Welcome to the webpage of the Institute for Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation: New EU project at the Institute of Biomaterials
The Institute of Biomaterials has been successful as partner of a large EU project in the TEAMING Horizon 2020 call "Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation". These large projects funded by the European Commission are established to support research infrastructure in EU countries which are weak in their science/technology basis. The project "Centre for functional and surface-functionalized glasses (FunGlass)" is funded with 15 million Euro and aims at establishing a new Centre of Excellence at Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia on Advanced Glass Materials. Other international partners are: University of Jena, Germany, University of Padova, Italy, and Institute of Ceramic and Glass, Madrid, Spain, The kick-off meeting of the project took place on 7-8 March.
New book published
Bioactive Glasses : Fundamentals, Technology and Applications
Editors: Aldo R Boccaccini, Delia S Brauer, Leena Hupa
"Bioactive Glasses aims to bridge the different scientific communities associated with the field of bioactive glasses with focus on the materials science point of view"
Special Issue on "Electrophoretic Deposition" in journal Coatings: Call for Papers
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini is guest editing a special issue on "Electrophoretic Deposition" in the open access journal "Coatings". Co-editors of the special issue are Prof. L. Besra ( Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Orissa, India) and Prof. B. Ferrari (Institute of Ceramic and Glass, Madrid, Spain). The Call for Papers for this special issue is available here. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 June 2017.
Successful International Symposium at the Institute of Biomaterials
The International Symposium "Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials: Inauguration of new building and facilities” together with the "3rd Erlangen Symposium on Biomaterials: 'Challenges for the 21st Century” was held on 28th November 2016 at the new building of the Institute of Biomaterials in Erlangen-West. The program of the symposium included a compact series of high quality presentations by invited speakers from Erlangen, Germany and abroad (pictured with Prof. Boccaccini), covering a great variety of topics from conventional biomaterials for implants and surgical technologies to novel bioactive and cell instructive materials for tissue engineering, cancer research and drug delivery.
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini receives IOM3 Pfeil Award 2016 in London
Professor Boccacccini received the Pfeil Award 2016 of the UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) at the IOM3 Special Awards Dinner that took place in London on 8th Nov. 2016. The award recognises published work of particular merit in the field of ceramics and Prof. Boccaccini received the award on behalf of all co-authors of the paper entitled: "Electrophoretic deposition of nanostructured TiO2/alginate and TiO2-bioactive glass/alginate composite coatings on stainless steel",which is based on research results of the doctoral thesis of Dr. Luis Cordero-Arias, in collaboration with the groups of Dr E. Sanchez, Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC), Castellon, Spain, and Prof. S. Virtanen (FAU Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion), published in the journal Advances in Applied Ceramics Vol. 113.
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini receives American Ceramic Society award
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini received the prestigious "Arthur L. Friedberg Ceramic Engineering Tutorial and Lecture Award 2016" by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE). The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to ceramic engineering. Those contributions will have a technological basis that relates to the processing or manufacturing of ceramic products. The award was presented at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet at MS&T 2016 conference joint with ACerS 118th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, USA. Prof. Boccaccini delivered the lecture and tutorial entitled: "Bioactive Glasses in Soft Tissue Repair. What Do We Know So Far?" In the photos Prof. Boccaccini with Professor Ricardo Castro (UC Davis, USA), NICE president, Prof. Jay Singh (NASA Glenn Research Center, USA), current ACerS president, and with Prof. Bill Lee (Imperial College London, UK), incoming ACerS president. More information in ACerS webpage. (Images courtesy of American Ceramic Society)
Our paper in AACs receives Pfeil Award 2016 of the UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Our paper entitled: "Electrophoretic deposition of nanostructured TiO2/alginate and TiO2-bioactive glass/alginate composite coatings on stainless steel" , based on the research results of the doctoral thesis of Dr. Luis Cordero-Arias, in collaboration with the group of Dr E. Sanchez, Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC), Castellon, Spain, and Prof. S. Virtanen (FAU Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion), published in Advances in Applied Ceramics, has been selected for the Pfeil Award 2016 of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). (more)
Prof. Boccaccini elected to the Executive Committee of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS)
At the last General Assembly of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 12th July 2016, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini was elected as member of the FEMS Executive Committee for the period 2017-2018 representing the German Materials Society (DGM: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde. In the photo FEMS president Dr. Brett C. Suddell and Prof. Boccaccini. Link to the press release in the DGM webpage
Prof. Boccaccini elected member (academician) of the World Academy of Ceramics
Aldo R. Boccaccini, Professor and Head of the Institute of Biomaterials at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, has been elected member (academician) in the World Academy of Ceramics (WAC) . (more)
Professor Aldo R. Boccacccini receives Turner Award from International Commission on Glass
Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini, Head of the Institute of Biomaterials at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, received the Turner Award 2016 from The International Commission on Glass (ICG) in recognition of his active participation and support of the activities of the ICG’s Technical Committee TC04 "Bioglasses" combined with his outstanding contributions to the field of bioactive glasses, from processing to applications. (more)
Our review paper on composite hydrogels published in the
50th Anniversary Issue of Journal of Materials Science
J. Mater. Sci. 51 (2016) 271-310
International Conference: Syntactic and Composite Foams V
March 26-31, 2017 - Siracusa, Italy
International Conference: Electrophoretic Deposition VI: Fundamentals and Applications
October1-6, 2017 - Gyeongju, South Korea
"Emerging Fields" TOP Biomat (more)
The Institute for Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering started teaching and research activities on 1st October 2009 with the appointment of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini (formerly at Imperial College London, UK), as Chair for Biomaterials.
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