Four new Professors; Marta-Lena Antti, Nazanin Emami, Pär Jonsén and Lars-Göran Westerberg was installed during the academic ceremony. In addition, Fredrik Engström, received a diploma as new adjunct professor.
Marta-Lena Antti, Professor of Materials Engineering, MSc in Technical Physics in Uppsala and then worked for five years as a development engineer with ceramic materials in Kanthal, which now belongs to Sandvik. In 2001Marta-Lena Antti earned her PhD at Luleå University of Technology in Engineering Materials. Now she is studying, among other things, how the microstructure of titanium works.
Nazanin Emami, Professor of Machine Elements, is passionate about developing sustainable materials with high wear resistance. She has a PhD at Luleå University of Technology in polymer composites, and has since continued her research career where she now designs new polymer composites in tribological applications.
Pär Jonsén, Professor of Mechanics of Solid Materials, has a MSc Engineering Physics degree at LTU. After that he worked in a research project on numerical modeling powder which got him interested in research. In 2006, Pär Jonsén earned his PhD in the research subject Mechanics of Solid Materials and since then has taught and conducted research on how materials behave under different loads.
Lars-Göran Westerberg, professor of Fluid Mechanics, began his academic career by reading MSc in Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technolgy. Then he received a doctorate at the university in a space physics projects, where the interaction between the sun and Earth's magnetic field was studied. Towards the end of his time as a graduate student, he got the chance to work with the Division of Machine Elements, which in turn collaborated with SKF. The project was focused on understanding the fluid mechanics of grease, which is also his focus today.
Fredrik Engström, professor of Fluid Mechanics, has since 2007 worked at Vattenfall. He wants to support graduate students who conduct research in hydropower. Fredrik Engström earned his doctorate in 2003 at Luleå University of Technology, in the research subject Fluid Mechanics.
The new Professors' inaugural lectures
Marta Lena Antti – Materialteknik genom tiderna: Från stenålder till stålålder