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

Who should attend?

Academic and industrial professionals interested in learning about the exciting opportunities that lignocellulosic nanomaterials and nanocomposites offer should attend this conference.
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 also 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 to 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.
Workshop Agenda and Speakers

Overview of Cellulose Nanomaterials
Ronald Sabo, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

Wood Cellulose Structure and Cellulose Nanomaterials
Umesh Agarwal, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

CNF Production Methods
Doug Gardner, University of Maine

Modification of Cellulose Nanomaterials
Greg Schueneman, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

Processing Nanocomposites
Kristiina Oksman, Luleå University of Technology

Applications Overview
Robert Moon, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory

Case Study I – Nanogenerator Flooring
Xudong Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Case Study – Drilling Fluids
Qinglin Wu, Louisiana State University AgCenter

Workshop also includes a tour of the USDA Forest Service Cellulose Nanocrystal Pilot Facility. Those wishing to register without attending the Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites Symposium should contact FPS Member Connection at or +1-855-475-0291.

$115 per attendee - includes lunch