The PhD Programme in Mechanical Engineering covers a number of different disciplines being devoted, in particular, to innovation and experimental activities. Please consult our research pages for further details.

Current open positions: the 38th Cycle Doctoral Call for Application is now online - DEADLINE May 20th 2022.

We are currently seeking for Doctoral Candidates within the 38th cycle call for application.

Fully-funded PhD positions and proposed research fields are available in three research areas:

Application procedure is available here.

The PhD programme in Mechanical Engineering has both positions funded by the Ministry of the Education, University and Research and positions funded by some of the main Italian and international companies and research institutes such as Ferrari Auto, Pirelli, Saes Getters, ST Microelectronics, Fondazione Politecnico, IIT, Lamborghini, Iseo Serrature, Enel Foundation, GE Power, ENI, Thyssenkrupp AG, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, Baker Hughes, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, MTC Group, Eure Inox, Elettrotecnica Rold, Hirun Europe S.r.l., ABB, Silk-FAW, Intel Foundation, ITT Corporation, Generali Costruzioni Ferroviarie.

Employees who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering may select an Executive PhD path, specifically designed for workers. If you are interested in supporting our doctoral programme by sponsoring a scholarship, or you are willing to know more about our Executive PhD track please contact phd-dmec(at)