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Ricercatrice a tempo det. art. 24 c.3 lett. B L. 240/2010





Giorgia Franchin graduated in Materials Engineering at the University of Padova. In 2017 she obtained PhD in Industrial Engineering also from the University of Padova. During her PhD studies she worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab (Cambridge, MA) with the Mediated Matter group. Currently she is Assistant Professor at the University of Padova in the Advanced Ceramics and Glass group.
Her main research interests are in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) of ceramic materials. She is working mainly on direct ink writing using preceramic polymers and geopolymers to produce filter, catalyst carriers and bioceramic scaffolds, on ceramic matrix composites and on AM processes for glass production, together with the development of hybrid AM processes.


For more information about the research activities and thesis proposals, please refer to the Advanced Ceramics and Glass (CERAMGLASS) group website:


Most recent publications (10):

Zanini, A., Corradetti, S., Carturan, S., Colombo, P., Andrighetto, A., Franchin, G.
Sucrose-based sol-gel synthesis of microporous titanium carbide as target material for the production of radioisotopes (2022) Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

De Marzi, A., Giometti, G., Colombo, P., Franchin, G.
Hybrid additive manufacturing for the fabrication of freeform transparent silica glass components (2022) Additive Manufacturing DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2022.102727

Franchin, G., Elsayed, H., Botti, R., Huang, K., Schmidt, J., Giometti, G., Zanini, A., De Marzi, A., D’Agostini, M., Scanferla, P. , Feng, Y., Colombo, P.
Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics from Liquid Feedstocks (2022) Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering: Additive Manufacturing Frontiers DOI: 10.1016/j.cjmeam.2022.100012

Oliveira, K., Botti, R., Kavun, V., Gafiullina, A., Franchin, G., Repo, E., Colombo, P.
Geopolymer beads and 3d printed lattices containing activated carbon and hydrotalcite for anionic dye removal (2021) Catalysis Today DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2021.12.002

Colombo, P., Franchin, G.
Printing glass in the nano (2021) Nature Materials DOI: 10.1038/s41563-021-01137-6

Cepollaro, E. M., Botti, R., Franchin, G., Lisi, L., Colombo, P., Cimino, S.
Cu/ZSM5-Geopolymer 3D-Printed Monoliths for the NH3-SCR of NOx (2021) Catalysts DOI: 10.3390/catal11101212

Botti, R., Innocentini, M. D., Faleiros, T. A., Paschoalato, C. F. P. R., Mello, M. F., Franchin, G., Colombo, P.
Leachability and basicity of Na and K-based geopolymer powders and lattices used as biodiesel catalysts (2021) International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology DOI: 10.1111/ijac.13893

Huang, K., Elsayed, H., Franchin, G., Colombo, P.
Additive manufacturing of SiOC scaffolds with tunable structure-performance relationship (2021) Journal of European Ceramic Society DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.08.043

Feng, Y., Guo, X., Huang, K., Franchin, G., Elsayed, H., Gong, H., Colombo, P.
Enhanced electromagnetic microwave absorption of SiOC ceramics targeting the integration of structure and function (2021) Journal of European Ceramic Society DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.06.007

Biasetto, L., Franchin, G., Elsayed, H., Boschetti, G., Huang, K., Colombo, P.
Direct Ink Writing of cylindrical lattice structures: A proof of concept (2021) Open Ceramics DOI: 10.1016/j.oceram.2021.100139

Research Area

- innovative additive manufacturing technologies for ceramic materials
- ceramic components with controlled porosity via additive manufacturing

- preceramic polymers
- geopolimers
- sol-gels
- ceramic matrix composites
- glass

- filters
- catalyst carriers
- bioceramic scaffolds
- nuclear materials

Thesis proposals

1) Additive manufacturing (DIW) of highly porous structures based on salts and zeolites for CO2 and NH3 adsorption (with Luleå University of Technology partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD
2) Production of ceramic targets (carbides) for radioactive beams generation (with INFN-LNL partnership) – research activity to be carried out at UNIPD and INFN-LNL (Legnaro)
3) 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)

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