Articles published in CoACH special issue of Materials


Article published in Journal of the European Ceramic Society

Hamada Elsayed, Hassan Javed, Antonio G. Sabato, Federico Smeacetto, Enrico Bernardo: Novel glass-ceramic SOFC sealants from glass powders and a reactive silicone binder, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 38 [12] (2018) 4245-4251.


Article published in International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology

Javed H, Sabato AG, Herbrig K, et al. Design and characterization of novel glass‐ceramic sealants for solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) applications. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 15 (2018) 999‐1010.


Article published in Applied Polymer Science

M. Cavasin, S. Giannis, M. Salvo, V. Casalegno, M. Sangermano: Mechanical and thermal characterization of an epoxy foam as thermal layer insulation for a glass fiber reinforced polymer, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 135 (2018) 46864.


Fourth Network-wide Workshop

October 3rd – 4th 20187

Sala Consiglio di Facoltà
Politecnico di Torino
C.so Duca degli Abruzzi
24 – Torino (Italy)



Article published in Carbon

Min Yu, Olivier T. Picot, Theo G. Saunders, Ivo Dlouhý, Jinyu Feng, Maria-Magdalena Titirici, Amit Mahajan, Michael J. Reece: Graphene-reinforced silicon oxycarbide composites prepared by
phase transfer, Carbon 139 (2018) 813-823.


Article published in Ceramics International

R.Tejido-Rastrilla, G.Baldi, A.R.Boccaccini: Ag containing polydopamine coating on a melt-derived bioactive glass-ceramic: Effect on surface reactivity, Ceramics International xxx (2018) xxx-xxx.


Article published in Acta Biomaterialia

Francesca E. Ciraldo, Elena Boccardi, Virginia Melli, Fabian Westhauser, Aldo R. Boccaccini: Tackling bioactive glass excessive in vitro bioreactivity: Preconditioning approaches for cell culture tests, Acta Biomaterialia xxx (2018) xxx-xxx.


Article published in Ceramics International

Min Yu⁠, Enrico Bernardo, Paolo Colombo⁠, Acacio R. Romero, Peter Tatarko⁠, Vasanth K. Kannuchamy, Maria-Magdalena Titirici⁠, Elinor G. Castle, Olivier T. Picot⁠, Michael J. Reece: Preparation and properties of biomorphic potassium-based geopolymer (KGP)-biocarbon (C⁠B) composite, Ceramics International xxx (2018) xxx-xxx.


Article published in Scripta Materialia

Min Yu, Theo Saunders, Salvatore Grasso, Amit Mahajan, Hangfeng Zhang, Mike John Reece: Magnéli phase titanium suboxides by Flash Spark Plasma Sintering, Scripta Materialia 146 (2018) 241–245.


Article published in Advances in Applied Ceramics

Toniolo N, Romero AR, Marangoni M, Binhussain M, Boccaccini AR, Bernardo E. Glass-ceramic proppants from sinter-crystallisation of waste-derived glasses. Adv Appl Ceram 2018;117(2):127-132.


Article published in Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Rincón Romero, Acacio, Hamada Elsayed, and Enrico Bernardo. “Highly porous mullite ceramics from engineered alkali activated suspensions.” Journal of the American Ceramic Society 101.3 (2018): 1036-1041.


Article published in Nanomaterials

Lopez-Iscoa, P.; Pugliese, D.; Boetti, N.G.; Janner, D.; Baldi, G.; Petit, L.; Milanese, D.: Design, synthesis and structure-property relationships of Er3+-doped TiO2 luminescent particles synthesized by sol-gel, Nanomaterials. 8(1):20, 2018. doi: 10.3390/nano8010020.


CoACH article published on the EC R&I website

The article entitled “New materials could lead to breakthroughs in healthcare and energy” has been published on the R&I website.


CoACH has been advertised

CoACH has been advertised, these days, in the Department newsletter of Universita’ degli Studi di Padova. Acacio Rincon ROMERO has contributed to this special number (see page 9).


Third Network-wide Workshop

November 13th – 17th 2017

Equipe Verres et Céramiques (V&C)
Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes – UMR CNRS 6226
Université de Rennes 1
263 Avenue du General Leclerc
35042 Rennes, France



Article published in Materials

Lopez-Iscoa, P.; Salminen, T.; Hakkarainen, T.; Petit, L.; Janner, D.; Boetti, N.G.; Lastusaari, M.; Pugliese, D.; Paturi, P.; Milanese, D.: Effect of Partial Crystallization on the Structural and Luminescence Properties of Er3+-Doped Phosphate Glasses. Materials 2017, 10, 473. doi:10.3390/ma10050473


Second Network-wide workshop

February 6th – 7th 2017, London, UK


Nanoforce Technology Ltd
Seminar room, 2nd floor, Joseph Priestly building
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road; E1 4NS, London (UK)


The Researchers’ Night 2015 and 2016

STAND: “Alla scoperta di vetri, ceramici e compositi” (Turin, September 25 2015 and September 30 2016).


Keynote presentation

‘Novel Glass and Glass-Ceramic Foams from (Inorganic) Gel Casting’ at CellMAT 2016, Dresden, Germany, December 7-9, 2016.


Keynote presentation

‘Functional Glasses and Glass-ceramics derived from wastes’ at V International Conference “Integration, Partnership and Innovation in Construction Science and Education” (IPICSE–2016), Moscow, Russian Fed., November 16-17, 2016.



