437193 Overview of Cellulose Nanomaterial Applications

Monday, November 9, 2015: 8:30 AM
250D (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Yulin Deng, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Nanocellulose has proven to be a versatile material with a vast array of potential commercial applications including composite, automotive, aerospace, and building construction, modifiers for cosmetics and oil drilling fluids, and high performance fillers for paper, packaging, paints, plastics, biomedical engineering, electronics, and cement.  In addition to material performance properties like gelation, shear thinning, exceptionally high strength, and light weight, nanocellulose has a strong sustainability profile. Being made from biomass, it is renewable, biodegradable, compostable, and designed for the environment with a sustainable life cycle carbon footprint. 

This talk will give a brief review on our recent research in the applications of cellulose based nanomaterials, including chemical surface modification of nanocellulose materials, barrier package, aerogel, composites, and electronic applications.

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