Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini receives Turner Award from International Commission on Glass

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Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini, Head of the Institute of Biomaterials at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, received the Turner Award 2016 from The International Commission on Glass (ICG) in recognition of his active participation and support of the activities of the ICG’s Technical Committee TC04 “Bioglasses” combined with his outstanding contributions to the field of bioactive glasses, from processing to applications. Inaugurated in 2002 in memory of Prof. W.E.S. Turner (first ICG president), the prize recognizes those who have made a noteworthy contribution to the ICG Technical Committees. Boccaccini has been a major force in TC04 from the establishment of this international technical committee in 2005, being one of the initial members of TC04. Boccaccini is also the founding editor and first editor-in-chief of the open access journal “Biomedical Glasses“, which is endorsed by the technical committee TC04.