Prof. Paolo Colombo at FunGlass

It was a great pleasure to welcome at FunGlass  Prof. Paolo Colombo from Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Italy. On December 13th ha gave the lecture titled Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics from Inorganic Polymers. It was attended not only by FunGlass employees but also by researchers from other institutions.

Paolo Colombo is a full professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering, Padova, Italy. He graduated Summa cum Laude in Chemical Engineering from the University of Padova in 1985, and in 1987 obtained a diploma after a specialization course in Glass Engineering from the University of Padova. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) in 1991. He was an assistant professor at the University of Padova from 1990 to 1998 and then an associate professor at the University of Bologna, from 1998 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.

He has published more than 190 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 7 book chapters and holds 7 international patents. He is co-editor of a book on cellular ceramics, a book on polymer-derived-ceramics and 8 proceedings books. He is in the editorial board of 11 international scientific journals. He has co-organized several 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.

His 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.