Students Area

Proposed thesis

TPG offers opportunities to undergraduate students for both Bachelor and Master Thesis. The proposed works can be developed:

  • at TPG
  • at Italian University or Company
  • at Foreign University or Company

Download the updated list of Bachelor and Master Thesis proposals.

You may also take a look at previous Bachelor and Master Thesis here.

At TPG you can have also the opportunity to work on your PhD Research Thesis: previous PhD Research Project are available here.

In case you are interested, contact the TPG Staff for more information.

Thesis guidelines

Here it is possible to find the guidelines to write your thesis in a proper way. These are referred to Polytechnic School standards, which can be consulted on the website.

Guidelines for CL3 and CLM (2016 update) (IT) doc version(EN) doc version

(old-2003) Guidelines for CL3 pdf version – zip version

(old-2003) Guidelines for CLS pdf version – zip version

Templates

TPG templates are available below. Use them to save time and create documents according to TPG standard.

Thesis Presentation Standard 2015 ppt version 16:9ppt version 4:3

(old) Thesis Presentation Standard 2005 ppt version

Thesis CD cover doc version – zip version

Lessons

Mechanical Engineering (CL3)

      Energy Systems pdf version

Informatics Engineering (CL3)

      Energy Systems pdf version

Mechanical Engineering (CLS)

     Power Plants pdf version

     Innovative Energy and Environmental Systems pdf version

     Dynamics and Control of Machines and Energy Systems pdf version

Mechanical Engineering – La Spezia Campus

     Energy Systems pdf version

     Energy Power Plants pdf version

Environmental & Energy Engineering – Savona Campus

     Fuel Cells & Distributed Generation Systems pdf version

    Innovative Energy Systems   pdf version

Notes

Notes from CL3 Mechanical Engineering lessons

Energy Systems

Complete notes 2009/2010 archivio20092010.zip

Introduction 1-presentazione TPG

Lecture notes 2-terminologia

Lecture notes 3-costo energia europa

Lecture notes 4-classificazione macchine

Lecture notes 5-combustibili

Lecture notes 6-rendimenti

Lecture notes 7-ciclo a vapore

Lecture notes 8-componenti cicli a vapore

Lecture notes 9-impianti a vapore supercritici

Lecture notes 10-nucleare Giappone

Lecture notes 11-introduzione alle turbine a gas

Lecture notes 12-termodinamica delle turbine a gas

Lecture notes 13-Cicli Combinati

Lecture notes 14-Motori a combustione interna

Lecture notes 15-Impianti idraulici

Lecture notes 16-Impianti eolici

Lecture notes 17-Regolazione Impianti a vapore

Notes from CLS Mechanical Engineering lessons

Notes from Dynamics and Control of Machines and Energy Systems are available on AulaWeb

Notes from Environmental Energy Engineering lessons (Savona Campus)

Fuel Cells and Distributed Gen. Systems

Lecture notes Lesson I – Fuel cells (basic aspects)

Lecture notes Lesson II – Fuel cells (electrochemistry)

Lecture notes Lesson III – Fuel cells (influence of properties)

Lecture notes Lesson IV – Fuel cells (PEFC)

Lecture notes Exercise I – Fuel cells (calculations)

Lecture notes Lesson V – Fuel cells (MCFC)

Lecture notes Lesson VI – Fuel cells (SOFC)

Lecture notes Exercise II – Fuel cells (advanced calculations)

Lecture notes Lesson VII – Fuel cell systems (fuel processing)

Lecture notes Exercise III – Fuel cell systems (fuel processing)

Lecture notes Lesson VIII – Fuel cell systems (power conditioning)

Lecture notes Lesson IX – Fuel cell systems (hybrid systems)

Lecture notes Exercise IV – Hybrid systems (calculations)

Lecture notes Lesson X – Fuel cell systems (SOFC hybrid systems under development)

Lecture notes Lesson XI – Fuel cell systems (models)

Lecture notes Lesson XII – Fuel cell systems (alternative fuels)

Lecture notes Lesson XIII – Hydrogen (production, distribution and storage)

Lecture notes Lesson XIV – Distributed generation systems

Lecture notes Lesson XV – Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) Fundamentals

Lecture notes Lesson XVI – Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) Advanced Aspects

Lecture notes Lesson XVII – Gas turbines

Lecture notes Lesson XVIII – Microturbines

Lecture notes Exercise V – Microturbines (calculations)

Lecture notes Lesson XIX – Stirling engines

Lecture notes Lesson XX – Renewable sources

Lecture notes Lesson XXI – Cogeneration

Lecture notes Lesson XXII – Trigeneration

Notes and slides from seminars proposed by TPG

Notes from Energy Power Plants (La Spezia Campus) are available on AulaWeb

For missing on-line notes, please contact Prof. A. Massardo or Prof. A Traverso through Contact us section

Stage

In case you are interested in stage at italian or foreign University or Company, please contact Prof. A. Massardo.

