Researchers Honored with Fellowship

TAPPI, the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries, has announced the selection of FPL’s Carl Houtman and Junyong Zhu as TAPPI Fellows.

“Fellow” is an honorary title bestowed upon a small percentage of TAPPI’s membership and is given to individuals who have made extraordinary technical and service contributions to the industry and/or the association.

Junyong Zhu, FPL research general engineer

Junyong Zhu, FPL research general engineer

Carl Houtman, FPL chemical engineer

Carl Houtman, FPL chemical engineer

“We are extremely proud of JY and Carl in their designation as a TAPPI Fellow,” said Michael T. Rains, Director of the Forest Products Laboratory and Northern Research Station. “This is a tremendous honor and highlights their calling for public service and vibrant representation of the Department of Agriculture, the Forest Service, and our research and development mission area.  Their skill in discovery and dedication to innovative technology is helping improve people’s lives and create healthy, sustainable forests that are more resilient to disturbances such as a changing climate, wildfires, and the outbreaks of destructive invasive species.”

Houtman is a chemical engineer and has been a TAPPI member since 1998. Zhu is a research general engineer and has been a TAPPI member since 1994. Both researchers work within FPL’s Fiber and Chemical Science Research work unit.