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Doctoral thesis success: Namir S. Raddaha

Prof. Sanna Virtanen (Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion, FAU), Prof. Wolfgang Goldmann (Biophysics Group, FAU), und Prof. Stephan E. Wolf (Chair for Glass and Ceramics, FAU) mit Namir S. Raddaha und Prof. Boccaccini

On 18th July 2016 Namir S. Raddaha successfully defended his doctoral thesis in the field of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of organic-inorganic bioactive coatings for biomedical applications, which was carried out under the supervision of Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini at our Institute. In addition to Prof. Boccaccini, Prof. Sanna Virtanen (Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion, FAU ), Prof. Wolfgang Goldmann (Biophysics Group, FAU), and Prof. Stephan E. Wolf (Chair for Glass and Ceramics, FAU), were the members of the doctoral defense committee. Namir was one of the first researchers in our Institute who worked on electrophoretic deposition of composite coatings, contributing to the establishment of the EPD technique in our Institute, as highlighted by Prof. Boccaccini. Namir carried out his research activities in the framework of a fellowship from the Iraqi government. He pioneered the EPD of BN-chitosan coatings, results which have already been published [1]. We congratulate Namir on achieving his doctoral degree and wish him all the best in his future career.

[1] Raddaha, N. S., Cordero-Arias, L., Cabanas-Polo, S., Virtanen, S., Roether, J. A., Boccaccini, A. R., Electrophoretic Deposition of Chitosan/h-BN and Chitosan/h-BN/TiO2 Composite Coatings on Stainless Steel (316L) Substrates, Materials 7 (2014) 1814-1829.
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