**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.
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.
The application package for the Graduate Student Award consists of:
Submit your completed application package by email to Dr. World Nieh (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
1st: Xiangtao Meng
2nd: Stephen Spinella
New York University & Universite de Mons (Belgium)
|2015||Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabadi||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|2014||Christopher M. Lee||Penn State University|
|2013||Haoyu Liu||Virginia Tech|
|2012||Daiqiang Xu||Virginia Tech|
|2011||James M. Dugan||University of Manchester|
|2010||Justin O. Zoppe||NC State University|
|2009||Anand P. Mangalam||Oregon State University|
|2008||Chunhui Xiang||Cornell University|
|2007||Jacob D. Goodrich||SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry|
|2006||Lambrini Adamopoulos||North Carolina State University|
|2005||Maria Gröndahl||Chalmers University of Technology|
|2004||William Tze||University of Maine|
|2003||Richard P. Chandra||Institute of Paper Science and Technology|
|2002||Catherine D. Edgar||McGill University|
|2001||Fadi S. Chakar||Institute of Paper Science and Technology|
|2000||Aldwin Anterola||Washington State University|
|1999||Brian Brogdon||Institute of Paper Science and Technology|
|1998||David R. Gang||Washington State University|
* 1st and 2nd place recipients are named starting with the 2016 award