UBC Forestry would like to congratulate Professor Emily Cranston on being elected as a Member of The College of the Royal Society of Canada Class of 2023.
About Emily’s Research
Emily’s research group (the Sustainable Nano Biocomposites Group) aims to design high-performance materials to replace those that are based on non-renewable resources by learning from nature and using biological components.
Currently, the bio-component of choice is nanocellulose (both nanocrystals of cellulose and nanofibrils of cellulose). This work includes investigating and modifying interfacial properties between nanocomposite components and encompasses disciplines such as polymer and surface chemistry, nanotribology, and pulp and paper science.
About The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. The Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. The criteria for election is excellence, and membership is for seven years.