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 […]

Young researchers bringing the future to the forest industry

From timber houses to 3D-dresses New approaches to the forest industry were presented by young researchers during the celebrations of The Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2015. The ideas extended over packaging materials to timber constructions and environmental-friendly dresses produced by a 3D-printer. Some 40 PhD students and postdoctors were selected to take part in the Marcus Wallenberg […]

Young Researchers looking for sustainable solutions

The urge to replace fossil based polymers characterizes the work of several young researchers participating in the celebrations of The Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2015 PhD students and post doctors were chosen to take part in seminars and the MWP symposium following the ceremony of The Marcus Wallenberg Prize. The 2015 Prize is awarded to Professor […]

2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Awarding

Energy-efficient method for producing nanocellulose A group of researchers from Japan and France is being awarded The 2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for their development of an energy-efficient method to produce nanofibrillated cellulose. The prize-winners will receive their diploma from the hands of His Majesty the King of Sweden at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on […]

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2015

The Challenge is now closed.   The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites young researchers to take part in Young Researchers’ Challenge with the chance to win a spot at the Prize Ceremony & Banquet, and more, to be held in Stockholm on 28-30 September 2015, along with a unique opportunity to present your research and meet leading […]

Energy-efficient method for producing nanocellulose

The 2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is being awarded to a group of researchers from Japan and France for their development of an energy-efficient method to produce nanofibrillated cellulose. Stabilizers in chemicals, food and cosmetics, raw materials for new types of textile fibres or composites or materials for wound dressing are just a few examples of […]

Marcus Wallenberg Prize Laureates 2015

Electronics on paper opens up a new global market

Professor Magnus Berggren’s research enables electronics like sensors, displays and antennas to be printed on paper and cardboard, opening up a new, gigantic global market for forest industry products. Today, his pioneering research will be acknowledged when the Swedish King awards him the Marcus Wallenberg Prize in Stockholm.   The best-before date printed on the […]