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UBC researchers win Van den Akker prize


November 17, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

UBC researchers David Goosen, James Olson, and Richard Kerekes have been awarded the Johannes Van den Akker Pr…

UBC researchers David Goosen, James Olson, and Richard Kerekes have been awarded the Johannes Van den Akker Prize  for best paper in the area of fibre and paper physics published in an archival journal during the preceding calendar year. The award was for their paper “The Role of Heterogeneity in Compression Refining”, published in the Journal of Pulp and Paper Science.  The prize was presented at the 14th Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposium.

The Fundamental Research Symposium took place at St. Anne’s College, Oxford from September 13 to 18, 2009. It was attended by 120 delegates.

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Many Canadian researchers were involved with the event. Scientists from University of British Columbia, FPInnovations – Paprican, University of Toronto, McGill University, and Cascades Inc. presented papers.


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