2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Monday, 3 June 2019

TAPPI and NCF Welcome
Dr. Emily Cranston, University of British Columbia; Dr. Nobumitsu Murayama, Vice President of Nanocellulose Forum; Mr. Ichro Kanke, Executive Director of Member Association of Cellulose Nanofiber Utilization Promotion Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, Japan

TAPPI Keynote
The Current Status and The Future Prospects of CNF R&D in Nippon Paper Industries
Mr. Kazufumi Yamasaki, Executive Vice President Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Overview of Canada
Associate Professor Emily Cranston, University of British Columbia

Overview of Europe - Activities on Cellulose Nanomaterials
Dr. Heli Kangas, Research Team Leader, Project Manager Biomass Processing and Products, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Overview of US
Dr. Alan Rudie, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

Overview of China
Professor Dr. Yong Huang, Technical Institute of Physics and Chinese Academy of Sciences

Overview of Nanocellulose R&D in Japan
Professor Akira Isogai, University of Tokyo

Session 2: Automotive Processing
Session Chair: Priya Venkatraman, Virginia

CNF Reinforced Thermoplastic Resins for Lightweight Parts
Takeshi Semba, Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture

Road to the Automotive Parts Using CNFs Materials
Hiroyuki Yano, RISH, Kyoto University

Unprecedented Ultrahigh Expansion Injection-Molded Polypropylene Foams with Hydrophobic-Modified CNFs
Masahiro Ohshima, Kyoto University

Development of Lightweight Foamed Plastics with High Mechanical Properties by Using Hydrophobic Modified CNF and Controlling Cell Morphologies
Akihiro Ito, Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture

Session 3: Emulsions, Gels and Foams I
Session Chair: Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta

Expanding Specific Strength and Toughness of Aerogels by Introduction of Chiral Nematic Order
Blaise Tardy, Aalto University

Robust Shape Memory Nanocellulose-Based Aerogels Decorated with Silver Nanoparticles for Dye Discoloration
Weihua Zhang, ÅBO Akademi University

Cost-Effective and Functional Emulsions Stabilized with Renewable Particles
Long Bai, Aalto University

New Applications of Cross-Linked CNC Aerogels – Energy Production/Storage Devices, Sorbents, Drug Delivery and Bone Implants
Emily Cranston, University of British Columbia

Session 4: Production of CNFs
Session Chair: Shaul Lapidot, Melodea Ltd.

Mineral/ Microfibrillated Cellulose Composite Materials: Recycled Fibres, Engineered Minerals and New Product Forms
David Skuse, FiberLean Technologies Limited

New High Solid Content CNFs Production by Twin Screw Extrusion Optimization
Julien Bras, Grenoble INP

Combination of Mechanical Treatments to Optimize CNF Production
Gabriel Banvillet, Arjowiggins Creative Papers

Steam Pretreatment Enhancing Productivity of CNFs from Oil Palm Biomass
Hidayah Ariffin, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Session 5: New Emerging Applications
Session Chair: Aji Mathew, Stockholm University

Cellulose Biohybrid Foams – Processing, Properties and Applications
Gustav Nyström, EMPA

The Role of Chemistry in High Performance Cement via CNC Addition
Jeffrey Youngblood, Purdue University

CNCs in Cement-Based Foamed Composite
Vivek Bindiganavile, University of Alberta

Edible Bio-Based Oleofilms from Nanocellulose-Stabilized Pickering Emulsions for Active Edible Barriers
Luis Alexandro Valencia Lopez, Stockholm University

Session 6: Plant Based Polymer Composites
Session Chair: Johan Foster, Virginia Tech

High Strength Molded Fibers and Transparent Biocomposites Based on Holocellulose Fibers
Xuan Yang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Preparation and Pore Regulation of Carboxyethylated Micro-/Nano-Cellulose Films
JingHuan Chen, China National Pulp and Paper Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Morphology and Properties of CNC-based Biocomposites with Various Compsitions
Emilia Csiszár, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Robust and Non-Hazardous Porous Constructs Enabled by Compositing Nanoparticles with Nanocelluloses
Bruno Mattos, Aalto University

Session 7: Flexible Bio-Electronics
Session Chair: Chuanwei Miao, FPInnovations

Substrates Based on CNFs for Printed Electronics and Optics
Katariina Torvinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Preparation and Application of Nanocellulosic Funtional Materials
Feng Xu, Beijing Forestry University

Highly Transparent Cellulose Films for Electronic Applications
Zhiqiang Fang, South China University of Technology

Cellulose Based Functional Materials in Electrical and Electrochemical Flexible Devices
Luis Pereira, CENIMAT/I3N

Session 9: Emulsions, Gels and Foams II
Session Chair: Eero Kontturi, Aalto University

Rheological Characterization of Medium and High Internal Phase Oil-in-Water Pickering Emulsions Stabilized with CNCs
Chuanwei Miao, FPInnovations

Dual Functions of CNFs in Oil-in-Water Emulsion: Pickering Emulsifier and a Unique Dispersion Stabilizer
Yohsuke Goi, DKS Co. Ltd.

