The 2017 edition of the Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference (ANNIC) was held in Rome, Italy from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th October 2017.
This third edition of the conference gathered more than 280 delegates (mainly from academia) from 51 countries. Plenary sessions were held in the morning, whilst poster sessions and talks took place every afternoon. The ISOBIO project was showcased during the last day. The audience showed a lot of interest in the progress and technology presented, which highlighted the fact that using bio-materials for construction could be a solution in countries where conventional construction materials are more expensive. Finishing on a joyful note, the best talk prize, presented by Environmental Science: Nano – The Royal Society of Chemistry, was awarded to Marion Bourebrab (PhD student based at TWI Ltd.) for her presentation ‘Development of highly repellent silica nanoparticles for protection of bio-based insulation composite materials’.