yCAM22 in Barcelona

During the past week – from the 9th to the 11th of November – the CerAMglass delegation took an active part at the yCAM22 in Barcelona, Spain! Thanks to all for the nice time spent together and congrats to the presenters! Scroll down to take a look at their works.  

Featured in DIINFORMA n. 2/08

DIINFORMA is the quadrimestral journal highlighting the research activities of the Department of Industrial Engineering of UNIPD. The paper “Hybrid additive manufacturing for the fabrication of freeform transparent silica glass components” by A. De Marzi et al. and published in the Additive Manufacturing Journal (vol. 54, issue 5) is featured in the DIINFORMA issue of October. …
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Ranked in 2022 Stanford study of the world’s top 2% of scientists

Don’t stop us now! Every year the group guided by Prof. John Ioannidis of Stanford University analyzes the data related to citations and h-index of more than 100,000 top scientists. The selection (visible here) is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above.  We are…
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Arrivederci Kai!

Time to say goodbye to one of our colleagues, Dr Kai Huang! After 4 years in our group, where he doctorate early in 2022, he will start as postdoc at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) in the group of Prof. Gurlo. Good luck Kai, a presto!

Shaping in Dübendorf

In two weeks (14-16 Sept.2022) the 8th Shaping Conference will take place in Dübendorf, Switzerland. The conference will be preceded (13-14 Sept. 2022) by the “A swiss knife for ceramics shaping: Between fiction, hope and vision” Summer School. The CerAMglass Research Group will be represented by Dr Franchin who will actively participate not only as lecturer at…
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Solgel 2022 in Lyon

From 24th to 29th of July 2022, the Solgel 2022 took place in Lyon, France.  Dr Giorgia Franchin, actively participated as invited speaker during the 3D printing symposium.  

A new President for the ICF

Not only good social and research times spent in Kraków last week, but also a cheering occasion. Prof. Paolo Colombo has been elected during the Gala Dinner as the new President of the ICF – International Ceramics Federation!  Many congratulations prof!  

Ceramics in Europe in Kraków

The CerAMglass research group conquered Poland! During the past week, 10th to 14th July, we were present at the Ceramics in Europe 2022 hosted in Kraków. Congrats to both oral and poster presenters and thanks to all for the great time spent together!   

Recognized at the YCN Photo Contest 2022

Congratulations to our PhD student Subhadip Bhandari for being recognized at the YCN (Young Ceramists Network) Photo Contest 2022 with its micrograph titled “The Starry Composite”! Onwards and upwards!  

CIMTEC 2022 in Perugia

During the past week, from 20th to 24th of June 2022, the 2022 CIMTEC took place in Perugia, Italy.  The CerAMglass Research Group delegation represented by Prof. Colombo and Bernardo, and Dr Franchin, Elsayed and Gobbin, actively participated as speakers.

New graduated Doctors!

After 3 years of postponed ceremonies due to the pandemic situation, we are happy to finally see the Aula Magna at Palazzo Bo reopening for the PhD graduation! Many congrats to all the XXXIII Cohort’s PhD students, but especially to our fellow Dr. Filippo Gobbin, Dr. Patricia Monich and Dr. Paolo Scanferla!

Feature paper on the Journal of Functional Biomaterial

The paper “3D Printing of Hierarchically Porous Lattice Structures Based on Åkermanite Glass Microspheres and Reactive Silicone Binder” published in cooperation of the FunGlass Center and the group of Prof. Bernardo has been selected as a feature paper and highlighted on the Journal of Functional Biomaterial (Q1). The present study illustrates the manufacturing method of…
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ACerS Glorious Glass Demo Competition

In honor of the International Year of Glass, The American Ceramic Society’s (ACerS) Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) are holding a glass demonstration competition to showcase the beautiful complexity of glass science and glass art. The top three awardees will each receive a cash prize, plaque, conference registration, and recognition at GOMD 2022. The…
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Nuove frontiere dei materiali innovativi e green nel restauro e nell’edilizia in Catania

