December 2009

  • PhD success - Congratulatios to Johann Cho, who recently passed his PhD oral examination (viva) at Imperial College London. Prof.Boccaccini and Johann ChoThe title of his PhD thesis is: Processing and characterisation of inorganic matrix composites containing carbon nanotubes. Johann's supervisors were Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini and Prof. M. Shaffer (Department of Chemistry, Imperial College). We wish Johann all success in his future carreer !

  • European Ceramic Society Awards
    Ms Fatemeh Pishbin (PhD student supervised by Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini and Dr. Mary Ryan (Imperial College London) was awarded a Trust of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society grant valued at 500 Euro to attend the 4th International Conference on Shaping of Advanced Ceramics" held in Madrid on 16th-18th November 2009. At the conference, Fatemah won the second prize in the Student Contest for her poster/short oral presentation entitled Progress in the electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of bioactive glass and bioactive glass-biopolymer composite coatings. In addition, her paper was selected for publication in a special issue related to the Conference to be published in the J Europ Ceram Soc.

  • Professor Boccaccini Plenary Speaker in Japan
    Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini was one of the plenary speakers at the 18th Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials (PFAM-XVIII)), held at Tohuku University, Sendai, Japan on December 12-14, 2009. His lecture was entitled: "Progress in the Processing and Fabrication of Nanostructured Bioactive Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering"

  • Several papers co-authored by Prof.Aldo R. Boccaccini among the ScienceDirect Top 25Several papers co-authored by Prof.Aldo R. Boccaccini are among the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles published by Elsevier Journals considering the number of downloads for the period July-September 2009.

    Electrophoretic deposition: From traditional ceramics to nanotechnology Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2008, Volume 28, Issue 7, Pages 1353-1367Corni, I.; Ryan, M.P.; Boccaccini, A.R.

    Electrophoretic deposition of carbon nanotube-ceramic nanocomposites Journal of the European Ceramic Society (in press) Boccaccini, A.R.; Cho, J.; Subhani, T.; Kaya, C.; Kaya, F. 1st and 4th, respectively, (J. Europ. Ceram. Soc.)

    Electrophoretic deposition of carbon nanotubes Carbon, 2006, Volume 44, Issue 15, Pages 3149-3160 Boccaccini, A.R.; Cho, J.; Roether, J.A.; Thomas, B.J.C.; Jane Minay, E.; Shaffer, M.S.P 17th (CARBON)

    Biodegradable and bioactive porous polymer/inorganic composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering Biomaterials, 2006, Volume 27, Issue 18, Pages 3413-3431, Rezwan, K.; Chen, Q.Z.; Blaker, J.J.; Boccaccini, A.R. 6th (BIOMATERIALS)

    MnO"2-filled multiwalled carbon nanotube/polyaniline nanocomposites with enhanced interfacial interaction and electronic properties Scripta Materialia, Pages 592-595 Razak, S.I.A.; Ahmad, A.L.; Zein, S.H.S.; Boccaccini, A.R 21st (Scripta Materialia)

October 2009

  • Farewell reception for Prof. Boccaccini at Imperial College London More than 100 guests came to the farewell reception held on 28 September 2009 at Imperial College London to mark the leaving of Prof. Boccaccini.
    After almost 10 years as an academic in the Department of Materials, Prof. Boccaccini moved to Germany on 1st October 2009 as Head of the newly established Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Prof. Boccaccini remains a visiting professor in the Department of Materials of Imperial College.
    Farewell Imperial College with Bill Lee
    In the foto, Prof. Bill Lee (Head of Department of Materials, Imperial College London) and Prof. Boccaccini.