Fabrication of Edible Oil-in-Water Pickering Emulsions by Microfluidization Using Nanocellulose: Impact on In Vitro Digestion of Triglyceride
Long Bai, Aalto University

Facile Fabrication of Robust Self-Standing Nanochitin Hydro-/Aerogel
Liang Liu, Nanjing forestry University

Session 10: Measurement of Surface Interactions
Session Chair: Michael Bortner, Virginia Tech

Hydophobization of TEMPO Oxidized CNF
Shinichi Onogi, Nippon Paper Industries, Co., Ltd.

Atomic Force Microscopy as a Tool to Probe Nanocellulose Surface: Possibilities and Challenges
Aji Mathew, Stockholm University

Solid State NMR Study on the Cellulose/Poly (ε-Caprolactone) Composites
Min Xu, East China Normal University

Rheological Properties of Dilute Nanocellulose Dispersions
Reina Tanaka, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute

Session 11: Production of Rod-Shaped CNMs
Session Chair: Mehdi Tajvidi, University of Maine

Developments in CNC Commercialization
Geoff Clarke, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Demonstration of CNC Production at Dramatically Lower Acid Ratios
Michael Gattrell, NORAM Engineering and BC Research

CNCs Production and Development of Innovative Products
Shaul Lapidot, Melodea, Ltd.

Production of Various Hydrolyzed Cellulosic Materials in a Gas/Solid Reactor Utilizing Pressurized HCl
Timo Pääkkönen, Aalto University

Session 12: Self-Standing CNM Films/Nanopapers and Process Optimization
Session Chair: Julien Bras, Grenoble INP

Manufacture of Transparent Paper Using Surface Nanofibrillated Cellulose Fibers
Wenxia Liu, Qilu University of Technology

Designing Flexible, Smooth, Highly Transparent and Hazy CNF Films
Christian Aulin, RISE

Refined and Homogenized Nanocellulose: Fiber Quality, Energy and Strength
Shaun Ang, Monash University

Energy Efficient Production of Nanocellulose
Warren Batchelor, Monash University

Session 13: CNM Morphology
Session Chair: Behzad (Benji) Ahvazi, InnoTech Alberta

Nanostructural Properties and Twist Periodicity of CNFs with Variable Charge Density
Mario Arcari, ETH Zurich Department of Health Sciences and Technology

A Simple Framework for the Complete Morphological Characterization of CNFs to Enable Accurate Prediction of their Assembly Behavior
Blaise Tardy, Aalto University

Wet-TEM Investigation of Surface-Sulfated CNFs Dispersed in Water Gels
Masaaki Hisa, KRI, Inc.

Thermal Degradation of Cellulose Nanomaterials: Structural and Chemical Changes
Francesco D'Acierno, UBC

Session 14: CNM Modification for Polymer Processing
Session Chair: Jeffrey Youngblood, Purdue University

Nano Cellulose Composite with Various type of Thermoplastic Resins and Their Enhanced Mechanical Strength and Thermal Properties
Ryohei Mori, Green Science Alliance Co. ,Ltd.

Modification of CNCs With Triazine Dervivates and Their Reinforcement for PLA Composite
Xue Jiang, Jiangnan University

Interfacial Control of TEMPO-Oxidized CNF Toward Composites
Shunsuke Fukui, Kao Corporation

Tailoring Interfacial Layer Structures for Nanocellulose/Polymer Composites
Hiroto Soeta, University of Tokyo

Session 15: Coatings, Films and Other CNM Applications
Session Chair: Scott Renneckar, University of British Columbia

Application of Hydrophobically Modified CNF/Resin Masterbatch ''STARCEL®'' to Foamed Materials
Shuichi Ohira, SEIKO PMC Corporation

Cellulose Filaments (CF) for Light-Weight Composites and High Performance Concretes
Balázs Tolnai, Kruger Inc.

