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 the upcycling of industrial waste in the manufacturing of glass-based products and the development of advanced bioceramics from novel processing and/or novel raw materials (including 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

- Additive manufacturing of glass-ceramic scaffolds

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 130 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]

Schmidt, J., Elsayed, H., Bernardo, E., Colombo, P. Digital light processing of wollastonite-diopside glass-ceramic complex structures (2018) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 38 (13), pp. 4580-4584.

Elsayed, H., Zocca, A., Schmidt, J., GŁnster, J., Colombo, P., Bernardo, E. Bioactive glass-ceramic scaffolds by additive manufacturing and sinter-crystallization of fine glass powders (2018) Journal of Materials Research, in press: DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2018.120

Elsayed, H., Colombo, P., Bernardo, E. Direct ink writing of wollastonite-diopside glass-ceramic scaffolds from a silicone resin and engineered fillers (2017) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 37 (13), pp. 4187-4195.

Fiocco, L., Elsayed, H., Badocco, D., Pastore, P., Bellucci, D., Cannillo, V., Detsch, R., Boccaccini, A.R., Bernardo, E. Direct ink writing of silica-bonded calcite scaffolds from preceramic polymers and fillers (2017) Biofabrication, 9 (2), art. no. 025012.

Elsayed, H., Sinico, M., Secco, M., Zorzi, F., Colombo, P., Bernardo, E. B-doped hardystonite bioceramics from preceramic polymers and fillers: Synthesis and application to foams and 3D-printed scaffolds (2017) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 37 (4), pp. 1757-1767.

Fiocco, L., Li, S., Stevens, M.M., Bernardo, E., Jones, J.R. Biocompatibility and bioactivity of porous polymer-derived Ca-Mg silicate ceramics (2017) Acta Biomaterialia, 50, pp. 56-67.

Elsayed, H., Romero, A.R., Ferroni, L., Gardin, C., Zavan, B., Bernardo, E. Bioactive glass-ceramic scaffolds from novel 'inorganic gel casting' and sinter-crystallization (2017) Materials, 10 (2), art. no. 171.

Fiocco, L., Michielsen, B., Bernardo, E. Silica-bonded apatite scaffolds from calcite-filled preceramic polymers (2016) Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 36 (13), pp. 3211-3218.

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.

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







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