After the previous editions held in Paris (2010), Saragoza (2013), Dijon (2015), and Porto (2017), the next edition of the International meeting on Material/Bioproduct Interaction (MATBIM) will be hosted by the Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS) of the University of Milan. MATBIM2019 will take place in Milan from May 8 to 10, 2019, at the historical Ca’ Granda main campus of the University of Milan.
This meeting will run under the heading “Bridging the gap between Academia and Industry”. Therefore, it is our aim to cover fundamental aspects of food and bioproduct packaging materials to boost the technological transfer to the industrial field, specifically focusing on three main themes:
  • Mass transfer and food and bioproduct/material interactions
  • New trends toward environmentally friendly materials
  • New materials through nanotechnology routes
MATBIM2019 will provide a platform to bring together researchers from academia and industry, as well as students, practitioners, and experts in the field to share new ideas and contribute the latest findings related to the packaging materials science and technology. The conference will feature the following: Milano is the most dynamic, international, and trendy city in Italy. The beautiful location and its proximity to famous attractions (Duomo square, Castello Sforzesco, Shopping district) will make MATBIM2019 a rewarding event!

We look forward to seeing you in Milan.

Stefano Farris
Conference chair

With the special support of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology - INSTM