Optimizing Various Aspects of Nanocellulose Film Forming on Steel Substrate for Drying Studies
Vinay Kumar, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Structure and Functionalities of CNF Nonwoven Sheet
Keisuke Jono, Asahi Kasei Corporation

Session 16: CNM From Structured Materials/CNM Characterization for Safer by Design
Session Chair: Jo Anne Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, LLC

Analysis of the Properties of Anisotropic Foams as a Tool for Characterizing the Fibrillation Degree of CNFs
Nathalie Lavoine, North Carolina State University

R2R Spray Deposition of CNF Thin Films Studied Real-Time Using Surface Sensitive Scattering Methods
Calvin Brett, KTH Royal Institute of Technology & DESY Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron

Implementation of Safe-by-Design Thinking into Manufacturing and Use of Products Containing Nanomaterials
Heli Kangas, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Update on the Environmental Health and Safety of CNMs
James Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC

Session 17: Fundamental Mechanisms
Session Chair: Wim Thielemans, KU Leuven

Impact of Nanocellulose on the Mechanics and Microstructure of Pectin Hydrogels
Patricia Lopez-Sanchez, RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden

Metal Coordination Reinforced Polyacrylamide-Based Physical Hydrogels Composited With Carboxylated Cellulose Derivatives
Jianquan Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology

Chitosan Nanofiber-Catalyzed Selective Knoevenagel Condensation Under Green Conditions
Yusaku Hirayama, Kyushu University

Nanocellulose Aerogels for CO2 Capturing and Conducting Strain Sensors
You-Lo Hsieh, University of California-Davis

Session 18: End User Panel
Session Chair: Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation


Kazuhito Jinno, DKS Co. Ltd.
Junji Nemoto Hokuetsu Corporation
Hiroki Matsuo, RBP Co.

Session 19: Methods in Safety Evaluation of CNM
Session Chair: Heli Kangas, VTT Technical Research of Finland Ltd.

Development of Safety Assessment Methods for CNF
Hiedo Kajihara, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology/Research Institute of Safety and Sustainability

An Alternative Testing Strategy for Demonstrating the Safety of CNMs
Jo Anne Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, LLC

Assessing Bioavailability and Bioperformance of Ingested CNFs Using a Novel Physiologically-Relevant Ex Vivo and in Vitro Integrated Methodology
Christie Sayes, Baylor University

In Vivo Testing Approach to Demonstrate the Safety of CNMs in Food
Kimberly Ong, Vireo Advisors, LLC

Session 20: Photonics
Session Chair: Chuanwei Miao, FPInnovations

Photonic CNC Films for Optoelectronic Devices
Paul Grey, CENIMAT|i3N

Fabrication and Regulation of Colorimetric Humidity-Sensitive CNC Films
Guomin Zhao, Nanjing Forestry University

Chioptical and Plasmonic Films via Electrochemical Deposition
Chuanwei Miao, FPInnovations

Control of the Colloidal Deposition of CNC Films
Wim Thielemans, KU Leuven

Session 21: Use of CNMs for Paper and Paperboard Packaging Application
Session Chair: Nathalie Lavoine, North Carolina State University

Wet Lamination of Micro-Fibrillated Celluloses on Board
David Guerin, Centre Technique du Papier

Benefits of Microfibrillated Cellulose in Paperboard
Jonathan Phipps, FiberLean Technologies

Nanocellulose: Packaging Applications and Commercial Development
Jack Miller, Biobased Markets

Preparation of Packaging Paper with High Barrier Properties Through CNF Coating
Hye Jung Youn, Seoul National University

Session 22: New and Emerging Applications
Session Chair: Keith Gourlay, Performance BioFilaments

Overview and Progress of the Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) Project
Naoki Obi, Kyoto University

Ionic Polymer Metal Composites for Sensing and Actuation Produced with CNFs
Mehdi Tajvidi, University of Maine

Novel Double-Networked Cellulose Based Shape Memory Polymer Composites
Chenyang Cai, Nanjing Forestry University

Mechanically Adaptive Nanocomposites with CNCs: Strain-Field Mapping with Digital Image Correlation
Chunxiang Ding, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University

Session 23: Printing CNMs for Biomedical Applications
Session Chair: Gilberto Siqueira, EMPA

Bagasse - A Resource for Fibres and Nanocelluloses for Biocomposites and 3D Printing
Gary Chinga Carrasco, RISE PFI

Fabrication of Nanocellulose/PEGDA Hydrogel and Aerogel by Stereolithography
Dong Sun, South China University of Technology

3D Printing of Nanocellulose Scaffold as Culture Platform and Tissue Mimics
Xiaoju Wang, Åbo Akademi University

Biomimetic Inks Based on Hemicellulose and Nanocellulose for 3D Printing
Wenyang Xu, Åbo Akademi University

Session 24: Non-Traditional Methods for Nano-Lignocellulose Extraction
Session Chair: Sean McAlpine, Blue Goose Biorefineries Inc.

