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Nanotechnology Conference to Feature Three Keynote Addresses

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Hiroyuki Yano, Andriy Kovalenko and Hadi Mahabadi will present keynotes at the upcoming Nanotechnology Conference.

The 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry is scheduled for 27-29 September 2010 at the Dipoli Congress Centre in Espoo Finland. The Technical program includes more than 80 papers, 40 posters and three keynote addresses. 

Hiroyuki Yano is a Professor at the Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University. He will present "Potential of Cellulose Nanofiber-Based Materials" on Monday, 27 September. 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.

Andriy Kovalenko is Senior Research Officer, Group Leader/Theory and Modeling, NRC-NINT and Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta. He will present "Theory, Modeling and Simulation on Multiple Scales for Nanotechnology Applications" on Tuesday, 28 September. Dr. Kovalenko is a leading, internationally recognized expert in theoretical and computational methods of modeling on multiple space and time scales, including statistical physics and electronic structure theory. His focus is development of theoretical methods capable of predicting the behaviour of nanosystems.

Hadi Mahabadi, Vice President and Center Manager, Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), will present "Bio Based Nano Particle and Greener Printing Industry" on Wednesday, 29 September. He has been instrumental in creating an environment to increase innovation and successful commercialization of many breakthrough materials technologies at XRCC.


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