TAPPI's International Nanotechnology Division
The Division Student Award is intended to recognize a student for their research contributions related to the nanotechnology of renewable materials and contributions to the technical community.
2018 NanoDivision Student Award
Nathan C. Ellebracht
Nathan Ellebracht is a PhD candidate finishing his fourth year in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is funded by and works closely with the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) of Georgia Tech and works in the research group of Prof. Christopher Jones. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley before moving to Georgia Tech for his PhD. He has had the fortunate opportunity to attend four years of TAPPI Nano conferences, starting in Atlanta in 2015. Within Georgia Tech and beyond he has been strongly involved in the nanocellulose community, helping start the Cellulose Nanomaterials at Georgia Tech (CN@GT) group, being a co-founding board member and current co-chair of the TAPPI Nano Student Committee, and more.