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RESEARCHERS

In the list of persons involved in CHARMEC's research projects below, e-mail addresses are given as name_at_organisation where _at_ should be replaced with @.

Albin Johnsson


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: February 2011
Licentiate thesis: Multi-objective optimization of railway bogie suspension damping
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Sebastian Stichel, KTH, Stockholm
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: SD6

Ali Esmaeili


Degree: MSc
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: ali.esmaeili_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 8569
Projects: MU32

Anders Bergkvist


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: June 2005
Licentiate thesis: On the crack driving force in elastic-plastic fracture mechanics with application to rolling contact fatigue in rails
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Erland Johnson, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Projects: MU11

Anders Boström


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: anders.bostrom_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1526
Projects: VB8

Anders Ekberg


Degree: Professor, Head of Competence Centre
Licentiate of Engineering: February 1997
Licentiate thesis: Rolling contact fatigue of railway wheels
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Erland Yhland, SKF, Göteborg, Sweden
Doctoral degree: April 2000
Doctoral dissertation: Rolling contact fatigue of railway wheels - towards tread life prediction through numerical modelling considering material imperfections, probabilistic loading and operational data
External PhD examiner: Professor Michael W Brown, University of Sheffield, UK
Docent degree: August 2005
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: anders.ekberg_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 3480
Projects: MU4 MU9 MU10 MU18 MU19 MU20 MU21 MU22 MU25 MU26 MU27 MU31 MU33 EU6 EU9 EU10 EU13 EU14 EU16 SP7 SP11 SP13 SP14 SP20 SP22 SP25 SP26

Anders Johansson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: September 2003
Licentiate thesis: Out-of-round railway wheels - literature survey, field tests and numerical simulations
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr-Ing Sebastian Stichel, Dept of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Doctoral degree: September 2005
Doctoral dissertation: Out-of-round railway wheels – causes and consequences: an investigation including field tests, out-of-roundness measurements and numerical simulations
External PhD examiner: Dr Simon Iwnicki, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
E-mail: anders.johansson_at_chalmers.se
Projects: TS5 TS10 EU10 SP21

Anders Karlström


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: October 2004
Licentiate thesis: Modelling of ground vibrations from railways using an analytical approach
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Amir M Kaynia, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)
Doctoral degree: October 2006
Doctoral dissertation: On the modelling of train induced ground vibrations with analytical methods
External PhD examiner: Professor Andrei V Metrikine, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Projects: VB8

Anders Skyttebol


Degree: PhD
Doctoral degree: September 2004
Doctoral dissertation: Continuous welded railway rails - residual stress analyses, fatigue assessments and experiments
External PhD examiner: Professor Fredrick V Lawrence Jr, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Projects: MU8

Andreas Draganis


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: December 2011
Licentiate thesis: Numerical simulation of thermo-mechanical rolling contact using an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation
Licentiate seminar leader: Docent Mathias Wallin, Lund University
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: andreas.draganis_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 15 25
Projects: MU25

Ann-Brith Strömberg


Degree: PhD, Docent
Research department: Mathematical Sciences
E-mail: anstr_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 53 78
Projects: MU26

Annika Igeland


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: October 1994
Licentiate thesis: Railhead corrugation growth on tangent tracks - consequences and causes
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Georg Lindgren, Mathematical Statistics, Lund Institute of Technology,Sweden
Doctoral degree: January 1997
Doctoral dissertation: Dynamic train/track interaction - simulation of railhead corrugation growth under a moving bogie using mathematical models combined with full-scale measurements
External PhD examiner: Dr David J Thompson, ISVR, Southampton, UK
Projects: TS2

Astrid Pieringer


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: December 2008
Licentiate thesis: Modelling of wheel/rail interaction considering roughness and discrete irregularities
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Franck Poisson, SNCF, France
Doctoral degree: May 2011
Doctoral dissertation: Time-domain modelling of high-frequency wheel/rail interaction
External PhD examiner: Dr. Luis Baeza, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Research department: Civil and Environmental Engineering (Division of Applied Acoustics)
E-mail: astrid.pieringer_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 2209
Projects: VB10 VB11 VB12

Bengt Åkesson


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: bengt.akesson_at_chalmers.se
Projects: EU10

Birger Karlsson


Degree: Professor
Research department: Materials and Manufacturing Technology
E-mail: birger.karlsson_at_chalmers.se
Projects: MU2 MU7 MU13 MU15 MU16 MU23 MU24 EU10

