This year’s recipient of the John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal is Dr. Honghi Tran. Dr. Tran is director of the Pulp and Paper Centre at the University of Toronto, a professor in the university’s department of chemical engineering, and holder of the Frank Dottori Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering.
The award is one of PAPTAC’s highest individual honors, presented to a member of the association in recognition of their long-term contribution to the science and technology of the pulp and paper industry.
Dr. Tran is also chief editor of the Journal of Science and Technology for Forest Products & Processes (J-FOR), published by PAPTAC.
The award presentation to Dr. Tran will take place on February 6, during PaperWeek Canada's Awards Business Luncheon at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Further details will be announced at www.paperweekcanada.ca.