National Ph. D. Program in Micro- and Nano-Electronics

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National Ph. D. Program in Micro- and Nano-Electronics

Micro- and nano-electronics is considered an essential technology, as it enables the development and growth of our society. It is explicitly mentioned in the most relevant strategic planning documents of Italy and Europe (eg: PNRR 21-26, European Commission, of which it is one of the Key Enabling Technologies, and the European Chips Act). Today, any technological development, in any sector, from telecommunications to biomedical, from mobility and transportation to energy, requires dedicated micro- and nano-electronic devices, which must be specifically developed and manufactured on large scale. The problem at an international level, identified with the term "chip shortage", which has clearly emerged in recent years, demonstrates how the world economy is increasingly bound to the availability of integrated circuits and systems.

To ensure the development of micro- and nano-electronic technologies in Europe and Italy, the huge economic investments guaranteed by the PNRR and the European Chips Act must also be accompanied by advanced training programs and initiatives.

The National Ph. D. Program (DM MUR n.226 of 14 December 2021) in Micro- and Nano-Electronics has, indeed, the objective of training researchers and professionals capable of responding to the challenges that the technological development and the aforementioned initiatives at Italian and European level are rising. It aims to build an Italian "ecosystem" for micro- and nano-electronics capable of preparing high-profile researchers, essential to capitalize on investments in the sector and, at the same time, allow Italy to play an important role in the technological developments of the next decades.

The National Ph. D. Program in Micro- and Nano-Electronics will create and enhance a community of young researchers, innovators and professionals on emerging and innovation-enabling issues of society and businesses, offering a stimulating environment for research and training. It will create opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and skills between students, as well as between students and public or private institutions. It will enhance and promote collaboration with the main national and international infrastructures and, together with them, will allow the interception of other European and non-European initiatives. It will offer training activities of transversal interest in the context of the main European references in research and innovation. The National Ph. D. Program in Micro- and Nano-Electronics will be ready to enhance the knowledge and skills acquired both in the academic world and, above all, in the industrial world, also with the creation of innovative start-ups or academic spin-offs, which represent an engine for technological developments.

In particular, the goals of the National Ph. D. Program in Micro- and Nano-Electronics are:

  • to create and disseminate knowledge for research and high-tech industrial activity for high-quality employment;
  • to enhance and expand the international scientific reputation of the involved universities;
  • to support international partnerships with both research centers and industries.

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Admission requirements

Please check the call for applications on the program's website.

The application period is from 24th June to 29th July.

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Program content

Research Topics

  • Analog and Mixed/Signal Integrated Circuits
  • RF and mm-Wave Integrated Circuits
  • Digital Integrated Circuits and Memories
  • Integrated Power Management
  • Emerging Devices and Technologies, Microsensors and MEMS


The Ph. D. Students of the National Ph. D. Program in Micro- and Nano-Electronics have the possibility to carry out their research activity in the laboratories of the participating universities and or in cooperation with affiliated companies.

Scholarships & funding

The National Ph. D. Program in Micro- and Nano-Electronics for 2022 has 40 open positions with grants, directly funded by the participating universities or co-funded by companies.


  • University of Pavia (Coordinator)
  • Polythecnic of Bari
  • Polythecnic of Torino
  • University of Cagliari
  • University of Catania
  • University of Milano-Bicocca
  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • University of Padova
  • University of Pisa
  • University of Roma "La Sapienza"
  • University of Salento

Affiliated Companies

  • Advanced Fiber Resources
  • Allegro Microsystems
  • ASR Microelectronics
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Inventvm
  • Marvell Technology
  • Photeon Technologies
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Synopsys
  • TDK-Invensense

Please visit the program webpage for more information


156 euro/year.



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University of Pavia

The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest Academic Institutions. It was founded in 825 as a “School of law, rhetoric and liberal arts” by King Lothair I, and in 1361 it was officially established as a “Universitas...

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Located in Lombardy Region, only 30 KM south of Milan, the City of Pavia offers a lively, genuine, cooperative and safe environment with a high quality of life. Pavia is the Capital of the fertile Province of Pavia, which is known for a variety of agricultural products -including wine, rice, cereals and dairy products- and is situated at the heart of Italy’s manufacturing district. Tts fascination remains intact with the center’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches and elegant buildings, all bordered by the Ticino river. The countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, meeting places and sports competitions combine to offer students a unique University experience.

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