For the second year, a Lignoworks graduate student is among five students from the FIBRE network who will participate in the student symposium that accompanies the annual Wallenberg Prize Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden in September. The Wallenberg Prize recognizes scientific and technical achievements that have had significant impact on the global forest industry and is the forest industry’s most prestigious award.

The students were selected by a competitive process. Each network nominated two students, who made oral presentations on their work at the FIBRE annual meeting in Vancouver. The final five were chosen by a panel of judges.

Lignoworks is extremely proud to again have one of our graduate students among the winners of the competition. Laure Kayser, a student of Prof. Bruce Arndtsen at McGill University, will present her work on Metal Free Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers from Lignin-based Vanillin.

Laure is in fact a double winner – her poster on the same topic also captured third prize in the Otto Maas Poster Competition, which is funded by the Otto Maass Endowment Fund.

Congratulations, Laure!

Published on (date): 
Wed, 08/13/2014