Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini starts his 2-year tenure as FEMS president

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In January 2024, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini started his tenure as president of the _Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) for 2024-25. He had been confirmed as FEMS president at the FEMS General Assembly that took place in Frankfurt, Germany, on 5th September 2023. Prof. Boccaccini had been a member of the Board of FEMS since 2016, representing the German Materials Society (DGM). Speaking of his appointment, Prof. Boccaccini said “I am honoured to have been elected President of FEMS and I am looking forward to working together with the Management Team and FEMS Board to enhance FEMS impact and visibility in the materials science community in Europe and worldwide.Materials science and technology are the keys to tackle today’s important challenges in all areas; from energy, environment, and transport, to healthcare, and security among others. I hope to contribute to expand our FEMS activities so that materials are placed as essential contributors to improve technologies for a better future”.

Prof. Boccaccini’s aims for his presidency follow from those of previous president Prof. Anna Zervaki, including:

•    Continue to provide and extend benefits to FEMS members with focus on networking, and educational activities
•    Expansion of the FEMS network in Europe (for example promoting interactions with societies which are not yet FEMS members and with new associate members)
•    Identifying new European and overseas collaborations (USA, Canada, Australia, Asia and South America), for example with other active materials science societies
•    Establishing new links with our younger members, involving more effectively PhD students and post-docs in FEMS activities
•    Continue efforts to engage industry in FEMS activities
•    Promote FEMS journal, the ‘/European Journal of Material/s’ working together with the journal Editor in Chief and editorial board.

A complete interview with Prof. Boccaccini is available in the FEMS website.

A press release is available at the page of the German Materials Society (DGM).

The photo shows Prof. Boccaccini, with the FEMS logo in the bottom right.