AIRO Young Opportunity

19 Oct 2021
Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna
Advisor: Fabiana Zama
Application: from 5 to 19 October 2021 (online through the university web platform).
Start date: 1 January 2022


Fast Field Cycling Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (FFC-NMR) is a low-field magnetic resonance imaging technique, which is particularly useful in non-destructive analysis to reveal information about slow molecular dynamics. FFC-NMR has a wide range of applications and is a crucial tool in improving industrial processes, reducing energy consumption and the waste of resources. From a mathematical point of view, this is a non-linear inverse problem, severely ill-conditioned, whose solution needs a comprehensive analysis of its mathematical properties and requires the study of efficient numerical methods.

The activity of the PhD research consists of the analysis of the mathematical properties of the FFC-NMR models and the development of numerical methods for its solution to promote a green application of the FFC.

Objectives of the research program:

-Analysis of the models in terms of well-posedness and stability and test of numerical methods.
-Development of robust algorithms and validation on different types of relaxation data.
- Promotion of the application of the algorithms for analyzing NMRD profiles by implementing a user-friendly interface for industrial use.

The program includes strong interaction with industrial partners who provide space and facilities for an internship:
- Stelar, Via Enrico Fermi, 4, 27035 Mede PV, Italy.
- Extra Byte, Piazza Mazzini 80, 20022 - Castano Primo (Milano), Italy.

Please, contact Prof. Fabiana Zama ( for further information.