The Advanced Course on Fibre-based Materials and Products offers a unique chance to learn about the most important topics related to fibrous materials from the pioneering scientists in the field. Specially organized for the young researchers and scientists, this course aims at providing advanced scientific knowledge and understanding on fibre based materials as well as discussing the key issues related to product development and marketing. The scientific lecture sessions will cover various timely topics including production and application of functional nanofibres, renewable and bio-nanofibres, smart fibrous systems, advanced fibrous structures, multi-functional composite materials and innovative fiber based products. In-depth scientific discussions on the fundamental and basic concepts as well as on the most recent scientific and technological advancements in the field of fibre science and technology will be addressed in these sessions. The processes and strategies to transform the scientific knowledge and understanding in to value added market products will also be discussed. The participants will get the opportunity to interact with these experts to discuss their quarries and thoughts.
Besides, representatives from leading organizations and companies producing or using fibre-based products such as RILEM (civil construction), TENSINET (architecture), 3B´s (medical), LABIOMEP (sports), CEiiA (transports) and AITEX (protection) will deliver talks on the product development and market perspectives, based on their long experience in this filed. This course will also include exhibition and demonstration of high value and innovative products developed or used by these organizations.

Scientific Lectures

Seeram Ramakrishna

Nanofibers and Nanomaterials-Emerging Opportunities

Seeram Ramakrishna
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Orlando Rojas

Development of Advanced Materials from Lignin and Nano/micro-celluloses
Orlando J. Rojas
Aalto University (Finland)

Frank Ko

Textile Structural Composites: From strong to smart composites
Frank Ko
The University of British Columbia (Canada)

Hong Hu

Advanced Fibrous Structures

Hong Hu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China)

Karl Schulte

Advanced Composite Materials

Karl Schulte
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)

Raul Fangueiro

Innovative Fiber-based Products

Raul Fangueiro
University of Minho (Portugal)

Patricia Vicente

Impact of Advanced Materials on European Defence Capabilities and EDA’s work
Patricia López Vicente
EDA – European Defence Agency (Belgium)


Market Lectures

Overview on Biobased Building Material made with plant aggregate
Sofiane Amziane
RILEM – International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (France)

New materials for sports: design, development and performance
João Paulo Vilas-Boas
LABIOMEP – Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (Portugal)

The Fibrous World in Regenerative Medicine
Albino Martins
3B’s Research Group in Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics (Portugal)

Tensile Surface Structures: Design, analysis and research
Marijke Mollaert
Tensinet – Association for tensioned membrane structures (Belgium)

Fibre on cost and weight reduction for vehicle of the future
Alexandre da Silva Teixeira
CEiiA – Center for Excellence and Innovation in the Automotive Industry (Portugal)

Textiles based personal protective equipment. Covering the whole value chain.
Jose Manuel Ramos
AITEX – Textile Industry Research Association (Spain)

Information

Date
13/14/15 – June, 2016

Venue
University of Minho – Guimarães, Portugal

The Advanced Course will take place at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal

Programme

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08.00h – 08.30h

08.30h – 10.30h
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10.30h – 11.00h

11.00h – 13.00h
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13.00h – 14.00h

14.00h – 16.00h
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16.00h – 16.30h

16.30h – 18.30h
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18.30h – 19.30h

19.30h

20.30h

Day 1 | 13 June 2016


Welcome Desk | Registration

Nanofibers and Nanomaterials-Emerging Opportunities
Seeram Ramakrishna
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Coffee Break

Development of Advanced Materials from Lignin and Nano/micro-celluloses
Orlando Rojas
Aalto University (Finland)
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Lunch Break

Textile Structural Composites: From strong to smart composites
Frank K. Ko
University of British Columbia (Canada)
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Coffee Break

Advanced Fibrous Structures
Hong Hu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China)
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Individual Meetings

End of Session

Day 2 | 14 June 2016


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Advanced Composite Materials
Karl Schulte
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, (Germany)
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Coffee Break

