Doctoral thesis success: Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman
On 31st July 2018 Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: “Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of bioactive (nano) structured composite coatings on metallic substrates and their corrosion, degradation, biological and wear resistance”, carried out under supervision of Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini in our Institute. Members of the examination board were, in addition to Prof. Boccaccini, Prof. Tomasz Moskalewicz (AGH University, Krakow, Poland), Prof. Sanna Virtanen (Chair for Surface Science and Corrosion, FAU), Prof. Nicolas Vogel (Department CBI, FAU) and Prof. Peter Greil (Chair for Glass and Ceramics, FAU) (pictured). Professor Boccaccini highlighted the important work carried out by Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman during the last years, contributing strongly to the electrophoretic deposition activities in our institute, having been involved in numerous projects beyond his own doctoral thesis project, and contributing to host numerous visiting students and researchers that have come to our Institute to carry out research on EPD. Several publications have resulted from the research results of Muhammad Atiq (for example [1, 2]) and some other papers are in preparation. We congratulate Muhammad Atiq on this achievement and wish him good luck in his post-doctoral career.
 MA Ur Rehman, et al., Antibacterial and Bioactive Coatings Based on Radio Frequency Co-Sputtering of Silver Nanocluster-Silica Coatings on PEEK/Bioactive Glass Layers Obtained by Electrophoretic Deposition, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (2017), 32489-32497.
 MA Ur Rehman, et al., Electrophoretic deposition of PEEK/bioactive glass composite coatings for orthopedic implants: A design of experiments (DoE) study, Materials & Design 130 (2017) 223-230.