Isolation of Nanocellulose From Biomass via Nontraditional Routes
Feng Jiang, The University of British Columbia

Characterization of CNFs Prepared From Spent Coffee Grounds
Noriko Kanai, Yokohama National University

Preparation of Carboxymethyl Nanocellulose Fibers with Tree-like Structure Using a Recyclable Etherification
Ziqiang Shao, Beijing Institute of Technology

Preparation of Powder CNC From Offcut Cotton Textile for Novel Sustainable Nanofiller
Toshihiko Arita, FillerBank Ltd. / Tohoku University

Session 25: Lignin and Hemicelluloses Nanoparticles and Applications
Session Chair: Nathalie Lavoine, North Carolina State University

Developing Nanomaterials from Xylan: Single Crystal Nanotiles
Scott Renneckar, University of British Columbia

Lignin Nanoparticles as a High-value Material Platform to Increase the Revenue of a Lignocellulose Biorefinery
Dong Tian, Sichuan Agricultural University

Conductive Carbon Microfibers Derived from Lignin-Nanocellulose Hydrogels
Ling Wang, Aalto University

Integrated Production of Nanomaterials and Cellulosic Ethanol Form Sugarcane Bagasse
Valdeir Arantes, University of São Paulo

Session 26: Production and Characterization of Modified CNFs
Session Chair: David Skuse, FiberLean Technologies Limited

Preparation and Characterization of the Surface-Sulfated CNF
Lianzhen Lin, KRI, Inc.

Preparation and Application of CNFs From Modified Fenton Oxidized Cellulose Fibers
Qun Li, Tianjin University of Science and Technology

Relationships Between the Structures and Properties Relationships Between of Acid-Free TEMPO-Oxidized CNCs (TEMPO-CNCs)
Yaxin Zhou, University of Tokyo

Characterization of Phosphorylated CNF Dispersion and its Applications
Yuichi Noguchi, Oji Holdings Corporation

Session 27: CNM for Biomedical Applications
Session Chair: Gary Chinga-Carrasco, PFI RISE

Functionalization-Dependent Effects of Nanocellulose on Immuno-Modulatory Properties
Vanja Kokol, University of Maribor

Fibroblast Cell Culture on Extracellular Matrix-Mimetic Scaffolds Composed of Surface-Carboxylated Nanocellulose
Mayumi Hatakeyama, Kyushu University

Multiple-response Bio-polymer Hydrogels as Flexible Electronic Devices
Hailong Huang, East China Normal University

Stereolithographic Printing of Nanocellulose/ PEGDA Scaffolds With Tunable Poisson's Ratio and Its Application
Aimin Tang, South China University of Technology

Session 28: Towards Non-Traditional Markets
Session Chair: Emily Cranston, University of British Columbia

Priorities for Development of Standards Test Methods to Support the Commercialization of CNMs
Colleen Walker, University of Maine

Labeled Cellulose Nanofibrils for EHS Studies
Douglas Fox, American University

Factors Affecting CNC Organogel Formation and Their Effects on Pharmaceutical Crystallization
Manali Banerjee, Georgia Institute of Technology

Hybrid Materials of Nanocellulose and Graphene
Tiffany Abitbol, RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden

Session 29: Lunch with presentation
Sponsored by: Aalto University & VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Session Chair: Nathalie Lavoine, North Carolina State University

Renewable Nanomaterial Developments in the Boreal Forest Belt
Orlando Rojas, Aalto University; Heli Kangas, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. and Gilberto Siqueira, EMPA - 2020 Nano Conference Co-chairs

Session 30: Commodity & Engineering Plastic Composites
Session Chair: Douglas Fox, American University

Creating Filled Nanocomposites from Industrially Relevant Polymers
Johan Foster, Virginia Tech

Synthesis of Nylon 66 Composites Containing Natural Organic Nanomaterials
Lam Tan Hao, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)

Electrospinning and Fiber Stretching of Polymer-Grafted CNC Polystyrene Nanocomposites: Structures and Dynamic Mechanical Properties
Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta

