Doctoral thesis success: Anahi Philippart

Erfolgreiche Doktorarbeit: Anahí Philippart

On 6th July 2016 Anahi Philippart successfully defended her doctoral thesis in the field of mesoporous bioactive glasses for bone tissue engineering, which was carried out under the supervision of Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini at our Institute. In addition to Prof. Boccaccini, Prof. Maria Vallet-Regi (Department of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain ), Prof. Wilhelm Schwieger (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, FAU), and Prof. Matthias Goeken (Chair for General Materials Science, FAU), were the members of the doctoral defense committee. Anahi was the first researcher at our Institute who worked on mesoporous materials and she established the technology to synthesise mesoporous bioactive glasses, as highlighted by Prof. Boccaccini. Anahi carried out most of her research activities in the framework of the EU ITN project GLACERCO. In addition to the research articles published from the results of her thesis (for example [1]), Anahi also co-authored a comprehensive review paper on the development of polymer coated bioactive glass scaffolds [2]. We congratulate Anahi on achieving her doctoral degree and wish her all the best in her future career.

[1] S. Cabanas-Polo, A. Philippart, E. Boccardi, J. Hazur, A.R. Boccaccini, Facile production of porous bioactive glass scaffolds by the foam replica technique combined with sol–gel/electrophoretic deposition, Ceram. Int. 42 (2016) 5772-5777.

[2] A. Philippart, et al., Toughening and functionalization of bioactive ceramic and glass bone scaffolds by biopolymer coatings and infiltration: a review of the last 5 years. Expert Rev Med Devices 12 (2015) 93-111.