News

2020

January

  • Congratulations to Mingyao and Jungang for their poster on DES treated LCNC being selected to present at the Environmental Innovates Awards workshop

2019

December

  • Welcome Prof. Hengfei Qin joining the SFB lab as visiting scholar. Prof. Qin is an Associate Professor from Jiangsu University of Technology

November

  • Xiaoshuai Han’s paper “Hydrogen-bonding-induced assembly of aligned cellulose nanofibers into ultrastrong and tough bulk materials” is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Great job! https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2019/TA/C9TA11118B#!divAbstract
  • Welcome Penghui Zhu joining the SFB lab as visiting PhD student. Penghui is a PhD. Student at South China University of Technology under supervision of Prof. Gang Chen

October

  • Welcome Prof. Xueyong Ren joining the SFB lab as visiting scholar. Prof. Ren is an Associate Professor from Beijing Forestry University

September

  • Welcome Sibo Tian and Yi Zheng joining the SFB lab as Master students;
  • Welcome Qinqin Zhang joining the SFB lab as visiting PhD student. Qinqin is a PhD. Student at Beijing Forestry University under supervision of Prof. Junwen Pu;
  • Yuhang Ye presented his research on “Nanocellulose hybrid hydrogels for ionotronics assembly” at the 2019 BPI Researcher Day;
  • Hale Oguzlu presented her research on “3D printability of cellulose” at the 2019 BPI Researcher Day

August

  • Dr. Jiang was invited to give a talk on “Advanced assembly and application of cellulose nanofibrils as functional biomaterials” at the 2019 International Conference on Eco-Textile, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

July

  • Welcome Zhengyang (Jason) Yu joining the SFB lab as undergraduate volunteer. Jason is an undergraduate student in Wood Products Processing at UBC.

June

  • Jiang gave a talk on “Isolation of nanocellulose from biomass via non-traditional routes” at the 2019 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. Chiba, Japan;
  • Jiang was invited to give a talk on “Wood nanotechnologies for water treatment” at the Water & Environment Student Talks, Vancouver, BC.

May

  • Welcome Nancy Carolina Carrillo Enríquez joining the SFB lab as MITACS Globalink undergraduate intern. Nancy is from Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Jiang taught “Wood Chemistry” course in Nanjing Forestry University

April

  • Jiang gave a talk on “Cellulose nanofibrils as building blocks for advanced structures and applications” at the 257th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Orlando, FL.
  • Welcome Prof. Yuan Chen joining the SFB lab as Visiting Scholar. Yuan is an Assistant Professor at Chinese Academy of Forestry.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jiang for receiving The Comfort-Optimized Materials for Operational Resilience, Thermal-transport, and Survivability (COMFORTS) Micro-net from National Defense.

March

  • Dr. Jiang’s US Patent on “Nanocellulose aerogels and foams” is filed. https://patents.google.com/patent/US20190309144A1/en

February

  •  Dr. Jiang gave a talk on “Cellulose nanofibrils: adapting nature’s building block for advanced structure and functionality” at PaperWeek Canada, Montreal, ON, Canada.

January

  • Congratulations to Dr. Jiang for receiving seed fund from UBC Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute to work with Core Energy Recovery Solutions;

2018

December

  • Welcome Yuhang Ye joining the SFB lab as a Ph.D. student. Yuhang obtained M.S. degree from Aalto University in 2018. He is also the recipient of UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF).
  • Congratulations to Zhongqi Liu for winning to be one of top 10 graduate students in forestry, China.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jiang on receiving NSERC Engage grant with Lululemon Athletica Inc.

November

October

  • Welcome Weiye Song joining the SFB lab as undergraduate volunteer. Weiye is a third year undergraduate.
  • Welcome Jungang Jiang joining the SFB lab as visiting PhD student. Jungang is a PhD student at Beijing Forestry University under supervision of Prof. Runcang Sun.
  • Welcome Xiaoshuai Han joining the SFB lab as visiting PhD student. Xiaoshuai is a PhD. Student at Beijing Forestry University under supervision of Prof. Junwen Pu. His major focuses on the Functional Wood Composite.
  • October 5, 2018. Dr. Jiang was invited to give a talk at Lululemon Whitespace Lab, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • October 17, 2018. Congratulations to Dr. Jiang on receiving CFI JELF/BCKDF fund for research infrastructure.
  • October 24, 2018. The research from SFB was feature as the cover story in the Branchlines 2018 Fall issue.
  • October 28, 2018. Welcome Dr. Chen Xu joining the SFB lab as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

September

  • Welcome Zhongqi Liu joining the SFB lab as undergraduate volunteer.
  • Welcome Mingyao Song joining the SFB. Mingyao will pursue his PhD degree at UBC.
  • September 28, 2018. Dr. Jiang was invited to give a talk at FPInnovations, Vancouver, BC, Canada

July

June

  • Welcome Sibo Tian joining the SFB lab as undergraduate volunteer.
  • June 13, 2018. Dr. Jiang gave a talk at TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  • June 15, 2018. Dr. Jiang was invited to serve on the TAPPI International Nanotechnology Division Student Committee Career Roundtable.

April

  • April 24, 2018. Dr. Jiang was invited to give a talk at Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China.
  • April 17 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Jiang on receiving his first NSERC Discovery Grant;
  • April 19 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Jiang on receiving research fund from Alberta Innovates on lignin modification;

March

Janunary

  • January 2, 2018. The Sustainable Functional Biomaterials Laboratory Starts.