Extract from the DICCA constitution document

A first general description of the research activities of the Department can be defined with reference to the research lines of the proposing teachers, here briefly listed:

  • Life-cycle analysis (LCA) of processes and products
  • Risk analysis and management in industry and transport
  • Analysis and history of the built
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Industrial, environmental and food technologies
  • Remediation of polluted sites and treatment of solid waste
  • Industrial and technological chemistry
  • Climatology, meteorology and oceanography
  • Consolidation and conservation of historic centres and monuments
  • Corrosion and protection of metallic materials
  • Hydraulic construction and hydrology
  • Construction in c.a., metal, masonry, wood
  • Maritime buildings
  • Shipbuilding
  • Environmental energy
  • Geomatics for the environment
  • Geomatics for the built
  • Geotechnics for soil protection
  • Hydraulic and morphodynamic river, maritime and coastal
  • Civil, river and maritime infrastructure
  • Chemical plants
  • Engineering of chemical reactors
  • Wind engineering
  • Engineering of process safety
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Environmental health engineering
  • Applied seismic and seismic engineering
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Materials mechanics
  • Mechanics of solids
  • Structural mechanics
  • Mechanics of land and rocks
  • Urban and large-area mobility
  • Process optimization and synthesis
  • Integrated waste planning and management
  • Town and country planning
  • Principles of chemical engineering
  • Electrochemical processes for environmental protection and fuel cells
  • Architectural design
  • Eco-sustainable design
  • Design of geotechnical works
  • Project and management of transport infrastructure
  • Noise propagation in/of craft
  • Recovery and reuse of the built
  • Relief and representation of the built and the territory
  • Energy saving in industrial processes
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Ecological and territorial sustainability
  • Structural and geotechnical testing and monitoring
  • Stability and consolidation of payments
  • Technical aspects of environmental safety
  • Building technology

The research activity of the proposing professors is documented by the list of publications for the five-year period 2006-2010. To witness the relevance of scientific activity, it should be noted that on the occasion of the Triennial Evaluation of Research (VTR) for the years 2001-2003 promoted by the CIVR relative to the Scientific Area 08 - Civil Engineering Architecture were selected 31 products of the teachers proposing the Department out of a total of 47 products presented (of which 19 out of 31 in band A). The evaluation of the products by the CIVR has been particularly positive and such as to place the area 08 (Civil Engineering and Architecture) at the first place among the large structures. The Department establishes research guidelines in line with national and international thematic lines aimed at harmonizing basic developments and application purposes, leaving to each researcher the freedom to identify individual topics and their financiers. The Department, upon reasoned request, guarantees, within the limits of the possibilities and on the basis of shared priority criteria, the maximum availability of space, staff and anything else necessary for the optimal development of the research itself.

Here you can consult some pages of the research groups of the Department.