Doctoral thesis success: Harald Unterweger

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On 22th December 2017 Harald Unterweger successfully defended his doctoral thesis in the field of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) for magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic drug delivery applications, which was carried out under the supervision of Professor Christoph Alexiou, Section of Experimental Oncology and Nanomedicine, University Hospital Erlangen and co-supervised by Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini. Several high impact publications have resulted from the doctoral thesis project of Harald Unterweger, some of them are listed below [1-3]. Harald had carried out both his Bachelor and Master Theses in Nanotechnology in our Institute. We congratulate Harald Unterweger on achieving his doctoral degree and wish him all the best in his future career.

[1] Unterweger, H., et al., Development and characterization of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with a cisplatin-bearing polymer coating for targeted drug delivery, International Journal of Nanomedicine 9 (2014) 3659–3676.

[2] Unterweger, H., et al., Hypericin-bearing magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for selective drug delivery in photodynamic therapy, Int. J. Nanomedicine 10 (2015) 6985-6996.

[3] Unterweger, H., et al., Non-immunogenic dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: a biocompatible, size-tunable contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging, Int. J. Nanomed. 12 (2017) 5223–5238. Int. J. Nanomed. 12 (2017) 5223–5238.