2022 Program

Keynote Speakers:

Qi Wang, Ph.D., R&D Director – Technology Platform & Fiber, Sappi North America
“Building the market for fibrillated cellulose: challenges and opportunities”

Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., President, Vireo Advisors
“Qualifying novel bio-based materials for the market: EHS, sustainability and beyond”

Additional Speakers:

Ken Zwick, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Wood, Fibers and Composites Research, U. S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Juha-Pekka Huhtanen, Dr. Tech., Process Technology Manager for MFC Production, Valmet Technologies Inc.
Carson Meredith, Ph.D., Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech and Executive Director, Renewable Bioproducts Institute
Robert Moon, Ph.D., Materials Research Engineer, U. S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Katie Copenhaver, Ph.D., R&D Associate Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yonghao Ni, Ph.D., J. Larcom Ober Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Maine
Carl Tripp, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, University of Maine
Mehdi Tajvidi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Renewable Nanomaterials, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine
Lu Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine
YongJiang Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine

Check back for updates as more speakers are added.

Schedule

All events to be held at Wells Conference Center unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

4:30 – 6:30 PM – Welcome Reception & Poster Preview

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

8:00 – 8:30 AM – Deluxe Continental Breakfast & Coffee
8:30 – 8:35 AM – Welcome to Nanocellulose Valley, Forum Overview
8:35 – 9:15 AM – Keynote Presentation
9:15 – 10:30 AM – Presentations
10:30 AM – Walk to Ferland EEDC
11:00-12:00 AM – Grand Opening Ceremony of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center
12:00 – 2:00 PM – Tours of Ferland EEDC
2:30 – 4:30 – Presentations
4:30 – 6:30 PM – Student Poster Session & Competition

Thursday, August 25, 2022

8:00 – 8:30 AM – Deluxe Continental Breakfast & Coffee
8:30 – 9:15 AM – Keynote Presentation
9:15-10:00 AM – Presentations
10:00 – 10:30 AM – Break
10:30 – 12:00 PM – Presentations
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM – Presentations
2:30 – 3:30 PM – Tour of the PDC New Nanofiber Pilot Plant, Jenness Hall