Staffan Lundström
Staffan Lundström

Staffan Lundström

Professor and Head of Subject, Chaired Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Fluid Mechanics
Fluid and Experimental Mechanics
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 492392
E802 Luleå


Current Employment

Professor in Fluid Mechanics May 2004 at Luleå University of Technology

The Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) since 2008-07

Chair of Division of Fluid and Experimental Mechanics at LTU since 2011-03


Previous Employment

  • Professor, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden 040501-051231
  • Associate Professor, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden 000701-040430
  • Assistant Professor (Post-doc) Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 961001-000703
  • Researcher Swedish Institute of Composites, Sweden 901101-960930
  • Engineer (part-time) Skellefteå Hospital, Sweden 850401-911231


Parental Leave

One month During 2001

One month During 2005


  • PhD in Fluid Mechanics 27th February 1996 at Lulea University of Technology
    Thesis: Void formation and transport in manufacturing of polymer composites, 1996: 184D (ISSN 0348-8373). The Research was carried out at the Swedish Institute of Composites (SICOMP) Supervisers were Rikard Gebart and Håkan Gustavsson.
  • Docent in Polymeric Materials January 2001 at Chalmers University of Technology
    Title of presentation: Liquid flow through fibre networks: Simple or complex?
  • Professor in Fluid Mechanics May 2004 at Luleå University of Technology
    Title of presentation: Fluid flow with fibre networks: Simple or complex?


Main supervisor of PhD-students (additional as co-supervisor)







Title of thesis/project

Johan Håkanson




Liquid permeability of fibrous porous solids

Magnus Andersson




Visualisation of composites manufacturing

Daniel Marjavaara




CFD driven optimization of hydraulic turbine….

Markus Nordlund




Permeability modelling and particle deposition mechanisms

T. Odenberger




Compression Moulding of SMC, Visualisation….

Patrik Pettersson




Fluid flow through and deformation of wood fiber networks

Gunnar Hellström




Internal erosion in embankment dams: fluid flow through and..

Sofie Högberg




Modeling nanofiber transport and deposition in human airways

Anna-Lena Ljung




Modeling drying of iron ore pellets

Torbjörn Green




Particle image velocimetry in practice

Amir Jourak




Modeling flow and solute transport in packed beds Beds: Applications in On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems

Anders Andersson




Free surface flow in regulated rivers

Ida Jansson




The effect of flowing water on turbine rotor vibrations

Jimmy Olsson




Compression moulding of SMC : experiments and simulation

Sofia Larsson




Aerodynamics of grate kiln: Fundamentals

Reine Granström




Modelling the Aerodynamics of Iron Ore Pelletizing Kilns

Per Burström




CFD Mod. of the SNCR Process in Iron Ore Grate-Kiln Plant

S Khayamyan




Fundamentals of flow through porous media

Samir Kumar Das




Ground water flows

Ammar Hazim Zaber




Pneumatic flow of bio-fuels

Elise Holmstedt




Flow of non-spherical particles






Guidance of post-docs, research assistants and researchers







Main subject

L-G Westerberg



Grease rheology

Elianne Lindmark



Advanced experimental techniques in fluid mechanics

Vilnis Frishfelds



Modelling of particulate systems

Gunnar Hellström



Free surface and porous media flow

Anna-Lena Ljung



Convective heat and mass transfer


Paper statistics (2014-09-02)


> 250 papers, of Which 95 accepted in journals with peer review system, 2 Book Chapters

Web of Science:             Times cited = 844             h-index = 18

Scopus:                         Times cited = 1003           h-index = 18

Google Scholar:              Times cited = 1482           h-index = 20

External boards and panels

  • Member of the Swedish National Committee for Theoretical and App Mech, 2003-01-2008-12.
  • Secretary in the Swedish National Committee for Theoretical and App Mech, 2005-01-2008-12.
  • Member of the SICOMP AB board 2003-09-2006-03.
  • Member of Scientific Council, Nanofun-poly European Netw. of Ex. 2004-2008.
  • Member of the Faste Laboratory (A VINNOVA centre of Excellence) Executive committee 2007-01-.
  • Member of the evaluation panel for Mech Eng, Swedish Research Council 2007.
  • Member of the Int expert group for upstream migrating salmon, Umeriver 2007-2010.
  • Member of Swedish hydro power centre steering group on turbines and generators 2009-.
  • Swedish representative in IUTAMs general assembly 2009-.
  • One of eleven PIs in StandUp for energy, 2010-.

