Academia Industry cooperation in Applied and Computational Electromagnetics

Title of the research project

COMPETE - COMPutationally empowered Electromagnetic industrial TalEnts

Scientific area 

Applied Electromagnetics, Numerical and Computational Modelling, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering


The aim of COMPETE is to contribute to the fruitful dialogue between the mindset and needs of industries in advanced electromagnetics and the doctoral programs in applied and computational electromagnetics forming the next generation of innovators, researchers and scientists in the field.

Description of the research project 

Computational predictors and modeling methods in computational electromagnetics capable of handling multiscale and challenges scenarios in a wide spectrum play a fundamental role in several industrial application and technologies of key relevance for many industries in advanced electromagnetics. This project will develop new industrial-grade, design, modelling and prediction technologies to precisely address those electromagnetic design challenges most needed by industry in the field

The objective will be reached through the training of 5 young Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), each implementing an individual research project within the PoliToDoctoral School (SCUDO) and jointly supervised by Politecnico di Torino and the industrial partner, Thales DMS France SAS, a company operating internationally on Search, Detection, Navigation & Guidance System Manufacturing.  The interdisciplinarity of each ESR individual project, spanning advances in electromagnetics engineering, applied math, and high-performance computing, combined with effect of inter-sectoral advisorship, will result in research outcomes which will be impact the scientific community, the industrial community in applied and computational electromagnetism and also a larger scientific and industrial audience.

The outcome of the research project and the training programme will be a cohort of young scientists and innovators in the field of industrial applied and computational electromagnetics with competences tailored to the current most advanced industrial needs.

Impact on researcher’s career and on society 

European doctoral curricula in the field of Applied and Computational electromagnetism must stay competitive for industries especially when compared to PhD candidates from other systems like the North American one. The COMPETE research and doctoral program is designed to impact industry “since the very beginning”, contributing to the fruitful dialogue between the mindset and needs of the advanced electromagnetics industry and the academic doctoral programs forming electromagnetic modelers, designers and innovators. The trained researchers will enhance their career perspectives and employability in several industrial sectors, for example in companies focusing in electromagnetic design and modelling, in electromagnetic compatibility, in large high clock circuit platform design and assessments, in radar imaging for mobility or security, in biomedical electrical and magnetic imaging.

Working group @Polito 

Francesco P. Andriulli, Full professor, Project Coordinator and Responsible for the doctoral program. 

Giuseppe Vecchi, Full professor,  Member of the Advisorship team

Partner organization

Thales DMS France 

COMPETE project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Grant Agreement No.955476

  • Budget: 1.334.000 euro
  • Start date: 1/03/2021
  • End date: 28/02/2025