The “Nuove frontiere dei materiali innovativi e green nel restauro e nell’edilizia” congress was held in Catania (Italy) from the 24th to the 25th of February 2022. The event, organised by the Gruppo di Lavoro sui Geopolimeri of the Italian Ceramic Society, hosted 130 partecipants and 55 oral presentations from PhD students and researchers. We…
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8th Shaping Conference

The 8th Shaping Conference will be organized jointly by the European Ceramic Society and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) in partnership with the Swiss Association for Materials Science and Technology, SVMT, from 14th to 16th September 2022 in Dübendorf/Zurich, Switzerland. The conference will focus on the advanced shaping processes applied to…
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yCAM call for abstracts

After two years of yCAM online, the yCAM team (including Dr Giorgia Franchin) is happy to announce an in-person yCAM 2022. The event will take place from 9th to 11th November 2022 at the University of Barcelona, Spain! yCAM is a symposium and a forum on Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics dedicated to young scientists. yCAM is…
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Le mille vite del vetro

The ACerS Italy Chapter is planning “Le mille vite del vetro” in Venice, Italy, on May 20, 2022, celebrating The International Year of Glass. This workshop (in Italian) is free and available to researchers, industries and students interested in glass science and technology. The aim is to bring innovative ideas on the use of glass out of…
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UNIPhD – COFUND PhD Programme

In the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action COFUND, the Doctoral Programme UNIPhD – at the University of Padova. It offers the most talented Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) coming from all over the world a brand new International, Inter-sectoral, Inter-disciplinary and Innovative training through research programme. A paradigm change will be explored by UNIPhD in…
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Awarded at the 45th ICACC Best Poster Contest

The 45th ICACC conference was held virtually from 8-12 February 2021. ICACC 2021 had the largest number of attendees for a virtual conference to date. The week-long conference welcomed 836 attendees, including 236 students, from 41 countries to participate in 18 symposia and four focused sessions, which featured over 680 submitted abstracts. Thirty-two live networking…
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46th ICACC online

Starting this Sunday and following to the next week (23rd to 28th of January 2022), the the 46th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) will take place online. Prof. Paolo Colombo and Enrico Bernardo will present their works as well as Dr Giorgia Franchin and our PhD student Anna De Marzi.…
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formnext in Frankfurt

Formnext 2021 will take place from the 16th to 19th of November 2021 at Messe Frankfurt, in Frankfurt (Germany). Such event represents the world’s largest professional meeting point for additive manufacturing, bringing together thousands of 3D printers, products and innovations from from the aviation industry to small start-ups, the medical and automotive industries and even large…
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Ranked in 2021 Stanford study of the world’s top 2% of scientists

Ops, we did it again! For the second consecutive year, the study conducted by Stanford University recognized Prof. Paolo Colombo and Prof. Enrico Bernardo as two of the world’s most-cited researchers in the field Materials. The authors created a publicly available database of over 100,000 top-scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted…
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YCN round table on Research Integrity + Best Paper Award

Next 22th of November at 1:00 PM CET, the ECerS Young Ceramists Network (YCN) hosts an online webinar by  Dr. Mihail Grecea entitled: “Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics: Publisher’s perspective“. Following this presentation, there will be a round table chaired by the Editors of Open Ceramics: Prof. Paolo Colombo, Dr. Catherine Elissalde and Prof. Dr.…
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Commentary on Nature Materials

Nature Materials News & Views published a commentary by Prof. Paolo Colombo and Dr. Giorgia Franchin entitled “Printing glass in the nano”. The article briefly discusses the evolution of glass additive manufacturing and the recent use of a transparent colloidal silica suspension in a 2-photon polymerization approach to produce complex truss structures and photonic devices…
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yCAM2021 meet-up in

The 2021 yCAM (young Ceramists Additive Manufacturing Forum) meet-up, co.organised by Dr Giorgia Franchin, will take place on on the 29th of October. This year virtual meeting is dedicated to the transition of ideas from research to industry. Take a look at the page event for more informations! The yCAM event will be held…
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ProDPM ’21 in Leiria

