Awards

2020 KINGFA Young Investigator Award

The 2020 KINGFA Young Investigator Award winner is Dr. Gustav Nyström, Head of Laboratory for Cellulose & Wood Materials, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Dr. Nyström has made significant contributions mainly within the field of nanocellulose but also within the field of amyloid fibril self-assembly and amyloid based functional materials. …

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Noureddine Abidi named as ACS CELL Division Fellow

Noureddine Abidi, Leidigh Professor at the Department of Plant & Soil Science (PSS) and the Managing Director of Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, Texas Tech University, has been named ACS CELL Division Fellow in 2020. This Fellowship recognizes the dedication, leadership, and enthusiastic service of Noureddine that has kept the CELL Division moving forward. Congratulations …

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Dr Run-Cang Sun is the 2020 Anselme Payen Award Winner

The 2020 Anselme Payen Award winner is Dr Run-Cang Sun, a distinguished Professor and the director of the Center for Lignocellulose Chemistry and Biomaterials, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China. Dr Run-Cang Sun received his PhD in 1997 from University of Wales, Bangor, UK. He then worked at the University of Wales, UK until end of …

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Sheila Murphy named as ACS Fellow

Sheila Murphy, a long time serving Executive committee member of the CELL division has been named ACS Fellow in 2019. She is recognized for her significant contributions to the cellulose chemistry for dissolving pulp manufacture and applications including research, manufacturing and customer support, as well as external technology support coordinating industrial research with academics. Sheila …

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2019 KINGFA Young Investigator Award

The 2019 KINGFA Young Investigator Award winner is Dr Johan Foster, Associate Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. Johan’s work has encompassed a number of fundamental contributions to the field of fibers and cellulose nanomaterials, including chemical modification, surface chemistry, and fundamental interactions. Specific examples that have had a large …

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Dr Ann-Christine Albertsson is the 2019 Anselme Payen Award Winner

The 2019 Anselme Payen Award winner is Dr Ann-Christine Albertsson, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden. Dr Albertsson will be presented with the award at the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division Awards Banquet following a symposium in her honour during the 2020 ACS Spring …

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Silvia Vignolini is the 2018 KINGFA Young Investigator Award Winner

Silvia Vignolini is the 2018 KINGFA Young Investigator Award Winner. The ACS CELL Division is pleased to announce that Dr. Silvia Vignolini, Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 KINGFA Young Investigator Award. Dr. Vignolini’s work centred around deciphering the …

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