Björn Pålsson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: April 2011
Licentiate thesis: Towards optimization of railway turnouts
Licentiate seminar leader: Dipl.-Ing Dirk Nicklisch, DB Netz, Germany
Doctoral degree: February 2014
Doctoral dissertation: Optimization of track switches
External PhD examiner: Professor Stefano Bruni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: bjorn.palsson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 14 91
Projects: TS13 TS18 EU10 EU13 EU16 SP24

Carl Fredrik Hartung


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: November 2002
Licentiate thesis: A full-scale test rig for railway rolling noise
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Hans Jonasson, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Projects: VB4

Casey Jessop


Degree: BSc
Research department: Materials and Manufacturing Technology
E-mail: casey.jessop_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1310
Projects: MU29

Christer Persson


Degree: Professor
Research department: Materials and Manufacturing Technology
E-mail: christer.persson_at_chalmers.se>
Phone: +46 31 772 1251
Projects: MU28 MU29

Clas Andersson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: November 2000
Licentiate thesis: Modelling and simulation of general train/track interaction
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Mats Berg, Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Doctoral degree: June 2003
Doctoral dissertation: Modelling and simulation of train-track interaction including wear prediction
External PhD examiner: Professor Mats Berg
Projects: TS4 EU3

Daniel Thuresson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: May 2001
Licentiate thesis: Thermo-mechanical behaviour of sliding contact
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Johan Hulthén, Volvo Trucks, Gothenburg, Sweden
Doctoral degree: October 2006
Doctoral dissertation: Thermomechanics of block brakes
External PhD examiner: Professor Andrew Day, University of Bradford, UK
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: SD1

Dimitris Nikas


Degree: LicEng
Research department: Materials and Manufacturing Technology
E-mail: nikas_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1258
Projects: MU28

Dimosthenis Floros


Degree: MSc
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: florosd_at_chalmers.se
Phone:
Projects: MU33

Eka Lansler


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: January 2005
Licentiate thesis: Subsurface rolling contact fatigue cracks in railway wheels - elastoplastic deformations and mechanisms of propagation
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Ulf Stigh, University of Skövde, Sweden
Projects: MU10

Elena Kabo


Degree: PhD, Docent
Docent degree: December 2008
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: elena.kabo_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1302
Projects: MU9 MU10 MU21 MU22 MU27 MU31 EU10 EU13 EU14 EU16 SP7 SP8 SP11 SP13 SP16 SP21 SP22 SP25

Elias Kassa


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: December 2004
Licentiate thesis: Simulation of dynamic interaction between train and turnout
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Johan Oscarsson, Interfleet Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Doctoral degree: October 2007
Doctoral dissertation: Dynamic train-turnout interaction – mathematical modelling, numerical simulation and field testing
External PhD examiner: Dr Robert D Fröhling, Transnet, Republic of South Africa
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: TS7 SP17

Emil Gustavsson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: March 22, 2013
Licentiate thesis: Contributions to dual subgradient optimization and maintenance scheduling
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Elina Rönnberg of Linköping University
Research department: Mathematical Sciences
E-mail: emilg_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 5372
Projects: MU26

Erland Johnson


Degree: PhD, Adjunct Professor
E-mail: erland.johnson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 33 165622
Projects: SP7

Fredrik Larsson


Degree: PhD, Docent
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: fredrik.larsson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1979
Projects: TS12 MU17 MU20 MU25 MU31 MU33 EU10

Göran Johansson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: June 2004
Licentiate thesis: Constitutive modeling of large ratcheting strains
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr-Ing Andreas Menzel, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
Doctoral degree: September 2006
Doctoral dissertation: On the modeling of large ratcheting strains and anisotropy in pearlitic steel
External PhD examiner: Professor Bob Svendsen, University of Dortmund, Germany
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: MU14 EU10

Hamed Ronasi


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: September 2010
Licentiate thesis: Towards the identification of wheel-rail contact forces
Licentiate seminar leader: Adjunct Professor Torbjörn Ekevid, Linnaeus university, Växjö
Doctoral degree: March 2012
Doctoral dissertation: Inverse identification on dynamic wheel-rail contact forces
External PhD examiner: Professor Tadeusz Uhl, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Polen
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: ronasi_at_chalmers.se
Projects: TS12