Former Collaborators

Balestrino Cristiano

Temporary Research Fellow
First job: Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems UK (attualmente Rolls-Royce plc. Canada)
Comment: I worked in this Italian and international group, where I was given the opportunity to grow both on human and technical skills.
The time spent in TPG has been really useful for my improvement, mainly to help myself face very different kind of problems with a scientific and exhaustive approach.

Barberis Stefano

2012-2016 PhD
First job: D’Appolonia SpA
Comment: I’ve worked at TPG for four years, since I graduated with a thesis about CSP: What I appreciated in working at TPG was that everyday you are not totally sure about what you’re going to do: innovation, challenges and stimulating problems are everyday life in this lab. I liked working here supervised by brilliant professors and clever and nice colleagues. I felt like in a family!

Bernardi Davide

2003-2007, Ph. D.
First job: Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems UK (attualmente Rolls-Royce plc. UK)
Comment: In 2003 I obtained an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Genoa. I then carried out a research on the “Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell System Anode Ejector Design” and in 2007 I have been rewarded with a PhD on “Design Analysis of the Fuel Loop in a 1 MW SOFC Hybrid System”. Since 2007 I covered several positions in Rolls-Royce where I’m currently working as a Business Development Analyst. At the moment I’m also doing an MBA at Warwick Business School.

Bertone Roberto

2005-2006, Temporary Research Fellow
First job: Ansaldo Fuel Cells Co. Genova
Comment: Thank you TPG for having provided me the opportunity to professionally grow in the field of fuel cells and fuel cell hybrids!

Bonori Francesca

2010-2011, Temporary Research Fellow
First job: Erg Renewables
Comment: My experience at TPG was very positive, both for the people met and for the job opportunities afterwards.

Bozzolo Michele

2000, Temporary Research Fellow
First job: Rolls-Royce plc (now Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems UK)
Comment: I started working at TPG before the cooperation with Rolls-Royce started, and I am glad to be still involved in such cooperative work.

Cafaro Silvio

Ph. D.
First job: Siemens Power (D)
Comment: Great time even if the wage in industry is much better!

Cannarozzo Marco

Ph. D.
First job: ERG Genova
Comment: A great opportunity for me my time at TPG:interesting work with excellent network of activities and contacts in the industry, cooperation, sharing experiences and opinions.

Caratozzolo Francesco

2008-2013, Ph. D.
First job: Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems UK
Comment: I started working at TPG in 2008, I did my Master and my PhD with them. Great people and great knowledge, I started to collaborate with Rolls-Royce when I was at TPG and I am now a full time employee.
I am happy to be still involved with TPG and to keep a working relationship with theese people.

Carlucci Elisa

Ph. D.
First job: GE oil and gas
Comment: The TPG was part of my life for several years; I felt as part of a multi-cultural environment, collaborating with research institutions. Moreover I had the opportunity to attend to international conferences that allowed me to grow up.

Cella Carola

Temporary Worker
First job: Garrett Turbo Power – Thaon les Vosges (F) (attualmente Honeywell Turbo Power – F)
Comment: I enjoyed the time spent at TPG; I had the pleasure to work with competent professionals, creating friendship with people I met there. This experience was for me a good way to grow professionally and humanly up.

Cerutti Fabio

PhD
First job: Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems UK ( attualmente Alstom Power – CH)
Comment: Nice work in this group,where I was given the opportunity to collaborate with highly skilled people, find cooperation, sharing experiences and opinions. This experience made me grow a lot professionally, giving me the opportunity to collaborate with prominence companies and projects.

Di Felice Tommaso

Temporary Research Fellow
Comment: Very good experience:good job, highly skilled people with motivation to deliver results. Moreover usefulf way to contact industries and begin to work.

