Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (Head of the Institute of Biomaterials at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), long-term international collaborator and member of the scientific board of FunGlass, has been elected Vice-president of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) (LINK: https://www.fems.org/ ).
Prof. Boccaccini represents the German Materials Socienty (DGM) in the Executive Committee of FEMS since 2016. He will start his 2-year tenure as FEMS vice-president in January 2022.
Prof. Boccaccini said: ‘I am very honoured to have been elected Vice-President of FEMS and am looking forward to working together with President Anna Zervaki and the Management Team to enhance the visibility of FEMS in the materials science community in Europe and worldwide. I thank specially the German Materials Society for the support and trust deposited in me for this position. Materials science plays a key role in tackling today’s important challenges in areas ranging from energy, environment, transport, healthcare, and security among others, and FEMS has a central part to play in raising awareness of materials as an essential contributor to modern technologies for a better future.’
DGM information: https://dgm.de/de/artikel?tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=5574&cHash=00521ccc3774b631c62fc524525de029&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DGM+Newsletter+Oktober+2021
FEMS information: https://www.fems.org/news/fems-appoints-new-president-and-vice-president