Prof. PAOLO COLOMBO
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova
Prof. Paolo Colombo is a professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. He graduated from the University of Padova with a degree in chemical engineering in 1985 and a diploma in Glass Engineering in 1988.
Prof. Colombo was an assistant professor at the University of Padova from 1990 to 1998 and then an associate professor at the University of Bologna, until 2005. He is also an adjunct professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, a visiting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University College London, UK and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College (UK).
Paolo Colombo was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University in 1991, a Foreign Scientist at INSA, Lyon, France in 2015, and a DGF Mercator Professor at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany in 2016.
Professor Colombo was elected Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics (2006), Academician of the European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (2011), Fellow of the European Ceramic Society. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1991, the Pfeil Award (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK) in 2007, the Global Star Award (The Engineering Ceramics Division of the American Ceramic Society) in 2010, the Edward C. Henry Award (The Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society) in 2011, the Verulam Medal & Prize (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK) in 2013 and the Global Ambassador Award (The American Ceramic Society) in 2016. Paolo Colombo was Principal Investigator for PRIN, Vigoni, Galileo projects and has been involved in European Projects (FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020). He was Principal Investigator for several research contracts with national and international companies.
Prof. Paolo published more than 270 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 9 book chapters and holds 10 international patents. He is co-editor of a book on cellular ceramics, a book on polymer-derived-ceramics and 11 proceedings books. He is in the editorial board of 8 international scientific journals (Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Materials Letters, Ceramics International, Journal of Porous Materials, Journal of Materials Research, Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics, Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology, Materials) and will soon be Editor-in-Chief for a new open access journal published by Elsevier under the sponsorship of the JECS Trust. h index WOS (accessed 12/7/19): 44; Total Number of Citations: 7331 (without self-citations: 6544); Citing Articles: 4557 (without self-citations: 4374); Average Citations per Item: 28.31h index Google Scholar (accessed 12/7/19): 56 (40 since 2014); Citations: 12152; i10 index: 196 (150 since 2014),
Paolo Colombo’s research interests include novel processing routes to porous glasses and ceramics (currently focusing mainly on Additive Manufacturing, using different technologies), the development of ceramic components from preceramic polymers and geopolymers, and the vitrification and reuse of hazardous industrial and natural waste. His laboratory runs 8 different AM printers, enabling 3D manufacturing of ceramics from the sub-micron scale to the meter scale.
He is currently involved in 3 EU H2020, 1 national, 1 regional research projects plus 7 research contracts with national and international companies. He is managing a research group comprised of 4 post-docs, 6 PhD students, 2 visiting scientists and several MSc students.