Hans Andersson


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: MU10

Håkan Hansson


Degree: LicEng
Projects: MU21

Håkan Lane


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: June 2005
Licentiate thesis: Rail vehicle – track structure – subgrade computational analysis
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Mats Berg, Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Doctoral degree: May 2007
Doctoral dissertation: Computational railway dynamics --- Integrated track--train--subgrade modeling and simulation
External PhD examiner: Professor Göran Sandberg, Lund University, Sweden
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: VB9

Ivan Zenzerovic


Degree: LicEng
Research department: Civil and Environmental Engineering (Division of Applied Acoustics)
E-mail: ivan.zenzerovic_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 22 13
Projects: VB11

Jens Nielsen


Degree: PhD, Docent, Adjunct Professor
Licentiate of Engineering: February 1991
Doctoral degree: December 1993
Doctoral dissertation: Train/track interaction - coupling of moving and stationary dynamic systems - theoretical and experimental analysis of railway structures considering wheel and track imperfections
External PhD examiner: Professor Klaus Knothe, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Docent degree: November 2000
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: jens.nielsen_at_chalmers.se
Projects: TS5 TS7 TS8 TS9 TS10 TS11 TS12 TS13 TS14 TS15 TS17 EU2 EU3 EU6 EU7 EU10 EU11 EU12 EU13 EU14 EU16 SP8 SP9 SP10 SP11 SP12 SP13 SP16 SP17 SP18 SP19 SP21 SP23 SP24 SP25 SP26 SP27

Jessica Fagerlund


Degree: Lic Eng
Licentiate thesis: Towards active car body suspension in railway vehicles
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Anna-Karin Christensson, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Research department: Signals and Systems
E-mail: jessica.fagerlund_at_chalmers.se
Projects: SD5

Jim Brouzoulis


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: May 2010
Licentiate thesis: Numerical simulation of crack propagation and wear in rail
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Bo Alfredsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Doctoral degree: October 2012
Doctoral dissertation: Numerical simulation of crack growth and wear in rails
External PhD examiner: Professor Andreas Menzel, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: jim.brouzoulis_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 2253
Projects: TS17 MU20 MU34 EU10

Johan Ahlström


Degree: PhD, Docent, Senior Lecturer
Licentiate of Engineering: December 1998
Licentiate thesis: Phase transformations in railway wheels during wheel slide
Doctoral degree: March 2001
Doctoral dissertation: Thermal and mechanical behaviour of railway wheel steel
External PhD examiner: Professor Ian Hutchings, University of Cambridge, UK
Research department: Materials and Manufacturing Technology
E-mail: johan.ahlstrom_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1532
Projects: MU2 MU13 MU15 MU16 MU23 MU24 MU28 MU29 MU30 MU32 MU34 EU10

Johan Jergéus


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: November 1994
Licentiate thesis: Martensite formation in railway wheel flats.
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Lars-Erik Lindgren, Luleå Technical University, Sweden
Doctoral degree: January 1998
Doctoral dissertation: Railway wheel flats - martensite formation, residual stresses and crack propagation
External PhD examiner: Professor Lennart Karlsson, Luleå Technical University, Sweden
Projects: MU3

Johan Jonsson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: May 1998
Licentiate thesis: Ground vibrations - with reference to railway traffic
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Anders Bodare, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Soil and Rock Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden
Doctoral degree: June 2000
Doctoral dissertation: On ground and structural vibrations related to railway traffic
External PhD examiner: Dr-Ing Christian Madshus, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NSI), Oslo, Norway
Projects: VB1 VB6

Johan Oscarsson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: March 1999
Licentiate thesis: Dynamic train/track/ballast interaction
Licentiate seminar leader: Mr Sten Hammarlund, MSc, Banverket Headquarters, Borlänge, Sweden
Doctoral degree: April 2001
Doctoral dissertation: Dynamic train-track interaction -- linear and non-linear track models with property scatter
External PhD examiner: Dr Sören R K Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Projects: TS1 EU5

Johan Sandström


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: October 2008
Licentiate thesis: Analysis of rail breaks and insulated joint deterioration
Licentiate seminar leader: Mr Anders Frick, MSc, Banverket, Sweden
Doctoral degree: November 2011
Doctoral dissertation: Wheel, rails and insulated joints -- Damage and failure probability at high speed and axle load
External PhD examiner: Professor Stefano Beretta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: MU18 EU10

