From imagining to imaging

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 […]

Architect Michael Green

CT scanner for whole tree logs received scientific award

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 […]

Marcus Wallenberg Prize laureates Federico Giudiceandrea and Alexander Katsevich recieve their diplomas from His Majesty the King of Sweden.

Young researchers evaluating new materials

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 […]

Judith Felten, Umeå Plant Science Center, is one of the young researchers taking part of the seminars and symposium during the celebrations of the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize.

Surprising announcement

“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 […]

Annoncement of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize awarded to Federico Giudiceandrea and Alexander Katsevich.

Complimentary expertise behind the CT scanner

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 […]

Photo: Ruth Leitner