Training Program | Doctoral Programme

Training Program

Each PhD student should attend 80 hours of lectures by the end of the second year. The PhD Nanotecnology Program of the University of Trieste offers dedicated lectures (that should amount to a minimum of 40 hours), but there is also broader choice among Master courses available at the University and among lectures available to the Physics PhD program and to the Chemistry PhD program. The activity must be agreed with prof. A. Baraldi or prof. T. Da Ros.


During the three years of the program (in total over the three years) the student has to attend at least two Schools for PhD students, both organized by the PhD program in Nanotechnology or by other institutions, both at national or international levels.


The student should also spend at least 40 hours of training outside the research group, getting familiar with new techniques and/or methodlogies of interest for the research project.


Finally, a sum of at least 30 hours of scientific seminars should be attended.


Other activities:

- period abroad or in other Italian research institutions: max. 18 months in three years

- teaching activity: students can give lectures, laboratory support, seminars to master students for a maximum of 50 hours/year


Here below there is a detailed list of the courses specifically organized for the Nanotechnolgy PhD program. Didactic materials (slides) can be found in the Moodle section.



Course TitleSectionsProfessor/InstitutionHours

Microscopies for Nanotechnology

1. Advanced optical microscopy for nanostructure characterization

Dan Cojoc/IOM-CNR



2. Advanced Imaging and Spectromicroscopy methods for chemical and structural characterization of micro- and nano-materials

Maya Kiskinova/Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste



3. Infrared microscopy

Lisa Vaccari/Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste


4. Scanning probe microscopies

Cristina Africh/IOM-CNR6

Photoemission and Absorption Spectroscopies for Material Science

1. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Alessandro Baraldi/UNITS



2. X-ray Photoelectron Diffraction, Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure

Silvano Lizzit/Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste 

 3. Valence band photoemission, Angle-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy Luca Petaccia/Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste6

Molecular Self-assembling and Nanostructures

1. 2D Self-assembled monolayers, Characterization and properties

Alberto Morgante/IOM-CNR



2. Applications of 2D SAM

Loredana Casalis/Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste



3. 3D Self-assembled monolayers

Lucia Pasquato/UNITS



4. Nanostructures in catalysis

Paolo Fornasiero/UNITS


 Nanomedicine and Toxicology

1. Nanomedicine

Tatiana Da Ros/UNITS



2. Toxicity of nanomaterials

Francesca Larese Filon/UNITS


 Computational Methodologies

1. Computer simulations of biomolecules

Alessandro Laio/Sissa



2. Supramolecular Assembly Driven by Electrostatic Forces

Alessandro De Vita/UNITS

3. Molecular Dynamics with On-The-Fly Machine Learning of QM Forces

Alessandro De Vita/UNITS4

4. Multiscale molecular modeling

Maurizio Fermeglia/UNITS3
Nanotechnology for Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy for Nanotechnology

Optical spectroscopy , SERS

Alois Bonifacio/UNITS





Last update: 05-15-2018 - 15:33