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Call For Symposia For 25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute has announced the Call For Symposia for its 25th Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Production to Advance the Circular Economy,” which directly links to the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. Submissions are due by October 9, 2020, …

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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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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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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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