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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

Nano2019 is in Japan, June 3-7, 2019.  The technical program is finalized, built from the largest pool of abstract submissions of any prior NANO conference. This years program is strong & energized with a full day of keynote talks, 120+ technical talks, poster session & student poster competition, access to Japan's Nanocellulose Forum (NCF) Exhibition, two workshops, tours, NanoDivision Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony, and much more.  The excitement for Nano2019 is building, as of 16-April, there are already 245+ people registered (59 of which are students).  Additionally,  we have many people registered from China, Japan, and South Korea, which is much more than any prior NANO conference, and this bodes well for give our community an added boost of new perspectives and capabilities in Nanotechnology for renewable materials.  Please see the Nano2019 website to learn more.  Hope to see you at Nano2019 !!!   

NanoDivision Award Nominations

The NanoDivision is seeking nominations for our Technical Award, Mid-Career Award, and Student Award.  This is a great way to help support our community by giving recognition to the high-achievers.   If you know someone worthy of any of these awards, please check out the award criteria and nomination forms within the given award category at the NanoDivision Awards web page.   If you have any question please contact Lisa Stephens.    Nominations are due: 22-April 2019. 

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.