Doctoral thesis success Yaping Ding
On 28th August 2015 Yaping Ding successfully defended her doctoral thesis that she carried out in the field of electrospun polymer-inorganic hybrid and composite scaffolds for tissue engineering. Yaping was supervised by Dr. Judith A. Roether and Professor Dirk W. Schubert at the Institute of Polymer Materials, and co-supervised by Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini at our Institute. In addition to Prof. Boccaccini and Prof. Schubert, also Prof. N. Vogel (Institute of Particle Technology, FAU) and Prof. S. Wolf (Institute for Glass and Ceramics, FAU) were the members of the doctoral defense committee. Yaping was the recipient of a fellowship of the China Scholarship Council (CSC) during her doctoral studies. Two of the research articles published by Yaping Ding resulting from her research activities are listed below. We congratulate Yaping on her achievement and wish her good luck in her future career. (Click images to enlarge)
 Y. Ding, et al., Fabrication of electrospun poly (3-hydroxybutyrate)/poly (ε-caprolactone)/silica hybrid fibermats with and without calcium addition, European Polymer Journal 55 (2014), 222-234.
 Y. Ding, et al., The evaluation of physical properties and in vitro cell behavior of PHB/PCL/sol-gel derived silica hybrid scaffolds and PHB/PCL/fumed silica composite scaffolds, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (2015) in press.