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Politecnico di Milano is a state scientific-technological university established in 1863 which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.  Education is at bachelor, master’s, and PhD level. Currently more than 1,200 professors and researchers work at University and  40,000 students study in 7 different campuses. Polimi is one of the leading Italian research centres characterized by the combination of theoretical bases of excellence and first-rate research infrastructures providing the possibility of wide variety of experimental research. Polimi is organized in 12 Departments including all main areas of engineering, architecture and industrial design.

The Department of Physics has a long expertise in surface physics and laser technology.
Politecnico di Milano provides a coordinated environment for PhD level training through its PhD School, that coordinates 18 active PhD Programmes (http://www.polimi.it/phd). The PhD programmes at the Politecnico di Milano generally last 3 years and each programme has an English track. There are currently 1100 ESRs, 30% of which are international candidates. The PhD School. The Politecnico di Milano PhD School offers a number of educational activities aimed at providing researchers and ESRs with opportunities of multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural experiences. About 30 general and interdoctoral courses are offered each year, and each programme organizes PhD level courses and training activities and seminars. General training programmes include courses on Scientific, Technical and Public Communication; Quantitative Analysis of Very-Large Systems; Project Management; Nurturing Design Sciences with Humanistic Knowledge; Research Management.

Technology transfer activities and patenting are supported by a specific service (TTO) and several opportunities are offered to ESRs for developing spin-offs, with a Business Incubator and specialized training. Career development activities are also provided by the Career Service.

Politecnico follows the National procedures for accreditation of PhD programmes, according to the accreditation criteria established by the Ministry.

The PhD School has adopted the European Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. The Physics Department currenly hosts five experimental laboratories working with XUV pulses generated by HHG.

Research Training Modules (RTMs)

  1. Second order autocorrelator (see pdf below for details)
  2. Alignment of a hollow fiber compressor (see pdf below for details)
  3. Development of a f-2f interferometer (see pdf below for details)


Politecnico di Milano – Building 8
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milano (MI) – Italy

General Contacts


Scientist in charge

Giuseppe Sansone

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