Under the secretariat of PAPTAC, PAPIER brings together the Canadian University pulp and paper centres through the Pulp and Paper Network for Innovation in Education and Research (PAPIER). PAPIER advances the culture of collaboration between university and industry. The network leadership is comprised of the director (or an designated professor) from each university pulp and paper centre. PAPIER also helps fund student-driven activities and initiatives within PAPTAC’s Student Community.
Mark Martinez, UBC, becomes the new Chair of PAPIER
PAPTAC is pleased to announce that Mark Martinez of UBC will succeed Paul Stuart as Chairman of PAPIER.
Mark Martinez, Professor at UBC, specializes in Fluid mechanics, flow visualization, multiphase flows and computational fluid dynamics with applications to industrial problems. He holds a bachelor and master’s from University of Toronto and a PhD from University of British Columbia.
Professor Martinez' current projects include Advanced Particle Fractionation Systems (NSERC Strategic Grant, AzkoNobel), The Effect of Embossing Patterns on Flow Imbibition in Porous Media (NSERC CRD with Kruger Products), Production and Characterization of Micro fibrillated Cellulose and Hydrogels (Canfor Pulp Ltd, Catalyst Paper, NSERC CRD with Domtar Corp), Pressure Filtration of Soft Porous-Particle Suspensions (NSERC CRD with Valmet and AkzoNobel), Silica Removal in Bamboo Pulps (Lee & Man), Modelling of the Heat Transfer in Cyclotron Targets (TRIUMF) and Novel Biomaterials from Cellulose (NSERC Green Fibre Network).