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Christina Shultz, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Virginie Bigand, Grenoble INP Pagora, France, and Assya Boujemaoui, KTH Royal Institute of Technology , Sweden , were named winners of the student poster competition at the 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. The conference was held June 24- 27, 2013 at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The student poster competition was graciously sponsored by Verso Paper Corp.
"I would like to congratulate both Christana Schultz,Virginie Bigand and Assya Boujemaoui for being named poster winners for this year's TAPPI Nanotechnology Conference," said Larry N. Montague, TAPPI President and CEO. "They were selected from a group of over conference 40 posters and their outstanding presentations highlighted some very innovative applications for nanotechnology based on renewable materials."
The first place poster winner was Christina Schütz (photo at left), Wallenberg Wood Science Center, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden for a poster on "Carbon Aerogels from Bacterial Nanocellulose as Anodes for Lithium Ion Battery." Second place was awarded to Virginie Bigand, Grenoble INP Pagora - LGP2, France for "Use of Different Quality of MFC for Producing Controlled Release Films." Poster winners receive certificates of recognition and first place receives a cash prize. Posters were reviewed by a team of judges, who evaluated the objective of the work, experimental plan, layout and presentation of results, and conclusions.
The winners were recognized at the Conference dinner gala event, which featured a keynote address by Derek Gray of McGill University, winner of the prestigious Marcus Wallenberg prize, and held at the world renowned Vasa maritime museum.
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 98 years.
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