Smart machines and materials

Machines of the future must become more efficient, easier, smarter, safer and have a minimal impact on the climate, nature and man.They must also become more efficient and lighter in order to reduce energy consumption, cost and the use of resources.Machines have to be smarter and safer, in order to offer more flexibility, more autonomy and less risk of injury.

Machines of the future will be increasingly integrated with services related to the machine’s use, e.g., with the supplier assuming responsibility for a product throughout the entire period of its use.LTU is developing new technologies and new materials that make it possible to minimize weight and maximize strength, wear and tear, efficiency and robustness, to be able to monitor a product at a distance and to interpret signals and take action using intelligent automatic methods.


Enabling the development of smarter machines, materials and processes, by establishing new methods, tools, models and multidisciplinary approaches, through research and understanding of physical phenomena.


LTU is a leading university promoting smart machines, materials and processes through multi-disciplinary and multi-scale approaches in mechanical engineering and materials science

Presentation of Smart Machines and Materials

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Lundström, Staffan - Professor, Chaired Professor
Organization: Fluid Mechanics, Fluid and Experimental Mechanics, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 492392
Emami, Nazanin - Professor
Organization: Machine Elements, Machine Elements, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 491939

Page Editor and Contact: Åsa Svedjeholm

Published: 13 December 2013

Updated: 5 October 2015


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