Polymer composites, damage in composites, durability of composites, high-temperature polymers, ageing, degradation of properties, multi-functional materials, long-term performance, natural fibers, bio-based composites.
2019: Chair Professor in Polymeric Composite Materials, LTU
2012: Professor in Polymeric Composite Materials, LTU
2007: Associate Professor (Docent) in Polymeric Composite Materials, LTU
1999: PhD, Thesis title: "Damage Accumulation and Stiffness Degradation in Composite Laminates".
1996: Licentiate of Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. Thesis title: "Matrix cracking and interfacial debonding in polymer composites".
1994: Combined PhD student, Luleå University of Technology and University of Latvia.
1992: M.Sc. in Continuum Mechanics at University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Riga, Latvia.