DiFresco Lorenzo

2010-2015, Associate Researcher
First job: Università Milano Bicocca, Italy, and STFC, UK (Science and Technology Facilities Council)
Comment: I spent 6 years at the TPG, I obtained my PhD working on a new field of research within the Renewables area group: oceans energy conversion; in these years I could file my first patent and contribute to research projects in cooperation with national and international partners from both the academy and the industry side; the TPG gave to me the opportunity to grow up as a researcher, as an engineer, and as a professional;
the plus at the TPG for me was the friendly and open minded environment, that make enjoyable the hard work in such a context of scientific research excellence;

Dinari Kashayar

Temporary Worker
First job: Garrett Turbo Power – Thaon les Vosges (F) (attualmente Honeywell Turbo Power – F)
Comment: Thanks to the collaboration with TPG I could begin to understand the world of work: my experience was very positive.

Ferretti Andrea

2008-2011, Ph. D.
First job: Rolls-Royce plc UK
Comment: This experience made me grow both professionally and personally as I have been full-time involved in different exciting projects, working in a diverse environment made of highly skilled and motivated engineers driven by a strong passion for their job.
Also, since TPG projects are deeply connected with the industry, they represent an excellent possibility of creating a personal business network and progress your career

Franzoni Alessandro

Ph. D.
First job: Foster Wheeler Milano (attualmente Fichtner Italia – Genova)
Comment: My experience at TPG is a very good experience: interesting job, highly skilled people to collaborate with, opportunities to partecipate to European projects.

Larosa Luca

2012-2016, Ph. D.
First job: Honeywell Turbo Technologies, Torino.
Comment: I spent about four years and a half at TPG, as PhD student and as postdoctoral researcher. During this period, I met many competent people in this group and I could improve my skills in different areas. In addition, I gained international experience, travelling abroad to attend international conferences and collaborating with Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems and LG Fuel Cell Systems. I definitely enjoyed being part of TPG where I found great people.

Galanti Occulti Leandro

2008-2011, Ph. D.
First job: CFD Genoa
Comment: I joined TPG in 2007 and I obtained Ph.D. in 2011 with the thesis “Development, optimization and environmental assessment of processes for electricity production from fossil fuels and renewable”. Research at TPG is addressed in a pleasant, constructive and ongoing dialogue carrying out projects and problems solving. Definitely a young job environment where you can find cooperation, sharing experiences and opinions. I appreciated the way to be part of a multi-cultural environment which makes possible to get in touch with prominence companies and research institutions and gave me the opportunity to attend to international conferences that allowed me to grow up. I enjoyed my time spent at TPG due to the friendship and the liaison created with people I met there and with whom I had the pleasure to work!

Ghigliazza Francesco

2005-2010, Ph. D.
First job: SOFCPower Trento
Comment: Very nice work in this Italian and international group, where I was given the opportunity to grow both on human and technical skills. During my time at TPG I was given
the opportunity to participate in International conferences as author of scientific articles, meet world-recognised people who worked on projects similar to mine.
Thanks to the collaboration with Rolls-Royce I could begin to understand the world of work.
Finally I can say that my experience was very positive.

Greco Andrea

2012-2014, Ph.D.
First job: D’Appolonia SpA
Comment: I spent 3 years at TPG as PhD student. This experience allowed me to improve my skills and to handle technical problems. Furthermore, the collaboration with Rolls-Royce was an excellent opportunity to grow up and it helped to find my new job in D’appolonia Health and Safety division.

Grosso Simone

Ph. D.
Comment: A nice way to work:learning to solve problems with a scientific approach, possibility to get in touch with companies and research institutions, and to partecipate to European Projects, and nice people to work with! Finally I can say that my experience was very positive.

Lambruschini Fabio

2013-2017, Ph.D.
First job: Accenture Italia

Comment: I have worked at TPG for 4 years. I have faced many different challenges working on chemical reactions, hybrid systems, supercritical carbon dioxide power plant, economic optimization and many other subjects. I really enjoyed to work in this stimulating and dynamic environment. I thank all the collegues and professors I have worked with.

Marsano Francesco

2002-2004, Temporary Research Fellow
First job: Rolls-Royce plc (attualmente Duferco Italia)
Comment: I obtained my degree in mechanical engineering in 2002, with a master thesis on the “Simulation of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) anodic circuit for applications in hybrid systems.” During the following two years I’ve been working at the TPG lab on Hybrid Systems modeling and components testing. I performed research activity on several Fuel Cell European projects in cooperation with Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems. In 2004, thanks to this experience, I’ve been employed by Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems, where I worked until 2008, when I decided to leave UK and come back to Italy. I currently work in Duferco Engineering as project engineer on thermal power plants projects.