Innovative Fiber-based Products
Raul Fangueiro
University of Minho (Portugal)

Impact of Advanced Materials on European Defence Capabilities and EDA’s work
Patricia López Vicente
EDA – European Defence Agency (Belgium)

Lunch Break

Overview on Biobased Building Material made with plant aggregate
Sofiane Amziane
RILEM – International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (France)

Coffee Break

New materials for sports: design, development and performance
João Paulo Vilas-Boas
LABIOMEP – Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (Portugal)

Individual Meetings

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Networking Dinner

Day 3 | 15 June 2016


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The Fibrous World in Regenerative Medicine
Albino Martins
3B’s Research Group in Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics (Portugal)
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Coffee Break

Tensile Surface Structures: Design, analysis and research
Marijke Mollaert
Tensinet – Association for tensioned membrane structures (Belgium)
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Lunch Break

Fibre on cost and weight reduction for vehicle of the future
Alexandre da Silva Teixeira
Center for Excellence and Innovation in the Automotive Industry (Portugal)
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Coffee Break

Textiles based personal protective equipment. Covering the whole value chain
Jose Manuel Ramos
Textile Industry Research Association (Spain)

Individual Meetings

Closing Session


Day 1 | 13 June 2016

08.00h – 08.30h
Welcome Desk | Registration

08.30h – 10.30h
Nanofibers and Nanomaterials-Emerging Opportunities
Seeram Ramakrishna
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

10.30h – 11.00h
Coffee Break

11.00h – 13.00h
Development of Advanced Materials from Lignin and Nano/micro-celluloses
Orlando Rojas
Aalto University (Finland)

13.00h – 14.00h
Lunch Break

14.00h – 16.00h
Textile Structural Composites: From strong to smart composites
Frank K. Ko
University of British Columbia (Canada)

16.00h – 16.30h
Coffee Break

16.30h – 18.30h
Advanced Fibrous Structures
Hong Hu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China)

18.30h – 19.30h
Individual Meetings

19.30h
End of Session


Day 2 | 14 June 2016

08.30h – 10.30h
Advanced Composite Materials
Karl Schulte
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, (Germany)

10.30h – 11.00h
Coffee Break

11.00h – 13.00h
Innovative Fiber-based Products
Raul Fangueiro
University of Minho (Portugal)

Impact of Advanced Materials on European Defence Capabilities and EDA’s work
Patricia López Vicente
EDA – European Defence Agency (Belgium)

13.00h – 14.00h
Lunch Break

14.00h – 16.00h
Overview on Biobased Building Material made with plant aggregate
Sofiane Amziane
RILEM – International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (France)

16.00h – 16.30h
Coffee Break

16.30h – 18.30h
New materials for sports: design, development and performance
João Paulo Vilas-Boas
LABIOMEP – Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (Portugal)

18.30h – 19.30h
Individual Meetings

20.30h
Networking Dinner


Day 3 | 15 June 2016

08.30h – 10.30h
The Fibrous World in Regenerative Medicine
Albino Martins
3B’s Research Group in Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics (Portugal)

10.30h – 11.00h
Coffee Break

11.00h – 13.00h
Tensile Surface Structures: Design, analysis and research
Marijke Mollaert
Tensinet – Association for tensioned membrane structures (Belgium)

13.00h – 14.00h
Lunch Break

14.00h – 16.00h
Fibre on cost and weight reduction for vehicle of the future
Alexandre da Silva Teixeira
Center for Excellence and Innovation in the Automotive Industry (Portugal)

16.00h – 16.30h
Coffee Break

16.30h – 18.30h
Personal Protection
AITEX
Textile Industry Research Association

18.30h – 19.30h
Individual Meetings

19.30h
Closing Session

Fees

Up to 15th May 2016
750 €

After 15th May 2016
900 €


Includes access to all sessions, access to individual meetings, documentation, coffee breaks and lunches

