ET-IT covers the main research areas of: Electronics, Electromagnetic Fields, Telecommunications, and Information Processing Systems.

The PhD in Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technologies is offered and managed by the DEI Department.
It roots in the cultural heritage of Guglielmo Marconi and projects itself in the future through its deep involvement in research and development programs funded by International Institutions, Industries, and SMEs.

The ET-IT PhD Programme is developed by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering (DEI) of the University of Bologna, Italy.



Study of devices, circuits and electronic systems, with specific emphasis on microelectronics, micro-and nano-technologies, intelligent sensors, electronics for telecommunications, electronics, digital systems, electronic systems for implementation and monitoring, modern computing systems, both software and hardware.

Electromagnetic fields

Research activities related to microwaves and optical systems, antennas and propagation, and the theory of Electromagnetics fields applied to electronics and telecommunications systems and devices.


Study of systems and networks, and associated components and devices.
In this context, the Ph.D. program addresses issues related to the architectures of telecommunications systems and networks (wireless, cellular, fixed/mobile terrestrial/ satellite, wired and optical networks) as well as information technology such as multimedia applications and services, smart cities, smart grids, ...

The research topics of the PhD program include, but are not limited to:

Analog and digital circuits and electronic systems - Analysis and simulation of semiconductor devices - Applications of Information technologies: smart cities, smart grid, etc - Cyber-physical systems - Communication theory and its applications - Telecommunications architectures, systems, and networks: wireless, cellular, fixed / mobile terrestrial / satellite, wired and optical - Electromagnetic theory, antennas, antenna systems, beamforming, electromagnetic characterization of materials, channel propagation models - Near- and Far- field wireless power and information transmission - Internet-of-Things and applications - Electronic devices and micro-/nano-electronics - Electronics for telecommunications - Power electronics, power converters and semiconductor devices - Embedded systems - Energy harvesting - Information theory and its applications - Intelligent sensors - Micro and nano-technologies - Microwave Photonics - Microwave and millimetre wave circuits and systems - Navigation and positioning systems and applications - Network control and management: software defined networks - Performance evaluation of communication networks - Statistical signal processing and its applications - Ultrasonics - Wireless power and data transfer - Precision agricolture and IoT circuits, systems for pervasive monitoring - Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces - Quantum information technologies