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Enrico Bernardo was born in 1976. He graduated in Materials Engineering at the University of Padua (110/110 cum laude) in 2000. After graduating he continued his activity at the University of Padua (Department of Mechanical Engineering) in the framework of Doctoral Course in Materials Engineering of the University of Bologna, from 2001 to 2003 (degree obtained on 30/4/2004), and as research fellow, from 2004 to 2007. He worked at the Department of Materials of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine of London (supervised by Prof. AR Boccaccini), in 2003, and at the Materials Ireland Research Center of the University of Limerick, Ireland (supervised by Prof. S. Hampshire), in 2005.
Since 1/10/2007 he has been a research associate in Materials Science and Technology (ING-IND/22) at the University of Padua (confirmed since 1/10/2010); he has been member of the Department of Industrial Engineering since 2012.
Since 3/11/2014 he is associate professor of Materials Science and Technology (ING-IND/22), at the Department of Industrial Engineering.
Since Academic Year 2006-2007 he has been lecturer of courses of the SSD ING-IND/22 subclass, in the framework of bachelor and master degree courses in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Materials Engineering.
He is author or co-author of over 140 articles in international scientific journals or books, printed or in press (Scopus, March 2019: h = 31). He has been invited speaker in more than 15 international congresses. He was awarded the Pfeil Award by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (London, UK), in 2010 and 2015.


Office hours

  • Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00
    at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale Sede M, Via Marzolo 9, edificio Ex Fisica Tecnica
    Ricevimento concesso anche previo appuntamento via e-mail



1. Kraxner, J., Elsayed, H., Dasan, A., Hujová, M., Michálková, M., Michálek, M., Bernardo, E., Galusek, D., Additive manufacturing of Ca–Mg silicate scaffolds supported by flame-synthesized glass microspheres (2022) Ceram. Int., 48 (7), pp. 9107-9113.
2. Ascensão, G., Faleschini, F., Marchi, M., Segata, M., Van De Sande, J., Rahier, H., Bernardo, E., Pontikes, Y., High-Temperature Behavior of CaO-FeOx-Al2O3-SiO2-Rich Alkali Activated Materials (2022) Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 12 (5), art. no. 2572.
3. Mahmoud, M., Kraxner, J., Kaňková, H., Hujová, M., Chen, S., Galusek, D., Bernardo, E., Porous Glass Microspheres from Alkali-Activated Fiber Glass Waste (2022) Materials, 15 (3), art. no. 1043.
4. Dasan, A., Kraxner, J., Grigolato, L., Savio, G., Elsayed, H., Galusek, D., Bernardo, E., 3D Printing of Hierarchically Porous Lattice Structures Based on Åkermanite Glass Microspheres and Reactive Silicone Binder (2022) Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 13 (1), art. no. 8.
5. Elsayed, H., Sayed, M., Naga, S.M., Rebesan, P., Gardin, C., Zavan, B., Colombo, P., Bernardo, E., Additive manufacturing and direct synthesis of sphene ceramic scaffolds from a silicone resin and reactive fillers (2022) J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 42 (1), pp. 286-295.
6. Dogrul, F., Bortolin, S., Del Col, D., Dengo, N., Pedron, D., Michalek, M., Elsayed, H., Galusek, D., Bernardo, E., Polymer-derived Biosilicate-C composite foams: Phase development and photothermal effect (2021) J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 41 (16), pp. 380-388.
7. Hujova, M., Rabelo Monich, P., Kankova, H., Lucas, H., Xakalashe, B., Friedrich, B., Kraxner, J., Galusek, D., Bernardo, E., New glass-based binders from engineered mixtures of inorganic waste (2021) International Journal of Applied Glass Science, 12 (4), pp. 570-580.
8. Larionau, P., Hujova, M., Michalková, M., Mahmoud, M., Švančárková, A., Galusková, D., Parchoviansky, M., Bernardo, E., Galusek, D., Kraxner, J., Low-alkali borosilicate glass microspheres from waste cullet prepared by flame synthesis (2021) Int. J. App. Glass Sci., 12 (4), pp. 562-569.
9. Dasan, A., Talimian, A., Kraxner, J., Galusek, D., Elsayed, H., Bernardo, E., Åkermanite glass microspheres: Preparation and perspectives of sinter-crystallization (2021) Int. J. App. Glass Sci., 12 (4), pp. 551-561.
10. Elsayed, H., Rabelo Monich, P., Savio, G., Hartmann, M., Boccaccini, A.R., Galusek, D., Kraxner, J., Bernardo, E., Alkali-free processing of advanced open-celled sinter-crystallized glass-ceramics (2021) Int. J. App. Glass Sci., 12 (4), pp. 531-540.
11. Dogrul, F., Ożóg, P., Michálek, M., Elsayed, H., Galusek, D., Liverani, L., Boccaccini, A.R., Bernardo, E., Polymer-derived biosilicate®-like glass-ceramics: Engineering of formulations and additive manufacturing of three-dimensional scaffolds (2021) Materials, 14 (18), art. no. 5170.
12. Dasan, A., Ożóg, P., Kraxner, J., Elsayed, H., Colusso, E., Grigolato, L., Savio, G., Galusek, D., Bernardo, E., Up-cycling of LCD glass by additive manufacturing of porous translucent glass scaffolds (2021) Materials, 14 (17), art. no. 5083.
13. Zamuner, A., Brun, P., Ciccimarra, R., Ravanetti, F., Veschini, L., Elsayed, H., Sivolella, S., Iucci, G., Porzionato, A., Di Silvio, L., Cacchioli, A., Bernardo, E., Dettin, M., Biofunctionalization of bioactive ceramic scaffolds to increase the cell response for bone regeneration (2021) Biomedical Materials (Bristol), 16 (5), art. no. 055007.

