MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, 1981. PhD, Production and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, 1986. Professor in Robotics, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, 1987-2011. Professor in Robotics at University West, 2011-2018. Professor in Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Production Systems) from March 1st, 2018 at Linnaeus University.

My main interest is industrial automation of industry which includes the ongoing digitalization in industry together with concepts such as smart manufacturing, robotization and industry 4.0.


I am currently teaching production technology in the industrial management program. The course includes modern concepts for production systems, automation and robotics. This includes software tools like SIMIO for modelling, simulation and analysis of production systems, as well as others like RobotStudio for simulation and programming of robots.


My research is focusing on applied industrial robotics with examples such as control of process and robot in combination in order to reach specific key parameters (productivity, quality, flexible production, etc.). Examples on areas for research are robotic friction stir welding (FSW), safe systems for collaboration between operator and robot, and configuration of systems in industrial production.

My Orcid ID is 0000-0002-1869-232X (
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Frequently asked for assignments as expert evaluator related to research and academic specific issues, both domestic and international, such as papers submitted for publication for academic journals, applications for research projects, higher academic positions, etc. Assigned as expert reviewer of projects funded by the European Commission as external expert. Academic representative in the board for SWIRA (Swedish Industrial Robot Association), and member of the presidium at SPA (Swedish Production Academy).


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