Staffan Lundström
Staffan Lundström

Staffan Lundström

Professor, Ämnesföreträdare
Luleå tekniska universitet
Strömningslära och experimentell mekanik
Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik
E802 Luleå


Current Employment

Professor in Fluid Mechanics May 2004 at Luleå University of Technology

The Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) since 2008-07

Chair of Division of Fluid and Experimental Mechanics at LTU since 2011-03


Previous Employment

  • Professor, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden 040501 - 051231
  • Associate Professor, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden 000701 - 040430
  • Assistant Professor (Post-doc)Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 961001 - 000703
  • Researcher Swedish Institute of Composites, Sweden 901101 - 960930
  • Engineer (part-time) Skellefteå hospital, Sweden 850401 - 911231


Parental Leave

One month during 2001

One month during 2005


  • PhD in Fluid Mechanics 27th February 1996 at Lulea University of Technology
    Thesis: Void formation and transport in manufacturing of polymer composites, 1996: 184D (ISSN 0348-8373). The Research was carried out at the Swedish Institute of Composites (SICOMP) Supervisers were Rikard Gebart and Håkan Gustavsson.
  • Docent in Polymeric Materials January 2001 at Chalmers University of Technology
    Title of presentation: Liquid flow through fibre networks: Simple or complex?
  • Professor in Fluid Mechanics May 2004 at Luleå University of Technology
    Title of presentation: Fluid flow with fibre networks: Simple or complex?


Main supervisor of PhD-students (additional as co-supervisor)






Title of thesis/project

Johan Håkanson




Liquid permeability of fibrous porous solids

Magnus Andersson




Visualisation of composites manufacturing

Daniel Marjavaara




CFD driven optimization of hydraulic turbine….

Markus Nordlund




Permeability modelling and particle deposition mechanisms

T. Odenberger




Compression Moulding of SMC, Visualisation….

Patrik Pettersson




Fluid flow through and deformation of wood fiber networks

Gunnar Hellström




Internal erosion in embankment dams: fluid flow through and..

Sofie Högberg




Modeling nanofiber transport and deposition in human airways

Anna-Lena Ljung




Modeling drying of iron ore pellets

Torbjörn Green




Particle image velocimetry in practice

Amir Jourak




Modeling flow and solute transport in packed beds Beds: Applications in On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems

Anders Andersson




Free surface flow in regulated rivers

Ida Jansson




The effect of flowing water on turbine rotor vibrations

Jimmy Olsson




Compression moulding of SMC : experiments and simulation

Sofia Larsson




Aerodynamics of grate kiln: Fundamentals

Reine Granström




Modelling the Aerodynamics of Iron Ore Pelletizing Kilns

Per Burström




CFD Mod. of the SNCR Process in Iron Ore Grate-Kiln Plant

S Khayamyan




Fundamentals of flow through porous media

Samir Kumar Das




Ground water flows

Ammar Hazim Zaber




Pneumatic flow of bio-fuels

Elise Holmstedt




Flow of non-spherical particles





Guidance of post-docs, research assistants and researchers






Main subject

L-G Westerberg



Grease rheology

Elianne Lindmark



Advanced experimental techniques in fluid mechanics

Vilnis Frishfelds



Modelling of particulate systems

Gunnar Hellström



Free surface and porous media flow

Anna-Lena Ljung



Convective heat and mass transfer





Paper statistics (2014-09-02)


> 250 papers of which 95 accepted in journals with peer review system, 2 Book chapters

Web of Science:                 Times cited = 844              h-index = 18

Scopus:                               Times cited = 1003             h-index = 18

Google Scholar:                 Times cited = 1482            h-index = 20

External boards and panels

  • Member of the Swedish National Committee for Theoretical and App Mech, 2003-01-2008-12.
  • Secretary in the Swedish National Committee for Theoretical and App Mech, 2005-01-2008-12.
  • Member of the SICOMP AB board 2003-09-2006-03.
  • Member of Scientific Council, Nanofun-poly European Netw. of Ex. 2004-2008.
  • Member of the Faste Laboratory (A VINNOVA centre of Excellence) Executive committee 2007-01-.
  • Member of the evaluation panel for Mech Eng, Swedish Research Council 2007.
  • Member of the Int expert group for upstream migrating salmon, Umeriver 2007-2010.
  • Member of Swedish hydro power centre steering group on turbines and generators 2009-.
  • Swedish representative in IUTAMs general assembly 2009-.
  • One of eleven PIs in StandUp for energy, 2010-.


