Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 20

trendspotting | AWARDS

Making a
Difference

2017 TAPPI/PIMA Awards
JAN BOTTIGLIERI

20

There may be no feeling more satisfying than knowing our efforts have improved
the professional lives of our peers and colleagues. Once again, Paper360° is pleased
to showcase members of our industry who
have done exactly that.
The individuals featured here include the
winners of the TAPPI/PIMA national-level
awards-the association's highest honors-
as well as those receiving awards from several TAPPI Divisions. All of these awards

were presented at a gala ceremony during
this year's PaperCon in Minneapolis. (Other
division awards are presented at events and
conferences throughout the year.)
Recognizing scientific achievement,
exemplary leadership, professional excellence, and service to the industry and community, these awards do more than honor
the achievements of those receiving them;
they remind us of the qualities that TAPPI
members value. They also encourage us

to consider those who have made a difference in our own professional lives-and to
appreciate those whose efforts continue to
strengthen our industry and benefit others. For many TAPPI Awards, nominations are open until August 1. Several
national-level awards include generous
honorariums funded by private donation.
Visit www.tappi.org and choose the "Get
Involved" tab for more information on
TAPPI Awards & Honors.

FOR SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT:
GUNNAR NICHOLSON
GOLD MEDAL AWARD
DR. HONGHI TRAN,
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Whether mentoring students or publishing
critical research, Dr. Honghi Tran's passion
for knowledge-sharing shines through. His
dedication has earned him one of TAPPI's

highest honors: the 2017 Gunnar Nicholson
Gold Medal. Established in 1928, the GNGM
is granted to those who have made preeminent scientific and engineering achievements
of proven applied benefit to the world's pulp,
paper, board, and forest product industries.
Tran is a professor in the Department
of Chemical Engineering and Applied
Chemistry at the University of Toronto in
Canada; he is the university's Frank Dottori
Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering and
director of its Pulp & Paper Centre. He has
been a member of TAPPI since 1980 and a
TAPPI Fellow since 2000.
Tran is one of the world's leading experts
on kraft chemical recovery processes and
an authority on recovery boiler plugging
and fouling. His research work, publications, and consulting activities have played
a major role in advancing recovery technology and the debottlenecking of pulp mills.
Tran served as inaugural editor-in-chief of
the Journal of Science and Technology for
Forest Products and Processes (J-FOR).

He has been an instructor of the TAPPI
Kraft Recovery Course since 1986 and has
chaired it since 2006. Tran has supervised/
co-supervised more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and authored/
co-authored more than 270 refereed papers;
he holds eight patents.
Tran previously received the 2003 TAPPI
Research & Development Technical Award
and William H. Aiken Prize, the 2006
TAPPI Engineering Beloit Award, the
2013 PAPTAC John S. Bates Gold Medal,
the 2014 International Chemical Recovery
Conference (ICRC)'s Lifetime Achievements
and Contributions Award, and nearly 20 Best
Conference Paper Awards.
He is vitally interested in seeing his
research reach application. For instance,
Tran's research group was responsible for the
development of high-intensity sootblowing
nozzles that greatly enhance cleaning ability
in recovery boilers-technology that is now
used in more than 95 percent of recovery
boilers around the world.

Paper360º

MAY/JUNE 2017

www.tappi.org


http://www.tappi.org http://www.tappi.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - May/June 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Leadership for a Changing Industry
An Ode to Small
The Graying of the Paper Industry
Suppliers Reach Out to Mill Leaders
Making a Difference: 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Awards
RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year
TAPPISAFE Offers Solid Benefits for Mills, Contractors
Reinventing Varkaus
Failure Isn’t Just an Option—It’s Unavoidable
Blower Technology Proves Its Worth
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print
The Changing World of OCC
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - intro
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - ebelly1
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - ebelly2
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - cover1
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - cover2
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 3
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 4
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 5
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Setpoint
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 7
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Over the Wire
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 9
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 10
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 11
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - An Ode to Small
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 13
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 14
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 15
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - The Graying of the Paper Industry
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 17
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Suppliers Reach Out to Mill Leaders
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 19
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Making a Difference: 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Awards
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 21
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 22
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 23
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 24
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 25
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 26
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 27
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 29
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 30
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 31
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPISAFE Offers Solid Benefits for Mills, Contractors
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 33
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Reinventing Varkaus
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 35
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Failure Isn’t Just an Option—It’s Unavoidable
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 37
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Blower Technology Proves Its Worth
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 39
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 41
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 43
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 44
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 45
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - The Changing World of OCC
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 47
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - cover3
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPID/PPID0020
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPID/PPID0019
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0218
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0118
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0617
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0517
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0417
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0317
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0217
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0616
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0516
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0416
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0316
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0216
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0116
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0615
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0515
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0415
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0315
https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/PPIS/PPIS0215
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com