Special issue co-edited by Prof. A. R. Boccaccini in /Mater. Sci. Eng. A

The special issue “A celebration of Prof. K. K. Chawla’s distinguished contributions: fibres, foams and composites” has been published in Materials Science and Engineering A (Vol. 557, 15 November 2012). This special issue was co-edited by Prof. Nik Chawla (Arizona State University, USA), Dr G. M. Gladysz (Trelleborg Offshore, USA), Prof. P. D. Portella (BAM, Berlin) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini. This issue contains selected papers presented at an honorary symposium to Prof. K. K. Chawla, which took place in October 2011 at the Materials Science and Technology (MST) Conference, held in Columbus, OH (USA). The papers cover several important fields in materials science and engineering, which reflect the wide variety of Prof. Chawla’s research in particular in the areas of fibres, composites and porous materials, to which he has made impressive contributions over the years. Prof. Boccaccini acted also as co-organiser of the MST symposium to honor the research achievements of Prof. K. K. Chawla. Our contributing paper in this special issue is based on the development of stratified scaffolds for interface tissue engineering: Liverani, L., et al., Simple fabrication technique for multilayered stratified composite scaffolds suitable for interface tissue engineering, Mater. Sci. Eng. A. 557 (2012) 54-58.