The 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is being awarded to Professor Derek Gray of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, for his pioneering study of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC).
The Marcus Wallenberg Prize
The purpose of the Prize is to recognize, encourage and stimulate pathbreaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broadening knowledge and to technical development within the fields of importance to forestry and forest industries.
On 1 March 2013 Professor Kaj Rosén took office as Secretary of the Board and the Selection Committee of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. He succeeds Mr. Per G. Broman who retires.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their award, we met the two professors for a conversation at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm where much of the research was conducted.
A conversation with Anita Teleman I met Anita Teleman, one of four women ever to receive the Marcus Wallenberg Prize, for a coffee on a clear summer´s day in Stockholm. We talked about the future of forest industry, about riding horses and about the immensely important discovery of hexenuronic acid in the paper making process. How [...]
A conversation with Erik My first trip to Norway is going to last just one day. I took a flight to cloudy Oslo and continued with train to the town of Ås, where Erik Næsset, 2011 year´s prize winner, was expecting me. Erik turns on his Swede-adjusted accent and we start the interview. During [...]