Dr. Emily Cranston
Professor & UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Forest Bio-products, Departments of Wood Science and Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of BC
Dr. Cranston is a leading innovator and scholar at UBC. With her research group, she investigates nanocellulose and hybrid bio-based materials that can be used in a broad range of applications including packaging, electrical components, and cosmetics to replace non-renewable resources. Among her multiple honours, she is an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellow, and a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Cranston has received two Tappi NanoDivision Technical awards from the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, and the LeSuer Award from the Society of Chemical Industries of Canada. She was the first Canadian to give a Kavli Lecture at an American Chemistry Society meeting in 2018.