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Functional Modification of Bamboo or Bamboo-based Composites

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023 (closed)

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Yuxiang Huang, Associate Professor, Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China.
Yuxiang Huang received his Ph.D. in Wood Science and Technology from Beijing Forestry University in 2017. He is now working as an associate professor at the Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry. His research concentrates on the fundamental research of interpretation of bamboo structure and multi-scale reorganization of bamboo. He published 68 peer-review articles in international peer review journals with more than 1500 citations.

Yuan Zhu, Associate Professor, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, China.
Yuan Zhu is an associate professor in Central South University of Forestry and Technology. He received his doctoral degree in Beijing Forestry University. He has published more than 20 papers and granted 8 patents. His research interests have been focused on fiber reinforced composites, lignocellulose modification, wood/bamboo decay and mold prevention of lignocellulose.


Bamboo is rapidly renewable, biodegradable, and can be used for land restoration and carbon sequestration. Compared with wood, bamboo culms are hard, strong, flexible and wear-resistant. All these characteristics make bamboo become a feasible supplement to the reduction of global timber supply, which is used for traditional furniture and new bio-based industrial and construction applications. In the past few years, a variety of bamboo composites have been developed, among which the most notable are bamboo scrimber, laminate bamboo lumber, bamboo strand-based composites. In addition, functional materials such as flexible capacitors, micro-reactors, and microcapsules have also been developed using bamboo.

However, as a biomass material, bamboo has the disadvantages of easy moisture absorption, flammability and easy to be eroded by microorganisms. In addition, the porous hierarchical structure and pronounced anisotropy of bamboo has not been fully developed. Therefore, functional modification of bamboo and bamboo-based composites is needed to overcome their shortcomings and improve their properties for specialised applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

• Research and advanced characterization of multi-scale structure of bamboo

• Functional modification of bamboo or bamboo-based composites such as flame retardancy, mildew resistance and mechanical property enhancement, etc.

• Preparation, properties, and applications of advanced bamboo-based materials


Bamboo, Bamboo-based composites, Structural characterization, Functional modification

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