Doctoral thesis success

Überreichung des Doktorhutes

On 28th July 2015 Qiang Chen successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: “Electrophoretic Deposition of Composite Coatings with Bioactive Character and Drug Delivery Capability”, carried out under supervision of Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini at our Institute. In addition of Prof. Boccaccini, Prof. S. Virtanen (Chair of Corrosion and Surface Science, FAU), Dr. B. Ferrari (Institute of Ceramics and Glass, Madrid, Spain), Prof. R. Klupp-Taylor (Nanostructured Particles Research Group, FAU) and Prof. D. De Ligny (Chair for Glass and Ceramics, FAU) were the members of the doctoral defense committee. Qiang was the recipient of a fellowship of the China Scholarship Council (CSC). He is the fifth PhD student graduating from the Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials, since its establishment in 2009. Professor Boccaccini highlighted Qiang’s outstanding contribution to the establishment of expanding research activities in the field of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) in our Institute and his active participation at the last International Conference on EPD held in Hernstein, Austria in 2014. Two of the seven articles published by Qiang Chen as result of his research activities at the Institute of Biomaterials are listed below. We congratulate Qiang on this achievement and wish him good luck in his post-doctoral career. (Click images to enlarge)

[1] Q. Chen, et al., Electrophoretic deposition of cellulose nanocrystals (CNs) and CNs/alginate nanocomposite coatings and free standing membranes, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 118 (2014) 41–48.

[2] Q. Chen, et al., Electrophoretic deposition of antibiotic loaded PHBV microsphere-alginate composite coating with controlled delivery potential, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 130 (2015) 199–206.