Thermal Physics, HVAC Systems, Acoustics, Nuclear Technologies and Industrial Applications of Plasmas

The curriculum pursues the education of researchers and high-qualified engineers able to address issues related to design and research activities in disciplines such as: 

  • Heat transfer and convection theory; thermal analysis of porous media; thermal and fluid-dynamic aspects of single-phase and two-phase flows in conventional devices and microdevices (microfluidics)
  • Applied thermal engineering and HVAC systems; heat exchangers and heat recovery systems; renewable energy for HVAC (heat pumps, solar plants)
  • Environmental acoustics, building acoustics, architectural acoustics, sound absorbing materials and systems, noise control techniques, digital processing of acoustic signals and lightning
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Design of nuclear plants; radioprotection; risk analysis and safety; reliability and risk analysis at the system level modelling of neutron, charged particle and photon transport, applications of nuclear technologies to medicine, industry and cultural heritage
  • Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of two-phase flow; development and validation of advanced computing platforms; thermo-hydraulics of advanced nuclear reactors
  • Industrial, biomedical and agricultural applications of cold atmospheric plasmas; diagnostics of plasma sources and processes; physical modelling and design oriented simulation of plasma assisted processes 
  • Advanced sound quality measurements in cultural heritage places

  • Metallic foams for convective heat transfer enhancement

  • Multiscale, multiphysics modeling and simulation

  • Plasma deposition of functional nanometric coatings