Program Highlights

Nano 2017 will include...

Tuesday, 6 June

Session  12

4:00 – 5:30pm

Moderator: Hamdy Khalil, The WoodBridge Group


  • Dr. Kent Nielsen, 3M Canada

  • Dr. Toivo Kodas, Cabot Corporation

  • Dr. Deborah Mielewski, Ford Motor Company

  • Dr. Laurent Vidal, L'Oreal

  • Dr. Mohan Kanaka, Schlumberger





Tuesday, June 6 

5:30-7:30 pm

Sponsored by: 

Visit more than 40 which focus on additional applications, characterization and functionalization of cellulose and other renewable nanomaterials. The poster session and student poster competition is  held every year at the TAPPI Nano International Conference to showcase undergraduate and graduate research. Prizes are awarded to the top posters, entered into the competition, based on audience voting and the open format is perfect for interacting with industry representatives and other students! 



Monday, 5 June, 2017
8:30am – 11:30am
(Separate registration and fee required = $25.  Space limited to 50 participants.)



Kick off your 2017 TAPPI international Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials experience with a tour of FPInnovations.   FPInnovations specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partner.  


8:30am - Bus departs hotel
9:00am - Tour beings in auditorium with all participants for an overview
9:30am - Groups of 10-15 persons tour the facility

  • Aquatic Biology

  • Pilot Paper Machine

  • Refiners, Bio-sugars and CF

  • CNC Lab

  • Microscopy with expo of bioproducts

11:00am - Tour concludes
11:30am - Arrive back at hotel

Hosted by the Young Professionals Division

Monday, 5 June, 2017 
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Terrace des Festivals

This event, hosted by TAPPI’s Young Professionals Committee, is a great opportunity to network with a diverse group of young professionals in a relaxed environment while attending the 2017 TAPPI Nano Conference.  This event offers a great way to combine both business and social networking.  Enjoy drinks and appetizers with conference other YP’s as well as division representatives.    This event geared toward those who are 30 and under but is open to all conference attendees. 


Wednesday, 7 June, 2017
6:00pm – 10:15pm
(Separate registration and fee required = $100.  Space limited to 150 participants)

Join us on board Cavalier Maxim as we view the lights of Montreal while cruising the Saint Lawrence River.  Guests will be impressed by the beauty of the city and its surroundings as well as an exceptional dinner.  The nights concludes with a colorful fireworks display.  


  • Bus departs hotel: 6:00pm
  • Cruise departs: 7:00pm
  • Arrive back at pier: 11:00pm
  • Arrive back to hotel: 11:15pm


*Guest tickets are available = $175.  (Guest tickets do not include conference registration.)

About the Student Committee

The Nano Division Student Committee is dedicated to providing a global network that connects students and young professionals around the world, facilitating knowledge exchange, providing useful tools, advice, and encouragement, so that students pursue careers that advance the use of renewable and sustainable nanomaterials.

Go check out the Student Committee Activities

Download and print the 2017 Nano Conference Brochure (in PDF format).