McMaster Chemical Engineering Researcher Wins Inaugural KINGFA Young Investigator Award

Emily Cranston, an Associate Professor from the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University, has received the first KINGFA Young Investigator Award from the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society.

This annual award recognizes the exceptional contributions made by rising young investigators to science and chemical technology of cellulose and renewable materials.

The research work carried out by Cranston examines the use of naturally available materials and trees and how to break them down to their tiniest components, for example nanocellulose, and reuse them in different renewable and sustainable products ranging from food and cosmetics to energy applications.

The (American Chemical Society) is the premier organization in the field and I’m proud of Emily for receiving this inaugural award,” said Carlos Filipe, Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering. “I am sure Emily will be getting many more of these in the future and we are very lucky to have her in our department.”

It is a great honour to be the first recipient of this award. I am incredibly fortunate to be in a department at McMaster that values my work and approach to science and teaching. I look forward to all the cellulose and science that the future will bring - and as always, I love the research community that I am a part of.

Emily Cranston, Associate Professor, McMaster University

As a recipient of the award, Cranston will get $1,500 cash and will be honored during the 2017 Cellulose and Renewable Division Awards Banquet in San Francisco, California.

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