RISE® 2016 Conference Speakers

List of last year's speakers and presentations


Richard Al Hadi
Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA
Electronic Sensors for Quality Control Applications for Nonwoven Products

Simon Browne
Manager Strategic Business Unit, Freudenberg Performance Materials
From Moisture Management to Water Blocking: FREUDENBERG INNOVATING TOGETHER

Bob Carney
Director Of SMART Technology, Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Patented SMART® Machine Automation Technology Now Measures Nip Intensity in Real Time for Nonwovens Manufacturers

Chuck Carr
Sr. Director Global Olefins, IHS Chemical
Raw Material for Nonwovens: The What, the Where, the Who....and the Future

Alexandre Correa
New Business Executive Manager, Suzano Pulp & Paper
BEKP FLUFF PULP: Product Developments and Short-Fiber Benefits for Nonwoven and Absorbent Products

Debbie Dekleva
Wild Idea Cultivator, Monarch Flyway
Milking a Weed: Past, Present and Future of Milkweed Fiber

Melik Demirel
Professor Of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
A Revolution in Nonwoven Fabrics: Self-healing Biopolymers

Judson Fidler
Technical Customer Service Manager, Suzano Pulp And Paper
BEKP FLUFF PULP: Product Developments and Short-Fiber Benefits for Nonwoven and Absorbent Products

James Henry
Senior Research Engineer, Arkema Inc.
Kynar® Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Meltblown Fibers

Brad Kalil
Director Of Market Research And Statistics, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
How Technology Drives Demand in the Nonwovens Markets

Neda Keshavarzi
Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Planck Institute Of Colloids And Interfaces
Nanocellulose-Zeolite Composite Films for Odor Elimination

Rick Klaus
Technical Sales, Osprey Corporation
Airflow System Design, Air-Balancing and System Optimization for the Hygienic-Converting- and Nonwovens Industry

Alexander A. Koukoulas, Ph.D.
Technology & Innovation Strategist,
Wet-laid Forming: Where Do We Go from Here?
Dinner with Industry Thought Leaders

Nicholas Mallos
Director-Trash Free Seas, Ocean Conservancy
Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: The Unintended Consequences of Microfibers in the Ocean

Andrew Maxey
Founder & President, Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling LLC
Recycled Carbon Fiber: Evaluation of Applications in Nonwovens

Ronald Pangrazi
Director, Engineered Fabrics Technology, Wacker Chemical Corporation
Assessment of Flushable Wipes — A 'Fatberg' Ate My Baby

Peter Ricchiuti
Assistant Dean Of Freeman School Of Business School And Professor Of Practice, Tulane University
Oils Well That End Well—An Insider's Look at the Economy

Jerry Rocha
President, Creative Machine Designs, Inc.
Forming Hook Fasteners Using Ultrasonics

Sophia Shelanski
Lab Operations Manager, Product Investigations Incorporated (PII)
Textiles and the Skin: Human Testing for Product Safety and Clinical Performance


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