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Cellulosic Materials: Synthesis Properties, and Applications Workshop

Friday, January 13, 2012
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Keller Hall 3-210 (first floor)
University of MN, Twin Cities East Bank Campus


Cellulose.pngDescription
This workshop will cover the latest basic and applied research on cellulosic materials from selective chemical modification, drug delivery, and sustainable materials.


The workshop is presented by the IPRIME Microstructured Polymers program. Coordinator: Theresa Reineke.


To Attend
This workshop is free and open to IPrime member companies, invited guests, and University of Minnesota faculty, students, and staff.


Prospective IPrime members interested in attending an IPrime event as an invited guest should contact Bob Lewis, ph: 612-625-1269.


Schedule
Dr. Dean Benjamin, NewPage Corporation
"Value Prior to Pulping"


Professor Kevin Edgar, Virginia Tech
"Design of Cellulose Derivatives: Regioselectivity and Function"


Dr. Jacob Goodrich, Eastman Chemical Company
"Cellulose Esters: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications"


Professor Dan Klingenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Rheology of Lignocellulosic Biomass"


Professor Tim Lodge, University of Minnesota
"Physical Gelation in Polymer Solutions: Is Methyl Cellulose Special?"


Dr. Robert Schmitt, Dow Chemical Company
"Cellulose Ethers - Versatile Polymers from Renewable Feedstocks"


Professor Calvin Sun, University of Minnesota
"Effects of Moisture on Density, Flow, and Compaction Properties of Microcrystalline Cellulose"


Professor Lynne Taylor, Purdue University
"Stabilization of Supersaturated Drug Solutions by Polymeric Additives"


Directions
Keller Hall
Campus maps
Light rail construction is underway at the University; please review details before arriving.


Accommodations
All offer University shuttle service
University Hotel - Minneapolis* 1-800-822-6757, East Bank campus
Days Inn University, (economy rates), 612-623-3999, East Bank campus
Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome 612-333-4646, West Bank campus
* Closest to workshop


Taxis
Airport Shuttle, 612-827-7777
Airport Taxi, 612-721-0000
Yellow Cab, 612-788-8888


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