Anselme Payen Award 2023 to Lars Berglund

Professor Lars Berglund has been honored with the prestigious Anselme Payen Award. The award, presented annually by the American Chemical Society: Cellulose and Renewable Materials (CELL) Division, acknowledges exceptional professional contributions to the science and chemical technology of cellulose and related products.

First industrial experiments at ForMAX

The beamline ForMAX at MAX IV hosts its first industry experiment: a ground-breaking study on fibre-based sustainable food packaging performed by Tetra Pak and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the research centres Wallenberg Wood Science Center and FibRE.

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.