SMARTI ETN is hiring! The vacancy is open for ESR12 project “SuRoMa”: SUstainable ROad MAnagement through Low Cost Techniques at The University of Palermo.

If you hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science and you know your way with code writing and application/software developing and design, use this chance to earn your PhD at one of biggest universities in Italy. Enjoying 228 sunny days in beautiful Palermo is a plus!

The objective of the PhD research project consists in developing a low cost tool being able to ensure the best resources use for road pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. In the past few years, there has been a drastic increase in the use of Image-Based Modeling (IBM) low cost techniques to create high metric and visual quality, reality-based 3D models.

Following tasks are forecasted:
● Review literature on road distresses, photogrammetric survey and use of Structure For Motion software
● Advanced knowledge of camera and drone system
● Data acquisition and analysis on road distresses through 3D modeling software
● Implementation of interactive 3D catalogue for ready-use from the municipality of Palermo (MUNPA)

At the time of recruitment, candidates must be in the first four years of their research careers (full-time equivalent research experience after qualifying degree) and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.

Applications are open from 1st September until the 30th September.

For more info about the eligibility and application process click on the ERS12 project page.