Discount
10% for research groups/centres with 3 or more registrations
10% for PhD students
* Non comulative discounts

Reimbursement from cancellation
50% until 13/MAY/2016
0% after 14/MAY/2016

Transportation

From Porto to Guimarães
If you come from abroad, please make your travel arrangements to fly to Porto (OPO). Many Low Cost companies operate to Porto.
From Porto airport to Guimarães it is about 50 km and you can:

Take a taxi (about 60 €, good if you are a group of 3)

Get a bus at the airport, the price is about 7,5 euros (book in advance at getbus)

Rent a car at the airport (take A28 direction Valença, take A3 direction Braga/Valença, take A7 direction Guimarães)

Take the Metro to Campanhã train station, direct. After leaving arrivals area, follow the Metro signs to the -1 floor, get a pre-boarding Z4 ticket (Andante) from machines and validate it before boarding; 33-36 min., 1,80 € (+ 0,50 € the first time so keep the Andante as you can reload it next time).
In Campanhã train station get a ticket (3,00 €) and take the urban train to Guimarães, 1 h 11 min., direct, no changes. Trains leave nearly every hour at 25 min. past the hour*.
From Guimarães train station, walk or take a taxi to your hotel.


* At rush hours trains might be very busy. It may be worth taking the train at S. Bento station, in the city centre. In this case change metro at Trindade and take the yellow line to S. Bento, 2 stops in the direction of Santo Ovídeo. Trains leave S. Bento at 20 min. past the hour.


Accomodation

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Hotel Guimarães ★★★★

Hotel Fundador ★★★

Villa Hotels ★★★★

Hotel Toural ★★★★

Hotel Ibis ★★


Single (€)


80

55

55

52

39

Double/Twin (€)


90

60

65

75

39

Distance from Venue


2,7 Km

2,6 Km

2,7 Km

1,3 Km

1,7 Km

Hotel Guimarães ★★★★
Single – 80€
Double/Twin – 90€
Distance from Venue – 2,7Km

Hotel Fundador ★★★
Single – 55€
Double/Twin – 60€
Distance from Venue – 2,6Km

Villa Hotels ★★★★
Single – 55€
Double/Twin – 65€
Distance from Venue – 2,7Km

Hotel Toural ★★★★
Single – 52€
Double/Twin – 75€
Distance from Venue – 1,3Km

Hotel Ibis ★★
Single – 39€
Double/Twin – 39€
Distance from Venue – 1,7Km


*Hotel Prices to be confirmed

+ Lectures

Scientific Lectures

Seeram Ramakrishna

Nanofibers and Nanomaterials-Emerging Opportunities

Seeram Ramakrishna
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Orlando Rojas

Development of Advanced Materials from Lignin and Nano/micro-celluloses
Orlando J. Rojas
Aalto University (Finland)

Frank Ko

Textile Structural Composites: From strong to smart composites
Frank Ko
The University of British Columbia (Canada)

Hong Hu

Advanced Fibrous Structures

Hong Hu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China)

Karl Schulte

Advanced Composite Materials

Karl Schulte
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)

Raul Fangueiro

Innovative Fiber-based Products

Raul Fangueiro
University of Minho (Portugal)

Patricia Vicente

Impact of Advanced Materials on European Defence Capabilities and EDA’s work
Patricia López Vicente
EDA – European Defence Agency (Belgium)


Market Lectures

Overview on Biobased Building Material made with plant aggregate
Sofiane Amziane
RILEM – International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (France)

New materials for sports: design, development and performance
João Paulo Vilas-Boas
LABIOMEP – Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (Portugal)

The Fibrous World in Regenerative Medicine
Albino Martins
3B’s Research Group in Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics (Portugal)

Tensile Surface Structures: Design, analysis and research
Marijke Mollaert
Tensinet – Association for tensioned membrane structures (Belgium)

Fibre on cost and weight reduction for vehicle of the future
Alexandre da Silva Teixeira
CEiiA – Center for Excellence and Innovation in the Automotive Industry (Portugal)

Textiles based personal protective equipment. Covering the whole value chain.
Jose Manuel Ramos
AITEX – Textile Industry Research Association (Spain)

+ Information

Information

Date
13/14/15 – June, 2016

Venue
University of Minho – Guimarães, Portugal

The Advanced Course will take place at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal

+ Programme

Programme

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08.00h – 08.30h

08.30h – 10.30h
.
.
.
.

