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Anna Karlsson appointed adjunct associate professor at Product Innovation

Published: 31 January 2020

The Vice Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) has, 9 December 2019, appointed Anna Karlsson, who since 2015 has been an adjunct senior lecturer at Product Innovation, as Adjunct Associate Professor, with the “Docent” degree (associate professor) at the subject area Product Innovation.

During the years 2009-2014, Anna was industrial doctoral student at Sandvik Coromant, at the subject area Product Innovation at LTU. Since 2015 she has been an adjunct senior lecturer with us. In that role she has mainly supervised PhD students and continued her own research, in co-operation with the University of Gävle as well as KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She will continue as before to share her time between LTU and Sandvik Coromant.

Motivation statement by the ETS department at LTU:
”In the continued development of the production innovation field within the Product innovation research area, Anna Karlsson’s competence profile is very important for the research environment since she combines innovation leadership with product development methods for manufacturing companies and conducts research in both product and production innovation. We are happy and grateful that she wants to continue as Adjunct Associate Professor in the subject of Product Innovation at LTU, at a stage where we really need her, especially within our postgraduate education.”

Chaired Professor Product Innovation, Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck
Head of Division, Jörgen Nordmark (PhD)
Head of Department, professor Åsa Wallström

Anna Karlsson states:
”I am very grateful to Sandvik Coromant for provided support and for giving me the opportunity to continue my personal development. I hope that we, with this collaboration, can continue to find areas of common learning and exchange between industry and academia. I also want to take the chance to thank everyone within Sandvik Coromant, and other parts of Sandvik, that have supported me during this journey.”