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Arturo U-Rodriguez received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing (CBBP) in 2010. He worked at the CBBP as Research Associate until 2011 in modification of carbohydrates/polysaccharides and applied biotechnology. He obtained his M.Sc. in 2002 at the Department of Wood, Pulp and Paper Ing. Karl Augustin Grellman, University of Guadalajara (UdeG) (Mexico) in Forest Products and the B.Sc. in 2000 from the University of Michoacan (UMSNH), Mexico in Engineering of Wood Science and Technology. He is currently involved in the processing of bio-materials and the development of novel composites and fiber/particle reinforced thermoplastics.
Kunyu Zhang received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Qingdao University in 2001, and M.Sc and PhD. in polymer chemistry and physics from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS. His previous post doctorate work includes research at the RIKEN, Japan from 2009 to 2011. His research interests include biodegradable polymers from renewable source, nanostructure polymer blends and composites, polymer processing, and synthesis and characterization of polyolefin based block copolymer.
Mohamed A. Abdelwahab was born in 1981 and was raised in Tanta, Egypt. He completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt (B.Sc. 1998). He has a M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry from Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt in 2008. From August 2006 to December 2006, he was a research scholar at the Department of Material Science, Toyohashi University, Toyohashi, Japan. During 2009-2012, he continued his studies at Pisa University where he received his Ph.D. degree in Biomaterial. From June 2011 to December 2011, he was a visiting research associate in USDA, Western Regional Research Center (WRRC), Albany, CA, USA. He joined Tanta University Chemistry staff in 2012 as a Lecturer. His main research interests are polymer science, nanocomposites, biopolymers, renewable resources and eco-compatible materials. His current work involves development of green composites from bio-based polymers.