*Special Issue on "Electrophoretic Deposition" in journal Coatings: Call for Papers *

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini is guest editing a special issue on "Electrophoretic Deposition" in the open access journal "_Coatings_" (LINK: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/coatings ). Co-editors of the special issue are Prof. L. Besra ( Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Orissa, India) and Prof. B. Ferrari (Institute of Ceramic and Glass, Madrid, Spain). The Call for Papers for this special issue is available _here_ . The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 June 2017.


Recent paper in Langmuir presents new model to describe electrophoretic deposition

A recent paper [1] by Brian Giera and co workers of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States,published in the journal Langmuir, presents a predictive mesoscale model that computes inter-particle interactions explicitly to provide previously inaccessible information about colloidal packing and deposit morphology within empirically relevant EPD systems.

[1] Giera, B., Zepeda-Ruiz, L. A., Pascall, A. J., and Weisgraber, T. H., Mesoscale Particle-Based Model of Electrophoretic Deposition,_Langmuir (2017) in press_. (LINK: _http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04010 _)


Electro and Electrophoretic Deposition Symposium at International Society of Electrochemistry Annual Meeting in The Hague

The 67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) was held on 21 - 26 August 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Prof.Boccaccini chaired the organisation of symposium 14 (S.14): "Combined Electro and Electrophoretic Deposition for Advanced Materials Synthesis"in collaboration with Dr. Begona Ferrari, CSIS Madrid, Spain, Prof. Arjan Mol, Delft University of Technology, the Netherland, Prof. Marcel J.Rost, Leiden University, the Netherlands, Prof. Mary P. Ryan, Imperial College London, UK and Prof. Giovanni Zangari, University of Virginia,USA. The symposium was sponsored by ISE Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science, and featured keynote and invited speakers as well ascontributed talks and posters. The Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials was represented by Svenja Heise (PhD student) (pictured with Prof. Boccaccini) who presented the poster: "Development of a biodegradable natural polymer/bioactive glass coating for Mg alloys using electrophoretic deposition". A second poster from Erlangen was presented by Prof. Boccaccini, entitled: "Electrophoretic and electrodeposition in biofabrication approaches". In the pictures Prof. Boccaccini with Prof. Sanna Virtanen (Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg) (Keynote speaker in Symposium 13), Prof. G. Zangari (Chair elect, ISE Division 4). In the other picture Prof. Boccaccini with Dr. Begona Ferrari, Prof. Claudine Filiâtre, and Dr. Laxmidhar Besra (co-organiser, invited and keynote speakers, respectively, in the electrophoretic deposition session of S.14). The program of the conference is available here