Welcome! Bienvenida 欢迎

The Home of TAPPI's International Nanotechnology Division

As students and professionals around the world, members of TAPPI's NanoDivision strive to advance the responsible use and production of renewable and sustainable nanomaterials.

Whether you attend our annual conference, are a committee member, read our newsletter, or are just curious about this emerging technology, there is something on our website for you.  Please take a look around our website – learn, and join in the fun!

Professor Orlando Rojas

Professor Orlando Rojas from Aalto University was announced as the 2018 recipient of the Anselme Payen Award. The award, established in 1962, is given annually by the ACS's Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division for outstanding contributions to the science and technology of cellulose and related materials. Professor Rojas will be presented with the award at the 2019 ACS Spring meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida. In such occasion, a symposium and banquet will be organized in his honor. This is the second time in 57 years that an individual affiliated with Finnish research institutions receives the award.

Rojas is the recipient of the TAPPI Nanotechnology award 2015 and is an elected Fellow of the American Chemical society.  He has led research in the field of surfaces and colloids for more than 20 years, after receiving his PhD from Auburn University and following his affiliations with Universidad de Los Andes (Venezuela), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and North Carolina State University (USA), before joining Aalto University.

Professor Rojas is interested in supporting global sustainable development through research on the fundamental and applied aspects of renewable resources. The core activities of his group involve biobased materials of different size scales, mainly those displaying large interfacial area such as fibers (micro/nano fibers), fiber networks, particles and colloidal systems.

NANO 2019

Mark your calendars, June 3-7, 2019.  The NANO conference will be held in JAPAN, and co-located with the Nanocellulose Exhibition.   Hope to see you there !!!   

HSE Summary Update (11-2018)

Some of the latest Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) resources for nanomaterials, and those specific to Cellulose Nanomaterials are listed.  Brought to you by Vireo Advisors, LLC. 

VAMAS Interlaboratory Comparison (1-2019)

A VAMAS interlaboratory comparison (link to flyerwill test atomic force microscopy and transmission electron microscopy protocols for measuring particle size distributions for cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs). Participating labs will be provided with samples of pre-deposited CNCs on mica or TEM grids and requested to follow a detailed protocol to image the sample and analyze individual CNCs. Please contact Linda Johnston (Linda.Johnston@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca) for additional details or to volunteer to participate.  Help the community and join in on the FUN!!!