The Bioengineering PhD programme started in 1983, in the frame of a consortium including the Universities of Padova, Genova, Pavia, Pisa and the Politecnico di Milano. From the XVI Cycle (2001), the consortium was replaced by the "New PhD Program in Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano". From the XXIX Cycle (2013), the PhD Programme in Bioengineering took an inter-department structure and it is currently one of the largest in Bioengineering in Italy. Faculty members of the PhD Advisory Board belong to two Departments: DEIB (Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering) and CMIC (Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “G. Natta”).
The Bioengineering PhD at the Politecnico di Milano provides graduate students with strong interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental education on engineering, mathematics, medical and biological sciences, aiming at developing high-level engineering problem-solving abilities in life science, in research or in private/public industrial contexts. Detailed list of research lines at DEIB and CMIC.
At the end of the programme, PhD candidates are expected to achieve all the required capabilities to provide significant contributions to innovative projects in biomedical engineering, to propose new methodological and technical solutions, to assess potentials of new technologies in clinics and healthcare systems, as well as to control services, processes and devices manufacturing in the biomedical field.
The Bioengineering PhD Programme enrols, every year, an average of 20 students, mostly supported by scholarships from public institutions and private companies. After admission, each PhD candidate chooses one or more research ‘Advisors’ and is assigned to a Faculty member of the PhD Board (‘Tutor’).
Courses, lectures, thematic seminars, project workshops and experimental activities are organized and offered yearly to the PhD candidates, as a way to create a common educational framework and provide multiple options for deepening specialized research topics relevant to the PhD thesis development.
Leaflet, past yearbooks, theses, and further information -> http://www.dottorato.polimi.it/en/phd-programmes/active-phd-programmes/bioengineering/