Congratulations to Adrien Gaudelas, winner of FPAC’s 2023 Chisholm Award, recognizing excellence in involvement and leadership!

15 May 2023

We are very proud to announce that Adrien Gaudelas, a PhD student at the Renewable Materials Research Centre, is the winner of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) 2023 Chisholm Award, valued at $2,500!

As part of the Industrial Research Chair on Eco-responsible Wood Construction (CIRCERB), Adrien’s goal is to examine to examine the potential application of corrugated wood-based panels in building envelopes to use forest resources more efficiently, propose higher value-added products for the wood construction industry, and improve the environmental performance of buildings, under the direction of Pierre Blanchet and the co-direction of Louis Gosselin ( Laval University). He holds a Master’s-Degree in Wood-Based Materials Engineering and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Laval University. Passionate about biobased materials since he was young, Adrien is a graduate engineer from the School of Wood and Biobased Materials in Nantes, France. Through his various experiences, he has acquired diverse skills from wood supply in the forest to secondary processing of the wood industry.

The Chisholm Awards recognize youth leadership and advances in innovative forestry research. It promotes developing practices, processes and technologies that have the potential to strengthen the forest sector and help Canada achieve its carbon neutrality goals through forestry and product innovation.

Adrien has distinguished for his exemplary involvement and leadership in research! Congratulations for this remarkable distinction and your professionalism. We wish you much success in your professional career!

«I am very pleased and honoured to receive the FPAC 2023 Chisholm Award for Innovation in Forestry. This award is a recognition of the work I do, in synergy with my colleagues at the Industrial Research Chair on Eco-responsible Wood Construction (CIRCERB), to decarbonize construction. Moreover, I am convinced that increasing the added value of forest products is important to reduce future pressure on the resource and to help sustain the economic growth of the industry, from the forest to the buildings.» Adrien Gaudelas.