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Mikael Sjödahl
Mikael Sjödahl

Mikael Sjödahl

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Experimental Mechanics
Fluid and Experimental Mechanics
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 491220
E801 Luleå

I received my MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Luleå university of Technology in 1989 with a specialization in Applied Mechanics. I moved back to LTU after 1 ½ years as research engineer in aeromechanics at FFV in Eskilstuna to start my PhD studies in Experimental Mechanics. I presented my thesis 1995 on the topic Digital Speckle Photography, now more broadly known as Digital Image Correlation. After positions as Postdoc and Lecturer I was appointed full professor in 2003. Since 2004 I hold the Chair in Experimental Mechanics at LTU. I have published about 120 papers in international journals and contributed to two books on Speckle Methods.

My current research is primarily focused on experimental full-field methods in Material Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Production Technology. Dynamic properties of laser speckles and methods to isolate and extract information from these rapidly changing fields have been a long time interest. Current projects include three-dimensional imaging, true three dimensional strain fields and robustness in interferometric measurements.

I teach primarily in advanced level courses. On the Graduate level I give the courses Imaging, Correlation Optics and Modern Experimental Methods. On the undergraduate level I teach the course Technical Wave Physics. I am also responsible for the specialization towards Physical Measurement Methods and Sensorsystems within the Engineering Physics Programme.


Manuscript (preprint)

Capillary bridge in contact of ice particles reveals the thin liquid film on ice (2023)

Bahaloohoreh. H, Gren. P, Casselgren. J, Forsberg. F, Sjödahl. M
Article in journal

Correlation properties of a spatially quasi-incoherent imaging interferometer (2022)

Dembele. V, Wahl. J, Sjödahl. M, Ramser. K
Applied Optics, Vol. 61, nr. 19, s. 5806-5812
Conference paper

Depth-resolved interferometric imaging utilizing a spatially quasi-incoherent light source (2022)

Dembele. V, Wahl. J, Sjödahl. M, Ramser. K
Part of: Proceedings Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging 2022, Optica Publishing Group, 2022, W7A.1
Article in journal

Experimental investigation of face mask filtration in the 15–150 μm range for stationary flows (2022)

Öhman. J, Gren. P, Sjödahl. M, Lundström. S
Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 131, nr. 4
Article in journal

Ice sintering: Dependence of sintering force on temperature, load, duration, and particle size (2022)

Bahaloohoreh. H, Eidevåg. T, Gren. P, Casselgren. J, Forsberg. F, Abrahamsson. P, et al.
Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 131, nr. 2