Wednesday, 31 May 2017

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Benvenuti und Guten Tag!

On my blog I would like you to let you have an insight to what my experience as a PhD of the Marie-Curie Horizon 2020 Program INFRASTAR is like. You’ll learn about how I’m contributing to optimizing wind turbine foundations (if all goes well :)) and which steps I’m taking to reach this goal. So far, I’ve been having an exciting time meeting lots of interesting people, visiting new places and settling in Berlin, where I’m placed for My PhD.

INFRASTAR Project Meeting in Berlin (me on the right). 

When I found out about this position I was very enthralled, because it comprised exactly what I hoped for in terms of how I wanted to follow my career. The focus was set on soil-structure interaction of wind turbine foundations, a field which I’m intrigued by and already researched in my master’s degree. Moreover, in this programme the EU aims at advancing low-carbon technology by connecting scientific research and private companies, which helps focussing on relevant topics.

I am from a little town called Teolo located in the vicinity of Padova (or maybe it is better to say close to Venezia :) ). I graduated at the University of Padova in Civil Engineering for my bachelor degree. Afterwards, I decided to attend my Master at the University of Bologna enrolling in the International Master Course in Civil Engineering. During my latest studies I spent several months in Nantes (France) at the IFSTTAR, at the University of Aalborg (Denmark) with the Erasmus + program and in Berlin (Germany) for my master thesis. As you can see I moved quite a lot in different countries and I cannot even describe how much I learnt.

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