Airborne laser scanning to provide data of forest ecosystems

Improved monitoring essential to reduce carbon emissions The method of using airborne laser scanning developed by professor Erik Næsset to produce forest data for operational management of forests was awarded the Marcus Wallenberg Prize in 2011. Erik Næsset has continued to find more efficient ways of monitoring forests to plan and achieve greater revenues and […]

Innovative joints making buildings both resilient and robust

Strong and safe connections for multi-storey timber structures Professor Hans Joachim Blass received The 2010 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for his research on connections and reinforcements with high load transfer capacity for timber and laminates. He is now working on special joints for multi-storey buildings made of cross-laminated timber as well as timber structures in earthquake […]

The same genes control flowering and the growing season

Looking for mechanisms to counteract climate change Professor Ove Nilsson received The Marcus Wallenberg Prize in 2007 after having revealed the molecular mechanisms regulating the flowering time of trees. Here he writes about how his research group tries to find the genes controlling seasonal changes, since it can be vital for understanding how breeding can […]

Developed new ways of gathering data

Forest inventory method used worldwide  A multi-source forest inventory method developed by professor Erkki Tomppo has been recognized internationally since he received The Marcus Wallenberg Prize in 1997. Here is his own story about how he continues to develop the process, adding new features to make the results more reliable. “Until the mid of the […]

The first Prize Winners from Asia

2015 Laureates awarded for energy-saving method Akira Isogai, Tsuguyuki Saito, Tokyo University and Yoshiharu Nishiyama, Cermav, France, were the first scientists from Japan to be awarded with the Marcus Wallenberg Prize. They were also the first laureates from Asia. The Marcus Wallenberg Prize is based on appropriations of Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB, Sweden, to encourage […]

A conversation with Derek

We met with Derek Gray at Grand Hotel in Stockholm for a quick conversation about chirality, future research and muddy water.

An interview with Ants Teder and Nils Hartler

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.

Anita Teleman

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 […]

Erik Næsset

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 […]

A conversation with Mika

We went to Helsinki to meet Mika for a quick conversation. We talked about aeroplanes, motorcycles and the most important day of his life.