Working as a PhD-student at LTU and the Division of Structural Engineering since 2006. The Technical Licentiate degree was achieved in 2008 and the plan is to be finished with the PhD studies in late 2010 or early 2011. As a background to the PhD-position lies a master degree in civil engineering with a major in structural mechanics at LTU.
The main topic for the PhD thesis is strengthening of concrete with carbon fibre reinforced polymers, CFRP. More precisely external prestressing of concrete with CFRP strands, how to anchor the CFRP and how to model the structures behaviour.
Research interests: Rehabilitation and strengthening of concrete, structural health monitoring, CFRP in structural engineering, prestressing of concrete structures.