Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division

A Division of the American Chemical Society

Graduate Student Award

zz**Please note recent changes in the application deadline (moved from October 1st to July 1st), the number of awards to be given annually, and the monetary value of the awards.** 
Every year the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society, in collaboration with the Eastman Chemical Company, recognizes graduate student achievement in cellulose and renewable materials research. The first place winner will receive a check for $1,500, up to $500 for travel expenses, and a plaque honoring the recipient's accomplishment. The award for the second place winner will consist of a check for $750, up to $500 for travel expenses and a certificate honoring the recipient’s accomplishment. The recipients will be invited to attend the following Spring ACS National Meeting and deliver an oral presentation on their awarding winning 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 note recent changes in the application deadline (moved from October 1st to July 1st), the number of awards to be given annually, and the monetary value of the awards.** 
Every year the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society, in collaboration with the Eastman Chemical Company, recognizes graduate student achievement in cellulose and renewable materials research. The first place winner will receive a check for $1,500, up to $500 for travel expenses, and a plaque honoring the recipient's accomplishment. The award for the second place winner will consist of a check for $750, up to $500 for travel expenses and a certificate honoring the recipient’s accomplishment. The recipients will be invited to attend the following Spring ACS National Meeting and deliver an oral presentation on their awarding winning 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.

Every year the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society, in collaboration with the Eastman Chemical Company, recognizes graduate student achievement in cellulose and renewable materials research. The first place winner will receive a check for $1,500, up to $500 for travel expenses, and a plaque honoring the recipient's accomplishment. The award for the second place winner will consist of a check for $750, up to $500 for travel expenses and a certificate honoring the recipient’s accomplishment. The recipients will be invited to attend the following Spring ACS National Meeting and deliver an oral presentation on their awarding winning 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.

Funding for the award is provided through a significant contribution from Eastman Chemical Company with additional support from the Division and the following individual contributors: Dr. Helena L. Chum, Dr. Wolfgang G. Glasser, Dr. Stephen S. Kelly, and other anonymous supporters.

Who is Eligible?

All graduate students who are members of the division, enrolled in school during the spring semester prior to the application deadline (at the application deadline July 1st), and pursuing research on the chemical nature of cellulose, paper, textiles and other renewable materials are eligible.

How to Apply?

The application package for the Graduate Student Award consists of:

  1. A cover letter stating the full name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the nominee, and in addition the title of the nominee's research study, the graduate school attended, and name of research advisor.
  2. A summary (up to three pages in length) that documents the nominee's research contributions and shows how the works fits into the current state of the art.
  3. A letter signed by the applicant's research supervisor and verifying that the student meets the requirements of the Graduate Student Award.
  4. A copy of one published paper that represents the applicant's most significant research accomplishments.
  5. A completed application form.

Submit your completed application package by email to Monica Ek (monicaek@kth.se).

Please combine all five of the above items into one single PDF file, and write "CELL Graduate Student Award" as the email subject line.

The application deadline is July 1

Selection Process

  1. All applications must be complete and received by July 1, and Recipients will be notified before November 1.
  2. Selection of an awardee will be based upon the information included in the application package.
  3. All applications will be reviewed by a panel composed of three representatives from academic or federal research institutions and two representatives elected by Eastman Chemical Company. The academic or federal research institute panel members will be selected by the ACS CELL Division Awards Chair.

Graduate Student Award Recipients

Year

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998 

Awardee

1st: Katrin Niegelhell

2nd: Zhiyu Xia

1st: Yifan Dong

2nd: Thi Hoang Ha Nguyen

1st: Xiangtao Meng

2nd: Stephen Spinella

Mohd. Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabadi

Christopher M. Lee

Haoyu Liu

Daiqiang Xu

James M. Dugan

Justin O. Zoppe

Anand P. Mangalam

Chunhui Xiang

Jacob D. Goodrich

Lambrini Adamopoulos

Maria Gröndahl

William Tze

Richard P. Chandra

Catherine D. Edgar

Fadi S. Chakar

Aldwin Anterola

Brian Brogdon

David R. Gang 

Institution

TU Graz

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Virginia Tech

University of Florida

Virginia Tech

New York University & University de Mons

Georgia Institute of Technology

Penn State University

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

University of Manchester

NC State University

Oregon State University

Cornell University

SUNY

NC State University

Chalmers University of Technology

University of Maine

Institute of Paper Science and Technology

McGill University

Institute of Paper Science and Technology

Washington State University

Institute of Paper Science and Technology

Washington State University 

Last revised: Oct 3, 2017

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