Johan Tillberg


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: June 2008
Licentiate thesis: Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics and RCF in rails
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Andreas Menzel, Department of Mechanics, University of Dortmund, Germany
Doctoral degree: December 2010
Doctoral dissertation: Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics – Application to rolling contact fatigue in rails
External PhD examiner: Professor Rolf Mahnken, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: MU17 EU10

Johanna Lilja


Degree: Lic Eng
Licentiate of Engineering: November 2006
Licentiate thesis: Preliminaries for probabilistic railway sleeper design
Licentiate seminar leader: Mr Björn Sjödin, Lic Eng, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, Sweden
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: TS9

Jonas Ringsberg


Degree: PhD, Docent, Professor
Licentiate of Engineering: November 1997
Doctoral degree: September 2000
Doctoral dissertation: Rolling contact fatigue of railway rails with emphasis on crack initiation
External PhD examiner: Professor Roderick A Smith, University of Sheffield, U K
Docent degree: April 2004
Research department: Shipping and Marine Technology
E-mail: jonas.ringsberg_at_chalmers.se
Projects: MU6 MU8 MU11 EU4 EU7

Jonas Sjöberg


Degree: Professor
Research department: Signals and Systems
E-mail: jonas.sjoberg_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1855
Projects: SD5

Kalle Karttunen


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: January 17, 2013
Licentiate thesis: Mechanical track deterioration due to lateral geometry irregularities
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Roger Enblom, KTH
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: kalle.karttunen_at_chalmers.se
Projects: MU27

Kenneth Runesson


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: kenneth.runesson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1973
Projects: TS12 MU1 MU11 MU14 MU17 MU18 MU19 MU25 MU33 EU10

Knut Andreas Meyer


Degree: MSc
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: knut.andreas.meyer_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 772 1495
Projects: MU34

Krste Cvetkovski


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: April 2010
Licentiate thesis: Temperature stability of railway wheel steels
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Thomas Hansson of Volvo Aero, Trollhättan
Doctoral degree: October 2012
Doctoral dissertation: Influence of thermal loading on mechanical properties of railway wheel steels
External PhD examiner: Professor Dietmar Eifler, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Research department: Materials and Manufacturing Technology
E-mail: krste.cvetkovski_at_chalmers.se
Projects: MU23

Lars Jacobsson


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: January 1999
Licentiate thesis: A plasticity model for cohesionless material with emphasis on railway ballast
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Kennet Axelsson, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Luleå Technical University, Luleå, Sweden
Projects: MU1 SP7

Lars Nordström


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: January 2003
Licentiate thesis: Load identification using time domain methods
Licentiate seminar leader: Mr Svante Karlsson, Lic Eng, Volvo Powertrain AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
Doctoral degree: November 2005
Doctoral dissertation: Input estimation in structural dynamics
External PhD examiner: Professor Anders Klarbring, Department of Mechanical Engineering (IKP), Linköping University, Sweden.
Projects: TS6

Lennart Josefson


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: lennart.josefson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1507
Projects: MU6 MU8 MU11 MU18 MU21 EU4 EU7 EU15

Magnus Ekh


Degree: PhD, Docent, Senior Lecturer
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: magnus.ekh_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 3479
Projects: TS15 TS17 MU14 MU19 MU20 MU21 MU28 MU32 MU33 MU34 EU10 SP21

Mandeep Singh Walia


Degree: MSc
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: mandeep.walia_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1978
Projects: SD10

Martin Petersson


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: October 1999
Licentiate thesis: Noise-related roughness of railway wheels - testing of thermomechanical interaction between brake block and wheel tread
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Sven Ödeen, SJ Teknik, Stockholm, Sweden
Projects: VB2 EU1

Martin Schilke


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: June 2011
Licentiate thesis: Comparability of railway rail steels low cycle fatigue behaviour
Licentiate seminar leader: Adjunct associate professor Johan Moverare from Linköping University
Doctoral degree: March 15, 2013
Doctoral dissertation: Degradation of railway rails from a materials point of view
External PhD examiner: Dr. Gunnar Baumann, DB Netz AG, Germany
Research department: Materials and Manufacturing Technology
E-mail: martin.schilke_at_chalmers.se
Projects: MU24 EU10

Mats Ander


Degree: PhD, Senior Lecturer
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: mats.ander_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1972
Projects: EU10

