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Hiroyuki Yano announced as keynote speaker for TAPPI nanotechnology conference


July 22, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Dr. Hiroyuki Yano will make a keynote presentation at the 2010 International Conference on Nanotechnology for …

Dr. Hiroyuki Yano will make a keynote presentation at the 2010 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry. This event is sponsored by TAPPI along with programming partner VTT. It will take place September 27-29, 2010, at the Dipoli Congress Centre in Espoo, Finland. The theme of this year’s event is “Getting Down to Business with Nanotech Products.”
Dr. Yano will present “Potential of Cellulose Nanofiber-Based Materials” on Monday, September 27, 2010. He is a Professor at the Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University.
His research involves extraction of nanofibers from biomass resources such as wood, plant fibers, and crab and shrimp shells, and their utilization as a component of nanomaterials for optical and structural purposes.
This Nanotechnology Conference brings together leading researchers, industry experts, government representatives and other stakeholders. In technical sessions and face-to-face meetings, they share developments, perspectives and discuss new ideas and breakthrough concepts on nanotechnology-based advances. Visit www.tappi.org/10nano for additional keynoters and presentation updates.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a globally networked multi-technological contract research organization.

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