New director for UBC Pulp and Paper Centre

James Olson, professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, has been announced as the new director for UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre.

An expert in the application of physics and fluid mechanics to problems associated with the pulp and paper industry, Olson’s current research includes reduction of energy used in mechanical pulping, modelling turbulent fibre suspensions, and high-performance energy-efficient equipment design.

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