Michael Patriksson


Degree: Professor
Research department: Mathematical Sciences
E-mail: mipat_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 3529
Projects: MU26 MU27

Mikael Enelund


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: mikael.enelund_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 51 15
Projects: SD9

Mikael Fermér


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: April 1991
Doctoral degree: December 1993
Doctoral dissertation: Railway wheelsets - theory, experiments and design considering temperatures, stresses and deformations as induced by braking loads and contact forces
External PhD examiner: Professor Karl-Olof Olsson, Linköping Institute of Technology, Machine Design, Sweden
Projects:

Milad Mousavi


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: June 2014
Licentiate thesis: Towards adaptive bogie design
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Sebastian Stichel, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: milad.mousavi_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 15 23
Projects: SD9

Nasim Larijani


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: May 2012
Licentiate thesis: On the modeling of anisotropy in pearlitic steel subjected to rolling contact fatigue
Licentiate seminar leader: Assoc. Prof. Jonas Faleskog, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Doctoral degree: June, 2014
Doctoral dissertation: Anisotropy in pearlitic steel subjected to rolling contact fatigue - modelling and experiments
External PhD examiner: Professor Stefanie Reese, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: nasim.larijani_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1586
Projects: MU19

Niklas Köppen


Degree: LicEng
Licentiate of Engineering: November 2006
Licentiate thesis: Deformation behaviour of near fully pearlitic railway steels during monotonic and cyclic loading
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Jens Bergström, Materials Engineering, Karlstad University, Sweden
Research department: Materials and Manufacturing Technology
Projects: MU16

Nils-Erik Wiberg


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: nils-erik.wiberg_at_chalmers.se
Projects: VB5 VB9

Per Heintz


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: December 2003
Licentiate thesis: On computational contact and fracture mechanics
Licentiate seminar leader: Docent Jonas Niklasson, Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Doctoral degree: September 2006
Doctoral dissertation: Finite element procedures for the numerical simulation of crack propagation and bilateral contact
External PhD examiner: Professor Paul Steinmann, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Research department: Applied Mechanics
Projects: MU12

Per Sjövall


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: October 2004
Licentiate thesis: Component synthesis and identification in structural dynamics
Licentiate seminar leader: Mr Anders Daneryd, Lic Eng, ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden
Doctoral degree: November 2007
Doctoral dissertation: Identification and synthesis of components for vibration transfer path analysis
External PhD examiner: Professor Daniel J Rixen, Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Projects: VB7

Peter Hansbo


Degree: Professor
Research department: Jönköping University
Projects: MU12

Peter Möller


Degree: PhD, Senior Lecturer
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: peter.moller_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1505
Projects: TS6 TS12

Peter Torstensson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: November 2009
Licentiate thesis: Rail corrugation growth on curves
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Roger Enblom, Bombardier Transportation, Västerås, Sweden
Doctoral degree: November 2012
Doctoral dissertation: Rail Corrugation Growth on Curves
External PhD examiner: Dr. Stuart Grassie, Stuart Grassie Engineering Ltd, UK
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: peter.torstensson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1295
Projects: TS11 TS16 MU31 EU14 EU16

Ragnar Vidarsson


Degree: MSc
Research department: Civil and Environmental Engineering (Division of Applied Acoustics)
Projects:

Rikard Bolmsvik


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: May 2000
Licentiate thesis: Static and dynamic finite element analysis of concrete sleepers
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Lennart Ågårdh, Swedish Defence Research Establishment (FOA), Stockholm, Sweden
Doctoral degree: November 2002
Doctoral dissertation: Structural behaviour of concrete railway sleepers
External PhD examiner: Dr.techn. Jens Jacob Jensen, SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
Projects: TS10 MU5 SP9 SP12 SP16 SP17 SP23 SP27

Robin Andersson


Degree: LicEng
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: robin.andersson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1977
Projects: MU31

Roger Johansson


Degree: PhD, Senior Lecturer
Doctoral degree: June 2005
Doctoral dissertation: On distributed control-by-wire systems for critical applications
External PhD examiner: Professor Martin Törngren, Department of Machine Design, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Research department: Computer Science and Engineering
E-mail: roger_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 5729
Projects: SD3

