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King presents awards for ground-breaking research


(l-r) Federico Giudiceandrea and Alexander Katsevich co-recipients of the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, together with H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

The 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize has been awarded to Alexander Katsevich and Federico Giudiceandrea for the development of a CT scanner for whole tree logs. Source: Timberbiz

The laureates received their diploma from His Majesty the King of Sweden at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, this week.

A high speed X-ray based online scanning machine was built due to the findings of Professor Alexander Katsevich, University of Central Florida, USA, and Federico Giudiceandrea, CEO at Microtec, Brixen, Italy.

They were awarded the 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize of AUD 304728 (SEK 2 million) for the discovery.

“The introduction of this new technology marks the beginning of a new era for the sawmill industry. The ground breaking research and innovative implementation have opened new horizons, facilitating further optimization of the sawing process,” Marcus Wallenberg, chairman of the board of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize said.