Doctoral thesis success: Ms Jasmin Hum

Erfolgreiche Doktorarbeit, Jasmin mit dem Prüfungsausschuss mit Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini

On 17th February 2016 Jasmin Hum successfully defended her doctoral thesis in the field of bioactive glass-biopolymer composite scaffolds for bone regeneration, carried out under supervision of Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini at our Institute. In addition to Prof. Boccaccini, Prof. Valeria Cannillo (University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy), Prof. Armin Bolz (visiting professor, Faculty of Engineering, FAU), Prof. Sanna Virtanen (Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion, FAU), and Prof. Ulrich Lohbauer (University Hospital Erlangen, Dental School) were the members of the doctoral defense committee. Jasmin has been a key player and contributor to the growth of our Institute of Biomaterials in the last five years. Professor Boccaccini highlighted Jasmin’s significant support in several aspects which go from the design of laboratories for biomaterials processing to being an important member of the Institute’s safety committee for several years. Jasmin was a recipient of a research fellowship of the “European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials (KMM-VIN)” to carry out research at the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Technical University of Vienna, Austria (Head: Prof. Christian Hellmich). In addition to the research articles published from the results of her thesis (for example [1]), she also co-authored a comprehensive review paper on the application of bioactive glasses as carrier for drug delivery [2]. Jasmin will stay in our Institute to be the principal investigator in the EU research project RESLAG. We congratulate Jasmin on achieving her doctoral degree and wish her all the best in her future career. (Click images to enlarge)

[1] Hum, J., et al., Stiffness Improvement of 45S5 Bioglass®-Based Scaffolds Through Natural and Synthetic Biopolymer Coatings: An Ultrasonic Study, Strain 49 (2013) 431–439.

[2] Hum, J. and Boccaccini, A. R., Bioactive glasses as carriers for bioactive molecules and therapeutic drugs: a review, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Med. 23 (2012) 2317-2333.