2014 TAPPI Introduction To Kraft Pulping & Bleaching Course

Dr. Michael J. Kocurek

Dr. Kocurek is one of the world's most recognized educators in the pulp and paper industry.

As Professor Emeritus of Paper Science & Engineering at North Carolina State University, Dr. Kocurek's focus is on Pulp & Paper Technology, Paper Properties, and Workforce and Professional Development.

He has taught Pulping and Bleaching to both undergraduate and graduate students, and groups of technical personnel and operators for more than 40 years.

Dr. Kocurek is active in teaching distance learning courses and has taught in-mill company classroom short courses on Kraft Pulping Manufacture at more than 15 mill locations.
Dr. Kocurek is the editor of 11 books, including the recognized Pulp and Paper Manufacture series covering the entire field of pulp & paper.  He has authored / co-authored 6 video courses, including the Introduction to Pulp & Paper series - again covering the entire field of pulp & paper.  Dr. Kocurek received his B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in Paper Science & Engineering from the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, and Syracuse University.
He has served as Paper Science Department Head at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, an academic program he founded; and NC State University.  His honors include TAPPI Fellow, TAPPI Distinguished Service Award, and induction into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame - an honor bestowed to recognize people who have made preeminent contributions to the global paper industry.