Plenary speakers and Keynote Lectures


4th International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers (BIOPOL-2013)



Plenary Speakers



LUIGI NICOLAIS. University of Naples “Federico II (Italy).

Title to be announced


PHILIPPE DUBOIS. University of Mons (Belgium)

"Polylactide-based materials: from stereo-controlled polymerization by reactive extrusion to high performance nanocomposites"


MARIO MALINCONICO. Istituto di Chimica e Tecnologia dei Polimeri (Italy)

"Compostable and soil degradable plastics: when the innovation is driven by environmental needs"


JULIO SAN ROMÁN. Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros. CSIC. (Spain)

Title to be announced.





LUC AVEROUS. University of Strasbourg. (France)

“Dimerized fatty acids as building blocks - Towards new and biobased macromolecular architectures”


LARS BERGLUND. KTH. Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

“High performance biocomposites based on cellulose or chitin nanofibers - strength, ductility and moisture resistance”


STEFANO FIORI. Condensia Química S.A. (Spain)

"Impact strength modifiers for wood fibres/PLA composites"

ALESSANDRO GANDINI. Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC) (Brazil)

“Marriage of plant oils and furans to deliver new polymers through click chemistry”


CARMEN MIJANGOS. Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros. CSIC. (Spain)

"Polymer microparticles by conventional methods and microfluidics"


RAMANI NARAYAN. Michigan State University (USA)

"Misuse and Abuse of Biodegradability Claims in the Marketplace and in the Scientific Literature - Understanding the Science and exploring the problems and issues"


JOSÉ MARÍA LAGARON. Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos. CSIC. (Spain)

"Fully Renewable High Barrier Biopolyester-Based Structures"


SUPRAKAS SINHA RAY. National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials. CSIR (South Africa)

“Role of Organoclay in Property Optimization of Biodegradable Polylactide/Poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate] Blends”

Under the auspices of

Biopol 2013 - ECNP Biopol 2013 - Università di Perugia Biopol 2013 - Universidad de Alicante Biopol 2013 - CSIC


Biopol 2013 - Condesia
Biopol 2013 - Corbion