Assessment Committees and other Evaluations

  • Six positions at Universities,
  • About 25 PhD-thesis (in six countries),
  • About 10-Licentiate thesis,
  • Applications to the Swedish Research Council,
  • Application to the German Research Foundation and the EPSRC UK,
  • Reviewer for a large number of journals.
  • The Volvo Industrial PhD student programmers.






Internal duties and teaching

  • Member of the course committee for the School of Mechanical Engineering at Chalmers, 2000.
  • Completed LMI-course on Personal leadership November (2003). “Mentor programme” ongoing.
  • Completed three courses on pedagogical developments/supervising students.
  • Contributed to a successful application to a new nursery programme on radiography at Ltu, 2001.
  • Paper on implementation of journals in course in European Journal of Engineering Education.
  • Examiner/lecturer in composite materials, turbomachinery, applied mechanics, hydrodynamics, computational fluid mechanics, advanced fluid mechanics and several PhD courses.
  • Supervisor/examiner of a large numberf of student diploma works.
  • Project co-ordinator of a Nordic project (Nordic Industrial Fund) on composites with 11 industries and 4 institutes, Composites with RTM, 950201-960930.
  • Project co-ordinator of a Nordic project (nordtest) on measurement of the in-plane permeability with 4 partners, 970901-980831.
  • Responsible for research education at the Dep. of App. Phys. & Mech. Eng. about 100 PhD-students 2005-2008.
  • Member of the Executive committee of Dep of App Phys and Mech Eng, LTU 2007-08-2010-12.
  • Member of the Executive committee of Dep of Eng. Sci. and Math, LTU 2011-03-
  • Member of the board of Luleå University of Technology, 2011-02-.
  • Scientific director of the Research and innovation area “Smart Machines and Materials” 2013-04-

Responsibilities at conferences

  • Responsible for “Svenska mekanikdagar” 2007 in Luleå, Head of organisation Commitee.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for: the 4th Int. Scientific Colloquium on Modelling for Material Processing, Riga, June 8-9, (2006)., the 2nd Int. Symp. on “Nanostructured and Functional Polymer-based Materials and Nanocomposites”, Lyon, France, May 29-31 (2006), the 3rd Int. Symp. on “Nanostructured and Functional Polymer- based Materials and Nanocomposites”, Corfu, Greece, May 13-15 (2007), the 9th Int. Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, Montréal, Canada, July 10-14 (2008), the 6th Int. Scientific Colloquium on Modelling for Material Processing, Riga, Sept 16-17, (2010).
  • Member of the Local Organising Committee for ECCM-13, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2-5 (2008)


International Collaborations (examples)

  • Australia: Prof John Sheridan, Monash University, flow down-stream a fish attraction channel, formation of vortices(2010 – present): Prof Graham Nathan University of Adelaide, combustion and flow (2008 – present)
  • Latvia: Prof Andris Jacovics, Latvian University, Docent Vilnis Frishfelds, Leipaja University, flow in porous media (2003-present)
  • US: Prof Jonathan Freund, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fibre orientation (2007 – 2010)
  • Korea: Prof Wook Ryol Hwang, Gyeongsang National University, multiphase flow, 2012-, Prof Dong-Hyan Kim, Gyeongsang National University, multiphase flow, 2012-, wind-power
  • The Netherlands, Prof. Piet Lugt,SKF, Grease Rheology

Private Milestones

  • Married (-99), children (-98), (-00) and (-04)
  • First goal in Senior football-team Burträsk IK, (-83) The Swedish Cup. 1.56.03, 800m, Gävle, (-87). 2.04.43, Lidingöloppet, 30 km, (-89). 6.44.14, Vasaloppet, 90 km, (-95).
  • Asta Kask Jönköping (-84), Roskilde festival, (-86). U2, Josua Tree Tour at the hippodrome in Paris (-87).


