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DATE & TIME
April 21 Thursday 7:00pm-8:30pm PDT (April 22 Friday 10:00am–11:30am Beijing Time)
On Zoom : Please register to access the zoom link.
ABOUT THE EVENT
BPI is excited to co-host the second webinar with the State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering (SKLPP) of South China University of Technology on the topic of "Value-adding Applications of Biomass Materials". The two leading organizations in the sector will continue to share their recent research activities, exchange ideas and catalyze in-depth communications through this series of collaborative events.
- Introduction about RSC by Dr. Michaela Mühlberg, Execuive Editor of RSC Materials Journals
- Keynote Presentations
- Structured Ultra-Flyweight Aerogels by Interfacial Complexation, Dr. Milad Kamkar, UBC
- Green hydrogen production from biomass wastes, Prof. Hao Yu, SCUT
- Q&A and Discussions
ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr. Milad Kamkar received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary and was a guest researcher at Stanford University (2019). His work is focused on structure property relationship of soft materials. After his Ph.D., he worked on 3D printing and liquid-in-liquid printing of MXene- and graphene-based hydrogels/inks at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for fabrication complex electromagnetic shields. Currently, he is a Senior Researcher at UBC Bioproducts Institute, working on 3D printing bio-based materials (e.g., CNC, CNF, chitin, etc.). He has been honored with more than 25 institutional, provincial, national, and international awards during his academic career, including 2022 Young Researcher Polymer Processing Award. So far, he has published more than 40 papers in peer-review journals, such as Small, Carbon, and Macromolecules.
Dr. Hao Yu is a professor at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of South China University of Technology. He received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Tsinghua University in 1999 and 2005, respectively. He was selected as the New Century Excellent Talents of the Ministry of Education (2012), the Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars (2012), and the Guangzhou Pearl River Science and Technology Rising Star (2011). He is currently the director of the Department of Chemical Engineering, the deputy secretary-general of the Guangdong Chemical Society, the chairman of the Science Popularization and Academic Work Committee, and the young director of the Chinese Society of Particuology. His main research interests include the creation and catalytic performance of novel carbon-based nanocatalysts, and the new catalytic reaction technology for the conversion and utilization of biomass resources. He has authored more than 200 papers in the peer-review journals, including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energ. Environ. Sci., ACS Catal., J. Catal., AIChE J., Chem. Eng. Sci. etc.