In January 2024, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (Scientific Board member of FunGlass Centre and Head of Institute of Biomaterials at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) started his tenure as president of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) for the period 2024-25. He has 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”.
A complete interview with Prof. Boccaccini is available in the FEMS website: https://www.fems.org/news/qa-new-fems-president )
A press release is available at the page of the German Materials Society (DGM): Newsletter 2024