Theo G.M. Van De Ven
Professor Theo van de Ven holds the Sir William C. Macdonald Chair in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University. He is an expert in colloid and surface chemistry, both in fundamental aspects and applied to papermaking and cellulosic materials. He has published over 300 scientific papers, a book (“Colloidal Hydrodynamics”, Acad. Press 1989) and several book chapters. He obtained the equivalent of a B.Sc and M.Sc. from the University of Utrecht, Holland, and his PhD from McGill University (1976). Prof. van de Ven holds a Senior NSERC/FP Innovations Industrial Research Chair in “Colloid and Papermaking Chemistry”. He is the Scientific Director of a Strategic NSERC Research Network in “Innovative Green Wood Fiber Products”. Moreover he is the Director of a FQRNT Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures (CSACS) and the Director of the Pulp and Paper Research Centre at McGill. He is also the Chair of FIBRE, a consortium of 8 research networks in forest innovation.