Jimmy Johansson

Jimmy Johansson

Department of Forestry and Wood Technology Faculty of Technology
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Since 2003 Jimmy Johansson has performed research within the field of forest products. His PhD thesis was presented in late 2008 focusing on the development of the value chain of mechanical hardwood processing. The work has been both experimental and model based. Currently the work is directed towards development of eco-effective products and production systems for increased value from wood. The study particularly focuses on wood for living, here defined as visual wood products indoors and outdoors. Another part is focusing on the quality system of hardwood and is related to the use of scanner based automatic sorting. The scanner study is now also developing towards future studies concerning the use of other techniques for measuring quality parameters on wood or wood-based materials, such as nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique. In his research Jimmy is working close to the industry. His research is today industrially financed to large parts. Jimmy has further performed research, tests and development work at requests from the industry. Another interest that has been following Jimmy during his research is the capillary characteristics of wood. A better understanding and an ability control this aspect in wood is believed to be a crucial considering successful future use of wood. Jimmy has published 12 papers in Journals, 12 conference papers and around 10 reports, chapters in books and articles in trade journals. Jimmy is also a co-supervisor of three PhD-students Since the start of Jimmy’s PhD-studies he has taken large part in the undergraduate education. He has been responsible of a basic course in Technology (2003-2006) and a basic course within Mechanics of materials (2003). He is today teaching in the courses Wood manufacturing (2004-ongoing), Machinery in wood processing (2004-ongoing), Wood material science (2004-ongoing) and Fundamentals of engineering (2003-ongoing). From 2009 he is also the responsible for the courses Manufacturing in the wood industry and CAE/computer Aided Engineering. He has also been supervising several final theses. Jimmy will further act as program coordinator of the coming Master program within Forest and Wood Technology at Linnæus University that today is being developed in cooperation with industrial partners and the Knowledge foundation. Jimmy has also been planning and conducting educational days for the industry considering wood material and mechanical wood production. Jimmy has been a member of the support group to the broadleaf research program that ended 2009 (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). He has here been involved in a part project considering product innovations. During his PhD-studies he was involved as a representative in the Board of School of Technology and Design and in the research staff group of Forest Industrial Production Systems, Växjö University. Since 2009 Jimmy is acting as a co-editor of the Journal Wood Material Science and Engineering.

My ongoing research projects


Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Article in journal (Other academic)

Conference paper (Other academic)

Chapter in book (Other academic)

Report (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)

Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)

Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))