Title: New uses of biomaterials: understanding the challenges for translating into products/technology
Speaker: Prof. Azam Ali，University of Otago
Venue:Room 306, Pulp and Paper Engineering National Key Laboratory Building D, Wushan Campus
Time: December 2, Monday, 10：00
An essential superhydrophilic attribute consisting of large quantities of biobased materials that was adapted to construct smart materials and devices in developing added value products and technology for biomedical and agricultural applications which will feature in this presentation. I shall also discuss a novel reconstituted process that we have developed to create smart and functional materials and devices consisting of biobased (biomass) materials largely biopolymers. During the research and development stage, it was illustrated that the biobased materials converted into new or added value biomaterials and devices/products that exhibited remarkable performance toward above mentioned applications. However, there are major challenges when translating this into tangible and commercial products/technology. In this presentation, I shall try to highlight a number of specific devices and technology that were developed by my research team, and the challenges that we encountered during this translation process. Furthermore, the critical challenges in designing and/or developing products and devices/technology associated with cost and end-user applications will also be emphasised.
Announced by the School of Light Industry and Engineering