The Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The Purpose

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


Sustainable concept for wood-based textile fibres

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta for the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres.

In memory of Jeff Burley

The former Board member of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, Professor Jeffery (Jeff) Burley passed away on 27 December 2021, and our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jean and their children and grandchildren, in ther sorrow.

Reflections on Ceremony & Symposium

Even though we couldn’t meet in person during this year’s event due to the corona pandemic situation, large efforts and a lot of hard work by..

Young Researchers

The event made them a team

One master, one PhD and one postdoc – researchers at different levels but with the same positive experience from the Young..

Young researchers from eight countries

31 young researchers from eight countries were invited to a special program during the Marcus Wallenberg Prize event in..

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2019 – Apply now!

The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites applications for the Young Researchers’ Challenge with the chance to win a spot at the Prize..

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