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Monday from 14:00 to 17:00 via Marzolo 9 Edificio ex-Fisica Tecnica (00135) stanza 02 017
(updated on 28/06/2013 10:22)

Proposals for thesis
Tesi disponibili per studenti Laurea Magistrale o studenti Laurea Triennale

1) stampa di grandi dimensioni di pietra artificiale e di componenti ceramici con tecnologia 3DP (in collaborazione con Desamanera - Attività presso UNIPD
2) stampa 3D di vetro con tecnologia DLP (in collaborazione con azienda straniera). Attività presso UNIPD
3) stampa 3D di substrati ceramici per catalizzatori con tecnologia DIW (in collaborazione con azienda). Attività presso UNIPD
4) componenti ceramici per freni (in collaborazione con azienda). Attività presso UNIPD
5) compositi a matrice geopolimerica, rinforzati con fibre (in collaborazione con azienda), attività presso Azienda (vicino Piove di Sacco)
6) produzione di target ceramici per la generazione di fasci radioattivi (in collaborazione con INFN-LNL). Attività presso INFN-LNL, Legnaro (PD)
7) stampa 3D di ceramici avanzati con tecnologia DIW (in collaborazione con azienda straniera). Attività da svolgere presso azienda (Selb, Baviera, Germania)
8) ottimizzazione di formulazioni per la stampa 3D di calcestruzzo con tecnologia DIW (in collaborazione con azienda). Attività da svolgere presso azienda (Treviso)
9) adsorbimento di gas su componenti ceramici prodotti tramite manifattura additiva (in collaborazione con azienda). Attività da svolgere presso azienda (vicino Pordenone)
10) fenomeni di devetrificazione in vetri commerciali. Attività da svolgere presso la Stazione Sperimentale del vetro (Murano)

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Curriculum Vitae
Paolo Colombo is a professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. He graduated from the University of Padova with a degree in chemical engineering in 1985 and a diploma in Glass Engineering in 1988.
He was an assistant professor at the University of Padova from 1990 to 1998 and then an associate professor at the University of Bologna, until 2005.
He is also an adjunct professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, a visiting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University College London, UK, a member of the World Academy of Ceramics, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College (UK).
He was a Foreign Scientist at INSA, Lyon, France in 2015, and a DGF Mercator Professor at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany in 2016.
He was elected Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics (2006), Academician of the European Academy of Sciences (2016), Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2010), Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (2011), Fellow of the European Ceramic Society (2017).
He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the Pennsylvania State University in 1991, the Pfeil Award (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK) in 2007, the Global Star Award (The Engineering Ceramics Division of the American Ceramic Society) in 2010, the Edward C. Henry Award (The Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society) in 2011, the Verulam Medal & Prize (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK) in 2013 and the Global Ambassador Award (The American Ceramic Society) in 2016.
He was Principal Investigator for PRIN, Vigoni, Galileo projects and has been involved in European Projects (FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020). He was Principal Investigator for several research contracts with national and international companies.
He published more than 240 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 9 book chapters and holds 10 international patents. He is co-editor of a book on cellular ceramics, a book on polymer-derived-ceramics and 11 proceedings books. He is in the editorial board of 9 international scientific journals (Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Materials Letters, Ceramics International, Journal of Porous Materials, Journal of Materials Research, Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics, Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology).
h index WOS (accessed 16/1/19): 41, Total Number of Citations: 6699, Average Citations per Item: 26.58. h index Google Scholar (accessed 16/1/19): 56, Citations: 11348, i10 index: 185.
He has co-organized several international conferences (>90), has given numerous invited talks in the field of porous ceramics and polymer-derived-ceramics (>40), and has been the guest editor for special issues devoted to those topics (6). He is the convener of the XVI conference of the European Ceramic Society (Turin, Italy, 16-20/6/2019).
Paolo Colombo’s research interests include novel processing routes to porous glasses and ceramics (currently focusing mainly on Additive Manufacturing, using different technologies), the development of ceramic components from preceramic polymers and geopolymers, and the vitrification and reuse of hazardous industrial and natural waste.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): BC2FD550405B175F6842D6FA28E3B5FA.pdf

Research areas
Gli interessi di ricerca di Paolo Colombo includono:
1) metodi innovativi di ottenimento di vetri e ceramici porosi, inclusa la stampa 3D;
2) lo sviluppo di componenti ceramici da polimeri preceramici;
3) la vetrificazione e riutilizzo di rifiuti pericolosi industriali e naturali.

1) A. Zocca, P. Colombo, J. Guenster, T. Muehler, “Selective laser densification of lithium aluminosilicate glass ceramic tapes,” Appl. Surf. Sci., 265 (2013) 610–614
2) E. Bernardo, G. Parcianello, P. Colombo, S. Matthews, “Wollastonite foams from an extruded preceramic polymer mixed with CaCO3 micro-particles assisted by super-critical carbon dioxide,” Adv. Eng. Mater., 15 (2013) 60–65
3) A. Zocca, E. Bernardo, P. Colombo, C.M. Gomes, J. Guenster, “LAS Glass-Ceramic Scaffolds by Three-Dimensional Printing,” J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., 33 (2013) 1525–1533
4) E. Bernardo, G. Parcianello, S. Pilati, P. Colombo, U. Hess, L. Treccani, “SiAlON-bonded SiC ceramics from a silicone polymer and nano-sized fillers,” Adv. Appl. Ceram., 112 (2013) 158–162.
5) L. Biasetto, M.D.M. Innocentini, W.S. Chacon, S. Corradetti, S. Carturan, P. Colombo, A. Andrighetto, “Gas permeability of lanthanum oxycarbide targets for the SPES project,” J. Nucl. Mater., 440 (2013) 70–80.
6) S. K. Sundaram, P. Colombo, Y. Katoh, “Selected Emerging Opportunities for Ceramics in Energy, Environment, and Transportation,” Inter. J. App. Ceram. Tech., 10 (2013) 731–739.
7) A. Zocca, C.M. Gomes, J. Guenster, A. Staude, E. Bernardo and P. Colombo, “SiOC ceramics with ordered porosity by 3D-printing of a preceramic polymer,” J. Mater. Res., 28 (2013) 2243–2252.
8) P. Colombo, D. Dunand, V. Kumar, “Porous materials: Less is more,” J. Mater. Res., 28 (2013) 2187–2190.
9) S. Corradetti, L. Biasetto, M. Manzolaro, D. Scarpa, S. Carturan, A. Andrighetto, G. Prete, J. Vasquez, P. Zanonato, P. Colombo, C.U. Jost, and D.W. Stracener, “Neutron rich isotope production using a uranium carbide - carbon nanotubes SPES target prototype,” Eur. Phys.l J. A, 49 (2013) 56–65
10) G. Parcianello, E. Bernardo, P. Colombo, “Cordierite ceramics from silicone resins containing nano-sized oxide particle fillers,” Ceram. Inter., 39 (2013) 8893–8899.
11) C. D’Angelo, A. Ortona, P. Colombo, “Influence of the loading direction on the mechanical behavior of ceramic foams and lattices under compression,” Acta Mater., 61 (2013) 5525–5534.
12) E. Bernardo, J.-F. Carlotti, P. Mendanha Dias, L. Fiocco, P. Colombo, L. Treccani, U. Hess, K. Rezwan, “Novel akermanite-based bioceramics from preceramic polymers and oxide fillers,” Ceram. Intern., 40 (2014) 1029–1035.
13) A. Guo, M. Roso, M. Modesti, J. Liu, P. Colombo, “Process Optimization of Electrospun Polymer-Derived SiOC Ceramic Fiber Production,” J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 131 (2014) 39825–39836.
14) M.A. Binhussain, M. Marangoni, M.M. Binmajed, E. Bernardo, P. Colombo, “Sintered and Glazed Glass-ceramics from Natural and Waste Raw Materials,” Ceram. Inter., 40 (2014) 3543–3551.
15) A. Guo, M. Roso, M. Modesti, J. Liu, P. Colombo, “Hierarchically Structured Polymer-Derived Ceramic Fibers by Electrospinning and Catalyst-Assisted Pyrolysis,” J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., 34 (2014) 549–554.
16) M. Adam, C. Vakifahmetoglu, P. Colombo, M. Wilhelm, G. Grathwohl, “Macroporous ceramics decorated with catalytically active Pt-containing nanowires,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 97 (2014) 959–966.
17) E. Bernardo, L. Fiocco, G. Parcianello, E. Storti and P. Colombo, “Advanced Ceramics from Preceramic Polymers Modified at the Nano-Scale: A Review,” Materials, 7 (2014), 1927-1956

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): BC2FD550405B175F6842D6FA28E3B5FA.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0505 001PD IN01122477 9 1st Year First
IN0523 COMMON INP3050685 6 1st Year Second