TRACES | TRAining the next generation iCE researcherS

Opening Training School

Politecnico di Milano, January 15-19, 2024


Here is the exciting agenda for the Opening Training School week:

Technical lectures

Experts from academia, industry, and certifying agencies will hold advanced training on in-flight icing to provide the doctoral students of TRACES with the best background to achieve the goal of their cutting-edge research projects. 

The technical lectures in green in the agenda are public and will be streamed through Webex; links are available in this document:


Individual Research Committee and one-to-one meetings 

On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, each doctoral student will have one hour to meet personally with their Individual Research Committee (IRC) to finalize their research plan and discuss the next steps in their doctoral project. This could be also the opportunity to start the discussion about the Career Development Plan and the Individual Exploitation Plan. 

Simultaneously, informal one-on-one meetings will be scheduled to allow doctoral students to get to know each other better. 

Social events 


The ice-breaker social event on Monday is the Aperitivo, an Italian pre-dinner ritual where friends gather to enjoy light bites paired with refreshing drinks. The aperitivo serves as a time for socializing and fostering connections among TRACES doctoral researchers and partners. Set in this convivial atmosphere, the doctoral researchers will elect their representative to sit on the TRACES Advisory Board. 


On Tuesday night, we will have dinner all together at Osteria del Biliardo 

Via Cialdini 107, 20161  Milano 


On Friday morning, we will close the Opening Training School with a guided tour of the exposition of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. We will visit the Leonardo da Vinci Galleries and the Transportation exhibition.


How to reach us

From the city center, the easiest way to reach us is by train, to Milano Bovisa Politecnico station, from one of the main train stations (there are direct trains from Milano Centrale, Milano Cadorna and Milano Porta Garibaldi, and these can be reached by underground). On the website you can search for the train connection. You can buy a ticket on the same website, at the vendor machines, or in some newsstands or bars close to the stations. The single ticket is called “STIBM Mi1-Mi3“, costs 2,20 € and is valid for 90 minutes after initial validation. During this time, you can make an unlimited number of journeys (e.g. more than once by metro, return by train, etc.). Keep the ticket because you need to exit the station! 

At the exit of Bovisa station, you need to go right, go down the stairs, and cross the street: the entrance of the campus is in front of you. The Dept of Aerospace Science and Technology (where most of the lectures take place) is on the second floor of building B12, which has some yellow beams. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, the meetings of Individual Research Commitees are in the room L05, which is on the ground floor of the B12 building.

Additional information on how to reach the Dept of Aerospace Science and Technology of Politecnico di Milano can be found here.