The international PhD program in "Engineering and Information Technology for Structural and Environmental Monitoring and Risk Management - EIT4SEMM" is designed for outstanding students targeting  academic or corporate interdisciplinary research, at top level labs or protection and safety institutions.

This program provides methodological and technological skills aimed at monitoring structures, infrastructures and the environment, and assess, mitigate and manage natural and human induced risks. This course is a response to the increasing demand from the society and from the scientific and professional communities for innovative approaches and new skills to ensure environmental safety, with particular reference to the European context. Relevant examples are (a) health monitoring of civil and industrial structures and infrastructures, (b) performance monitoring of networks (gas, water, electric, telephone, road, rail, etc.), (c) monitoring and managing air and hydrogeological systems. These activities can benefit from the convergence of emerging methods and technologies addressed by this new PhD program.

PhD students in EIT4SEMM gain specific expertise in models, algorithms, components, architectures and operating principles of the sensing technologies and build up a unique background in infrastructures and environment management and related European regulations.

EIT4SEMM invites strongly motivated persons to submit abstract for innovative contributions to theoretical or experimental research in the following focus areas:

1) Modeling and Analysis (Focus Area 1)

2) Sensing Technology (Focus Area 2)

3) Data Integration/Interrogation (Focus Area 3)

Each proposal should be linked to an application domain.