8th June 2018

Nicoletta Toniolo successfully defended her doctoral thesis in Erlangen

Nicoletta Toniolo, who carried out her doctoral thesis at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, under academic supervision of Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, successfully defended her thesis on 27th July 2018. Her thesis entitled: “Novel geopolymers incorporating silicate waste” was carried out in collaboration with Prof. E. Bernardo (University of Padova, Italy) and with industrial partner SASIL S.p.A., Italy Already several scientific papers have resulted from Nicoletta’s thesis. We congratulate Nicoletta for her achievement and wish her all the best in her future career.

8th June 2018

Nicoletta Toniolo (Institute of Biomaterials, FAU, Germany) wins oral presentation award at international conference in Portugal

Ms Nicoletta Toniolo, doctoral student at the Institute of Biomaterials (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) under supervision of Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, won 3rd prize for best oral preseantation at the “2nd International conference on alkali activated materials and geopolymers”, held on 27th May – 1st June 2018 in Tomar (Portugal), organised in the framework of the Engineering Conferences International (ECI) series. The prize was sponsored by the Journal of the European Ceramics Society Trust (JECS Trust). Nicoletta was also the recipient of a JECS Trust travel grant to attend the conference.

22nd June 2016

Professor Aldo R. Boccacccini received Turner Award from Interntational Commission on Glass

Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini, Head of the Institute of Biomaterials at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, received the Turner Award 2016 from The International Commission on Glass (ICG) in recognition of his active participation and support of the activities of the ICG’s Technical Committee TC04 “Bioglasses” combined with his outstanding contributions to the field of bioactive glasses, from processing to applications. Introduced in 2002, the prize recognizes those who have made a noteworthy contribution to the ICG Technical Committees. Boccaccini has been a major force in TC04 from the establishment of this international technical committee in 2005, being one of the initial members of TC04. Boccaccini is also the founding editor and first editor-in-chief of the open access journal “Biomedical Glasses“, which is endorsed by the technical committee TC04.