Materials Science and Engineering congress (MSE 2016) in Darmstadt
Prof. Boccaccini was a member of the MSE Experts Committee of the MSE 2016 congress held in Darmstadt, Germany, on 27-29 September 2016, organised by the German Materials Society (DGM). Together with Prof. K. Jandt (University of Jena), Prof. Boccaccini was responsible for the organization of Topic F “Biomaterials” at MSE 2016. He also organised the symposium F03 “Biomaterials Applications”, in collaboration with Dr. Jonny Blaker (University of Manchester, UK) (pictured with Mr R. Greenhalgh, PhD student. Univ. of Manchester, and Prof. Boccaccini). Prof. Boccaccini also chaired the plenary session on Thursday 29th in which Prof. Cesar A. Barbero, (Univ. of Rio Cuarto, Argentina) (pictured with Prof. Boccaccini), delivered a plenary lecture. Our institute was also represented by Ms Svenja Heise, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman and Irem Unalan (PhD students, pictured with Prof. Boccaccini). Svenja’s oral presentation was: “Electrophoretic deposition of multifunctional chitosan-bioactive glass composite coatings with drug delivery capability”, Atiq’s poster presentation was entitled: “Electrophoretic deposition of PEEK-bioactive glass composite coatings on 316L stainless steel: A design of experiment approach”. Mr Mani Diba (pictured with Prof. Boccaccini), former Master student in our Institute and currently PhD student at Radboud-Universität Nijmegen, The Netherlands, also contributed to Symposium F03. Prof. Boccaccini also presented two oral contributions: “Nanocomposite bioactive scaffolds with multiple therapeutic ion delivery capability: progress and challenges” and “Synthesis and characterisation of bioactive glass nanoparticles incorporating biologically active ions “. At MSE 2016, it was announced that Argentina will be the partner country at the next congress (MSE 2018, Darmstadt, 25.09. – 27.09.2018) with Prof. Boccaccini leading the coordination of this part of the program, with collaboration of Dr. Flavio Soldera (Univ. of Saarland), Prof. Andres Lasagni (TU Dresden) and Dr. Fernando Lasagni (Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies, Seville, Spain) (pictured with Prof. Boccaccini).
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