Cellulose Nanocomposites Workshop: From Raw Materials to Applications

Are you interested in learning about the exciting opportunities that lignocellulosic nanomaterials and nanocomposites offer? If so, we invite you to attend a workshop at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to hear from some of the most experienced people in the field and tour the Lab’s cellulose nanomaterials pilot facility.

“Cellulose Nanocomposites Workshop: From Raw Materials to Applications”
Tuesday, May 16th – 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI

FPL’s nanocellulose pilot plant.

What will I learn?
An overview of cellulose nanomaterials and nanocomposites. The enormous potential of these materials, as well as some of the associated challenges, will be addressed in this workshop, which will provide a good foundation for anyone looking to begin research in this area or to incorporate these materials into products.

How can this knowledge be applied to my work?
Whether you are an academic, engineer, business person or manager, you should come away with a broad perspective of cellulose nanomaterials and a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with producing and using them. Opportunities for expanding research areas and creating new applications will be discussed in multiple sessions with opportunities to make numerous expert contacts in this field occurring throughout the day.

Workshop Agenda
Location: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 1 Gifford Pinchot Dr, Madison, WI
May 16, 2017
8:00        Bus from Madison Concourse Hotel
8:30        Welcome & Introduction
8:40        Overview of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Ronald Sabo, USDA Forest Service
9:30        Wood cellulose structure and cellulose nanomaterials, Umesh Agarwal, USDA   Forest Service
10:00     Break
10:30     CNF Production Methods, Doug Gardner, University of Maine
11:00     Modification of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Greg Schueneman, USDA Forest Service
11:30     Processing Nanocomposites, Kristiina Oksman, Luleå University of Technology
12:00     Lunch
1:00        Applications Overview, Robert Moon, USDA Forest Service
2:00        Case Study I – Nanogenerator Flooring, Xudong Wang, University of Wisconsin
2:30        Break
2:45        Case Study – Drilling Fluids, Qinglin Wu, Louisiana State University AgCenter
3:15        Adjourn Workshop
3:30        FPL Tours
4:45        Bus to hotel

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2017 Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites Symposium. Attendees must register for the workshop in addition to registering for the symposium if they wish to attend both events.

Those wishing to register without attending the symposium should contact FPS Member Connection at memberconnect@forestprod.org or +1-855-475-0291.

$115 per attendee (includes lunch)