Davidge Award for Agata Lapa
We are happy to announce that Dr. Agata Lapa, who completed her doctoral studies at the Institute of Biomaterials last December, is the recipient of the Davidge Award 2018 of the journal Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics, the specialist ceramics journal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the publisher Taylor & Francis. The Davidge Award is an annual prize for the best literature review by a PhD student on an innovative topic in ceramics. The review paper entitled “Phosphate glass fibres with therapeutic ions release capability–a review“, co-authors: Agata Lapa, Mark Cresswell, Phil Jackson & Aldo R. Boccaccini, is available (Open Access) online . Agata Lapa carried out her doctoral studies in the framework of the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (Horizon 2020) “HyMedPoly – Drug-Free Antibacterial Hybrid Biopolymers for Medical Applications”, under supervision of Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini at the Institute of Biomaterials, in collaboration with Dr Mark Cresswell and Dr Phil Jackson, at the industrial partner Lucideon Ltd, Stoke on Trent, UK, and she defended her thesis in Dec. 2018. We congratulate Agata on this nice accomplishment ! A. Lapa, et al., Phosphate glass fibres with therapeutic ions release capability – a review, Adv. Appl. Ceram. (2019) in press.