Kim Nelson, vice president, Nanocellulose Technology Development at Atlanta-based American Process Inc., will be on campus April 26 to deliver a seminar covering the new developments in nanocellulose being used at American Process, Inc.
The seminar will be held at 4:30 p.m. in room #114 of the Paper Tricentennial Buildling.
Nelson is the creator of API’s low-cost, versatile nanocellulose production process and is responsible for nanocellulose technology development and R&D, demonstration line installation, commercialization and partnerships. She was the lead inventor of API's BioPlus™ nanocellulose technology, U.S. Patent No. 9,187,865. Her previous roles at American Process include R&D management, Government Affairs and Environmental Quality and grant writing. She was formerly a pulp mill process engineer with MedWestvaco in Charleston, S.C. Nelson earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Georgia Tech, a master’s degree from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech and a double bachelor’s degree in math and chemistry from Agnes Scott College.
American Process Inc. is an engineering consulting company serving the forest products industry. The company recently owns a patented cellulosic technologies, AVAP®. With AVAP® Biorefinery technology, American Process Inc. has developed a single, cost-effective IP protected process for production of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) along with novel, hydrophobic, lignin coated versions of each.
This event is sponsored by the Renewable Bioproducts Institute and the Georgia Tech TAPPI Student Chapter.