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In Memorium: TAPPI Fellow, Isaiah Gellman

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TAPPI Member Dr. Isaiah (Sy) Gellman, an internationally recognized environmental scientist and engineer, passed away on December 10 in New York City, at 81 years of age. Gellman had retired as president of the National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) in 1995.


Gellman served for eight years as president of NCASI, the forest products industry's environmental quality management research arm. As president, he conducted a cooperative industry-supported program toward identifying industry environmental protection problems, developing solutions, and gauging the industry's progress in environmental protection. Since his retirement from NCASI, Gellman conducted special studies and activities related to the continued sustainable development of the global forest products industry. He served as Senior Author for over 700 technical bulletins issued by NCASI.

He was a chemical engineering graduate of the City University of New York (1947) and received an MS and Ph.D. in sanitation from Rutgers University in 1950 and 1951 respectively. As a member of TAPPI, in 1975 he was named a TAPPI Fellow, and received the Environmental Division Award. He was also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Water Pollution Control Federation, American Society for Testing and Materials, Air Pollution Control Association and Sigma Xi.



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