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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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Themed Issue Call for Papers

Justin Barone from Virginia Tech, USA, and Scott Renneckar (our Chair-Elect) from The University of British Columbia, Canada, are organising a themed issue in the periodical Green Materials on ‘Stimuli-responsive green materials’. Specific topics in this themed issue include: Nanocellulose containing stimuli-responsive materials Responsive hydrogels Ionic materials Functional composites Newer, greener processes to create stimuli-responsive …

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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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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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Chemists Celebrate Earth Week 2019 – Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper

Join ACS stakeholders from all over the globe by taking part in Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW), April 21-28! CCEW is a global initiative that encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. This year’s CCEW 2019 theme, “Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper,” focuses on the chemistry of one …

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