During the next days – from the 27th to the 29th of October – the 2nd International Conference on Progress in Digital and Physical Manufacturing (ProDPM’21) organized by the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic of Leiria (IPL), will take place online. Dr Giorgia Franchin will actively participate to the conference as…
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Webinar on Additive Manufacturing of ceramic components from liquid precursors

Next week, on the 4th of November 2021, the Società Ceramica Italiana (ICerS) will held a webinar on the Additive Manufacturing of ceramic components from liquid precursors presented by Dr Giorgia Franchin. The talk will highlight the research activities of the CerAMglass Research Group.  Take a look at this link to register!  

ceramitec 2021 in Munich

Our PhD student, Giulio Giometti, partecipated at the ceramitec conference 2021 hosted in Munich, Germany, from the 15th to the 16th of September 2021.  

CerAMGlass / FunGlass cooperation highlighted in International Journal of Applied Glass Science

The cooperation of CerAMGlass members (Enrico Bernardo and Hamada Elsayed) with FunGlass centre (Alexander Dubcek University of Trencin, Slovakia), mainly focused on additive manufacturing of glass-ceramics and reuse of inorganic waste in new glass-based materials, has been further evidenced by the publication of several papers in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Applied Glass…
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AIMAT2021 in Cagliari

During the following week – from the 15th to the 18th of September – the XVI National Convention of AIMAT (Associazione Nazionale Ingegneria dei Materiali) will take place at the Sa Manifattura (Cagliari, Italy). Dr Giorgia Franchin will actively participate to the conference as one of the speaker. Bonu viaggiu!  

Scuola di Reologia Industriale (XIII ed.)

Our PhD students, Anna De Marzi and Useche Dos Santos Inchauspe, participated at the 13th edition of the Scuola di Reologia Industriale held from the 5th to the 9th of September in Valeggio sul Mincio (VR).  Thanks to Dino Ferri, president of the Associazione Italiana di Reologia – SIR for the organisation of the school!…
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STEM project for Rai Scuola

Progetto Scienza – STEM is Rai Cultura‘s information and scientific program, exploring the world of research and innovation in various fields of scientific knowledge. In the curse of several episodes, the program shows what science and technology can do to change the life of each of us for the better and how they can also…
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New printer in the house!

In the past week, we were pleased to welcome in our laboratories a new printer, the Xube. This machine is one of a kind in the field of volumetric printing, made by Xolo, a Berlin-based startup. Thanks to Niklas, one of the co-founders, for the special delivery!

Webinar on 3D Printing of Ceramics

Next week, on the 22nd of June 2021, YXLON International will held a webinar on the 3D Printing of Ceramics with the active partecipation of Dr Giorgia Franchin and Sarah Diener (Kyocera Fine Ceramics, Germany), which collaborated for the fabrication of silicon nitride bars manufactured by DIW. The talk will demonstrate their findings and give…
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Featured in the Encyclopedia of Materials: Technical Ceramics and Glasses

Elsevier‘s Encyclopedia of Materials: Technical Ceramics and Glasses is the ultimate resource guide to these incredibly important and versatile materials. The book covers everything from the types, structures, mechanics and properties of ceramics and glasses, to the testing, characterization, modelling and applications of these materials.  Our fellow professors, Paolo Colombo and Enrico Bernardo, as well…
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On the cover of the Journal of Material Chemistry C

We are pleased to show to the latest inside front cover of Journal of Material Chemistry C, resulted from the collaboration between the authors of the featured review paper, Elena Colusso and Prof. Alessandro Martucci from the NanoEng Research Group, and our PhD student, Anna De Marzi! Many thanks also to Francesca De Marzi, FRAMAX…
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ICC8 online

During the following week – from the 25th to the 30th of April – the 8th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC8) will take place online. Our fellow Professor, Paolo Colombo, will participate as Organizer of the Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics and Associated Hybrid Printing Technologies Symposium, alongside with Dr Giorgia Franchin and Bai Yang, PhD…
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KERAMIK 2021 online

Next week – from the 19th to the 21st of April 2021 – KERAMIK 2021, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft (DKG / German Ceramic Society) will take place online. Dr Giorgia Franchin will actively participate as Invited Speaker of the Additive Manufacturing Session.  Dir viel Spass!  

