Flow Diagram

The preliminary structure for the conference can be seen in the following diagram. Further details about the Keynote-blocks will be released within the upcoming weeks.


The program of the conference will include the following sessions:

The sessions will include the scientific contributions of the researching attandees of the conference. The titles of the different presentations are listed for each session.

New (functional) wood based materials:

  1. Functional Wood-based Materials
  2. Utilization of bark towards a high-performance insulation material
  3. Properties of WPCS made from alien invasive trees and recycled LLDPE for interior applications in South Africa
  4. I-beams based on wood particles using a novel non cutting disintegration technology


Production methods and processing of functional materials:

  1. Total quality Data Management (TqDM) strategies for successful machine learning and AI in the realization of Industrie 4.0
  2. Sporopollenin – “the green diamond”
  3. Visual assistance for manufacturing mass customized prefabricated wooden houses
  4. Morpho-Active Materials. Bioinspired Auxetic Structures
  5. 4D printing – Programmable deformation behavior of FLM (Fused Layer Modeling) 3D printed objects when exposed to moisture


Functional polymers / Bio based plastics:

  1. Multi-wavelength RAMAN spectroscopy of Poly(Furfuryl Alcohol)
  2. A Biopolymer Degradation Analysis: Accelerated Life Testing Study to Characterize Polylactic Acid Durability
  3. Mechanically Formation of Biodegradable Micro- and Nano-Plastics used for Environmental Studies in Agricultural Ecosystems
  4. Ball drop test for mechanical characterization of energy dissipation in silicone elastomer blends


Tannin- based materials:

  1. Monolithic Carbon Spherogels Based on Sustainable Precursors
  2. End-of-life use cases for tannin-furanic foams
  3. Development of Tannin-polymers as source of bio-resins
  4. Tannin-PEG-based hydrogels as sustainable and flexible ionic conductors for smart electronics


Advances in wood adhesives and coatings:

  1. Water permeability of nano water-based coatings applied on wood
  2. Wood adhesives based on alternative plant proteins
  3. Reduction of formaldehyde-based adhesives in plywood production by adding renewable additives
  4. Influence of the type of adhesive on the dimensional stability of furniture bent panel boards
  5. Functionalization of wood-based materials with conductive thin films using magnetron sputtering deposition


Functional materials I:

  1. Particle-based photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water-splitting
  2. On the Selectivity of Mesoporous KIT-6-DGA-type Sorbents in for the Separation of REEs
  3. Spatioselective Deposition of Passivating and Electrocatalytic Layers on Silicon Nanowire Arrays
  4. Modified H2V3O8 as cathode material for Li-ion batteries and Na-ion batteries
  5. Heterometallic gapped nanorods


Functional materials II:

  1. A new and fast approach for determining the specific surface area of nano-materials
  2. Synthesis of CuNWs@PPy aerogels for piezo-resistive applications
  3. Adsorption Induced Optical Switching from Transparent to Translucent
  4. Hyperelastic material parameter determination and numerical study of TPU and PDMS dampers
  5. Smart paper sensor coated with Polyaniline/Graphitic-Carbon Nitride nanocomposite for high performance temperature and pressure sensor


Poster Session:

  1. Porous silicon based broad-band SERS substrates
  2. Sporopollenin from Lilium longiflorum pollen grains
  3. Design and use of a photobioreactor for Auxenochlorella protothecoides sporopollenin production
  4. Adhesion strength of nano water-based finishes applied to wood surfaces
  5. UV stabilization of wood by impregnation of zinc oxide nano-dispersions
  6. Tannin foams used as biomaterial templates for SERS applications
  7. Use of wood-based lightweight sandwich panels for access floor systems: their advantages and potential problems
  8. Impact of convective transport on the agglomeration and dispersion of biodegradable nanoplastics in sediments measured via small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and ultra-SANS (USANS)
  9. Hybrid Composites Based on Polypropylene with Basalt/Glass Fibers
  10. Temperature and moisture dependent curing behavior with rheological method for wood
  11. Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy for Analyzing Wood Surfaces
  12. Extraction and purification of Organosolv lignin from Miscanthus and Larch bark for its possible applications in biomaterials