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Andrea Zocca

Andrea Zocca

graduated from the University of Padova (Italy) with a Bachelor’s degree (2009) and Master’s degree (2011) in Materials Engineering. In 2015 he obtained a PhD in Materials Engineering from Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) and the University of Padova, in the frame of a joint doctorate. During his PhD studies he worked at BAM, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin (Germany) and at Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova (Italy). In 2015 he obtained an Adolf Martens post-doc fellowship at BAM. Currently he is post-doctoral researcher at BAM in the division of Ceramic Processing and Biomaterials. His main research interests are in the Additive Manufacturing of ceramic materials, with focus on technical ceramics and on the processing of preceramic polymers.

Giorgia Franchin

Giorgia Franchin

graduated from the University of Padova (Italy) with a Bachelor’s Degree (2011) and a Master’s Degree (2013) in Materials Engineering. In 2017 she obtained PhD in Industrial Engineering 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 a Research Fellow 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 highly porous lattices and bioceramic scaffolds, on ceramic matrix composites and on different AM processes for glass production.

David Karl

David Karl

received a diploma in fine art from Braunschweig University of Art (2010) studying with Nicola Torke, Jospehine Pryde, Dörte Eißfeldt and Thomas Rentmeister. He earned a Master of Fine Arts at the Slade School of Fine Art of University College London (2012). In 2015 he obtained a bachelor's degree in materials sciences from Technical University of Berlin. At present he is pursuing a PhD at the chair of Advanced Ceramic Materials headed by Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo. Since 2016 his work has been supported by the Evonik Foundation. His current research focuses on the Additive Manufacturing of composites as well as ceramic materials.


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