ICerS Student Speech Contest 2021

The Student Speech Contest of ECerS (European Ceramic Society) has become a very successful and participated event among students and young researchers.  Kai Huang, our fellow PhD student, has been selected to represent ICerS (Italian Ceramic Society) to the contest of 2021. All the selected presentations will be live on 13th April 2021, previous registration…
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45th ICACC online

In just a couple of weeks – starting from the 8th to the 12th of February – the 45th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) will take place online. The online schedule of the conference is available here. The CerAMglass research group will be represented at the conference by its following…
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Ranked in 2020 Stanford study of the world’s top 2% of scientists

A study conducted by Stanford University recognized Prof. Paolo Colombo and Prof. Enrico Bernardo as two of the world’s most-cited researchers in the field Materials. Looking at several indicators, this study analyzed data from 1996 through 2019, covering ~7 million scientists in 22 major fields ranging from chemistry to engineering to economics and business. You…
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Awarded at the MS&T20 Poster Contest

The Materials Science & Technology 2020 Technical Meeting & Exhibition (MS&T20) was held virtually from 2-6 November 2020. Registrants watched live plenary and award sessions, visited the virtual exhibit hall, participated in multiple student events and contests, and had access to hundreds of on-demand technical presentations and posters. Congratulations to our PhD student Anna De…
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yCAM2020 in

The CerAMglass delegation is actively participating at the yCAM2020 Online Forum which is taking place from 28th to 30th of October in the world! Don’t know if it’s just the conference atmosphere, but this virtual interaction did not affect our enthusiasm at all!

ABM of ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors

During the following weekend – 2nd to 4th of October – the Annual Business Meeting of the President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) of ACerS will take place on-line. Our fellow PhD Student, Anna De Marzi, will participate through the event as a newly added delegate! That Zoom call looks like they had an amazing…
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Seminar on Shaping of alumina composites by SLM and Laminated object manufacturing

Today, 1st October 2020, we had the pleasure to have among us Stefan Pfeiffer, PhD student at EMPA – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology – who hosted a seminar with the title: “Shaping of Alumina Ceramics and Alumina-based Composites by Selective Laser Melting/Sintering and Laminated Object Manufacturing”. Take a look at the poster of the…
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On-line Summer School on Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics

Join us on September 28-30 for the Summer School of the Horizon 2020 AMITIE project ( – free of charge! It will be a good occasion to meet experts and young researchers and to foster collaborations inside and outside the project. Register via email to to receive the Zoom link and instructions. Take a…
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Special Issue on “Advances in Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics”

Open Ceramics, the official, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal of the European Ceramic Society, published by Elsevier, invites research and review articles to be published in a Special Issue “Advances in Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics”, thus inviting you to submit your work to contribute to it. With this feature issue, the editors aim at gathering contributions…
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Material Ecology retrospective at MoMA

Dr. Giorgia Franchin and our group are proud to have been a part of Neri Oxman’s projects in digital glass: Glass I and Glass II. The projects are currently showcased as part of Neri Oxman: Material Ecology retrospective at MoMA Museum of Modern Art in New York until May 25. Professor of Media Arts and Sciences…
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44th ICACC in Daytona Beach

During the following week – from the 24th to the 31st of January – the 44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) will take place at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA). Our fellow Professors, Paolo Colombo and Enrico Bernardo, will participate, as well as Dr Giorgia…
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VicenzaORO 2020 x UniSmart Padova

Our team, composed by Dr. Giorgia Franchin, PhD students Giulio Giometti and Anna De Marzi, and Prof.ssa Lisa Biasetto (from the Department of Management and Engineering of Vicenza), gathered up with UniSmart Padova at the VicenzaORO 2020 exhibition in order to present part of our work to the jewellery market. We shine bright!