

Ph.D. students

Angelo Avino
email: angelo.avino@unina.it

Antonello Cerbone
email: antonello.cerbone@unina.it

Manuela Compagnone
email: manuela.compagnone@unina.it

Simeone De Simone
email: simone.desimone@unina.it

Elena Del Gaudio
email: elena.delgaudio@unina.it

Milad Abdollahpour Kohnehshahri
email: milad.abdollahpourkohnehshahri@unina.it

Roberta Ferraiuolo
email: roberta.ferraiuolo@unina.it

Cristina Oreto
email: cristina.oreto@unina.it

Dina Pirone
email: dina.pirone@unina.it

Filomena Sabatino
email: filomena.sabatino@unina.it

Gaetano Zaccaria
email: gaetano.zaccaria@unina.it

XXXVI

Educational activities

 n. 4 Mandatory Courses:
Communicating and disseminating your research work (3 CFUs) – Prof. Mo Mansouri
Management del Trasferimento Tecnologico (3 CFU) dott. Giovanni Landi
– Customized course of Spoken English (6 CFU) – CLA
– A computer science course to be selected from:

  • Global Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification (3 CFU)Prof. Mrinal K.
  • I-BIM: Infrastructure-Building Information Modeling – ing. Salvatore Antonio Biancardo
  • Introduzione al MatLab (3 CFU) – Prof. Alessandra d’Alessio
  • Modellazione avanzata per la cittĂ  e il territorio (3 CFU)ing. Pierpaolo D’Agostino
  • Osservazione della Terra: sensori, immagini e opportunitĂ  (Telerilevamento e GIS) (3 CFU) – Prof. Daniele Riccio e Ing. Giuseppe Ruello
  • Strumenti e software GIS (3 CFU) – prof. Marialuce Stanganelli

n. 4 Courses to be selected from a list offering at the moment:

  • Advanced Matlab for transport engineers (3 CFU) – prof. Vittorio Marzano
  • Advanced topics in environmental hydraulics (3 CFU) – prof. Carlo Gualtieri
  • Decision Aiding with Multiple Criteria (3 CFU) – Prof. Giuseppe Bruno
  • Environmental fluid dynamics (6 CFU) – prof. Massimo Greco
  • I sistemi di trasporto ferroviari (3 CFU) – ing. Marilisa Botte, prof. Salvatore Strano, prof. Mario Pagano
  • I-BIM: Infrastructure-Building Information Modelling (3 CFU) – prof. Salvatore Biancardo
  • Introduzione al Matlab (3 CFU) – prof. Alessandra D’Alessio
  • Metodi avanzati per le analisi di sicurezza stradale (3 CFU) – Ing. Filomena Mauriello
  • Metodi e strumenti per la simulazione di guida (3 CFU) – Ing. Francesco Galante
  • Modellazione avanzata per la cittĂ  e il territorio (3 CFU) – prof. Pierpaolo D’Agostino
  • Modelli, metodi e software per l’Ottimizzazione (Modulo 1) (3 CFU) – prof. Antonio Sforza
  • Modelli, metodi e software per l’Ottimizzazione (Modulo 2) (4 CFU) – prof. Claudio Sterle
  • Patologie da umiditĂ  sulle murature e sui sistemi di risanamento (3 CFU) – prof. Roberto Castelluccio
  • Percorsi di conoscenza verso l’innovazione (3 CFU) – prof. Gigliola Ausiello
  • Strumenti e software GIS (3 CFU) – prof. Marialuce Stanganelli

Board committee

Tutors

Ph.D. students

Sara Tuozzo
email: sara.tuozzo@unina.it         

Gianluigi Della Ragione
email: gianluigi.dellaragione@unina.it

Alessio Tesone
email: alessio.tesone@unina.it 

Castrese Andrea Di Mare
email: castreseandrea.dimare@unina.it  

Sabrina Sgambati
email: sabrina.sgambati@unina.it            

Waheed Imran
email: waheed.imran@unina.it                

Anna Lanzetta
email: anna.lanzetta@unina.it    

Francesco Sommese
email: francesco.sommese@unina.it                       

Samuel Arhin
email: samuel.arhin@unina.it    

Tomas Enrique Martinez Chao
email: tomasenrique.martinezchao@unina.it     

Diego Menegusso Pires
email: diego.menegussopires@unina.it

Carlo Moscariello
email: carlo.moscariello@unina.it            

Nicola Di Costanzo
email: nicola.dicostanzo@unina.it           

Alexandra Georganti Ntaliape
email: alexandra.georgantintaliape@unina.it     

Susan George
email: susan.george@unina.it   

Veronica Valdasso
email: veronica.valdasso@unina.it

Calls and Admissions

XXXIX Cycle

PhD Call and Attachment A

Titles evaluation results XXXIX cycle

Results of the oral exam XXXIX cycle

Projects sheets