Student Poster Session & Competition – Attendees had the opportunity to visit over 100 presentations which focused on additional application characterization and functionalize of cellulose and other renewable nanomaterials. Conference attendees voted on the student posters in the competition using either paper ballot, or the voting tool in the Conference App. Poster winners:
Cellulose Nanomaterial Safety: Building a Bridge from Theory to Practice
Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., Vireo Advisors, LLC
Hideo Kajihara, Ph.D., Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability, Japan AIST
James Ede, Ph. D., Vireo Advisors, LLC
Kimberly Ong, Ph.D., Vireo Advisors, LLC
This 3.5 hour workshop focused on the occupational and environmental safety demonstration for cellulose nanomaterials,
with special consideration of nanoscale properties of the materials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and state-of-the-art practices for meeting regulatory requirements, and safety demonstration. The workshop was presented by Vireo Advisors, an international advising firm from North America, in collaboration with the Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability (RISS).
Cellulose Nanomaterials Characterization Workshop – Primary Characterization
Johan Foster, Virginia Tech
Emily Cranston, University of British Columbia
Julien Bras, Grenoble NP
For the advancement in understanding, process optimization, and utilization of cellulose nanomaterials (CNMs) it is critical to
use characterization measurement protocols that give consistent, reliable and accurate results. However, because of the exponential growth in interest/activity in CNMs, much of the development of these measurement protocols have been outpaced. Similar to the workshop held at Nano 2018, this workshop summarizes/outlines details the best practices and limitations for several techniques/methods typically used for the characterization of CNMs, in particular, surface charge, purity, crystallinity, particle morphology, and mechanical properties. Each topic will be covered by experts in the field for the given technique, with the purpose to inform the audience why one should consider using a given technique (e.g., use “this” technique for “that” reason”), then provide a detailed best practice for the technique (e.g., “here is the proper way to do “this” technique). Where possible examples have been given to highlight how “this” technique shows “these” data on “these” CNMs. Throughout the workshop, specific comments are made regardingany differentiation in the characterization of CNC versus CNF.
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