Doctoral thesis success Luis Cordero-Arias

Luis Cordero-Arias mit Doktorhut

On 28th August 2015 Luis Cordero-Arias successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: “Electrophoretic deposition of organic/inorganic composite coatings on metallic substrates for bone replacement applications: mechanisms and development of new bioactive materials based on polysaccharides”, carried out under supervision of Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini at our Institute. In addition to Prof. Boccaccini, Prof. S. Virtanen (Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion, FAU), Prof. N. Vogel (Institute of Particle Technology, FAU) and Prof. P. Greil (Institute for Glass and Ceramics, FAU) were the members of the doctoral defense committee. Luis was the recipient of a fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) during his doctoral studies. He is the seventh PhD student graduating from the Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials, since its establishment in 2009. Professor Boccaccini highlighted Luis’s outstanding efforts during his doctoral studies, which have notably contributed to our research activities in the field of electrophoretic deposition (EPD). Luis had also strong participation in setting the International Network on Electrophoretic Deposition. Two of the several articles published by Luis Cordero-Arias resulting from his research activities at the Institute of Biomaterials are listed below. We congratulate Luis on this achievement and wish him good luck in his future career. (Click images to enlarge)

[1] Luis Cordero-Arias et al., Electrochemical behavior of nanostructured TiO2/alginate composite coating on magnesium alloy AZ91D via electrophoretic deposition, Surface and Coatings Technology 265 (2015) 212–217.

[2] Luis Cordero-Arias et al., Electrophoretic deposition of nanostructured-TiO2/chitosan composite coatings on stainless steel, RSC Adv., 3 (2013) 11247-11254.