Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division

A Division of the American Chemical Society

Member Benefits

What does the CELL Division do?

  • Organize and sponsor CELL programming at ACS National Meetings and Exposition, including special symposia, award symposia, and poster sessions. On occasion, we participate in joint symposia with other divisions, including recent and popular joint symposia with CARB, POLY, PMSE. Please continue to submit abstracts for ACS CELL programming!
  • Organize and sponsor symposia at international meetings dedicated to cellulose and renewable materials, such as the International Cellulose Conference (ICC) in Japan, International Carbohydrate Symposia, EPNOE (European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence), etc.;
  • Produce the biannual ACS CELL Newsletter (Fibril Angle) that is distributed to members a month before the ACS National Meeting;
  • Support other ACS symposia relevant to cellulose chemistry and glycosciences, including the ACS Division of Professional Relations, ACS Undergraduate Chemistry Students, ACS Regional Meetings, etc.;
  • Provide opportunities for early career researchers, and undergraduate chemists, for example, travel awards and poster awards;
  • Organize and support award programs, including the Anselme Payen Award, the KINGFA award, the Division Fellow Award, Graduate Student Award, Poster Awards, Student Travel Award. With the ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering journal we jointly award lectureships at our Spring Meeting.

Join the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials (CELL) Division today to start enjoying these benefits of membership:

  • Members of CELL Division are eligibility for the Division's award programs.
  • Receive email notifications about professional meetings, deadlines for Division award applications and nominations, and officer elections.
  • Access to member-restricted information on the Division's website, including the photo gallery and the abstract separates from past meetings.
  • Authorisation to post announcement and job openings on the Division's website.
Eligibility for the division's award programs
Email notifications about professional meetings, deadlines for division award applications and nominations, and officer elections;
Access to member-restricted information on the division's website, including the photo gallery and the abstract separates from past meetings;
Authorization to post announcements and job openings on the division's website;

How to Join the CELL Division?

Membership in the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials (CELL) Division requires membership in our parent organization, the American Chemical Society (ACS).

New members are exempt from division dues until they renew their ACS membership. 

How can you get involved in the CELL Division?

We are a volunteer organization and encourage you to get engaged. Attend or submit an abstract to present at CELL sessions at ACS National Meetings. Submit a symposium
proposal for CELL session at an ACS National Meeting or an ACS Regional Meeting. Request financial support for conferences and symposia that you are planning to organize within or outside the ACS. Nominate someone for a CELL professional, student and postdoc for an award (See Awards & Fellowships on the CELL website). Volunteer to run for an elected position on the CELL Executive Committee (contact our Chair-Elect, Dr. Gordon Selling, Gordon.Selling@ARS.USDA.GOV). Help us with our social media presence. Ask me or any Executive Committee member to implement your idea(s) to continually shape CELL for the future.

For more information, contact any Executive Committee member.

If you already are an ACS member

You may join the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials (CELL) Division by adding the division membership to your existing ACS membership.

For information on how to add a division membership, please follow this link

If you are currently not an ACS member

You may join the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials (CELL) Division during your application process for the ACS membership. ACS members enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Non-Technical Benefits - Insurance programs, financial programs, auto rental discounts, travel programs;
  • Professional Development Resources - National meetings & expositions, regional meetings, career services, divisions, local sections, community activities, international chemical sciences chapters;
  • Technical Information Resources - Journal and special publications, ACS journals on the web, books, Chemical Abstracts Service;
  • Educational Opportunities - Publications for teachers and students, continuing education resources, newsletters & special reports. 

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Last revised: July 31, 2018