The Alf de Ruvo Memorial Foundation awards scholarships to researchers within the sphere of cellulose-fibre-based materials. The amount of each scholarship is SEK 500,000.
The foundation was formed in 2000 with funds donated in memory of Alf de Ruvo (1938 – 2000), Licentiate of Engineering and Executive Vice President of Essity.
His friends both within and outside the scientific community made the first contributions together with Essity to ensure a satisfactory annual yield.
The purpose of the Foundation is to support forest industrial educational and research activities which promote the technical and scientific progress of the industry.
The scholarships are appointed by the members of the Board of the Foundation in consultation with a research council. There is no application process.
Members of the Board: Prof. Tom Lindström (Innventia and KTH), Dir. Mikael Schmidt (Senior Vice President, Essity) and Associate Professor Rolf Andersson (Fellow Scientist Hygiene/Microbiology, Essity).
Research Council: Dir. Christer Söremark (consultant and researcher within the forest industry), Prof. Myat Htun (Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall), Prof. Gunilla Jönson (Principal of the Technical University of Lund), Prof. em. Gunnar Svedberg (consultant and former CEO STFI-Packforsk), Dr Micael Stehr (Head of FPIRC, KTH), and Head of Dept Ulf Carlson (Chalmers).
2016 Susanne Sütterlin, Uppsala University
2015 Andreas Fall, Stockholm University (SU)
2014 Christina Dahlström, Mid Sweden University (MIUN)
2013 - Simon Utsel, KTH
2012 - (none)
2011 - Jubilee Conference
2009 - Kaarlo Niskanen, Finland
2008 - Malin Wohlert, KTH and Stefan Lindström, LIU
2007 - Birgitta (Engberg) Svensson, researcher at the Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall.
2006 - Johan Alfthan, researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm.
2004 Magnus Norgren, MIUN
2002 Magnus Berggren, LiU
2001 Matti Ristinmaa, LTH
2000 Scholarship inauguration