Article in journal

A Subgrid-Scale Model for Turbulent Flow in Porous Media (2019)

Joybari. N, Lundström. T
Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 129, nr. 3, s. 619-632
Article in journal

A Subgrid-Scale Model for Turbulent Flow in Porous Media (2019)

Fallahjoybari. N, Lundström. S
Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 129, nr. 3, s. 619-632
Article in journal

Evaporation of a sessile water droplet subjected to forced convection in humid environment (2019)

Ljung. A, Lundström. S
Drying Technology, Vol. 37, nr. 1, s. 129-138
Article in journal

Numerical investigation of a hydropower tunnel (2019)

Estimating localised head-loss using the manning equation
Andersson. R, Hellström. J, Andreasson. P, Lundström. S
Water, Vol. 11, nr. 8
Article in journal

Wall shear stress measurement on curve objects with PIV in connection to benthic fauna in regulated rivers (2019)

Bin Asad. S, Lundström. S, Andersson. A, Hellström. J, Leonardsson. K
Water, Vol. 11, nr. 4
Article in journal

A General Macroscopic Model for Turbulent Flow in Porous Media (2018)

Jouybari. N, Maerefat. M, Lundström. T, Eshagh Nimvari. M, Gholami. Z
Journal of Fluids Engineering - Trancactions of The ASME, Vol. 140, nr. 1
Article in journal

Characterization of Flow Structures Induced by Highly Rough Surface Using Particle Image Velocimetry, Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Velocity Correlations (2018)

Andersson. L, Larsson. S, Hellström. J, Andreasson. P, Andersson. A, Lundström. S
Engineering, Vol. 10, s. 399-416
Conference paper

Comparison of hard floor and raised floor cooling of servers with regards to local effects (2018)

Wibron. E, Ljung. A, Lundström. S
Part of: IECON 2018, 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2018
Article in journal

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling and Validating Experiments of Airflow in a Data Center (2018)

Wibron. E, Ljung. A, Lundström. S
Energies, Vol. 11, nr. 3
Article in journal

Effect of Working Parameters of the Plate Heat Exchanger on the Thermal Performance of the Anti-Bact Heat Exchanger System to Disinfect Legionella in Hot Water Systems (2018)

Altorkmany. L, Kharseh. M, Ljung. A, Lundström. S
Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 141, s. 435-443
Article in journal

Effects of deswirler position and its centre body shape as well as vortex finder extension downstream on cyclone performance (2018)

Misiulia. D, Antonyuk. S, Andersson. A, Lundström. T
Powder Technology, Vol. 336, s. 45-56
Article in journal

Modelling heat transfer during flow through a random packed bed of spheres (2018)

Burström. P, Frishfelds. V, Ljung. A, Lundström. S, Marjavaara. B
Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, nr. 4, s. 1225-1245
Article in journal

Modelling the dynamics of the flow within freezing water droplets (2018)

Karlsson. L, Ljung. A, Lundström. T
Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, nr. 12, s. 3761-3769
Article in journal

Modelling transport and deposition of non-spherical micro- and nano-particles in composites manufacturing (2018)

Holmstedt. E, Åkerstedt. H, Lundström. S
Journal of reinforced plastics and composites (Print), Vol. 37, nr. 8, s. 507-519
Article in journal

Numerical simulations of lubricating grease flow in a rectangular channel with and without restrictions (2018)

Sarkar. C, Westerberg. L, Höglund. E, Lundström. S
Tribology Transactions, Vol. 61, nr. 1, s. 144-156
Article in journal

The Effect of Reynolds Number on Jet in Asymmetric Co-Flows (2018)

A CFD Study
Teng. Z, Larsson. S, Lundström. S, Marjavaara. B
International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Article in journal

Tomographic PIV of flow through ordered thin porous media (2018)

Larsson. S, Lundström. S, Lycksam. H
Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 59, nr. 6