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"Advances in Pulp and Paper Research,
Oxford 2017".
Pembroke College, Oxford, UK.
3rd – 8th September 2017

New Fundamental Research Committee Chairman:
The FRC is pleased to announce that Joel Panek has been appointed Chairman with effect from the 31st January 2018.

Volume 3 Under Preparation:
One of the features of the Fundamental Research Symposia that was introduce early in the history of the series of meetings ( is the publication of an edited transcript of the discussion following the presentation of each paper. This additional material is included in volume 3 of the proceedings, along with photographs and biographical details of presenters and Fundamental Research Committee members and an author index. Delegates who attended the symposium will also receive a full-resolution electronic version of the proceeding which includes this material hyperlinked to the original submitted manuscripts.
Work is well under way on the substantial job of editing this material and volume 3 and the flash drive containing the electronic version of the proceedings will be sent out to delegates in the near future. The proceedings will also be available for sale in book and electronic formats at the same time.

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.

LinkedIn Group:
We now have a LinkedIn Group called "The Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposia".

Iconic Papers:
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.

Best regards,

Steve I'Anson, Fundamental Research Committee.



The Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Society is an independent, charitable organisation registered in Great Britain for the promotion of research and education in the pulp and paper industry.

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