Assessment Committees and other Evaluations

  • Six positions at Universities,
  • About 25 PhD-thesis (in six countries),
  • About 10 Licentiate-thesis,
  • Applications to the Swedish Research Council,
  • Application to the German Research Foundation and EPSRC UK,
  • Reviewer for a large number of journals.
  • The Volvo industrial PhD-student programme.






Internal duties and teaching


  • Member of the course committee for the School of Mechanical Engineering at Chalmers, 2000.
  • Completed LMI-course on Personal leadership November (2003). “Mentor programme” ongoing.
  • Completed three courses on pedagogical developments/supervising students.
  • Contributed to a successful application to a new nursery programme on radiography at Ltu, 2001.
  • Paper on implementation of journals in course in European Journal of Engineering Education.
  • Examiner/lecturer in composite materials, turbomachinery, applied mechanics, hydrodynamics, computational fluid mechanics, advanced fluid mechanics and several PhD courses.
  • Supervisor/examiner of a large numberf of student diploma works.
  • Project co-ordinator of a Nordic project (Nordic Industrial Fund) on composites with 11 industries and 4 institutes, Composites with RTM, 950201-960930.
  • Project co-ordinator of a Nordic project (nordtest) on measurement of the in-plane permeability with 4 partners, 970901-980831.
  • Responsible for research education at the Dep. of App. Phys. & Mech. Eng. about 100 PhD-students 2005-2008.
  • Member of the Executive committee of Dep of App Phys and Mech Eng, LTU 2007-08-2010-12.
  • Member of the Executive committee of Dep of Eng. Sci. and Math, LTU 2011-03-
  • Member of the board of Luleå University of Technology, 2011-02-.
  • Scientific director of the Research and innovation area “Smart Machines and Materials” 2013-04-

Responsibilities at conferences

  • Responsible for “Svenska mekanikdagar” 2007 in Luleå, Head of organisation Commitee.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for: the 4th Int. Scientific Colloquium on Modelling for Material Processing, Riga, June 8-9, (2006)., the 2nd Int. Symp. on “Nanostructured and Functional Polymer-based Materials and Nanocomposites”, Lyon, France, May 29-31 (2006), the 3rd Int. Symp. on “Nanostructured and Functional Polymer- based Materials and Nanocomposites”, Corfu, Greece, May 13-15 (2007), the 9th Int. Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, Montréal, Canada, July 10-14 (2008), the 6th Int. Scientific Colloquium on Modelling for Material Processing, Riga, Sept 16-17, (2010).
  • Member of the Local Organising Committee for ECCM-13, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2-5 (2008)

International Collaborations (examples)


  • Australia: Prof John Sheridan, Monash University, flow down-stream a fish attraction channel, formation of vortices(2010 – present): Prof Graham Nathan University of Adelaide, combustion and flow (2008 – present)
  • Latvia: Prof Andris Jacovics, Latvian University, Docent Vilnis Frishfelds, Leipaja University, flow in porous media (2003-present)
  • US: Prof Jonathan Freund, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fibre orientation (2007 – 2010)
  • Korea: Prof Wook Ryol Hwang, Gyeongsang National University, multiphase flow, 2012-, Prof Dong-Hyan Kim, Gyeongsang National University, multiphase flow, 2012-, wind-power
  • The Netherlands, Prof. Piet Lugt,SKF, Grease Rheology

Private Milestones

  • Married (-99), children (-98), (-00) and (-04)
  • First goal in Senior football-team Burträsk IK, (-83) The Swedish Cup. 1.56.03, 800m, Gävle, (-87). 2.04.43, Lidingöloppet, 30 km, (-89). 6.44.14, Vasaloppet, 90 km, (-95).
  • Asta Kask Jönköping (-84), Roskilde festival, (-86). U2, Josua Tree Tour at the hippodrome in Paris (-87).


Artikel i tidskrift

Modelling the Evaporation Rate in an Impingement Jet Dryer with Multiple Nozzles (2017)

Ljung. A, Andersson. R, Andersson. A, Lundström. S, Eriksson. M
International Journal of Chemical Engineering, ISSN: 1687-806X, Vol. 2017
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Discrete and continuous modelling of convective heat transport in a thin porous layer of mono sized spheres (2017)

Burström. P, Frishfelds. V, Ljung. A, Lundström. T, Marjavaara. D
Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN: 0947-7411, Vol. 53, nr. 1, s. 151-160
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Experimental and Simulation Validation of ABHE for Disinfection of Legionella in Hot Water Systems (2017)

