NORCROSS, GA – John C. Husband has been designated as one of nine TAPPI Fellows for 2010. He currently serves as Lead Scientist for IMERYS Minerals Ltd., Cornwall, UK. Fellow is an honorary title bestowed upon less than one percent of TAPPI’s membership. It is given to individuals who have made extraordinary technical or service contributions to the industry or the association.
“Dr. Husband has been a prolific presenter at conferences in the United States and Europe, specializing in coatings,” said Larry N. Montague, President and CEO of TAPPI. “His knowledge has been instrumental in supporting the work of other scientists in the pulp and paper industry, both in North America and Europe.”
Husband’s professional career began in 1969 when he joined the Chemistry Research Department of English China Clays. Initially focused on projects involving clay chemistry and rheology, he then worked on the development of paper fillers. In 1983, he began working on paper coating and in 2000, he transferred to the IMERYS Worldwide Paper Group. He now holds the title of Lead Scientist for the company’s Paper Research Group.
Husband has been granted eight patents and is extensively published in professional journals. On the basis of his research experience, he is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He and colleague Janet Preston have also been awarded the Silver Medal from the Institute of Printing for an article written about their work.