Study and work in polymer materials engineering
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Gabriele is a Master of Science in Engineering student with a profile in Mechanical Engineering. The importance of practice is also reflected in his experience as an Assistant in the Polymeric Materials Engineering Laboratory at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology (MEMTi).
What do you study at the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI) and how would you describe your programme?
After doing a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, I am currently attending the Master of Science in Engineering with a profile in Mechanical Engineering. I would define my path as dynamic, because of the many laboratories where I can put into practice what I learned in class; varied, thanks to the different and multiple outlets also due to the choice of optional modules during the Bachelor's degree; and flexible, given the possibility of choosing courses for one's own educational path.
What is the strongpoint of your course?
The strong practical component that goes along with the theory seen in the classroom and the many topics touched upon by the different courses.
What are your goals for the future?
In the future, I would like to pursue research in the area of materials and surface science and technology.
Is there a particularly significant experience you would like to tell us about?
Through my Bachelor's thesis project, I was able to learn about and enter into the development of the topics most commonly addressed within the IMP lab, at MEMTi. As a result of this experience, I had the opportunity to work in the Polymeric Materials Engineering lab on a part-time basis, in parallel with my Master's program.