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Jonny Nilimaa
Jonny Nilimaa

Jonny Nilimaa

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Structural Engineering
Structural and Fire Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491576
T2216 Luleå

Jonny Nilimaa works as a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Structural and Fire Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. He defended his thesis, Concrete Bridges - Improved Load Capacity, in 2015. His research is focusing on sustainable structures, from the development of green materials and methods for new construction to extending the life of old structures.

Jonny is the faculty program director for the Higher Education Diploma Programs in the Built Environment and Work Management in Civil Engineering and he teaches course elements within the Master of Science (MSc) Programs in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Industrial and Management Engineering, as well as the Real Estate Brokerage Program.


  • Sustainable Structures
  • Concrete Properties
  • Green Concrete
  • Climate Enhanced Construction
  • Digitalized Construction
  • Formwork Pressure
  • Monitoring and Assessment of Existing Structures
  • Repair, Strengthening and Upgrading
  • Bridge Structures
  • Prestressing and Post-tensioning

Professional Experience

  • Project management
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Supervision of undergraduate- and graduate students
  • Faculty program director for two programs
  • Concrete
  • Concrete structures
  • Design and implementation of strengthening systems
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Field testing
  • Laboratory testing


Conference paper

Full Scale Test of a PC Bridge to Calibrate Assessment Methods (2021)

Bagge. N, Nilimaa. J, Sarmiento. S, Puurula. A, Gonzalez-Libreros. J, Sas. G, et al.
Part of: IABSE Congress Ghent 2021, Structural Engineering for Future Societal Needs, s. 965-973, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2021
Article in journal

Concrete Construction (2020)

How to Explore Environmental and Economic Sustainability in Cold Climates
Chen. S, Lu. W, Olofsson. T, Dehghanimohammadabadi. M, Emborg. M, Nilimaa. J, et al.
Sustainability, Vol. 12, nr. 9
Article in journal

Field Destructive Testing of a Reinforced Concrete Bridge Deck Slab (2020)

Shu. J, Bagge. N, Nilimaa. J
Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 25, nr. 9
Conference paper

Fracture energy of concrete for bridge assessment (2020)

Nilforoush. R, Nilimaa. J, Bagge. N, Puurula. A, Ohlsson. U, Nilsson. M, et al.
Part of: 1st IABSE Online Symposium 2020, Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering - History and Challenges, s. 692-699, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2020