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  Symposium L:

Environmentally Benign Materials

Raw materials from renewable sources are receiving increasing attention due to their adherence to the durable development paradigm while doing carbon sequestration. Their benefits can be maximized by developing new products and processes that take maximum advantage of recent developments in materials science.

Raw materials from renewal resources have been used for centuries in the making of textiles, housing, weapons and other products. The current need to find alternatives for oil opens to these materials many new opportunities that require contemporary technologies for maximizing their benefits. The areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, mechanical science and information science are making impressive contributions to create new products and process from renewable raw materials and there is a large amount of frontier research work currently been done in this area that should be brought to large and qualified audiences.

This symposium will display current results on cellulose and other forest products, natural rubber and other latexes, starch, chitosan, vegetable oil and ethanol-derived materials, focusing on materials development, production and property aspects.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Cellulose nanofibers, spun fibers.
  • Materials for water purification and storage.
  • Biorefinery products.
  • From plant latex to rubber and plastics.
  • Forest products.
  • Specialty polysaccharides and hydrocolloids.
  • Nanostarch.
  • Biomass alchemy: valuable products from residues.
  • Challenges from climate change.

Invited speakers/talks (confirmed list):

  • Benjamin Chu: Department of Chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (member) and Department of Biomedical Engineering (affiliated member), Stony Brook University
  • Masami Okamoto: Advanced Polymeric Nanostructured Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
  • Alain Dufresne: Processing of polymer nanocomposites using natural nanoparticles, The International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials, Grenoble Institute of Technology
  • Suprakas Sinha Ray (CSIR)
  • Cristina Tristão de Andrade - Instituto de Macromoléculas Profa. Eloisa Mano, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Scientific committee members:

  • Fernando Galembeck, (University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Marcia Maria Rippel (University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Alain Dufresne (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France)
  • Khosrow Ghavami (Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Full papers: Journal of Materials Science (Springer) will publish Special ICAM 2009 issue(s) containing full papers of abstracts presented in this symposium provided such manuscripts are reviewed according to the Journal standards. Authors are invited, not obliged, to submit full length manuscripts.

For instructions, please check Full Papers Publication.

Symposium organizers:

Fernando Galembeck
Institute of Chemistry, POBox 6154, BR- 13083970
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Phone number: 55 19 35213080
E-mail: fernagal@iqm.unicamp.br

Márcia Maria Rippel
Institute of Chemistry, POBox 6154, BR- 13083970, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Phone number: +55 19 35210225
E-mail: gau@iqm.unicamp.br

Khosrow Ghavami
Rua Marques de São Vicente, 225
Gávea 22456-900 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brasil

Phone number: +55 21 35271188 (Extension number 128)
E-mail: ghavami@puc-rio.br

Alain Dufresne
Ecole Francaise Papeterie & Ind Graph, F-38402 St Martin Dheres, France

Phone number: +33 476 82 69 95
E-mail: dufresne@efpg.inpg.fr





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