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2021 American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting

The ACS Spring 2021 meeting will be held between April 5-16 online. The CELL Division will be running 13 symposia, including 3D printing frontiers in renewable and smart materials for future circular economy A century of cellulose: The past, present and future of cellulose and renewable materials Biomaterials, biofuels and biochemicals from lignocelluloses Cellulose: The …

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7th International Polysaccharide Conference

On behalf of the EPNOE association, the Cellulose and Renewable Materials (CELL) division of the American Chemical Society and the Cellulose Society of Japan, the 7th International Polysaccharide Conference will be organised by five French laboratories recognised for their research in polysaccharides and their commitments to EPNOE. In the best traditions of EPNOE, the conference …

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Announcements about the ACS Spring 2021 National and Council Meetings

Originally planned as an in-person event in San Antonio, TX, in March 2021, the meeting was transitioned to a virtual event as a result of the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases locally, nationally, and globally, and predictions for worsening conditions throughout the winter season. The virtual format was chosen out of concern for the …

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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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USACICS Fall 2020 announcement

As many of the CELL Division members know, the International Carbohydrate Symposium ICS 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19, and it has been proposed that China will instead host the meeting in 2024. After carrying out a consultation with the individual country representatives whose meetings are affected, the following schedule has been approved by …

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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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