Martini Alessio

2011-2017, PhD and Associate Research Fellow
First job: founder of α μ Engineering Services
Comment: I started my professional experience at TPG with my master thesis in 2011 and then I spent 7 years between PhD and PostDoc grants. It was an extremely positive experience which let me grow from both a technical and a professional point of view thanks to a great family spirit which allows TPG to be one of the most important research group in Europe. A special mention for my long-time tutors Alessandro Sorce and Alberto Traverso who were able to support my research work with high talent and knowledge.

McLarty Dustin

Sept 2014 – May 2015, Research Grant
First job: Washington State University
Comment: I arrived in Genoa in September 2014 for a 4 month Fulbright appointment that was extended to 9 months with a contract from the University of Genoa. The project aims were to develop a combined dispatch/controller using MPC to control the E-HUB plant in Savona. The project proved challenging, but ultimately successful. Many thanks to my collaborators at TPG for helping develop and run successful experiments at the E-HUB plant in Savona. My time in Italy was made possible by the efforts of Professor Traverso, and I am forever grateful for the experience.

Palmisani Gianluca

Temporary Research Fellow
First job: Duferco – Italia
Comment: Very good experience!During my time at TPG I was given the opportunity to participate in International conferences as author of scientific articles, meet world-recognised people who worked on projects similar to mine.

Parente Joao

Ph. D.
First job: Ansaldo Ricerche Genova (attualmente Università di Lisbona – Portogallo)
Comment: My job at TPG: a unique occasion to learn a scientific and exhaustive approach, to be independent but not alone in my work and to remember that you never stop learning.

Pezzini Paolo

2010, Temporary Worker
First job: Department of Energy – National Energy Technology Lab. Morgantwon (WV) USA
Comment: My experience a TPG was very good.I had the possibilities to contact industries and prominence companies to work with. Collaborating with highly skilled people,I grew up professionally,and really had the pleasure to work with a lot of people I met during my time at TPG.

Repetto Guglielmo

Temporary Worker
First job: Gestore Servizi Energetici Nazionali (GSE) – Roma
Comment: In this work at TPG I appreciate paticularly to be part of a multi-cultural environment; it makes possible to get in touch with prominence companies and research institutions.

Santin Marco

September 2006 – April 2009, Ph. D.
First job: Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency
Comment: The TPG was part of my life for almost 3 years, which made me grow a lot professionally. The contact with highly-competent professionals and the participation in the METHAPU European Commission project helped me creating a new perspective of the research world. I thank very much the TPG for the opportunities they gave me and for the friendship of the people who received me.

Scazzola Stefano

Temporary Research Fellow
First job: Px ltd Teeside (UK) (attualmente Sorgenia Milano)
Comment: Work at TPG is lead in a constructive way, where you can learn cooperation, sharing experiences and opinions. I enjoyed the time spent at TPG due to the friendship and the liaison created with people I met there and with whom I had the pleasure to work!

Torbidoni Leonardo

Ph. D.
First job: Ansaldo Energia – Genova
Comment: I really enjoyed my time spent at TPG due to the friendship I created with people I met there and with whom I had the pleasure to work!good way to grow up thanks to professionally contact with highly-competent professionals.

Torti Cecilia

2006-2011, Ph. D.
First job: Chemtex Italia
Comment: I obtained my Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 at University of Genoa and the Ph.D. in 2009 with the thesis concerning “Development of time depending calculation tools for plant optimization”. I work now at Chemtex Italia, a company working on engineering, procurement and construction in the fields of polyester. The time spent in TPG has been really useful for my education, mainly to help myself face very different kind of problems with a scientific and exhaustive approach, to be independent but not alone in my work and to remember that you never stop learning.

Tripepi Domenico

Temporary Research Fellow
First job: CFD Genoa (now Ansaldo Energia)
Comment: My experience at TPG has been really useful to face very different kind of problems with a different approach, to be independent but not alone in my work and to remember that you never stop learning.

Vassallo Andrea

December 2003 – December 2004, Temporary Worker
First job: Rolls-Royce plc UK
Comment: ” I’ve been working with the TPG during my final project with PX limited UK. I found them to be a group of highly skilled people with motivation to deliver results.
The TPG can provide expertise in a wide range of subject areas and has an excellent network of activities and contacts in the industry. ”

Zaccaria Valentina

2014-2017 PhD
First job: Mälardalen University, Sweden
Comment: “The TPG gave me the opportunity to grow in my career and work in a multidisciplinary environment. I owe my success to the precious support of professors and colleagues of this group.”

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