TAPPI has selected its Outstanding Young Professionals award recipients for this year, and a member of the pack was among those recognized. Qiang Han Sr., a research associate at International Paper, was selected, as one of the nine young professionals that were presented with this award in 2017. Dr. Han received his Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Nanjing Forestry University in 2010, and came to NC State to pursue his PhD in Forest Biomaterials from 2010-2014. After graduation, Dr. Han began working for International Paper as a senior research associate, where he performs debottleneck analysis, energy audits, economic modeling, and process simulations.
Recognizing the New Generation of Papermakers
The TAPPI Young Professionals Division consists of undergraduates, recent university grads, and young professionals in industry. The purpose of the division is to help ensure the future success of the pulp and paper industry by recognizing and celebrating the creativity of the new generation of papermakers, and encouraging them to pursue work in pulp and paper. The division presents annual awards to deserving young professionals in the paper, packaging, tissue, and related industries. In order to be eligible for the award, in addition to being employed in P&P, one must be younger than 35 years of age and have 5-10 years of industry experience. Award winners are recognized in numerous TAPPI publications throughout the year, are invited to attend their division-specific TAPPI conferences to receive their awards, and receive one full year of TAPPI membership.
Congratulations Dr. Han; you make our department and the Wolfpack proud!
By guest blogger Lindsay Leonard