Friday, February 22, 2013
A leading forest products nanotechnology researcher is the keynote speaker at the Feb. 28 NanoTECH 2013.
NanoTECH 2013 will deliver sessions featuring nanotechnology research in agriculture, environment, energy and medicine. Featured presenters include speakers from companies using nanotechnology, as well as academics and students engaged in research.
Wegner supervises scientists investigating nanocellulose, a plastic-like fibrous material, derived from wood pulp, which has potential applications in the automobile, aerospace and defense industries.
Scientists consider cellulose the world's most abundant natural, renewable, biodegradable polymer.
FPL researchers are going beyond nanocellulose to an even smaller component -- cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs). Extremely light, and stronger than metals, CNCs could be used to make biodegradable medical implants, next-generation water filters, body armor and adhesives.
Wegner will discuss FPL's research efforts and summarize cellulose nanomaterials commercialization efforts in Canada, Finland and Japan.
Among the industry presenters are:
Among the academic presenters are:
Direct registration questions to Char Kastanek at Register@scsutraining.com or 320-308-4723.
For more information about the conference program, contact Russ Lidberg at 320-308-4858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.