Exploring the Nanofiber Frontier: Reflecting on the First Season of Elmarco Webinars

May 21, 2023


Over the course of several months, a captivating webinar series took place, attracting over a thousand professionals and enthusiasts from the field of nanofiber research to explore the latest findings and applications. Presented research conducted on the Nanospider™ technology, shed light on the immense potential of nanofibers. With a diverse range of topics and esteemed speakers, the webinars provided invaluable insights into this fascinating field.


The enthusiasm and engagement from the audience have paved the way for a second season, scheduled to commence in September 2023.


In the meantime, you can remind yourself of all our lectures, which are available for free on our YouTube channel.


What did the first webinar series offer?

1. Webinar: Nanofibrous Materials for Medical Applications (November 1, 2022)

Speakers: Prof. RNDr. David Lukáš, CSc. & doc. Ing. Eva Kuželová Košťáková, Ph.D. (Technical University of Liberec)


The series commenced with an exploration of nanofibrous materials' potential in medical applications with focus on wound care. Renowned experts from the Technical University of Liberec, Prof. RNDr. David Lukáš and doc. Ing. Eva Kuželová Košťáková, shared their research insights in this critical area.




2. Webinar: Electrospinning of Nanoparticle‑Nanofiber Composites for Advanced Textile Applications (November 21, 2022)

Speaker: Stephen Farias, PhD (Materic LLC)


Stephen Farias, a distinguished researcher from Materic LLC, unveiled the cutting‑edge developments in the field of electrospinning, specifically focusing on the creation of nanoparticle‑nanofiber composites for advanced textile applications.



3. Webinar: Sustainable Electrospinning - Challenges, Opportunities, and Applications (January 30, 2023)

Speaker: Gordon Herwig, PhD (Empa)


Gordon Herwig, a prominent scientist from Empa, shed light on sustainable electrospinning, highlighting the challenges, opportunities, and wide‑ranging applications in this domain. The importance of sustainability in nanofiber production was emphasized.



4. Webinar: Electrospinning in Medical Applications (February 23, 2023)

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Dr. hab. Andrea Ehrmann (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences) and M.Sc. Henrik‑Alexander Christ (Fraunhofer WKI)


This special edition of the webinar series focused on the crucial role of electrospinning in medical applications. Esteemed speakers, Prof. Dr. Dr. hab. Andrea Ehrmann from Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and M.Sc. Henrik‑Alexander Christ from Fraunhofer WKI, shared their expertise in this interdisciplinary field.



5. Webinar: Electrospun Membranes for Photocatalytic Applications (March 30, 2023)

Speaker: Mathieu Grandcolas, PhD (SINTEF)


Concluding the series, Mathieu Grandcolas, an accomplished researcher from SINTEF, discussed the utilization of electrospun membranes for photocatalytic applications. This webinar shed light on the potential of nanofibers to contribute to sustainable and efficient energy solutions.



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