10.30h – 11.00h

11.00h – 13.00h
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

13.00h – 14.00h

14.00h – 16.00h
.
.
.
.
.

16.00h – 16.30h

16.30h – 18.30h
.
.
.
.

18.30h – 19.30h

19.30h

20.30h

Day 1 | 13 June 2016


Welcome Desk | Registration

Nanofibers and Nanomaterials-Emerging Opportunities
Seeram Ramakrishna
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Coffee Break

Development of Advanced Materials from Lignin and Nano/micro-celluloses
Orlando Rojas
Aalto University (Finland)
.
.
.
.

Lunch Break

Textile Structural Composites: From strong to smart composites
Frank K. Ko
University of British Columbia (Canada)
.
.

Coffee Break

Advanced Fibrous Structures
Hong Hu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China)
.

Individual Meetings

End of Session

Day 2 | 14 June 2016


.

Advanced Composite Materials
Karl Schulte
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, (Germany)
.

Coffee Break

Innovative Fiber-based Products
Raul Fangueiro
University of Minho (Portugal)

Impact of Advanced Materials on European Defence Capabilities and EDA’s work
Patricia López Vicente
EDA – European Defence Agency (Belgium)

Lunch Break

Overview on Biobased Building Material made with plant aggregate
Sofiane Amziane
RILEM – International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (France)

Coffee Break

New materials for sports: design, development and performance
João Paulo Vilas-Boas
LABIOMEP – Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (Portugal)

Individual Meetings

.

Networking Dinner

Day 3 | 15 June 2016


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The Fibrous World in Regenerative Medicine
Albino Martins
3B’s Research Group in Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics (Portugal)
.

Coffee Break

Tensile Surface Structures: Design, analysis and research
Marijke Mollaert
Tensinet – Association for tensioned membrane structures (Belgium)
.
.
.

Lunch Break

Fibre on cost and weight reduction for vehicle of the future
Alexandre da Silva Teixeira
Center for Excellence and Innovation in the Automotive Industry (Portugal)
.

Coffee Break

Textiles based personal protective equipment. Covering the whole value chain
Jose Manuel Ramos
Textile Industry Research Association (Spain)

Individual Meetings

Closing Session


Day 1 | 13 June 2016

08.00h – 08.30h
Welcome Desk | Registration

08.30h – 10.30h
Nanofibers and Nanomaterials-Emerging Opportunities
Seeram Ramakrishna
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

10.30h – 11.00h
Coffee Break

11.00h – 13.00h
Development of Advanced Materials from Lignin and Nano/micro-celluloses
Orlando Rojas
Aalto University (Finland)

13.00h – 14.00h
Lunch Break

14.00h – 16.00h
Textile Structural Composites: From strong to smart composites
Frank K. Ko
University of British Columbia (Canada)

16.00h – 16.30h
Coffee Break

16.30h – 18.30h
Advanced Fibrous Structures
Hong Hu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China)

18.30h – 19.30h
Individual Meetings

19.30h
End of Session


Day 2 | 14 June 2016

08.30h – 10.30h
Advanced Composite Materials
Karl Schulte
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, (Germany)

10.30h – 11.00h
Coffee Break

11.00h – 13.00h
Innovative Fiber-based Products
Raul Fangueiro
University of Minho (Portugal)

Impact of Advanced Materials on European Defence Capabilities and EDA’s work
Patricia López Vicente
EDA – European Defence Agency (Belgium)

