At the last General Assembly of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 12th July 2016, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) was elected unanimously as member of the FEMS Executive Committee representing the German Materials Society (DGM) for the period 2017-2018.
Commenting on his election, Prof. Boccaccini said:
"I am very honoured to be able to represent the German Materials Society (DGM) at the Executive Committee (EC) of FEMS. The DGM is certainly one of the largest Materials Science and Technology organizations in Europe and thus its voice within the EC of FEMS is very important for all future activities and developments of our field of materials science championed by FEMS. I have been highly involved in DGM and FEMS activities during my whole career, since I was a PhD student, and therefore, I consider these two societies at the centre of my professional and academic development. Being a member of the EC of FEMS as DGM representative gives me the opportunity to contribute to shape the future of our field in Europe and worldwide bringing the international vision of the DGM".