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2005 Joachim Forum at ESF

October 19 and 20

Dr. William P. Tully Director
Joachim Center
(315) 470-6510

(Syracuse) The 12th annual 2005 Joachim (pronounced yoh-ah-cheem) Center for Forest Industry, Economy and Environment Seminar and Management panel will be held October 19 and 20 at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Syracuse campus.

The 2005 Joachim Forum deals with nanotechnology and management of innovation and sustainability in the forest products industry. According to Joachim Center Director William Tully, the forum will explore important scientific, engineering, environmental and societal considerations of managing emerging technologies in the forest products industry.

"We will be discussing nanotechnologic applications occurring in the dimensional range of 1 to 100 nanometers that might lead to innovative forest products and enhanced manufacturing processes that closely mimic ecologically and environmentally benign whole life cycles," said Tully.

Tully continued, "The possibilities of such sustainable scientific and engineering developments are being explored at SUNY-ESF and in a number of forest products companies where innovative management concerns are crucial."

Day one of the Joachim Forum, October 19, will focus on the fundamentals of nanotechnology and potential applications in forest products with a panel chaired by Dr. Bandaru V. Ramarao, associate director of the Empire State Paper Research Institute at SUNY-ESF.

The nanotechnology seminar presenters of national repute include: Philip Jones, director, IMERYS of Atlanta, Georgia; Amar Mohanty, associate professor in the School of Packaging at Michigan State University; and Yu-Lin Deng, associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

On day two of the Joachim Forum a distinguished panel led by G. Ronald Brown of Mead Westvaco Corporation will discuss the management of innovations in the pulp and paper industry. Panelists include J. McNutt from the Center for Paper Business and Industry of Atlanta; Bruce Evans, technology manager at Specialty Minerals Inc. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and; K. G. Rajan, vice-president of technology for Solvay Paperboard in Syracuse.

Scholars and management professionals have been invited to attend.


Release No. 19, October 4, 2005

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