Process Design Due to Nano-Fusion for Reinforced Nanocomposites by Embedding Nanocellulose Honeycomb Frames
Tetsuo Kondo, Kyushu University

Session 31: Energy Storage
Session Chair: Katariina Torvinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Processability of Nanographite-Nanocellulose Based Electrodes for Flexible Energy Storage Applications
Rajesh Koppolu, Åbo Akademi University

CNFs for Flexible Power Sources
Sand-Young Lee, UNIST

Electrochemical Properties of Cellulosic Separators for Lithium-ion Batteries Prepared by TEMPO-oxidized and High-Pressure Homogenized Cellulose Micro-nano-fibers
Weigui Xie, South China University of Technology

Highly Porous Willow-Derived Activated Carbon for High Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes
Josphat Phiri, Aalto University

Session 32: End Functionalized CNMs and New Self-Assembled Architectures
Session Chair: Tiffany Abitbol, RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden

Towards Symmetrically and Asymmetrically Functionalised CNCs
Gwendoline Delepierre, Adolphe Merkle Institute - University of Fribourg

Unconventional CNC Derivatives
Johanna Majoinen, Aalto University

New Assemblies Based on Asymmetrically-Functionalized CNCs

Arrangement of CNCs into 2D Cellular Networks with Tunable Dimensions
Eero Kontturi, Aalto University

Session 33: New Pathways for Nanocellulose Composites
Session Chair: Darren Martin, University of Queensland

Highly Thermally Stable Transparent Nanocomposites of Immiscible Polymer and Nanocelluloses
Subir Kumar Biswas, Kyoto University

Developing Polyamide/Cellulose Nanocomposites for Industrial-Scale Processing
Priya Venkatraman, Virginia Tech

Zero-VOC Waterborne Acrylic Coatings: Improving Properties with Cellulose Nanocrystals
Ezgi Dogan-Guner, Georgia Institute of Technology

Emulsion-Templated Synthesis of Nanocellulose-Shelled Microparticles
Shuji Fujisawa, University of Tokyo

Session 34: Additive Manufacturing
Session Chair: Tanja Zimmerman, EMPA

Effect of Viscoelastic Properties on 3D Printability of CNF Hydrogels
Jinho Hyun, Seoul National University

Assessment of Mechanical Properties and Fiber Alignment of Additively Manufactured CNF Materials
Kevin Turner, University of Pennsylvania

Monocomponent Nanocellulose for Biobased 3D Printing
Rubina Ajdary, Aalto University

Stretchable and Conductive Nanocellulose Composites
Gilberto Siqueira, EMPA

Session 35: CNM Composites and Surface Modification
Session Chair: Jimmy Jong, FPInnovations

Thiol-Ene Modifications to Alter CNF Film Properties
Kendra Fein, University of Maine

Controlling Formation and Properties of Cellulose Nano-Paper Using Polyvinylpyrrolidone/Laponite Nanoparticle System
Guodong Li, Qilu University of Technology

CNC-based Glass Fiber Sizing for Composite Reinforcement
Ejaz Haque, Georgia Institute of Technology

TEMPO-CNF Epoxy Hybrids for Nanopapers with Improved Wet Strength
Florian Mayer, University of Vienna

Session 36: Advances and Insights into CNC Self-Assembly Upon Drying
Session Chair: Bruno Jean, CERMAV-CNRS

Recent Advances in Vacuum Assisted Self-Assembly of CNCs
Jianming Zhang, Qingdao University of Science and Technology

Nanoparticle Alignment in Drying CNC Droplets
Michael Bortner, Virginia Tech

Colloidal Deposition of Nanocellulose
Wim Thieleman, KU Leuven

Development of Iridescence From Nanocellulose Crystals onto Complex Surfaces
Konrad Klockars, Aalto University

Session 37: Papers and Beyond
Session Chair: Warren Batchelor, Monash University

Structures and Applications in Fluorescent Paper of Cellulose Derivatives/Eu(Tb) Nanocomplexes
Jun Ye, South China University of Technology

CNF Based Gel Polymer as a Solid State Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Battery (LIB)
Hao Zhang, Tianjin University of Science and Technology

Inverse Thermoreversible Methylcellulose/Cellulose Nanocrystal Nanocomposite Hydrogel for Fiber Spinning
Ville Hynninen, Aalto University

Nano-Cellulose Enhanced Dialdehyde Carboxymethylcellulose Dual Responsive Self-Healing Hydrogel
Shiyu Fu, South China University of Technology