SCA: Christina Dahlström Awarded 2014 Alf de Ruvo Scholarship

  SCA: Christina Dahlström Awarded 2014 Alf de Ruvo Scholarship

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STOCKHOLM -- January 28, 2014

The 2014 Alf de Ruvo scholarship, worth SEK 500,000, has been awarded to Dr.
Christina Dahlström for her fundamental study of coating uniformity in coated

By using quantitative microscopy, the study revealed how certain fundamental
mechanisms result in non-uniformities in coating layers. Her work has provided
an important scientific understanding that will help in the development of
new, functional surfaces of fiber-based materials, such as coated paper and

Christina Dahlström currently works in the Fibre Science and Communication
Network (FSCN) at Mid Sweden University, which is studying fiber-based
supercapacitators, where coating is a promising method for creating effective
systems for energy storage. In October Dr. Dahlström will begin a six-month
post-doctoral study.

“I hope to do my post-doc studies at Stanford University in California,” says
Christina. “I think it would be very inspiring and rewarding to gain new
experience from their research environment.”

Christina Dahlström was born in Sundsvall, Sweden, in 1977. She obtained her
Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology
(KTH) in Stockholm and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Mid Sweden
University in Sundsvall in 2012, with Professor Tetsu Uesaka as her

The scholarship will be awarded today at a ceremony in Stockholm in
conjunction with the Ekman Days conference sponsored by the Swedish
Association of Pulp and Paper Engineers.

SCA (STO:SCAA)(STO:SCAB) is a leading global hygiene and forest products
company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and
forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong
brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional
brands, such as Lotus, Libresse, Tempo and Libero. As Europe’s largest private
forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest
management. The Group has about 36,000 employees and sales in 2012 amounted to
SEK 85bn (EUR 9.8bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in
Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more
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