Keynote speaker introduction: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bechtold – Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck
The Biocolours Conference 2018 is pleased to announce Prof. Dr. Thomas Bechtold as keynote speaker. As professor and Head of the Research Institute of Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Thomas Bechtold is a leading expert in the fields of electrochemical processes, fiber research, polymer chemistry, textile physiology and textile clothing. He published over 260 scientific articles on these subjects. Also, he edited the Handbook of Natural Colorants, in the Wiley series in renewable resources.
In his keynote a broad overview of the field of biocolours will be given, including the recent developments and the challenges we face. Bechtold: “Physically bringing all these scientists and experts on Biocolours together for the first time will hopefully give a boost to the industry.”