Milan, Italy
Milan, Italy

The Polytechnic University of Milan is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 40,000 students.It offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design.Founded in 1863, it is the oldest university in Milan.The Politecnico has two main campuses in Milan city, where the majority of the research and teaching activity are located, and other satellite campuses in five other cities across Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. The central offices and headquarters are located in the historical campus of Città Studi in Milan, which is also the largest, active since 1927.The university was ranked the best for Engineering and among the top big universities in Italy in the CENSIS-Repubblica Italian University rankings for 2011-2012 and is ranked as the 28th best technical university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings.Its notable alumni include Giulio Natta, Nobel laureate in chemistry in 1963. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Polytechnic of Milan | Date: 2015-04-21

The present invention relates to the technical field of systems for the polarisation of electromagnetic radiation, particularly light radiation, and more particularly solar radiation. The present invention also relates to the application of such systems to the dynamic screening of essentially transparent surfaces, particularly in the building construction, automotive, architecture and interior design sectors and other sectors that require such screening.


Patent
French Atomic Energy Commission and Polytechnic of Milan | Date: 2016-08-26

Piezoresistive detection resonant device comprising a substrate, a mobile par configured to move with respect the substrate, suspension elements suspending the mobile part to the substrate, a piezoresistive detection device to detect the motions of the mobile part, said piezoresistive detection device comprising at least one strain gauge, wherein the piezoresistive detection resonant device also comprises a folded spring with at least two spring arms, connected to the mobile part and configured to be deformed by the motion of the mobile part, the at least one gauge being suspended between the substrate and the folded spring in such manner that the deformation of the gauge is reduced compared to the motion of the mobile part.


A synaptic circuit performing spike-timing dependent plasticity STDP interposed between a pre-synaptic neuron and a post-synapse neuron includes a memristor having a variable resistance value configured to receive a first signal from the pre-synaptic neuron. The circuit has an intermediate unit connected in series with the memristor for receiving a second signal from the pre-synaptic neuron and provides an output signal to the post-synaptic neuron. The intermediate unit receives a retroaction signal generated from the post-synaptic neuron and the memristor modifies the resistance value based on a delay between two at least partially overlapped input pulses, a spike event of the first signal and a pulse of the retroaction signal, in order to induct a potentiated state STP or a depressed state STD at the memristor. An electronic neuromorphic system having synaptic circuits and a method of performing spike timing dependent plasticity STDP by a synaptic circuit are also provided.


Patent
Polytechnic of Milan | Date: 2015-03-17

Described herein is a multiplexer/demultiplexer optical device (100) comprising: a first beam-splitter cube (BS1); a second beam-splitter cube (BS2) optically coupled to the first splitter (BS1); a first Porro-prism reflector (PR1), which is optically coupled to the second splitter (BS2); and a second Porro-prism reflector (PR2), which is optically coupled to the second splitter (BS2) and is structured for introducing into optical beams that traverse it a phase delay depending upon an orbital angular momentum of the optical beams and upon an orientation of the second reflector. The device is a Michelson interferometer structured for obtaining constructive/destructive interference such as to multiplex/demultiplex on/from corresponding input/output ports, on the basis of values of orbital angular momentum, an optical beam comprising a plurality of concentric optical beams with cylindrical symmetry having different values of orbital angular momentum.


The present invention relates to a magnetic nanoparticle comprising: a) a core containing a ferromagnetic material; b) an outer coating containing a mixture of a lipophilic compound and a hydrophilic compound. The outer coating of the above particle makes the nanoparticle stable in water and, simultaneously, capable of adsorbing/emulsifying large amounts of hydrophobic/lipophilic compounds. The present invention further relates to a process for the preparation of the above- mentioned particles as well as their use in the removal of hydrocarbons from solid or liquid environments and metal ions from contaminated water (wastewater).


Piezoresistive detection resonant device comprising a substrate (4), a mobile part (2) configured to move with respect the substrate (4), suspension means (6) suspending the mobile part (2) to the substrate (4), a piezoresistive detection device (10) to detect the motions of the mobile part (2), said piezoresistive detection device (10) comprising at least one strain gauge (12), wherein the piezoresistive detection resonant device also comprises a folded spring (20) with at least two spring arms, connected to the mobile part (2) and configured to be deformed by the motion of the mobile part (2), the at least one gauge (12) being suspended between the substrate (4) and the folded spring (20) in such manner that the deformation of the gauge is reduced compared to the motion of the mobile part.


The present invention relates to a process for the synthesis of molecules that have a pyrrole ring bonded to a diol. In particular, the invention relates to the synthesis of molecules that have the pyrrole ring and a diol derived from serinol by means of a process that does not demand the use of solvents or chemical catalysts. The process consists of a first reaction phase that takes place without any solvents and/or organic diluents, giving rise to an intermediate compound, and a second phase in which the intermediate compound is converted into the required compound by heating the reaction mixture to a temperature ranging from 100 to 200 C. for an interval in the range of 1 to 500 minutes, or by adding a carbon allotrope or its derivatives.


Patent
Cern and Polytechnic of Milan | Date: 2017-04-05

A portable radiation detection device with a detector unit comprising a scintillator with an array of avalanche photodiodes allows to reliably detect incident ionizing radiation or radiation contamination in the presence of intense magnetic fields of 0.1 Tesla and above.


The present invention relates to a process for the synthesis of molecules that have a pyrrole ring bonded to a diol. In particular, the invention relates to the synthesis of molecules that have the pyrrole ring and a diol derived from serinol by means of a process that does not demand the use of solvents or chemical catalysts. The process consists of a first reaction phase that takes place without any solvents and/or organic diluents, giving rise to an intermediate compound, and a second phase in which the intermediate compound is converted into the required compound by heating the reaction mixture to a temperature ranging from 100 to 200C for an interval in the range of 1 to 500 minutes, or by adding a carbon allotrope or its derivatives.


A method for predicting the presence of a vehicle, belonging to a fleet of vehicles that can be used for a free-floating rental service thereof, in a neighbourhood of a desired position in a future time instant comprising the following steps: geolocation of the free vehicles of the fleet at predetermined time intervals for a predetermined time period; requesting the coordinates of the desired position and of the future time instant; processing by means of an autoregressive model the geolocations to predict the distance from the desired position of the nearest vehicle between the free vehicles in the future time instant.

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