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 5 conferences of the series held so far in Canada (2002), Italy (2005), Japan (2008), Mexico (2011) and Austria (2014) and he will be the chairman of the next conference in the series, to be held in South Korea (2017).


Selected publications

  • Qiang Chen, Rosalina Pérez Garcia, Josemari Munoz, Uxua Pérez de Larraya, Nere Garmendia, Qingqing Yao, and Aldo R. Boccaccini. CelluloseNanocrystals—Bioactive Glass Hybrid Coating as Bone Substitutes by Electrophoretic Co-deposition: In Situ Control of Mineralization of Bioactive Glass and Enhancement of Osteoblastic Performance, ACS Appl.Mater. Interfaces, 7 2015) 24715–24725.
  • Boccaccini, A. R., Keim, S., Ma, R., Li, Y., Zhitomirsky, I., Electrophoretic deposition of biomaterials, J. Royal Soc. Interface 7 (2010) S581- S613
  • Corni, I., Ryan, M. P. and Boccaccini, A. R., Electrophoretic deposition: From traditional ceramics to nanotechnology, J. Europ. Ceram. Soc. 28 (2008)1353-1367.