Recent research conducted by Fu and colleagues (2017) has shown increased hydration and improvements of flexural strength of cement pastes when cellulose nanocrystals are included as an additive. The researchers examined nine different cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), each made with different raw material sources and processing techniques. The CNC additives were tested with two cement compositions: Type I/II and Type V cements. Results demonstrated that adding CNCs to cement paste increased hydration in all of the cement mixtures. Additionally, adding CNCs increased flexural strength up to 20% in both types of cement. Interestingly, there were differences in the performances of the various CNC-cement composites, suggesting the raw material source and production techniques used to make CNCs can affect their performance characteristics when used as a cement additive. P3 Nano (a collaboration of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory) is funding a project in Yreka, California to build a cement bridge deck containing CNCs.
IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food
Date: July 15-18, 208
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Jo Anne Shatkin is invited to present, "Establishing the Safety of Cellulose Nanomaterials for Food Related Uses” at the Institute for Food Technologists Annual Conference. Join creative minds working in the science of food and technology from all over the world at this year's IFT18 to discuss, explore, collaborate, inspire, learn, and contribute to the future of food.
Registration is open. Register today
SRA 2018 Annual Meeting
Meeting Date: December 2-6, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Join SRA for the 2018 Annual Meeting to discuss and share ideas about risk analysis with risk enthusiasts from around the world! Attendees of the SRA annual meetings are scientists and practitioner who are trained in multiple disciplines and work with a variety of different organization types. More information can be found by visiting SRA's event page.
NGA Global Graphene Expo & Conference
Meeting Date: October 15-17, 2018
Location: Austin, Texas-AT&T Center
Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin is pleased to serve on the Advisory Board for the National Graphene Association! We invite you to attend the 2018 Global Graphene Expo & Conference. Discuss and explore current and future graphene applications while networking with others working in the graphene commercial sector. The two day conference and expo includes talks, panel discussions, graphene product and idea showcases, investor pitches, and interaction with exhibitors.
Visit the NGA website to register to attend!
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date! The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this event will be: "Development and Resilience". More information to come.