Derek Gray is an Emeritus
Professor in the Department of Chemistry, McGill University
Mailing address: 3420 University Street, Montreal, QC Canada H3A 2A7
We are interested in the physical properties of cellulose, the most abundant material in the natural world. As the major structural material in green plants, it provides a sustainable, carbon-neutral source of nontoxic, biodegradable materials. Our research focuses mainly on the preparation and properties of cellulose nanocrystals, the surface properties of cellulose and paper, and the liquid crystalline properties of cellulose-derived materials.
· 1994 Anselme Payen Award, ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division
· 2013 NSERC Synergy Award (McGill/FPInnovations/Celluforce)
· 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Prize (Sweden) for cellulose nanocrystal research.
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