Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. Info at: http://www.aspbs.com/jbmbe/
Selected papers will be published by RILEM Publications S.A.R.L in a special issue Info at: http://www.rilem.org
Keynote Speaker Annoucement
Prof. Juan Hinestroza, Cornell University, NY – USA - “Teaching Cotton New Tricks via Manipulation of Nanoscale Phenomena”.
Prof. Aart W. van Vuure, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium - “Natural bio-composites: research highlights on the performance of bamboo, flax and hemp fibers”.
Prof. Qi Zhou, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden - “Biomimetic functional materials based on cellulose and chitin nanofibers”.
Prof. Mário de Araújo, University of Minho, Portugal - "Fibre Science: understanding how it works and speculating on its future".
Dilip Tambyrajah, International Natural Fiber Organization, Netherlands - "A Value Chain and Cluster Approach: The Key to Accelerating Natural Fiber Composite Market Development".
Prof. Orlando Rojas, Aalto University, Finland and NC State University, USA - "Nanocelluloses: Natural Fiber Deconstruction and (Re)Essemblage to Engineer New Materials".
Gary Chinga-Carrasco, Paper and Fibre Research Institute, Norway - "Nanocellulose-based biocomposites for wound healing applications".
Prof. Grzegorz Spychalski, Institute of Natural Fibres & Medicinal Plants, Poland - "Globalisation as the main determinant for the market of fibrous plants in Poland".
Prof. Sabu Thomas, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, India - "Bio Inspired Green Micro and Nanocomposites for the Future".
Prof. Xungai Wang, Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre, Australia - "The Magic of Wild Silk Fibres and Structures".
10 Reasons to visit Azores
It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend ICNF2015 - 2nd International Conference on Natural Fibers – From Nature to Market, to be held in the wonderful island of São Miguel – Azores (Portugal), from 27th to 29th April 2015.
The conference is being organized by University of Minho and is focused on the latest scientific and technical advances in natural fibers, from nature to applications. The conference will bring together various universities, research and technological centers, companies and all those interested in these amazing materials called natural fibers. The conference aims to represent a forum for exchanging ideas, presenting the latest developments and trends, proposing new solutions and promoting international collaborations.
You are warmly invited to join us and enjoy ICNF2015. The Members of the Scientific and Organizing Committees look forward to meeting you in Azores!