Posted: June 25, 2015
The 4th European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE) Conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland, October 19 - 22. This conference is organized and promoted jointly by EPNOE and the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division. Abstract submission is currently open and closes on July 31.
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Posted: April 20, 2015
Professor Akira Isogai has been named the 2015 Anselme Payen Award winner. He will be presented with his award during next year's Anselme Payen award banquet at the 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego.
Dr. Isogai’s research has made great contributions in many fields of cellulose and biopolymer chemistry. His pioneer work on TEMPO-mediated oxidation of polysaccharides was originally developed to solubilize cellulose in aqueous media. He later deployed this expertise of TEMPO-mediated oxidation of polysaccharides in his work on cellulose nanofibrils. Because TEMPO oxidized cellulose nanofibrils have uniform width (~3 nm), high aspect ratios and can be prepared in aqueous conditions with reduced energy intensity, their application studies has been widely carried out in countries around world including many European countries, USA, China and Japan. Dr. Isogai is currently a professor at the University of Tokyo, Department of Biomaterials Science and heads its Biomaterials and Cellulose Science Lab
Posted: March 7, 2015
Dr. Eichhorn is Editor of the Journal of Material Sciences and serves on the editorial advisory boards of Biomacromolecules, Cellulose, Journal of Bionics Engineering, E-Polymers, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, Nanocomposites, and Advanced Manufacturing-Polymer and Composite Science. Dr. Eichhorn’s accolades include the Rosenhain Medal, the Award of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining for distinguished contributions to materials science (2012), and 3rd prize for best paper in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface (2004-2009) in 2009. With interdisciplinary collaborators, Dr. Eichhorn has over 100 publications in high impact journals, and 3243 citations.
Updated: February 13, 2015
Please click the Spring Program tab at the top of this webpage for information regarding division related events taking place at the upcoming 249th ACS National Meeting and Exposition taking place March 22 - 26 in Denver, CO. Registration information can be found at the ACS meeting website.
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Posted: December 15, 2014
The CELL Division is pleased to announce that Mr. Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabadi is this year’s Graduate Student Award winner. Sponsored by the Eastman Chemical Company, the CELL Division Graduate Student Award recognizes excellence in cellulose or renewable materials research. Mr. Hasani-Sadrabadi is a Ph.D. student working under the instruction of Dr. Karl Jacob at Georgia Institute of Technology’s G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and School of Materials Science and Engineering. His award winning publication is titled “Cellulose nanowhiskers to regulate the microstructure of perfluorosulfonate ionomers for high-performance fuel cells” published in J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 11334. Mr. Hasani-Sadrabadi has 40 peer reviewed publications to his credit. The CELL Division Graduate Student Award winner will receive a check for $2,000, up to $500 travel expenses, and an individual plaque honoring his accomplishments. Congratulations to Mr. Hasani-Sadrabadi. We look forward to his presentation at the Denver meeting titled “Aligned Cellulose Nanowhisker-based High-Performance Polymeric Proton Conductors”.
Posted: October 6th, 2014
Nominations for the Anselme Payen Award are due on December 1, 2014. The Anselme Payen Award is given yearly by the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division to honor and encourage outstanding professional contributions to the science and chemical technology of cellulose and its allied products. All scientists conducting research in the field of cellulose and renewable materials are eligible for nomination. Nomination packages are individually ranked in confidence by a panel of nine judges. The winner of the Award will receive a bronze medal, an honorarium of US$3,000 and will be honored at a Symposium and Banquet in the 2015 ACS Spring meeting. Please go to http://cell.sites.acs.org/anselmepayenaward.htm or contact CELL Division Awards Chair Dr. World Nieh (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Posted:October 6th, 2014
Deadline for ACS CELL Division Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Cellulose or Renewable Materials Research has been extended to November 1, 2014.
Each year the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the ACS in collaboration with the Eastman Chemical Company recognizes graduate student achievement in its field. The award consists of a check for $2,000, up to $500 for travel expenses, and an individual plaque honoring the recipient's accomplishment. The recipient will be invited to attend the following Spring ACS National Meeting and deliver an oral presentation describing his or her work. All graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate program (at the application deadline) and pursuing research on the chemical nature of cellulose, paper, textiles and other renewable materials are eligible. Please visit http://cell.sites.acs.org/graduatestudentaward.htm or contact Dr. World Nieh (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Posted: May 5, 2014
The Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society announced that Dr. Thomas Rosenau, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria, has won the 2014 Anselme Payen Award. The announcement was made at the Division Awards Banquet at the Dallas World Aquarium in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. on March 18, 2014. Presented annually since 1962, the prestigious Anselme Payne Award honors outstanding professional contributions to the science and chemical technology of cellulose and renewable materials. The award will be presented to Dr. Rosenau at the Division Awards Banquet following a symposium in his honor at the 2015 American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Posted: March 14, 2014
Dr. Alfred D. French (USDA) has been selected as the 2014 CELL Division Fellow in recognition of his significant contributions to the activities of the Division. Dr. French has been a member of the CELL Division since 1974 serving the Division in several different capacities. Since 1987, Dr. French has served as the CELL representative to the U.S. Advisory Committee for International Carbohydrate Symposia where he organized a cellulose-related program at the 1998 International Carbohydrate Symposium. Dr. French is currently Immediate Past Chair of the Division, serving as Chair 2010 – 2012. During his tenure as Division Chair he organized a Strategic Planning Committee and reviewed the Division Bylaws. He has organized several symposia for the Division and is a regular contributor at National Meetings. Dr. French was awarded the CELL Division Anselme Payen Award in 2009, and was inducted as an ACS Fellow in 2010.
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