– Their innovative work has made online optimization of log usage in the sawmilling process possible and effective, said Kaj Rosén, executive secretary of The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, when he announced the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize.

Alexander Katsevich, USA, and Federico Giudiceandrea, Italy, are awarded for having developed a high-speed X-ray based CT scanner for whole tree logs.
– You are true recipients of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize, said Gunilla Jönson, chairman of the selection committee, when she congratulated Federico Giudiceandrea at a seminar at Luleå University of Technology, Campus Skellefteå in Sweden.

Alexander Katsevich was informed about the announcement via telephone.