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Canadian papermaking expert receives TAPPI award


February 9, 2016
By Cindy Macdonald

Dr. Ivan Pikulik is the 2016 recipient of the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award, TAPPI has announced. The award will be presented during PaperCon.

Pikulik is owner of IPConsulting in Montreal, and led the papermaking program at FPInnovations (formerly Paprican) for 28 years.

Pikulik received his diploma in chemical engineering from Slovak Technical University, his Ph.D. in chemistry from McMaster University, Canada and was visiting scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

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A TAPPI Fellow, Pikulik twice received the PAPTAC Weldon Medal, twice received the Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize, as well as receiving the John Bates Medal. He was the chairman of PAPTAC Paper Machine Technology Committee and Water Removal Committee, and is a member of TAPPI Water Removal Committee.