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Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale Sede M, Via Marzolo 9, edificio Ex Fisica Tecnica Ricevimento concesso anche previo appuntamento via e-mail
(updated on 10/07/2013 15:04)

Proposals for thesis
- Multifunctional cellular glasses and glass-ceramics from the reuse of industrial waste
- Innovative glass-ceramic materials from inorganic polymerization of mixtures including waste glasses
- Glass-ceramic foams, from preceramic polymers containing nano-metric or sinter-crystallization fillers
- Bioactive glass-ceramic materials from preceramic polymers containing micro- and nano-metric inorganic fillers
- Inorganic phosphors for LED applications from preceramic polymers containing nano-metric inorganic fillers (eg Mn: Ca2Al2SiO7, Eu: and Ce: Y-Si-O-N)

Curriculum Vitae
Enrico Bernardo was born in 1976. He graduated in Materials Engineering at the University of Padua (110/110 cum laude) in 2000. After graduating he continued his activity at the University of Padua (Department of Mechanical Engineering) in the framework of Doctoral Course in Materials Engineering of the University of Bologna, from 2001 to 2003 (degree obtained on 30/4/2004), and as research fellow, from 2004 to 2007. He worked at the Department of Materials of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine of London (supervised by Prof. AR Boccaccini), in 2003, and at the Materials Ireland Research Center of the University of Limerick, Ireland (supervised by Prof. S. Hampshire), in 2005.
Since 1/10/2007 he has been a research associate in Materials Science and Technology (ING-IND/22) at the University of Padua (confirmed since 1/10/2010); he has been member of the Department of Industrial Engineering since 2012.
Since 3/11/2014 he is associate professor of Materials Science and Technology (ING-IND/22), at the Department of Industrial Engineering.
Since Academic Year 2006-2007 he has been lecturer of courses of the SSD ING-IND/22 subclass, in the framework of bachelor and master degree courses in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Materials Engineering.
He is author or co-author of over 140 articles in international scientific journals or books, printed or in press (Scopus, March 2019: h = 31). He has been invited speaker in more than 15 international congresses. He was awarded the Pfeil Award by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (London, UK), in 2010 and 2015.

Research areas
E. Bernardo is interested at the development of ceramic materials based on glass, recycled or derived from natural and industrial waste, or based on preceramic polymers and inorganic fillers. In the field of glass-based materials, E. Bernardo deals with new engineering products, mainly obtained through viscous flow sintering, such as sintered glass-ceramics, glass-matrix and glass-ceramic composite materials, cellular glasses and glass-ceramics. The activity is supported by numerous national and international collaborations. In particular, E. Bernardo is the reference person for the research unit of the University of Padua, in the European projects “CoACH” (“Advanced glasses, Composites And Ceramics for High growth Industries European Training Network", H2020-MSCA grant agreement no. 642557), "New-MINE" ("EU Training Network for Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Lanfill Mining", H2020-MSCA grant agreement no. 721185) e "FunGlass" ("Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass", H2020-Widespread Teaming Phase 2 grant agreement no. 739566). The research unit of the University of Padua is in charge of work packages specifically dedicated to the reuse of different types of waste in eco-sustainable ceramic materials. E. Bernardo also deals with glass-ceramic materials for applications in tissue engineering (in the form of foams or three-dimensional scaffolds), starting from glasses or from preceramic polymers, containing micro- and nano-particles as active fillers. In addition to bioactive silicates, the latest research includes advanced ceramic materials, silicates or silicon oxy-nitrides (SiAlON ceramics), with various international collaborations.

1. Elsayed, H., Rebesan, P., Crovace, M.C., Zanotto, E.D., Colombo, P., Bernardo, E., Biosilicate® scaffolds produced by 3D-printing and direct foaming using preceramic polymers (2019) J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 102 (3), pp. 1010-1020.
2. Elsayed, H., Schmidt, J., Bernardo, E., Colombo, P., Comparative Analysis of Wollastonite-Diopside Glass-Ceramic Structures Fabricated via Stereo-Lithography (2019) Advanced Engineering Materials, art. no. 1801160.
3. Bai, C., Li, H., Bernardo, E., Colombo, P., Waste-to-resource preparation of glass-containing foams from geopolymers (2019) Ceram. Int., 45 (6), pp. 7196-7202.
4. Monich, P.R., Romero, A.R., Höllen, D., Bernardo, E., Porous glass-ceramics from alkali activation and sinter-crystallization of mixtures of waste glass and residues from plasma processing of municipal solid waste (2018) J. Clean. Prod., 188, pp. 871-878.
5. Rincón, A., Desideri, D., Bernardo, E., Functional glass-ceramic foams from ‘inorganic gel casting’ and sintering of glass/slag mixtures (2018) J. Clean. Prod., 187, pp. 250-256.
6. Rincón Romero, Salvo, M., Bernardo, E., Boccaccini, A.R., Up-cycling of vitrified bottom ash from MSWI into glass-ceramic foams by means of ‘inorganic gel casting’ and sinter-crystallization (2018) Const. Build. Mat., 192, pp. 133-140.
7. Toniolo, N., Rincón, A., Roether, J.A., Ercole, P., Bernardo, E., Boccaccini, A.R., Extensive reuse of soda-lime waste glass in fly ash-based geopolymers (2018) Const. Build. Mat., 188, pp. 1077-1084.
8. Elsayed, H., Carraro, F., Agnoli, S., Bellucci, D., Cannillo, V., Ferroni, L., Gardin, C., Zavan, B., Bernardo, E., Direct ink writing of silica-carbon-calcite composite scaffolds from a silicone resin and fillers (2018) J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 38 (15), pp. 5200-5207.
9. Schmidt, J., Elsayed, H., Bernardo, E., Colombo, P., Digital light processing of wollastonite-diopside glass-ceramic complex structures (2018) J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 38 (13), pp. 4580-4584.
10. Toniolo, N., Rincón, A., Avadhut, Y.S., Hartmann, M., Bernardo, E., Boccaccini, A.R., Novel geopolymers incorporating red mud and waste glass cullet (2018) Mat. Lett., 219, pp. 152-154.
11. Rincón Romero, A., Elsayed, H., Bernardo, E., Highly porous mullite ceramics from engineered alkali activated suspensions (2018) J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 101 (3), pp. 1036-1041.
12. Elsayed, H., Javed, H., Sabato, A.G., Smeacetto, F., Bernardo, E., Novel glass-ceramic SOFC sealants from glass powders and a reactive silicone binder (2018) J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 38 (12), pp. 4245-4251.
13. Elsayed, H., Zocca, A., Schmidt, J., Günster, J., Colombo, P., Bernardo, E., Bioactive glass-ceramic scaffolds by additive manufacturing and sinter-crystallization of fine glass powders (2018) J. Mat. Res., 33 (14), pp. 1960-1971.
14. Elsayed, H., Gardin, C., Ferroni, L., Zavan, B., Colombo, P., Bernardo, E., Highly Porous Sr/Mg-Doped Hardystonite Bioceramics from Preceramic Polymers and Reactive Fillers: Direct Foaming and Direct Ink Writing (2018) Advanced Engineering Materials, art. no. 1800900.
15. Fiocco, L., Agnoli, S., Pedron, D., Secco, M., Tamburini, S., Ferroni, L., Gardin, C., Zavan, B., Bernardo, E., Wollastonite-diopside-carbon composite foams from a silicone resin and inorganic fillers (2018) Ceram. Int., 44 (1), pp. 931-937.

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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
IN0523 COMMON INP6075497 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First
IN0515 COMMON IN02105638 6 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
IN0518 COMMON INP5071977 9 1st Year (2019/20) First