*Prof. Boccaccini elected to the National Academy of Science and Engineering of Germany (acatech)*
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Head of the Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, has been elected member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) of Germany. Election to the Academy is based on scientific achievements and reputation. Members are drawn from the fields of engineering, the natural sciences, medicine, the humanities and the social sciences. Acatech currently has around 500 members. Acatech is the voice of technological sciences at home and abroad providing advice on strategic engineering and technology policy issues to policymakers and the public.