Altorkmany. L, Kharseh. M, Ljung. A, Lundström. S
Applied Thermal Engineering, ISSN: 1359-4311, Vol. 116, s. 253-265
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Study the Flow behind a Semi-Circular Step Cylinder (Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)) (2017)

Bin Asad. S, Lundström. S, Andersson. A
Energies, ISSN: 1996-1073, Vol. 10, nr. 3
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Effects of the inlet angle on the collection efficiency of a cyclone with helical-roof inlet (2017)

Misiulia. D, Andersson. A, Lundström. S
Powder Technology, ISSN: 0032-5910, Vol. 305, s. 48-55
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Large Eddy Simulation Investigation of an Industrial Cyclone Separator Fitted with a Pressure Recovery Deswirler (2017)

Misiulia. D, Andersson. A, Lundström. S
Chemical Engineering & Technology, ISSN: 0930-7516, Vol. 40, nr. 4, s. 709-718
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Soot reduction in an entrained flow gasifier of biomass by active dispersion of fuel particles (2017)

Göktepe. B, Umeki. K, Hazim. A, Lundström. S, Gebart. R
Fuel, ISSN: 0016-2361, Vol. 201, s. 111-117
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Numerical Investigation of Turbulent Flow through Rectangular and Biconvex Shaped Trash Racks (2017)

Åkerstedt. H, Eller. S, Lundström. S
Engineering, ISSN: 1947-3931, Vol. 9, nr. 5, s. 412-426
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Numerical simulations of lubricating grease flow in a rectangular channel with- and without restrictions (2017)

Sarkar. C, Westerberg. L, Höglund. E, Lundström. S
Tribology Transactions, ISSN: 1040-2004
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Lubricating grease flow in a double restriction seal geometry (2017)

Westerberg. L, Sarkar. C, Farré. J, Lundström. S, Höglund. E
Tribology letters, ISSN: 1023-8883, Vol. 65, nr. 3
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Flow in thin domains with a microstructure (2017)

Almqvist. A, Fabricius. J, Lundström. S, Wall. P
AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN: 0094-243X, Vol. 1798
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Measurements of Transitional and Turbulent Flow in a Randomly Packed Bed of Spheres with Particle Image Velocimetry (2017)

Khayamyan. S, Lundström. S, Hellström. G, Gren. P, Lycksam. H
Transport in Porous Media, ISSN: 0169-3913, Vol. 116, nr. 1, s. 413-431
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Transitional and Turbulent Flow in a Bed of Spheres as Measured with Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (2017)

Khayamyan. S, Lundström. S, Gren. P, Lycksam. H, Hellström. G
Transport in Porous Media, ISSN: 0169-3913, Vol. 117, nr. 1, s. 45-67
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A General Macroscopic Model for Turbulent Flow in Porous Media (2017)

Jouybari. N, Maerefat. M, Lundström. S, Eshagh Nimvari. M, Gholami. Z
Journal of Fluids Engineering - Trancactions of The ASME, ISSN: 0098-2202
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Heat and mass transfer boundary conditions at the surface of a heated sessile droplet (2017)

Ljung. A, Lundström. S
Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN: 0947-7411
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Experimental study of the flow past submerged half-cylinders (2017)

Bin Asad. S, Lundström. S, Andersson. A
AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN: 0094-243X, Vol. 1851
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Influence of Inertial Particles on Turbulence Characteristics in Outer and Near Wall Flow as Revealed with High Resolution PIV (2016)

Hazim. A, Lundström. S, Hellström. G
Journal of Fluids Engineering - Trancactions of The ASME, ISSN: 0098-2202, Vol. 138, nr. 9
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Modeling Transport and Deposition Efficiency of Oblate and Prolate Nano- and Micro-particles in a Virtual Model of the Human Airway (2016)

Holmstedt. E, Åkerstedt. H, Lundström. S, Högberg. S
Journal of Fluids Engineering - Trancactions of The ASME, ISSN: 0098-2202, Vol. 138, nr. 8
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A validated CFD model for prediction of selective non-catalytic reduction of nitric oxide by cyanuric acid (2016)

Burström. P, Antos. D, Lundström. T, Marjavaara. D
Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, ISSN: 1468-4349, Vol. 16, nr. 2, s. 108-117
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Simulation of the flow field in an iron ore pelletizing kiln (2016)

Larsson. S, Marjavaara. D, Lundström. S
Minerals & metallurgical processing, ISSN: 0747-9182, Vol. 33, nr. 3, s. 144-148