Theo G.M. Van De Ven

McGill UniversityCanada

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.

2books edited

Latest work with IntechOpen by Theo G.M. Van De Ven

This book on cellulose, the second in a series of three, deals with the many applications of cellulose, both established ones and those that are emerging. It shows the richness in the way cellulose can be modified to serve a large variety of functions, varying from medical, pharmaceutical and bioelectronics applications. We hope that with these examples the imagination of the reader is stimulated and may him- or herself attempt to find new, fascinating applications of cellulose.

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