The 8th IMFS session will take place on August 5th. Register to participate!
International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021 – 5th August 2021 – Natural Products and Manufacturing …
The International Manufacturing Forum Series is a major initiative from the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP) of the Polytechnic of Leiria in Portugal. This is a twelve-day virtual conference spread over 12 months, with a one conference held on the first Thursday of each month. Each one-day conference will focus on a specific topic within the broad umbrella of Manufacturing. There will be a particular emphasis on topics related to Industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing. CDRSP is a center of excellence in the field of Direct Digital Manufacturing and was recently judged by an International Panel of the Foundation for Science and Technology to be the best Research Unit in the field of Mechanical Engineering and System Engineering in Portugal.
Natural Products are widely used as ingredients in pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics and other products. Intelligent manufacturing of natural raw materials enables the possibility to obtain reinforced composites, useful in many industries such as the textile, paper, plastic, construction and medical. In food, natural products can be employed as additive to produce healthier products using the 3D printing technologies. In medicine, phytochemicals as essential oils and herbal extract can be very effective in wound treatments through the manufacturing of polymer matrix. We welcome papers which address any of these areas both with regard to laboratory work and case studies with products involving natural products.
University of Reading | UK
Juan P. Ferrer-Rodríguez
University of Jaén, Spain
Juan P. Ferrer-Rodríguez holds a PhD in renewable energy (University of Jaén, Spain). He works at Andaltec Technological Centre (www.andaltec.org) in biomaterials, circular economy and renewable energy. He also holds a MBA and is R&D researcher in the LIFE-COMP0LIVE Project (coordinated by Andaltec). He is also currently studying a Master in Digital Marketing and is responsible for the dissemination and public awareness activities of the LIFE-COMP0LIVE Project, as well as for the project management.
University of Bari, Italy
Antonino Biundo obtained his PhD in Biotechnology within the European Project REFINE focusing on the biodegradation and functionalization of polymers with a Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) fellowship at the BOKU University (Austria). He was Postdoctoral fellow in Biocatalysis for the valorization of waste products at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and he is now Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bari (Italy). He is beneficiary of a MSCA Individual Fellowship at the University of Bari with a secondment at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).
Department of Chemistry at the University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Professor Joana Curto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Beiria Interior. She has a PhD from the University of Beiria Interior in Computer Simulation of Nanofibrous Materials and a Masters in Computer Simulations of Polymer Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications.
Alcides Lopes Leão
Full Professor, School of Agricultural Sciences, Sao Paulo State University , Brazil
Professor Alcides Lopes Leao is Full Professor, responsible for the area of Biomass, Bioenergy and Biobased Materials. Currently works at the Department of Bioprocess and Bioengineering, School of Agricultural Sciences, Campus of Botucatu, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu, SP, Brazil. Coordinator of the laboratory RESIDUALL – Laboratory of Solid Residues and Composites at the UNESP.
Professor Alcides was invited lecturer in more than 150 international conferences and lectures in more than 60 countries. Has coordinate more than 50 international and national projects in several research projects under public and private support in many fields.
Professor, University of Extremadura , Spain
She is a researcher specialized in the characterization of surfaces and interfaces by evaluating surface and interfacial free energies, wettability, topography, electrical properties and surface composition. These evaluations require the use of methodologies that include c goniometry, electrokinetic techniques, atomic force microscopy (AFM), ellipsometry, electron spectroscopy of X-ray bombardment (XPS) and time of flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy (ToF-SIMS). In addition, the process-specific ones, such as batch isotherms or static and dynamic bacterial adhesion procedures.
She is Full Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Extremadura. She coordinates the Biosurfaces and Interfacial Phenomena (BIP) group of the UEx, the Microbial Adhesion Group within the Spanish national Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), and she is responsible for the Surface Characterization and Calorimetry Unit of the Tissues, Biomaterials and Surfaces Platform of the Infrastructure for the Production and Characterization of Nanomaterials, Biomaterials and Systems in Biomedicine (NANBIOSIS) Singular Scientific-Technical Facility. She is author of more than 150 research papers and responsible of several PhD thesis.
Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Raluca Dumitriu is a member of the Physical Chemistry of Polymers Department of the Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry located in Iaşi, Romania
“Natural Products and Manufacturing” Session of IMFS2021
Universidad Estatal Amazónica | UEA Ecuador
University of Reading | UK
Dr Davis’s research interests centre upon the synthesis and characterisation of polymeric materials for the development of new properties and behaviours. The research involves a mixture of synthetic chemistry together with structural determination using for example x-ray and neutron scattering techniques. He is particularly interested in polymer orientation and electrospinning to generate polymer fibres with sub-micron diameters and is organiser with the Institute of Physics of the series of conferences “Electrospinning, Principles, Possibilities and Practice “. In addition he is interested in the application of polymer characterisation techniques to Food Science. For example he is currently involved in a project to produce sustainable polymeric fibres from food waste material