Biopolymers & Biocomposites Workshop - August 14, 2012

2012 Workshop Agenda

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8:00

Registration Opens

Lobby area outside South Ballroom - Memorial Union

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Sun Room

8:25

Opening Remarks

Lawrence Johnson

Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition - Iowa State University
Director, Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm

8:30

Bioplastics, An Overview

David Grewell

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - Iowa State University
Chair, Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team

Morning Session - Sun Room

8:45

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Development of Renewable and Biodegradable Monomers for Adhesive Materials

Steve Severtson

Associate Professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering - University of Minnesota

9:30

The Information Problem with Biopolymers

Erwin Baur

President - M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH

Networking Break - South Ballroom

10:00

Exhibitor Displays and Poster Session

Morning Session - Sun Room

10:30

Study of the Behavior of Different Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites during Injection Molding by Means of Simulation Using a Mechanistic Approach

Tim Osswald

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:00

Natural Oil-based Thermosets and Composites

Rafael Quirino

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry - Georgia Southern University

11:30

USDA Certified Biobased Label and the BioPreferred Program

Rudy Pruszko

Field Specialist, Center for Industrial Research and Service - Iowa State University

Lunch - Durham Great Hall

11:50

Lunch and Networking Break

Afternoon Session - Sun Room

1:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The Design of Biocomposite Materials

Chad Ulven

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering - North Dakota State University

1:30

Polyhydroxybutyrate Polymers: A Review of Properties and Biodegradation

Robert Whitehouse

Senior Customer Applications Development Manager - Metabolix, Inc.

2:10

Commercialization of NatureWorks® Ingeo™ Polylactide: Past, Present and Future

Richard Bopp

Senior Materials Scientist - NatureWorks LLC

Networking Break - South Ballroom

2:50

Exhibitor Displays and Poster Session

Afternoon Session - Sun Room

3:20

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Functional Polyaniline for Optical Biosensor and Tissue Engineering Applications

Yadagiri Poojari

Senior Researcher, Arthur Epstein's Bioresearch Group and Department of Chemistry - The Ohio State University

Tours

4:00

Tours of Iowa State University Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Facilities

Technology Transfer Pilot Plant

Polymer Characterization Lab

5:00

Workshop Adjourned