Research Area

E. Bernardo is interested at the development of ceramic materials based on glass, recycled or derived from natural and industrial waste, or based on preceramic polymers and inorganic fillers. In the field of glass-based materials, E. Bernardo deals with new engineering products, mainly obtained through viscous flow sintering, such as sintered glass-ceramics, glass-matrix and glass-ceramic composite materials, cellular glasses and glass-ceramics. The activity is supported by numerous national and international collaborations. In particular, E. Bernardo is the reference person for the research unit of the University of Padua, in the European projects “CoACH” (“Advanced glasses, Composites And Ceramics for High growth Industries European Training Network", H2020-MSCA grant agreement no. 642557), "New-MINE" ("EU Training Network for Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Lanfill Mining", H2020-MSCA grant agreement no. 721185) e "FunGlass" ("Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass", H2020-Widespread Teaming Phase 2 grant agreement no. 739566). The research unit of the University of Padua is in charge of work packages specifically dedicated to the reuse of different types of waste in eco-sustainable ceramic materials. E. Bernardo also deals with glass-ceramic materials for applications in tissue engineering (in the form of foams or three-dimensional scaffolds), starting from glasses or from preceramic polymers, containing micro- and nano-particles as active fillers. In addition to bioactive silicates, the latest research includes advanced ceramic materials, silicates or silicon oxy-nitrides (SiAlON ceramics), with various international collaborations.

Thesis proposals

- Multifunctional cellular glasses and glass-ceramics from the reuse of industrial waste
- Sustainable ceramic materials from inorganic polymerization of mixtures including waste glasses
- Glass-ceramic foams, from preceramic polymers containing nano-metric fillers or sinter-crystallization
- Bioactive glass-ceramic materials from novel synthesis approaches (e.g. based on preceramic polymers and fillers) and/or novel processing (e.g. based on the application of additive manufacturing technolgies)
- Porous advanced ceramics from basic activation of aqueous suspensions
- Inorganic phosphors for LED applications from preceramic polymers containing nano-metric inorganic fillers (eg Mn: Ca2Al2SiO7, Eu: and Ce: Y-Si-O-N)