ICNF 2017 - 3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers

ICNF Programme Available

The ICNF2017 scientific programme is already available


Papers - Scientific Journal

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Journal of Natural Fibers.


Selected papers will be included in a book entitled "Advances in Natural Fibre Composites: Raw Materials, Processing and Analysis"published by Springer. 


Selected papers will be published in Procedia Engineering by Elsevier



Keynote Speaker Annoucement

Alain Dufresne

Alain Dufresne
Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
“Cellulose Nanomaterials and Polymer Nanocomposites”

Sabu Thomas

Sabu Thomas
Mahatma Gandhi University, India
"Manufacturing of Nanomaterials from Agro-Wastes and Production of
Eco-Friendly Bio-Nanocomposites"

Alexander Bismark

Alexander Bismarck
Polymer and Composite Engineering (PaCE) Group, United Kingdom
"Are Hierarchical Composite Structures the Route to Improve Properties
of Truly Green Composites?"

Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Müssig
University of Applied Sciences, Germany
"Bio-inspired and bio-based fibre-reinforced composite"

Ryszard Kozlowski

Prof. Dr. Ryszard Kozlowski
Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants, Poland
"Bast Plants – Flax and Hemp Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"

Rajesh Anandjiwala

Dr. Rajesh D. Anandjiwala
CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, South Africa
"Natural Fibres for Technical Applications in Value-added Products"

Sohel Rana

Dr. Sohel Rana
Fibrenamics, University of Minho, Portugal
"Development and Characterization of Microcrystalline Cellulose
Based Novel Multi-Scale Biocomposites"

Henry Li

Leonardo Simon
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
"Natural Fiber for Automotive Applications - Case Studies"

Orlando Rojas
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems,Aalto University, Finland
"Gel Spinning of Cellulose Nanostructures

Grants for young researchers

Five grants were awarded for PhD students to attend ICNF2017 with free registration.

The winners are:
Emilia Frydrysiak - Lodz University of Technology
Lachlan Thompson - Swinburne University of Technology
Daniel Magalhães de Oliveira - FEG/UNESP
Jana de Praez - KU Leuven
Babak Fathi - Center for Innovation in Technological Eco-Design

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Sponsor

Send us your application to secretariat@icnf2017.fibrenamics.com

Visit Braga



It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend ICNF2017 - 3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers – Advanced Materials for a Greener World, to be held in the historical city of Braga (Portugal), from 21st to 23rd June 2017.

The conference is being organized by the University of Minho, through the Fibrenamics International Platform, and is focused on the latest scientific and technical advances in natural fibers and fiber-based materials, for advanced applications towards a greener world. The conference will bring together various universities, research and technological centers, companies and all those interested in these amazing materials called natural fibers. The conference aims to represent a forum for exchanging ideas, presenting the latest developments and trends, proposing new solutions and promoting international collaborations.

You are warmly invited to join us and enjoy ICNF2017. The Members of the Scientific and Organizing Committees look forward to meeting you in Braga!






  • - Application form (docpdf)
  • - Cond. of entry (pdf)
  • - Jury (doc, pdf)



Abstract submission

30th January 2017

Communication of acceptance

11st February 2017

Early Bird registration

31st March 2017

Award Application

31th May 2017