Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Chair for Biomaterials (WW7), has been awarded the Diels-Planck-Lecture 2017. The Diels-Planck lecture is awarded annually by the Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS) to an outstanding scientist and established leader in the field of nano and surface science. The Diels-Planck lectures are open to the public and hosted at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel. The lectures series honors the originators of the nanosciences in Kiel, the Nobel laureates Max Planck and Otto Diels. Prof. Boccaccini will deliver the lecture „Bioactive Materials and Biofabrication for Regenerating Tissues: Progress and Challenges“ on 7th June 2017 in the framework of the 3rd European Symposium on Intelligent Materials in Kiel.