Project Portfolio 


Wood derived nano-enhanced aerospace products

Vincent D'Arienzo, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd.

Use of NCC as an Additive in Clear Coatings

Pierre Blanchet, FPInnovations

Cellulose Filament-Reinforced Packaging Products

Makhlouf Laleg, FPInnovations

The Compatibilisation of NCC for Dispersion in Other Matrices

Jean Bouchard, FPInnovations

Using NCC in Adhesives

Xiang-Ming Wang, FPInnovations

Application of NCC for High-Performance Textiles

Jean Bouchard, FPInnovations

Encapsulation of natural antimicrobial agents into PLA-NCC films for protection of food products

Monique Lacroix, Institut Armand-Frappier (INRS)

Substitution of Fossil Fuel Based Latex with CNC

Balazs Tolnai, Kruger


Inks Based on NCC for Enhanced Colour and Encryption

Mark Andrews, McGill University


Mesoporous Paper: New Nanoporous Membranes from Nanocrystalline Cellulose

Mark MacLachlan, University of British Columbia


Drug Delivery Systems using NCC as a Drug Carrier 

David Plackett, University of British Columbia

New Processing Methods for Chiral Nematic Structures

Mark MacLachlan, University of British Columbia

Opaque and Aqueous Nanocomposite Wood Coatings

Bernard Riedl, Université Laval


Multi-layer Wood Coatings
Bernard Riedl, Université Laval


Nano-Reinforced Foams from Nanocrystalline Cellulose and Thermoplastics

Denis Rodrigue, Université Laval 


Investigating Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) as Loss Circulation Material in Drilling Fluids

Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta


Multiscale Modeling of the Structure and Thermodynamics of Chemically Modified NCC for Rational Design of NCC-based Nanocomposites, Gels, and Foams

Andriy Kovalenko, University of Alberta


Modification, functionalization and application of NCC in personal home care, coating and biomedical systems

Michael Tam, University of Waterloo


NCC-reinforced polycarbonate for automotive applications

Leonardo Simon, University of Waterloo


Improving the Performance of Finishing Oils with Nanoparticles

Ahmed Koubaa, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)


Molecular Modeling of NanoCrystalline Cellulose

Sylvain Robert, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)


Functionalized Mechanical Paper and Board Grades Using NCC/NFC/Nano‐pigment Structuring

Patrice Mangin, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)

Monitoring and Controlling Nanoparticle Dispersion

Carmel Jolicoeur, Université de Sherbrooke

Investigating NCC as Potential Unique Performance Enhancing Agent in Polymer Systems Used in the Manufacturing of Automotive & Construction Products

Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation


Graft modified NCC/Polyurethane Interpenetrating Networks

Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation



















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