Virtual TAPPI Nano Conference

Starts:  Jul 22, 2020 11:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jul 23, 2020 3:00 PM (ET)

What to Expect:

  • Topics covered such as composites, mediated assembly, health & safety, standards, electronics, and biomedical

  • Student poster presentation

  • Updates from the Nano Producers Committee and Nano Division

  • 15 minute coffee/wine break during the conference

  • 2020 Nano Division Award Winners Announcement


Be Part of the Student Poster Presentation: 

Submit Poster  

The Student Committee invites you to participate in the online poster event to be held over Twitter. We hope this will encourage networking and engagement.

How to join the TAPPINano 2020 poster event:

Register the poster by submitting your poster here before Friday July 17th 2020 at 23:59 EST.

The poster will be tweeted out by the @TAPPINanoStdnts Twitter profile using the hashtag #TAPPIPOSTER2020 on Monday, 20 July morning, until 8:00am EST.

All the students are encouraged to share their poster, engage in discussions through Twitter comments about its topic and network with other researchers with interest in its topic between Monday July 20th and Tuesday July 21st.

The two posters with the most engagement will be awarded the opportunity to present their research during the TAPPINano 2020 virtual conference. This presentation will consist of a 5 minute presentation followed by a 2 minute discussion. The presentation is scheduled for July 23 at 1:25 – 1:40pm (eastern).

Tentative Virtual Conference Presentation Schedule:

(Presentation times include Q&A)


Day 1 - 22 July                  



11:30 - 12:00

Welcome & Awards

Robert Moon

USDA Forest Service

12:00 - 12:20

Direct Writing Cellulose Materials with Tunable Properties                         

Gilberto Siqueira


12:20 - 12:40

Nanoscale Cellulose for Components of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

Kati Miettunen

Aalto University

12:40 - 1:05

What’s New in Commercial Production of Nanocellulose?

Lars Axrup

Stora Enso

1:05 - 1:20

Coffee/Wine Break

1:20 - 1:40

Light-triggered Tuning of Mechanical Properties of 3D Printable Cellulose Nanocomposite

Luca Mueller


1:40 - 2:00

Continuous Processing of High Strength Cellulose Nanofiber Sheets

Jeffrey Youngblood

Purdue University

2:00 - 2:20

Have we Established the Safety of Cellulose Nanomaterials?

Jo Anne Shatkin

Vireo Advisors, LLC

2:20 - 2:40

Structuring Hard Materials using Cellulose Nanomaterials

Johan Foster

University of British Columbia

Day 2 - 23 July

11:30 - 11:50

Nano Cellulose Vehicle

Hiroyuki Yano

Kyoto University

11:50 - 12:10

Wood MicrostructuresTuning for High Performance Ecological Materials

Mingwei Zhu

Nanjing University

12:10 -12:30

Nanocelluloses: Next generation Aqueous-based Universal Adhesives for Particulate Composites

Bruno Mattos

Aalto University

12:30 - 12:50

FinnCERES Materials Cluster

Tekla Tammelin

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

12:50 - 1:05

Coffee/Wine Break

1:05 - 1:25

Conductive Elastic 3D Printed Composites Based on Nanocellulose for Controlled Drug Release

Rubina Ajdary

Aalto University

1:25 - 1:45

Speed Presentations from TAPPI Student Winners of Twitter Poster Competition

Meghan Roberts/Sara Roldan Velasquez

1:45 - 2:05


Collen Walker/Linda Johnston

2:05 - 2:25

Assembly of Nano-polysaccharides and Plant Polyaromatics at Interfaces

Orlando Rojas

University of British Columbia and Aalto University

2:25 - 2:40

TAPPI Nano Division Leadership and TAPPI Nano 2021

Heli Kangas

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd


Lisa Stephens
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