Summer Colloquium / Party of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Prof. Boccaccini bei der Einleitung des WW Kolloquiums.

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini chaired the Summer Colloquium and Summer Party of the FAU Department of Materials Science and Engineering that took place on 5th July 2018 with more than 100 participants.

In his introduction Prof. Boccaccini highlighted the great achievements of our Department during the last year, which included several awards and prizes collected by students and researchers of the different Department’s Institutes, the acquisition of substantial research funding and the achievement of high positions in national and international rankings (all documented in the Department webpage.

The Colloquium included two invited speakers. Prof. Christine Selhuber-Unkel, Kiel University, described in her talk the synthesis and characterisation of a variety of nanostructured materials with multifunctionalities with focus on material-biology interactions while Prof. Wolfgang Peukert (Head, FAU Institute for Particle Technology) covered comprehensively the extensive field of particle science and technology highlighting also the strong interactions between Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, as one of the characteristic strengths of FAU, manisfested by the excellent collaboration between our Departments for example in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence EAM.

Moreover prizes were awarded to outstanding students in Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology, namely the awards of the company Semikron (represented by Mr Clemens Vennebusch), and the prizes of the Fa. Brose (represented by Prof. Dr. Peter Weidinger).

One the Brose prizes was awarded to Ms Stefanie Klostermeier, who carried out her Bachelor thesis under supervision of Prof. Boccaccini in our Institute, in collaboration with Prof. Karl Meßlinger (Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine).

Prof. Boccaccini acknowledged also the representatives of the Department’s student committee (Fachschaft) for their great effort in the organisation of the Summer Party. The Department’s webpage informs about further details of the event.