April Biorenewables Café

by Valdeir Arantes ~ April 14th, 2014. Filed under: Upcoming Café.

Our next Café will happen on Tuesday April 22nd, from 6:30-7:30pm at at the Railway Club on 579 Dunsmuir St. Join us for a friendly discussion lead by our guest speaker Dr. James Olsen on the emerging BC forest bio-economy.

Title: The emerging BC forest bio-economy: What does Origami have to do with bio-materials?

Abstract: The presentation will review some of the interesting, renewable materials that can be created from forest biomass.  The research will examine some of the new nano and micro fibrous materials and potential products.  In addition, James will present a novel, yet simple, self-folding material that can self-assemble into complex origami shapes.

Bio: Professor James Olson is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UBC and holds the FPInnovations Professorship.  He was the Director of the Pulp and Paper Centre and is currently the Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Applied Science.  He has conducted research in support of the BC Forest products industry for more than 20 years in a wide range of areas with recent emphasis on fibre and other bio-materials.

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