Student Committee


The Nano Division Student Committee is dedicated to providing a global network that connects students and young professionals around the world, facilitating knowledge exchange, providing useful tools, advice, and encouragement, so that students pursue careers that advance the use of renewable and sustainable nanomaterials.


The Student Committee works to: 

  • Provide an active, global network to connect students and young professionals working in the area of renewable and sustainable nanomaterials;
  • Share knowledge and information to support student success in academia, through both their technical work and as well as preparing for their careers;
  • Support students as they transition to industry professionals by providing knowledge of the industry and career paths, as well as facilitating connections with industry leaders;
  • Offer students a variety of opportunities and activities at the annual TAPPI Nano conference to maximize the value of their participation. Check out the Student Committee conference events here;

How to Join:

Committee membership is open to any student, whether still an undergrad, or pursuing an advance degree.  Not a student anymore?  You are still welcome to join! 

Students must be a member of TAPPI.  Not a TAPPI member?  TAPPI has a few sponsored student membership available.  Reach out to Lisa Stephens at to request an application. 


Join our email list! Fill out the contact form here.



Nathan Ellebracht

Georgia Institute of Technology


Bailey Risteen

Georgia Institute of Technology


Kevin De France

McMaster University


Fleur Rol

Grenoble Institute of Technology (France)

Engagement Chair

Priya Venkatraman

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Emeritus Chair

Stephanie Kedzior

McMaster University

Emeritus Chair

Michael Reid

McMaster University