FibreNet Seminar

Future trends in bio-based fibers

Open online seminar held 6th-7th September 2021


Included application areas:
Paper & packaging
Biomedical textiles & cell scaffolds
Life cycle assessment








Presentation slides






5 keynote talks from the top specialists of the field:


Time (CEST)

                                       Keynote speaker & topic (click the speaker's name for short biography and abstract)

Day 1




Dr. Vincent Placet - FEMTO-ST Institute (France)

Durability of bio-based composites: recent advances and remaining challenges

Day 1




Prof. Markus Biesalski - Technical University Darmstadt (Germany)

Paper-water interactions: understanding and controlling wetting, transport and mechanical properties in functional paper sheets

Day 1




Prof. Orlando Rojas - The University of British Columbia (Canada)

Future prospects of nanochitin, a close relative of cellulosic nanomaterial

Day 2




Prof. Lars Berglund - KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Nanostructured and ecofriendly (ligno)cellulose biocomposites – do we need a polymer matrix?

Day 1


Note: changed time




Prof. Ali Khademhosseini - Terasaki Institute (CA, US)

Engineering for personalized medicine



FibreNet is an innovative EU-funded H2020-MSCA-ITN project that trains PhDs. It is a coalition of 7 European universities and 8 industrial organizations operating in the field of fibres. The common goal is finding comprehensive solutions to improve and tailor the properties of fibre products. This would enable new environmentally friendly products and products with totally new functionalities. The focus is on bio-based fibres, either natural or man-made in origin. Method development covers functionalization, characterization, modelling&simulation, fabrication and life cycle assessment of fibres and fibre-based products.

In the FibreNet seminar, all the 15 FibreNet projects showcase their research and results.


15 topical presentations from our PhD fellows: