2017 Canadian Enterprise Awards

, The University of Toronto is proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. We explore the secrets behind the success of the University’s success. Best Research Base University 2017 & Forestry Faculty of the Year - East- Central Canada & Recognised Leader in Nanocellulose Technology 2017 Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. The University’s students have the opportunity to learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through our multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners. Award winning Suhara Panthapulakkal has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and also she holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. After completing her Bachelors and Masters in Applied Chemistry from the University of Calicut, she had completed another Masters in Polymer Technology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. She has been with the Centre for Biocomposites and Biomaterials Processing (CBBP) since its inception. She has more than 3 peer reviewed publications to her credits in various international journals and several publications in conference proceedings. She is one of the inventors of the cellulosic microfiber processing technology for the development of high performance materials which has already been implemented by Greencore Composites. Her research interests include bio-fibers, bio-polymers, bio- composites, polymer composites, nanofibers and composites, hybrid composites, polymer blends, process and product development. Since 2013 July, she has been working as the Project Manager of the NSERC Automotive Partnership Canada Project for developing high-end bio-composites for automotive applications. Overall, the ideas, innovations and actions of the University of Toronto’s more than 500,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world. NAC17005 K Company: University of Toronto Contact: Suhara Panthapulakkal Contact Email: [email protected] Address: Faculty of Forestry, 33 Willcocks Street, Ontario, M5S 3B3, Canada Phone: 001 416 978 6184 Web Address: www.utoronto.ca

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