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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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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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A Century of Cellulose: The Past, Present and Future of Cellulose & Renewable Materials

The CELL Division is looking forward to the ACS Spring National Meeting in Philadelphia where it will celebrate its 100th birthday. One of the commemorative events for this milestone is a technical symposium titled “A Century of Cellulose: The Past, Present and Future of Cellulose & Renewable Materials”. Presenters at this symposium are both members …

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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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