Roger Lundén


Degree: Professor
Docent degree: March 1993
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: roger.lunden_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1511
Projects: TS5 VB2 VB3 VB4 MU3 MU4 MU9 MU22 MU27 SD4 SD7 SD8 SD10 EU1 EU6 EU7 EU8 EU9 EU10 EU13 EU14 EU16 SP14 SP15

Rostyslav Skrypnyk


Degree: MSc
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: rostyslav.skrypnyk_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1495
Projects: TS17

Sadegh Rahrovani


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: February 2014
Licentiate thesis: An integration-reduction scheme for simulation of large systems with local nonlinearity and uncertainty - Application to moving load problems in railway mechanics
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Clas Andersson, GKN Aerospace, Trollhättan, Sweden
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: sadeghr_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1510
Projects: TS9 TS14

Sara Caprioli


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: December 2011
Licentiate thesis: Combined thermal and mechanical loading of railway wheel treads - a numerical study of material response and cracking under braking conditions
Licentiate seminar leader: Mr Steven Cervello, Lucchini RS, Italy
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: sara.caprioli_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1504
Projects: MU21

Shahab Teimourimanesh


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: February 2012
Licentiate thesis: Railway tread braking temperatures -- Numerical simulation and experimental studies
Licentiate seminar leader: Docent Ulf Sellgren, KTH, Sweden
Doctoral degree: March 2014
Doctoral dissertation: Thermal capacity of railway wheels – investigation of temperatures, residual stresses and material fatigue with a special focus on metro applications
External PhD examiner: Dr Marko Tirovic, Cranfield University, UK
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: shahab.teimourimanesh_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 8234
Projects: SD7

Simon Niederhauser


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: February 2003
Licentiate thesis: Properties of laser cladded railway steel
Doctoral degree: December 2005
Doctoral dissertation: Laser cladded steel – microstructures and mechanical properties of relevance for railway applications
External PhD examiner: Professor Andreas Mortensen, Laboratoire de métallurgie mécanique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Schweiz
Projects: MU7

Thomas Abrahamsson


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: thomas.abrahamsson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1506
Projects: TS1 TS4 TS6 TS9 TS13 TS14 VB1 VB7

Tomas McKelvey


Degree: Professor
Research department: Signals and Systems
E-mail: tomas.mckelvey_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 8061
Projects: VB7

Torbjörn Ekevid


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: December 2000
Licentiate thesis: On computational wave propagation in solids - with emphasis on high-speed train related to ground vibrations
Licentiate seminar leader: Professor Larsgunnar Nilsson, Solid Mechanics, Linköping University, Sweden
Doctoral degree: December 2002
Doctoral dissertation: Computational solid wave propagation - numerical techniques and industrial applications
External PhD examiner: Professor Roger Owen, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales, UK
Projects: VB5 VB9

Tore Dahlberg


Degree: Professor
Research department: IEI, Linköping University, Sweden
Projects: TS2 TS3 TS7 EU5

Tore Vernersson


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: September 1997.
Licentiate thesis: Thermally induced roughness of tread braked railway wheels - a noise-related problem
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Adam Blomberg, Volvo Trucks AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
Doctoral degree: June 2006
Doctoral dissertation: Tread braking of railway wheels – noise-related tread roughness and dimensioning wheel temperatures: field tests, rig measurements and numerical simulations
External PhD examiner: Professor Andrew Day, School of Engineering, Design & Technology, University of Bradford, UK
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: tore.vernersson_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 8501
Projects: VB2 MU21 MU32 SD4 SD7 SD8 SD10 EU8 EU13 SP15

Viktor Berbyuk


Degree: Professor
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: viktor.berbyuk_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 1516
Projects: SD6 SD9

Wolfgang Kropp


Degree: Professor
Research department: Civil and Environmental Engineering (Division of Applied Acoustics)
E-mail: wolfgang.kropp_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 2204
Projects: VB10 VB11 VB12

Xin Li


Degree: LicEng
Research department: Applied Mechanics
E-mail: xin.li_at_chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 38 25
Projects: TS15

Åsa Fenander


Degree: PhD
Licentiate of Engineering: September 1994
Licentiate thesis: Modelling damping by use of fractional derivatives
Licentiate seminar leader: Dr Thomas Abrahamsson, Saab Military Aircraft, Linköping, Sweden
Doctoral degree: May 1997
Doctoral dissertation: Modelling stiffness and damping by use of fractional calculus with application to railpads
External PhD examiner: Professor George A Lesieutre, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Projects: TS3

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