WWSC news

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.

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WWSC Academy Winter School 2022

After two years of Zoom classes, WWSC Academy could finally be held in person. During the winter school the PhD students got to learn more about IPR and innovation processes, to get more insight in how to go from idea to the market, both in lectures and in study visits.

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Visit by KAW at WWSC KTH

Together with representatives from the central management of KTH, Peter Wallenberg Jr, Sara Mazur, and Axel Wallenberg from KAW visited WWSC KTH in March.

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Batteries made of wood on national television – WWSC members the founders

The possibility of using the forest as raw material for energy storage is gaining increased interest. This week the work on wood-based batteries by the innovative start-up company Ligna Energy was featured in the news program Rapport on the Swedish national television. But did you know that WWSC researchers are the founders of the company?

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Monica Ek is awarded the Ekman Medal

Professor Monica Ek, KTH, is awarded the 2021 Ekman Medal. The medal is awarded by the Swedish Paper and Cellulose Engineering Association (SPCI) for meritorious technical or scientific contributions in the Swedish forest industry.

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Eleni Stavrinidou receives ERC Starting Grant

Eleni Stavrinidou, senior lecturer and principal investigator at Electronic Plants at Linköping University’s Laboratory of Organic Electronics and WWSC member is awarded ERC Starting Grant of approximately EUR 1.5 million.

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Christian Müller promoted to Wallenberg Scholar

The Wallenberg Scholar program focuses on Sweden’s leading senior researchers and gives the researchers long.term funding to carry out world-class research. WWSC member Christian Müller, professor at Chalmers, is one of the 2022 Wallenberg Scholars.

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