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PhD positions in Computational Mechanics, IMT Lucca, Italy

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Are you interested in pursuing an international PhD in the area of Computational Mechanics

If yes, the PhD Track in Computational Mechanics at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, co-ordinated by Prof. Marco Paggi and within the Research Unit MUSAM on Multi-scale Analysis of Materials, can be the right choice. 

Key figures (2014-2022): 160 ISI publications in top journals (CMAME, IJSS, JMPS, Comp. Mech., Scientific Reports, etc.), 33% co-authored by PhD students and 75% stemming from international cooperations; >2.5 MEuro of external funds attracted (ERC Starting Grant; ERC Proof of Concept; Marie Curie ITN Project; Italian Project of National interest; Regional projects; projects in collaboration with companies, such as Robert Bosch GmbH).

For detailed info on the content of the PhD program, scholarships, facilities and benefits offered, career opportunities, eligibility conditions and deadlines, see the enclosed leaflet.

The whole program is held in English in an international environment. Previous PhD students and research collaborators were coming from Spain, India, China, Brasil, Iran, Nigeria, and of course from Italy (Palermo, Lecce, Florence, Pisa, Viareggio, Grosseto). For an overview of their academic and industrial placement, see 

We are looking for highly motivated people!

The call deadline is July 27, 2022 (see the leaflet for detailed instructions on how to apply online). Only applications submitted through the online platform at

can be considered. Interviews (in presence or from remote) will take place at the very beginning of September 2022. Starting of the PhD program is November 2, 2022.

Sincerely yours,

Marco Paggi


ERC Grants holder

Alexander von Humboldt Alumno

Member of the Young Academy of Europe


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