The Nano Division’s Young Professional Award recognizes aspiring young leaders employed in the renewable nanomaterials industries for their contributions in the following areas: leadership, community service, and problem-solving contributions to scientific or engineering projects. Eligible nominees are age 35 or younger, with no more than 10 years of industry experience, and have been a TAPPI member for a minimum of one year. Awardee will automatically be considered for the TAPPI Association Young Professionals of the Year Award. The Nano Division’s awards committee assess each nominee with respect to novelty & impact of research contributions, impact on community, contributions to the Nano Division, and the number & quality of publications.
2022 Nano Division Young Professional Award
Renato Damásio completed his master’s degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from the Federal University of Viçosa in 2015. Damásio conducts focused research on nanocelluloses as a source of nanomaterials in the ultrastructure of nanocrystalline and micro-nanofibrillated cellulose as well as its production, application and incorporation.