Roger Johnsson, Best PhD Supervisor 2012 View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Best PhD Supervisor 2012

Published: 22 November 2012

Roger Johnson from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering have been awarded the prize as the year's supervisor. The price is SEK 10 000 and aims to reward distinguished instructors in postgraduate education and it is students who nominated their supervisors.

Roger Johnsson works in the research subject Engineering acoustics with applications in automotive acoustics and building acoustics. The research focuses on sound quality, structural acoustics, measurement methodology, and vibrations. A supervisor gives support and help for PhD students in their education. Roger Johnson has three PhD students who all work with automotive-related research; Winter Tire Noise, Hybrid electric vehicles, and Information and warning sounds in vehicles.

- I was very surprised and happy, says Roger, it´s an oddity that the prices are given to a narrow area such as Engineering acoustics.

Magnus Löfdahl, PhD Student

One of the PhD students who wrote the citation was Magnus Löfdahl who normally works with research on noise from winter tires.

- Our supervisor Roger Johnson is worth this award by a wide margin, says Magnus.


The jury's citation reads as follows, Professor Roger Johnson is keen to help both graduate students and other employees.. This creates a good working environment and motivation, which is a prerequisite for being able to produce good research. He is competent and committed to the students' work and provide professional guidance as well theoretical issues and practical problems that a student may face during their graduate studies. The phrase "I do not have time" is not in his vocabulary. A supervisor's role is to guide the student through the graduate program. Roger is a great example of how this should be done and he goes beyond what can reasonably be expected of him due to his commitment.

The Technology Student Organisation´s price for PhD Instructors

The prize was created in 2008 by the Student Union in cooperation with the PhD student association at LTU, is being awarded for the fourth year. The prize will reward and promote particularly good efforts in research studies. All graduate students at the university have the right to nominate and the winner is selected by a jury of The Technology Student Organisation´s  Chairman and three graduate students.