Commenting on his election, Prof. Boccaccini said:
"It is a great honor to be able to represent the German Materials Society (DGM) at the Executive Committee (EC) of FEMS for a second period and I thank the trust of the DGM board. Indeed DGM is one of the largest Materials Science and Technology organizations in Europe and its active participation within the EC of FEMS has a significant impact on all future developments initiated or supported by FEMS. Serving for a second period as FEMS EC officer gives me the opportunity to extend my contribution to shaping the development of our field in Europe and worldwide representing the international vision of DGM. I have been continuously involved in DGM and FEMS activities since I was a PhD student, so I am extremely pleased with this opportunity to serve both societies at the highest level."