New directors for WWSC Academy

Starting from January 2023, WWSC Academy will have a new management team as Anette Larsson, Lauren McKee and Igor Zozoulenko take over the lead. The research graduate school has since the start of WWSC been one of the backbones in the center, creating a common knowledge platform and network for the PhD students.

International and industrial visits to WWSC

The week after Midsummer, WWSC hosted visits at KTH from the Austrian government and from the research management at Scania. Both visits included presentations, lab demos, and enthusiastic discussions on the possibilities for using forest raw materials to create material solutions for a sustainable future.

Poster-prize winners WWSC Summer Workshop 2022

This year’s WWSC Summer Workshop was held at Marstrand on the Swedish west coast and included invited lectures by internationally renowned researchers, and the traditional pitch- and poster session with the PhD students. Excellent presentations by all PhD students made the competition tough, but in the end three winners could be named.

From fundamental research in WWSC to industrial pilot scale – the material that can replace polystyrene foam

The cellulose material Papira is a bio-based and recyclable replacement for fossil-based foam materials such as polystyrene, in everyday speech is called styrofoam. What started as fundamental research within the research center WWSC has been further developed by Stora Enso, that recently inaugurated a pilot facility for the fibre-based foam material. On April 1, an event was held to highlight the journey from fundamental research to industrial pilot.