The general aim of the PhD programmes of Politecnico di Milano is the development of a research-oriented mind-set of the candidates, with expertise and skills in a specific research topic. To develop a research-oriented mind-set, the candidates have to acquire the capability of problem-solving in complex context, including a thorough analysis of the problem, the identification of an original solution and the capability of evaluating a solution and its applicability in given contexts. These skills provide the PhD candidates with major opportunities of development in their research both in the academic field and in public and private organisations.
The main objective is the development of an original research contribution. The PhD thesis has to contribute to increase the knowledge in the research field of the candidate. Besides, it has to be coherent with the research topics developed in the Departments, in which the PhD Programme chosen by the candidate is carried out. The original research has to be submitted through a PhD thesis, which contains and discusses the contribution, including the state-of-the-art about the research topic. The PhD research will be developed according to the guidelines of one or more Advisors, who support the candidate in the setting-out and in the everyday activities regarding the development of the PhD research project. Detailed list of research lines at DEIB and CMIC.
The candidate has to acquire the capability to present and discuss his/her work in his/her research community. Consequently, both the participation in international conferences and the publication of the research results in international, peer-reviewed journals are encouraged. This aspect is taken into account among the criteria considered for the curriculum evaluation of the PhD candidate. The candidates are also encouraged to carry out part of their research activities in contact with other research groups in their field of interest, preferably abroad. Research visits at other research groups (suggested minimum stay three months) are strongly encouraged. The candidate should use them to acquire further skills to develop his/her research work and the thesis. Specific research activities can require longer stay abroad.
The PhD Programme aims at training people with high-level scientific profiles who intend to practice their major activities in the field of Bioengineering. The PhD Programme in Bioengineering addresses theoretical and experimental activities in three major research areas:
- biological systems analysis and e-Health;
- biological and biomechanical engineering;
- technologies for diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation.
More specific areas include but are not limited to: molecular and cellular engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, bio-artificial interfaces and devices, neuro-prostheses, movement analysis, cardiovascular and respiratory system bioengineering, central nervous system signal and image processing for rehabilitation, biomechanics, computational fluid-dynamics, computer assisted surgery and radiotherapy, robotics, artificial organs, implantable devices, biomedical signal and image processing, e-health, bioinformatics and functional genomics.
Research focuses on theoretical models, methods, and technologies to support design of applications, software and hardware systems, together with tools and prototype devices. The involvement of industrial and clinical partners reinforces the mix between theory and application, which is the strength of PhD in Bioengineering.
There is a large number of scientific laboratories, both at DEIB and CMIC, in which PhD activities can be carried out. Joint scientific research collaborations, both national and international, with academic and industrial institutes and laboratories are very intense.
Laboratories @DEIB are:
Laboratories @CMIC are:
A detailed description of all past PhD theses of the PhD programme in Bioengineering is available at this link: http://www.dottorato.polimi.it/en/phd-programmes/active-phd-programmes/bioengineering/