Enrico Bernardo

Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials - University of Padova 
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Date of birth: May 13, 1976

Enrico Bernardo is an associate professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering, Padova, Italy. He graduated Summa cum Laude in Materials Engineering from the University of Padova in 2000, and in 2004 obtained a PhD degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Bologna. He was a post-doc researcher at the University of Padova from 2004 to 2007. From 2007 to 2014 he was assistant professor.

Educational activity
He teaches in the following courses (School of Engineering, University of Padova):

- Materials (Energy Engineering, 1st level, BSc degree)

- Non-Metallic Materials and Materials Selection Criteria (Mechanical Engineering, 2nd level, MSc degree)

- Materials Selection and Design (Materials Engineering, 2nd level, MSc degree)

Main Research Topics
Enrico Bernardo's research interests include and the vitrification and reuse of hazardous industrial and natural waste and the development of ceramic components from preceramic polymers. In particular, he focuses on the following areas of research:

- Development of monolithic and porous glass-ceramics from inorganic waste and/or recycled glasses

- Development of silicate ceramics from preceramic polymers and oxide fillers

- Development of oxinitride ceramics from preceramic polymers and oxide fillers

Memberships and Appointments
He was awarded the Pfeil Award (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK) in 2010 and 2015. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters and holds 2 national and 4 international patents. He has given numerous invited talks in the field of glass-based ceramics and polymer-derived-ceramics.



[max 10 publications
in the last 3 years]

Fiocco, L., Ferroni, L., Gardin, C., Zavan, B., Secco, M., Matthews, S., Bernardo, E., Wollastonite-diopside glass-ceramic foams from supercritical carbon dioxide-assisted extrusion of a silicone resin and inorganic fillers (2016) Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 443, pp. 33-38.

Zocca, A., Franchin, G., Elsayed, H., Gioffredi, E., Bernardo, E., Colombo, P., Bandyopadhyay, A. Direct Ink Writing of a Preceramic Polymer and Fillers to Produce Hardystonite (Ca2ZnSi2O7) Bioceramic Scaffolds (2016) Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 99 (6), pp. 1960-1967.

Fiocco, L., Li, S., Bernardo, E., Stevens, M.M., Jones, J.R. Highly porous polymer-derived wollastonite-hydroxycarbonate apatite ceramics for bone regenerationm(2016) Biomedical Materials (Bristol), 11 (2), art. no. 025016.

Elsayed, H., Zocca, A., Franchin, G., Bernardo, E., Colombo, P. Hardystonite bioceramics from preceramic polymers (2016) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 36 (3), pp. 829-835.

Fiocco, L., Michielsen, B., Bernardo, E. Silica-bonded apatite scaffolds from calcite-filled preceramic polymers (2015) Journal of the European Ceramic Society. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.05.013

Fiocco, L., Bernardo, E. Novel cordierite foams from preceramic polymers and reactive oxide fillers (2015) Materials Letters, 159, pp. 98-101.

Zocca, A., Elsayed, H., Bernardo, E., Gomes, C.M., Lopez-Heredia, M.A., Knabe, C., Colombo, P., GŁnster, J. 3D-printed silicate porous bioceramics using a non-sacrificial preceramic polymer binder (2015) Biofabrication, 7 (2), p. 025008.

Fiocco, L., Elsayed, H., Daguano, J.K.M.F., Soares, V.O., Bernardo, E. Silicone resins mixed with active oxide fillers and Ca-Mg Silicate glass as alternative/integrative precursors for wollastonite-diopside glass-ceramic foams (2015) Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 416, art. no. 17324, pp. 44-49.

Elsayed, H., Zocca, A., Bernardo, E., Gomes, C.M., GŁnster, J., Colombo, P. Development of bioactive silicate-based glass-ceramics from preceramic polymer and fillers (2015) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 35 (2), pp. 731-739.

Bernardo, E., Carlotti, J.-F., Dias, P.M., Fiocco, L., Colombo, P., Treccani, L., Hess, U., Rezwan, K. Novel akermanite-based bioceramics from preceramic polymers and oxide fillers (2014) Ceramics International, 40 (1 PART A), pp. 1029-10







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