Dr. Richard Berry of CelluForce has been named the first recipient of the Technical Award bestowed by TAPPI’s International Nanotechnology Division. This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or contributions which have advanced the production and use of renewable nanomaterials. Dr. Berry will be presented with this award at TAPPI’s 2014 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials to be held June 23-26, 2014 in Vancouver.
“During a distinguished career covering almost four decades, Richard Berry’s dedication and hard work have made major contributions that have advanced the industry’s knowledge and understanding, and his contributions to the science of nanotechnology, including the development of cellulose nanocrystals, have contributed to the great strides made in this area in recent years,” notes Larry N. Montague, TAPPI president and CEO. “This is the first Technical Award to be given by the TAPPI’s International Nanotechnology Division and Dr. Berry is an ideal choice for this inaugural award.”
Berry is currently vice-president and chief technology officer for CelluForce. Prior to moving to CelluForce in 2011 he was principal scientist and leader of the nanotechnology initiative at FPInnovations. During his career he’s achieved numerous scientific accomplishments and had long experience overseeing the industrial application of numerous inventions.
TAPPI is an association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries.