Aldo R. Boccaccini
Aldo Roberto Boccaccini (born 2 September 1962 in San Rafael, Argentina) is a nuclear engineer and material scientist. He is currently a Professor of Biomaterials and Head of the Institute of Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.
Boccaccini studied 2 years of electromechanical engineering at Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, in San Rafael, Argentina, and earned his engineering degree in Nuclear Engineering at Instituto Balseiro, S. C. de Bariloche, Argentina in 1987. He then moved to Germany and carried out his doctoral studies at RWTH Aachen, where he earned his doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing) in 1994. He then held postdoctoral positions in the UK at University of Birmingham, School of Metallurgy and Materials and in the USA, University of California, San Diego. In 2000 Boccaccini joined the Department of Materials at Imperial College London  (UK) and then returned to Germany in 2007 to complete his Habilitation at Technical University Ilmenau. Since 2009 he is working at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg as Chair and Head of the Institute of Biomaterials.
The fields of research of Boccaccini in the broad field of materials science and engineering focus on biomaterials for a variety of biomedical applications. In particular his research focuses on bioactive glasses and composites, bioactive coatings, tissue engineering scaffolds and drug delivery systems. He is also a pioneer of the field of electrophoretic deposition applied to biomedical and functional materials.
Boccaccini is also member of the Advisory Board of the Network of Argentine Scientists in Germany and an international advisor to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovative Production of Argentina since 2008.
Prof. Boccaccini is the editor-in-chief of the journal Materials Letters and the founding editor-in-chief of the Open Access journal Biomedical Glasses (launched in 2014). He has published more than 600 research papers, he has co-edited 5 books, more than 20 book chapters. Boccaccini is a highly cited researcher, according to the Highly Cited 2014 list published by Thomson Reuters. To date (June2015) he has been cited more than 21.000 times and has an h-index of 68 as listed in Google Scholar.