Prof. Paolo Colombo

Universita di Padova, Italy

Plenary lecture
Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics using Inorganic Polymers

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. 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, 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 electedAcademician of the World Academy of Ceramics (2006), Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2010) and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (2011).

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 2013and the Global Ambassador Award (The American Ceramic Society) in 2016.

He was Principal Investigator for various national 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 200 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 11 international scientific journals. His h index is currently 40.

He has co-organized several international conferences (>80), has given numerous invited talks in the field of porous ceramics and polymer-derived-ceramics (>35), and has been the guest editor for special issues devoted to those topics (6).

Paolo Colombo's research interests include novel processing routes to porous glasses and ceramics (currently focusing on Additive Manufacturing), the development of ceramic components from preceramic polymers and geopolymers, and the vitrification and reuse of hazardous industrial and natural waste.

Some young Chinese Scholars are also invited to CICC-10 (see list)