Prof. Boccaccini visits McMaster University

Prof. Igor Zhitomirsky mit Prof. Boccaccini

Prof. Boccaccini visited the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, hosted by Prof. Igor Zhitomirsky (pictured with Prof. Boccaccini), Distinguished Engineering Professor at McMaster. We have collaborated with Prof. Zhitomirsky for more than 10 years, including the writing of two highly cited review articles in the field of Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) [1, 2]. We plan new collaboration with Prof. Zhitomirsky’s group in the field of EPD of biocompatible polymer coatings, which should expand our early joint research on EPD of chitosan composite coatings [3].

[1] AR Boccaccini, I Zhitomirsky, Application of electrophoretic and electrolytic deposition techniques in ceramics processing, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science 6 (3), (2002) 251-260.

[2] AR Boccaccini, S Keim, R Ma, Y Li, I Zhitomirsky, Electrophoretic deposition of biomaterials, Journal of The Royal Society Interface 7 (Suppl 5), (2010) S581-S613.

[3] D Zhitomirsky, JA Roether, AR Boccaccini, I Zhitomirsky, Electrophoretic deposition of bioactive glass/polymer composite coatings with and without HA nanoparticle inclusions for biomedical applications, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 209 (4), (2009) 1853-1860. (Click image to enlarge)