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2020 Spring Annual Meeting, March 22nd – 26th, Philadelphia, PA

This year’s program of the CELL Division at the Spring ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, comprises of 19 symposia with 383 oral and 86 poster presentations. All CELL Division symposia will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre. The full programme of the conference can be found on the ACS website and the CELL …

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PhD studentship available at University of Bristol

University of Bristol and Imperial College London have been jointly awarded a major programme grant (£6m), by EPSRC, to fundamentally redesign high performance composite materials. This “NextCOMP” programme focusses on the challenge of improving the absolute performance of composites in compression, both to address practical limitations of current materials, and as a demonstration of the …

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Heinzel Mondi Sappi Award 2020

The Heinzel‐Mondi‐Sappi Award recognizes outstanding publications (PhD theses, master theses, journal publications, review papers, survey reports….) by early stage researchers having a potentially significant positive effect on the future of the pulp and paper industry. The award intends to raise attention to the pulp and paper research area. Young scientists should be motivated to become …

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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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Tenure-track faculty position available at Virginia Tech

The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in bio-based materials for sustainability. The position is a full-time, academic year (9 month) appointment at the rank of assistant professor and is available immediately with a preferred start date of January 1, 2020 or earlier. The future of …

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