13.00h – 14.00h
Lunch Break

14.00h – 16.00h
Overview on Biobased Building Material made with plant aggregate
Sofiane Amziane
RILEM – International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (France)

16.00h – 16.30h
Coffee Break

16.30h – 18.30h
New materials for sports: design, development and performance
João Paulo Vilas-Boas
LABIOMEP – Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (Portugal)

18.30h – 19.30h
Individual Meetings

20.30h
Networking Dinner


Day 3 | 15 June 2016

08.30h – 10.30h
The Fibrous World in Regenerative Medicine
Albino Martins
3B’s Research Group in Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics (Portugal)

10.30h – 11.00h
Coffee Break

11.00h – 13.00h
Tensile Surface Structures: Design, analysis and research
Marijke Mollaert
Tensinet – Association for tensioned membrane structures (Belgium)

13.00h – 14.00h
Lunch Break

14.00h – 16.00h
Fibre on cost and weight reduction for vehicle of the future
Alexandre da Silva Teixeira
Center for Excellence and Innovation in the Automotive Industry (Portugal)

16.00h – 16.30h
Coffee Break

16.30h – 18.30h
Personal Protection
AITEX
Textile Industry Research Association

18.30h – 19.30h
Individual Meetings

19.30h
Closing Session

+ Fees

Fees

Up to 15th May 2016
750 €

After 15th May 2016
900 €


Includes access to all sessions, access to individual meetings, documentation, coffee breaks and lunches

Discount
10% for research groups/centres with 3 or more registrations
10% for PhD students
* Non comulative discounts

Reimbursement from cancellation
50% until 13/MAY/2016
0% after 14/MAY/2016

+ Transportation

Transportation

From Porto to Guimarães
If you come from abroad, please make your travel arrangements to fly to Porto (OPO). Many Low Cost companies operate to Porto.
From Porto airport to Guimarães it is about 50 km and you can:

Take a taxi (about 60 €, good if you are a group of 3)

Get a bus at the airport, the price is about 7,5 euros (book in advance at getbus)

Rent a car at the airport (take A28 direction Valença, take A3 direction Braga/Valença, take A7 direction Guimarães)

Take the Metro to Campanhã train station, direct. After leaving arrivals area, follow the Metro signs to the -1 floor, get a pre-boarding Z4 ticket (Andante) from machines and validate it before boarding; 33-36 min., 1,80 € (+ 0,50 € the first time so keep the Andante as you can reload it next time).
In Campanhã train station get a ticket (3,00 €) and take the urban train to Guimarães, 1 h 11 min., direct, no changes. Trains leave nearly every hour at 25 min. past the hour*.
From Guimarães train station, walk or take a taxi to your hotel.


* At rush hours trains might be very busy. It may be worth taking the train at S. Bento station, in the city centre. In this case change metro at Trindade and take the yellow line to S. Bento, 2 stops in the direction of Santo Ovídeo. Trains leave S. Bento at 20 min. past the hour.


+ Accomodation

Accomodation

.


Hotel Guimarães ★★★★

Hotel Fundador ★★★

Villa Hotels ★★★★

Hotel Toural ★★★★

Hotel Ibis ★★


Single (€)


80

55

55

52

39

Double/Twin (€)


90

60

65

75

39

Distance from Venue


2,7 Km

2,6 Km

2,7 Km

1,3 Km

1,7 Km

Hotel Guimarães ★★★★
Single – 80€
Double/Twin – 90€
Distance from Venue – 2,7Km

Hotel Fundador ★★★
Single – 55€
Double/Twin – 60€
Distance from Venue – 2,6Km

Villa Hotels ★★★★
Single – 55€
Double/Twin – 65€
Distance from Venue – 2,7Km

Hotel Toural ★★★★
Single – 52€
Double/Twin – 75€
Distance from Venue – 1,3Km

Hotel Ibis ★★
Single – 39€
Double/Twin – 39€
Distance from Venue – 1,7Km


*Hotel Prices to be confirmed

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