EDMONTON, Canada - Carlo Montemagno, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, will make a keynote presentation, “Nano-Enabled Biomaterials for Sustainable Living,” at the International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry, which will be held June 23-26, 2009, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The theme of this year’s event is “Unlocking the Potential of Nano-Enabled Biomaterials.”
Montemagno joined the University of Cincinnati after serving as the Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and the Roy and Carol Doumani Professor in Biomedical Engineering at UCLA. Previously, he worked at Argonne National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy. He also spent nine years in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
Montemagno has focused most recently on three principle areas: the application of advanced micro and nanotechnologies to translational medical applications; the development of hybrid living-nonliving functional materials for energy transduction and sensing; and the creation of engineered systems that manifest emergent intelligence. He has received many distinguished awards and honors and holds 11 patents.
In addition to Montemagno’s presentation, the conference’s technical program will include more than 40 presentations focusing on topics such as the manufacture and characterization of nanostructured cellulose, managing environmental risks and concerns, nanocomposites, global challenges, nanotechnology and paper, cellulose nanofiber synthesis, and emerging markets.
This event brings together leading researchers, industry experts, government representatives and other stakeholders to share advances, perspectives and discuss new ideas and breakthrough concepts on nanotechnology-based advances. More details are available at www.tappi.org/09nano.