The Institute of Paper Science and Technology integrated
its operations with the Georgia Institute of Technology on
July 1, 2003. Prior to that, IPST was an independent graduate
school and research center supported by the paper industry
for almost 75 years. Its graduates have a long history of industry
leadership and can be found in countries around the world.
The school, founded in 1929 and previously
named the Institute of Paper Chemistry, moved to the Georgia
Tech campus from Appleton, Wisconsin in 1989. In 1998, it
was recognized nationally as the fifth most innovative school
in the nation in terms of patents per faculty member.
Today, The Institute of Paper Science
and Technology at Georgia Tech -- directed by Norman Marsolan and located in Atlanta, Ga. -- is one of the nation’s
leading research institutes specializing in the multidisciplinary
field of paper science and engineering.
Faculty members at IPST @ Georgia Tech are experts in fields ranging from biology
and chemistry to engineering and paper materials. The institute also offers a
strong academic program, in which graduate students focus on the science and
engineering involved in the production of paper, tissue and other products made
from natural fiber.