Prof. Enrico Bernardo
Prof. Bernardo obtained a magna cum laude degree in Materials Engineering at the University of Padova, in 2000, and PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Bologna, in 2004. After some years as research fellow, in 1/10/2007, he was appointed as assistant professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Padova (confirmed since 1/10/2010). Enrico Bernardo is mainly interested in the use of natural and industrial waste, converted into glasses, as raw materials for innovative engineering products such as sintered glass-ceramics, sintered glass and glass-ceramic matrix composites, glass and glass-ceramic foams, innovative clay bricks. He also investigates the obtainment of silicates and silicon oxonitridosilicates (including glasses) from preceramic polymers (polysiloxanes, polysilazanes) modified by addition of micro- and nano-sized oxide, nitride and carbide
fillers, for several applications (high temperature materials, luminescent materials, biomaterials etc.). 85 papers, H-index=21 [Scopus, July 2014] – 1 award (Pfeil Award 2010) – 11 invited lectures at international conferences.
Prof. Paolo Colombo
Prof. Colombo is full professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Padova. He graduated from the University of Padova with a degree in chemical engineering in 1985. He was an assistant professor at the University of Padova from 1989 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, and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. He was elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2010) and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (2011). Paolo Colombo’s research interests include novel processing routes to porous glasses and ceramics, the development of ceramic components from preceramic polymers and the vitrification and reuse of hazardous industrial and natural waste. 178 papers, H-index=32 [Scopus, July 2014] – 5 awards (Vittorio Gottardi Award – AIMAT 1987, Pfeil Award 2007, Global Star Award 2010, Edward C. Henry Award 2011, Verulam Medal & Prize 2013) – 31 invited lectures at international conferences. He has co-organized several Associated with document Ref. Ares(2017)278766 – 18/01/2017 739566 FunGlass –Part B – 67 international conferences and has given numerous invited talks in the field of porous ceramics and polymer-derived-ceramics, and he has been the guest editor for special issues devoted to those topics.
Dr. Lisa Biasetto
Dr. Biasetto is assistant professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Engineering and Management, University of Padova, Italy since July 2015. She is associate staff at LNL (Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro)-INFN where she actively collaborates within the SPES project (Selective Production of Exotic Species). She received a PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Bologna, in 2007. Lisa Biasetto held a joint post-doc position at Department of Mechanical Engineering (University of Padova) and LNL-INFN, from 2007 to 2010, and later a postdoc position at Department of Engineering and Management (University of Padova), from 2011 to 2013. She remained at Department of Engineering and Management, as consultant, from 2013 to 2015, before holding the current position. She mainly deals with polymer-derived ceramics and composites. 39 papers, H-index=11 [Scopus, June 2016]