Keynote Speaker Announced:
The keynote speaker for the 16th Fundamental Research Symposium will be Professor Alvaro Mata, Director of the Institute of Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London. His talk will be entitled: "Supramolecular Engineering Strategies of Biomaterials".
Getting to Oxford:
To find out how to get to Oxford, see: https://www.ox.ac.uk/visitors/visiting-oxford/how-get-oxford?wssl=1
Registration is Now Open:
It is now possible to register for the 16th Fundamental Research Symposium and book your accommodation here: http://www.cvent.com/d/2vqfwx
A document listing the fees and accommodation charges for the 2017 symposium can be found here.
Dr Derek H. Page:
It has recently been announced that on Friday, April 7th, Dr. Derek H. Page died in his sleep at his home in Baie-D’Urfé at age 87 after a long illness. Derek was a member of the FRC for many years and he contributed to many of the Fundamental Research Symposia both by submitting his own work and by discussing the contributions of others. He also contributed in many other ways to paper science and, more specifically, paper physics, not least as founding scientific editor of the Journal of Pulp and Paper Science. He will be much missed by all in our scientific community.
A preliminary programme for the 16th Fundamental Research Symposium can be found here (updated June 2017). Please note that this programme is liable to change when the final versions of papers are submitted and reviewed.
All Past Proceedings to be Published on Flash Drive:
Delegates to the forthcoming 16th Symposium in Oxford in September 2017 will receive a fully searchable copy of all the past proceedings of the Fundamental Research Symposia on a Flash Drive. This will be sent with Volume 3 of the 16th Symposium proceedings around 8 weeks after the event. Copies of the full set of the 16th Symposium Proceedings, including the Flash Drive with the past proceedings, will be available for purchase after the event.
Sponsorship of the 16th Fundamental Research Symposium:
It is now possible for companies to sponsor the symposium. To find out what the benefits of this are, see the invitation letter and detailed explanatory leaflet.
The next Fundamental Research Symposium will take place at Pembroke College, Oxford from 3rd to 8th September, 2017. This will be the 16th Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposium.
We now have a LinkedIn Group called "The
Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposia".
New Fundamental Research Committee Chairman:
The FRC is pleased to announce that Daniel Söderberg has been appointed Chairman with effect from the 13th September 2013.
The 1st Fundamental Research Symposium was held in 1957 and since then has been held every 4 years, including contributions from the very best pulp and paper scientists and engineers from around the globe. Members of the FRC have picked out their own favourites from our extensive archive for our new Iconic Papers section. In each case, you can download a reprint of the paper and read the reasons why it is considered so influential on past and future research in our subject.
Proceedings of Fundamental Research Symposia now accredited by Thomson Reuters:
The proceedings of the 13th and 14th Fundamental Research Symposia have been included in the Thomson Reuters database. All articles published in these proceedings can now be searched via Web of Science®, Web of Knowledge® and the Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science®. Proceedings of future symposia will be submitted for inclusion in these databases.
If you have any ideas, comments or complaints please email us and let us know.
Steve I'Anson, Fundamental Research Committee.