Thesis proposals

Prof. Paolo Colombo


  • Additive manufacturing of artificial stone and ceramic large-scale components with 3DP technology (with company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD
  • Additive manufacturing of glass with DLP technology (with foreign company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD
  • Additive manufacturing of catalytic ceramic substrates with DIW technology (with company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD
  • Ceramic-based components for brakes (with company partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD
  • Production of fibre-reinforced geopolymer-based composites – research activity to be carried out at partnered company (Piove di Sacco)
  • Gas adsorption on ceramic components produced by additive manufacturing – research activity to be carried out at partnered company (Pordenone)
  • Study of devitrification phenomenons on commercial glasses – research activity to be carried out at the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro (Murano
  • Control on glass cullet for the production of glass containers – research activity to be carried out at Verallia Group (Vicenza)
  • Additive manufacturing of advanced ceramic with Fused Deposition Modeling (with EMPA partnership)  – research activity to be carried out at EMPA (Duebemdorf, Switzerland)
  • Conversion of ceramic scaffolds to metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD and/or at partnered institution (Graz, Austria)
  • Additive manufacturing and characterization of ceramic components for supercapacitors (with Kansas State University partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD and KSU (summer)

 

Prof. Enrico Bernardo


  • Multifunctional cellular glasses and glass-ceramics from the reuse of industrial waste
  • Innovative glass-ceramic materials from inorganic polymerization of mixtures including waste glasses 
  • Glass-ceramic foams, from preceramic polymers containing nano-metric or sinter-crystallization fillers
  • Bioactive glass-ceramic materials from preceramic polymers containing micro- and nano-metric inorganic fillers 
  • Inorganic phosphors for LED applications from preceramic polymers containing nano-metric inorganic fillers (i.e. Mn: Ca2Al2SiO7, Eu: and Ce: Y-Si-O-N) 

– all research activities to be carried out at UNIPD

 

Dr. Giorgia Franchin


  • Additive manufacturing of lead-free piezoelectric components with complex geometry based on BaTiO3 with DLP technology (with Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD
  • Hybrid (DIW-UV) additive manufacturing of Si3N4 components for mechanical and biomedical applications (with foreign company and Slovak Academy of Science partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD
  • Additive manufacturing (DIW) of highly porous structures based on salts and metallorganic frameworks (MOFs) for CO2 adsorption (with Luleå University of Technology partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD
  • Production of ceramic targets for radioactive beams generation (with INFN-LNL partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD and INFN-LNL (Legnaro)
  • Fabrication of multi-material components through the hybridization of additive manufacturing processes (with BAM partnership) – research activity to be carried out at BAM (Berlin, Germany)
  • Additive manufacturing (DIW) of non-oxide ceramics – research activity to be carried out at partnered foreign company (Selb, Germany)

 

 

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The greyed-out proposals are meant as already occupied ones.

For some of the thesis proposal, you’ll find an attached description of the activity.

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