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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.

 

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