Keynote & Lunch Speakers

June 11 - 14, 2018 | Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center | Madison, Wisconsin

Opening Keynote Speaker


Monday, 11 June 2018



"Driving the Automotive Industry Using Sustainable Materials"

Alper Kiziltas, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Sustainable Biomaterials and Plastic Research Group
Ford Motor Company

Dr. Kiziltas' particular interests lie in sustainable materials such as bio-based and recycled resins, natural fiber composites,
and nanofillers-reinforced foams and composites. He is a graduate of the University of Maine where he received his Master’s
and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Forest Resources. He has published over 50 papers and presentations in peer-reviewed
journals and conferences and holds 5 patent disclosures.

Lunch Speakers

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 


Yinyong Li

"FogKicker from Nanocellulose: A Journey from Lab to Market"

Yinyong Li, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and CTO
Treaty, LLC

Sponsored by CelluForce

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

 Akira Isogai
"Present Situation and Future Prospects of Nanocellulose R&D in Japan"


Akira Isogai, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomaterial Sciences
University of Tokyo

Sponsored by Nanocellulose Forum

Thursday, 14 June 2018

 Michael Goergen
"Beyond Nano: Why Tiny Bits of Trees Make a Big Difference for Forests"

Michael T. Goergen, Jr.
Vice President for Innovation and Director, P3Nano
U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities