Visit of Prof. Josefina Ballarre, INTEMA, Argentina

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini mit Prof. Josefina Ballarre

In the week of 11-18 September 2016 we received the visit of Dr. Josefina Ballarre, researcher and professor at National Institute of Materials Technology (INTEMA), University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, in the framework of the I.DEAR (Ingenieure Deutschland-Argentinien), program funded by the German-Argentinean University Centre (DAHZ). The program enables master students of Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology from the two German universities (FAU and Saarland Univ.) to spend one year in Argentina. The same offer have Argentinian master students from Mar del Plata who can spend one year at FAU or Saarland Univ. The year abroad is completely funded by the program. The program also funds short stays of senior researchers and lecturers from FAU in Mar del Plata and viceversa. We are collaborating with Prof. Ballarre’s group in the area of bioactive coatings for orthopedic applications. Professor Ballarre presented the seminar: “Surface modification and bioactivation of metallic implants” at the FAU Institute of Biomaterials. (Click images to enlarge)