Joel Lööw
Joel Lööw

Joel Lööw

PhD Student
Luleå University of Technology
Human Work Sciences
Humans and Technology
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
+46 (0)920 493411
A147 Luleå


My background is in Industrial Design Engineering with a specialisation in production design. I am doing my Ph.D. in Human Work Science, where my research focus is on how the mining industry (and other heavy industries) work with work environmental issues through technological and organizational change.


I teach and supervise students in courses on workplace analysis, industrial production environments, product and production design, and advanced production design, in the Industrial Design Engineering programme. I also advise students on their Master’s theses.


I have a blog where I actively try to share interesting aspects of my work:

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Article in journal

Mining 4.0—the Impact of New Technology from a Work Place Perspective (2019)

Lööw. J, Abrahamsson. L, Johansson. J
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Vol. 36, nr. 4, s. 701-707
Article, review/survey

An investigation into lean production practice in mining (2018)

Lööw. J
Part of: International Journal of Lean Six Sigma
Article in journal

Attracting young people to the mining industry (2018)

six recommendations
Johansson. J, Johansson. B, Lööw. J, Nygren. M, Abrahamsson. L
International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, Vol. 9, nr. 2, s. 94-108

Designing Ergonomic, Safe, and Attractive Mining Workplaces (2018)

Lööw. J, Johansson. B, Andersson. E, Johansson. J