Timber towers with a green perspective Architect Michael Green predicts a green revolution in building materials. At the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize symposium he claimed that it is possible to construct 102-storey skyscrapers of mass timber panels. From imagining to imaging was the theme of the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden 10 October […]
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.
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Knots, cracks and rot can be identified before the timber is sawn The 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize was awarded to Alexander Katsevich and Federico Giudiceandrea for the development of a CT scanner for whole tree logs. The prizewinners received their diploma from the hands of His Majesty the King of Sweden at a ceremony in […]
Front line projects for the forest industry The urge to find new materials and applications of wood and fibres characterize the work of young researchers taking part in the celebrations of the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Young researchers with a vision for the development of the forest-based industry were invited to apply for a spot […]
“A sawmillers dream to see what is inside the log” Federico Giudiceandrea was deeply moved when he learned that he and Alexander Katsevich are awarded the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2016. – I’m very surprised and honoured, Federico Giudiceandrea said at the announcement in Skellefteå, Sweden. Federico Giudiceandrea, CEO at Microtec, Brixen, Italy, had come to […]
Alexander Katsevich and Federico Giudiceandrea succeeded in constructing a logscanner, that no one thought would be possible. Photo: Ruth Leitner. “We made a great team” Alexander Katsevich appreciates collaborating with Federico Giudiceandrea. Their development of a CT scanner for sawmills is awarded the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize. – I am happy when my mathematical ideas […]