Aldo R. Boccaccini




Laboratory: Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Address: Cauerstr. 6, 91058 Erlangen, Germany



The research activities of Prof. Boccaccini are in the broad area of glasses, ceramics and polymer/glass composites for biomedical, functional and/or structural applications.
Prof. Boccaccini has developed the electrophoretic deposition (EPD) technique for production of nanostructured materials and composites with defined surface topography with potential use in the biomedical field. He has also adapted EPD for the deposition of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube-nanoparticle composite coatings. Current developments are focused on the design of “soft” bioactive coatings by co-deposition of biopolymers and inorganic nanoparticles, e.g. bioactive glass and TiO2 nanoparticles. The application of AC EPD and pulsed voltage EPD is also being investigated.

Prof. Boccaccini is the founder of the Electrophoretic Deposition International Conferences series, established in 2002. He has served as the Chairman of the 6 conferences of the series held so far in Canada (2002), Italy (2005), Japan (2008), Mexico (2011), Austria (2014), South Korea (2017) and he will be the chairman of the next conference in the series, to be held in Santa Fe, USA (2020). (LINK: )

Selected recent publications

S. Heise, T. Wirth, M. Höhlinger, Y. Torres Hernández, J. A. Rodriquez Ortiz, V. Wagener, S. Virtanen, A. R. Boccaccini, Electrophoretic deposition of chitosan/bioactive glass/silica coatings on stainless steel and WE43 Mg alloy substrates, Surf. Coat. Technol. 344 (2018) 553-563. (