Dr. Cameron is a TAPPI Fellow with over thirty years of experience in the pulp and paper industry including production, research and development and teaching. His research areas include paper recycling, chemical recovery and paper drying. He has guided numerous industrial and government funded projects in these areas and is currently involved in new paper recycling processes including several directed at the deinking of ink-jet printed papers. He teaches both in the chemical engineering and paper engineering programs at WMU. His teaching experience includes 8 years at The Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton Wisconsin, and 13 years at Western Michigan University. He has served as advisor for 8 PhD Engineers, approximately 24 MS Engineers and has taught paper science to several hundred BS Paper Scientists and Engineers. Many of these former students now hold leadership positions in the pulp and paper industry, including positions in management, research and educational.
He has over 120 publications including several patents. The majority of these publications are directly related to the pulp and paper industry. The patents include processes for producing low density ceiling tiles and high absorbency tissue products. The patents are widely referenced by other inventors and have resulted in several commercial products.
Dr Cameron is strongly committed to TAPPI, the Forest Products Division of AIChE and has served in several NSF evaluation committees both in the US and Internationally. He is member of TAPPI's Community of Leaders, Fiber Recycling Committee, Process Simulation/Engineering Committee, Alkaline Pulping and Bleaching Committee and the Water Removal Committee. In terms of TAPPI leadership positions, he as served as Secretary, Second Vice-Chair, First Vice-Chair, Program Chair and Division Chair for the TAPPI Recycling Division. He has also held several leadership positions within AIChE including Chair of the Forest Products Division and as served as a Director of this Division for 10 years.