CoACH- ADMACOM projects STAND at the Composites Innovation 2016 – Advances in Automation – Exhibition – June 22-23, 2016, Sheffield, UK.


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Giornata Nazionale di Lancio dei Bandi 2016-17 in Horizon 2020. CoACH was chosen by the Italian MSCA contact points as “project proposal best practice” – November 16, 2015, Rome, Italy.



European funding for training and mobility of young researchers (December 4, 2014, Politecnico di Torino): the successful experience of the CoACH project proposal.


Article in Newsletter (DGM news) – February 2015 and on the web page of the Institute for Biomaterials (ERLANGEN)



Article in Newsletter (POLIFLASH)- January 2015 (POLITO)



Article in KMM-VIN-Newsletter (Issue 11, December 2014) (POLITO)



Article published in Materials

Elsayed H., Rincón Romero A., Ferroni L., Gardin C., Zavan B., Bernardo E., Bioactive Glass- Ceramic Scaffolds from Novel ‘Inorganic Gel Casting’ and Sinter-Crystallization, Materials 2017, 10, 171; doi:10.3390/ma10020171.


Article published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Du, B.; Gucci, F.; Porwal, H.; Grasso, S.; Mahajan, A.; and Reece, M. (2017), Flash Spark Plasma Sintering of Magnesium Silicide Stannide with Improved Thermoelectric Properties, J Mat Chem C., published online 19 Jan 2017, doi: 10.1039/C6TC05197A.


Article published in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids

Lopez-Iscoa, P., Petit, L., Massera, J., Janner, D., Boetti, N.G., Pugliese, D., Fiorilli, S., Novara, C., Giorgis, F. and Milanese, D. (2017), Effect of the addition of Al2O3, TiO2 and ZnO on the thermal, structural and luminescence properties of Er3+-doped phosphate glasses, J Non-Cryst Sol, 460 [15], 161–168, doi: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.01.030


Article published in Journal of the European Ceramic Society

Rincón, A., Giacomello, G., Pasetto, M., and Bernardo, E. (2017), Novel ‘inorganic gel casting’ process for the manufacturing of glass foams, J Eur Ceram Soc doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2017.01.012.


Chapter published in the book Thermoelectric Materials and Devices

Chiwanga, S. and Tuley, R. and Placha, K. and Robbins, M. and Gilchrist, B. and Simpson, K., 2017, Automotive power harvesting/thermoelectric applications, RSC Energy and Environment Series, vol. 2017-January, 17, p. 230-251. doi: 10.1039/9781782624042-00230


Article published in Advances in Applied Ceramics

Yu, M., Grasso, S., McKinnon, R., Saunders, T. and Reece, M.J., “Review of flash sintering: materials, mechanisms and modelling”, Advances in Applied Ceramics, published on line 09 Dec 2016; doi: 10.1080/17436753.2016.1251051


Article published in Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Rincón, A., Marangoni, M., Cetin, S. and Bernardo, E. (2016), Recycling of inorganic waste in monolithic and cellular glass-based materials for structural and functional applications. J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 91: 1946–1961. doi:10.1002/jctb.4982


Article published in Impact: Advanced glasses, Composites And Ceramics for High growth Industries

Salvo, M., Reece, M. and Ciraldo, F.: Advanced glasses, Composites And Ceramics for High growth Industries, Impact, 2016(2), pp.29-31.


Article: ELEMENT supports H2020 Research and Innovation program

Dr. Stefanos Giannis: Element supports H2020 Research and Innovation program (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions)


CoACH Workshop and meeting Brno

February 1st – 5th 2016, Brno, Czech Republic


Institute of Physics of Materials (IPM)
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Zizkova 22
616 62 Brno, Czech Republic



CoACH mini symposium at “AIDAA 2015”

17-19 November 2015, Turin, Italy

AIDAA 2015 conference page

Innovative Training Networks and Manufacturing Technologies for Composite Structures for the Aerospace Sector: ADMACOM, CoACH and FULLCOMP European projects at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO).

This mini-symposium is aimed at the dissemination of the objectives and initial results of three European projects coordinated at POLITO.

“Advanced manufacturing routes for metal/composite components for aerospace” (ADMACOM) is an FP7 “Factory of the Future” project launched in 2013 to develop innovative manufacturing technologies based on advanced design of interfaces and of joining materials for aerospace components.

“Advanced glasses, Composites And Ceramics for High growth Industries” (CoACH) is an H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network project launched in 2015. CoACH is an inter/multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial programme including 5 academic partners and 10 private companies, from seven different European countries. CoACH will recruit 15 PhD researchers and promote international excellence in glass, ceramic and composite science and technology, modelling, design, characterization and commercialization of advanced glass, ceramic and composite based products.

“Fully integrated analysis, design, manufacturing and health-monitoring of composite structures” (FULLCOMP) is an H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network project launched in 2015. FULLCOMP will recruit 12 PhD students who will work in an international framework to develop integrated analysis tools to improve the design of composite structures. The full spectrum of the design of composite structures will be dealt with, such as manufacturing, health-monitoring, failure, modeling, multiscale approaches, testing, prognosis, and prognostic. The FULLCOMP research activity is aimed at many engineering fields, e.g. aeronautics, automotive, mechanical, wind energy, and space.