AdvaPor Award 2018 to Sven Plappert

The PhD thesis “Assembly of Nanocellulose Building Block into Anisotropic Membranes, Gels and Aerogels” by Dipl. Ing. Sven Plappert was acknowledged with the AdvaPor PhD Award 2018.

The AdvaPor Advanced Porous Materials Association was founded in early 2017 by a group of leading manufacturers of porous materials. Its aim is to strengthen global efforts in developing thermal superinsulation materials - a priority goal of the International Energy Agency IEA 2017 – by encourage dialogue and interaction between manufacturers, resellers, researchers and other professionals interested in or concerned with this field. The award was presented by Michael O’Connor (left) on occasion of the 4th International Seminar on Aerogels held at the Hamburg University of Technology. The PhD project which was mainly conducted at the Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources was supervised by Falk Liebner.