The Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials are pleased to announce that Professor Markus Buehler, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been appointed to the position of Editor-in-Chief starting from 1 January 2016, taking over from Professor David Taylor from Trinity College Dublin. David decided to step down from the journal after 10 years of editing.

JMBBM would like to take this opportunity to thank David for his outstanding contribution to the journal, from an idea to a very much respected publication in this particular field. David has also serviced as Chair or Vice-Chair of the series of ICoMOBT conferences sharing the same research community with the journal. His dedication was a key factor for the success of the conference.

JMBBM are very excited about the appointment of Markus as the new Editor-in-Chief. He’s already well known in the community by his achievement in research, and has surprised JMBBM with his knowledge of journal publishing and great ideas of further developing the journal to an even stronger position in the field. They look forward to an even strong position in the fields of biological materials, biomaterials, and bioinspired materials, with the leadership of Markus.