Prof. Derek Gray, CIC Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award 2014

Published: 31 January 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Derek Gray, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemistry, for winning the 2014 Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada. This award is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering. Professor Gray’s research interests have focussed on the structural polymers in wood, and in particular on cellulose and cellulose derivatives. His work into the development of cellulose nanocrystals led to a NSERC Synergy award in 2012, and in September 2013, Professor Gray received the prestigious $300,000 Marcus Wallenberg Prize from the King of Sweden.

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