Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2019: Green technology behind high rise wood-based buildings

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) explains the expansion of multi-storey wood buildings in the world. Gerhard Schickhofer is awarded  the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for research and knowledge transfer behind the stable and eco-friendly material.

Professor Gerhard Schickhofer, the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at Graz University of Technology, Austria, has laid the scientific and technological foundation for the development of cross-laminated timber, CLT. For his discoveries he is awarded the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize of SEK 2 million.

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