WWSC workshop June 2021

Online, June 21 – 23

Welcome to this three-day online WWSC workshop!

This workshop is open for WWSC members and invited guests only.

The workshop is held in Zoom (presentations)  and Gatherly (poster session).  Links to the meeting will be sent out to the participants. Guide to Gatherly WWSC workshop 2021

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Monday June 21

Day 1

13:00 Welcome and introduction
Eva Malmström, Center Director

13:10  WWSC Program 1
Lisbeth Olsson, Chalmers, Program manager 

13:15  Bioconversion of lignin derived aromatics compounds into
platform chemicals
Ronald de Vries, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

13:45  Towards a diversified forest biorefinery – enzymatic release of suberin-derived fatty acids from tree bark
Vera Novy, Chalmers 

14:00  Structural studies of plant cell walls using neutron scattering techniques
Hugh O’Neill, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

14:30 Break

14:45  Electro-assisted dewatering of nanofibrillated cellulose
Nabin Kumar Karna, Chalmers

15:00 Lignin valorization through integrated process modeling, chemical catalysis, material science, metabolic engineering, and separations research 
Gregg Beckham, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

15:30  WWSC Program 4
Magnus Berggren, LiU, Program manager

15:40  Toward more ‘green’ and sustainable routes to photo-/electro-active polymers
Eric Cloutet, CNRS, Bordeaux

16:10 Break

16:20 Cellfion – bio-based membranes for electrochemical applications
Liam Hardey and Johan Erlandsson, Cellfion

16:40 Cellulose passive radiative coolers
Debashree Banerjee, LiU

16:50  Wood-based materials for next generation batteries
Shizhao Xiong, Chalmers

17:00 Electrically conducting cellulose yarns for e-textiles
Sozan Darabi, Chalmers

17:10 End of day 1

Tuesday June 22

Day 2

9:00  WWSC Program 3
Lars Wågberg, KTH, Program manager 

09:15  Cholesteric nanocolloidal liquid crystals under confinement
Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto, Canada

09:50 Use of flow-stop measurements for CNF characterization 
Tomas Rosén, KTH

10:05  Nanocellulose opportunity for lithium ion batteries and beyond
Sang-Young Lee, Yonsei University, South Korea

10:40 Break

10:55  2D materials in biocomposites
Weiqian Tian, KTH

11:10 Nanoengineering with nanocellulose to create new materials Gustav Nyström, EMPA, Switzerland

11:45  Low-density networks of CNFs with biofunctionality
Göksu Cinar Ciftsi, KTH

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00   WWSC Program 2
Eva Malmström, KTH, Program manager

13:05 Levulinic acid as a precursor for polymers Remzi Becer, University of Warwick, UK

13:25  Bark – the trees’ chemical factory
Barbara Rietzler, KTH

13:35 Carbon dot-triggered degradation of cellulose acetate
Nisha Yadav, KTH

13:45  Synthetic carbohydrate-based materials
Martina Delbianco, Max-Planck Potsdam, Germany

14:05  Chemical functionalization as a tool for biomass depolymerisation and new chemical creation
Jeremy Luterbacher, EPFL Switzerland

14:25 Break

14:35  Aliphatic polyester copolymers for tomorrow’s sustainable materials
Marc Hillmyer, University of Minnesota, USA

15:05 WWSC Academy
Paul Gatenholm, Graduate school Director WWSC Academy

15:10  Pitch session 
WWSC PhD students

16:05 Change to the platform Gatherly

Guide to Gatherly

16:10 Poster sessions 

18.10 End of day 2

Wednesday June 23

Day 3

09:00 WWSC Program 5
Lars Berglund, KTH, Program manager

09:10  Wood cell wall ultrastructure
Lloyd Donaldson, Scion, New Zealand

09:50  Tempo-oxidized CNF and related materials Tsugu Saito, University of Tokyo, Japan

10:30 Break

10:40 Photonic cellulose nanocrystal films
Silvia Vignolini, Cambridge University, UK

11:20  Opportunities for nanofibrillated cellulose in stretchable electronics
Klas Tybrandt, LiU

12:00  Concluding remarks

12:10 End of day 3