Professor Sture K M Holmberg
CV, Brief Curriculum Vitae
Date of Birth
27th of June, 1951
Head of Division/ Avdelningschef, Fluid and Climate Technology, ABE
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- MSc, School of Chemical Engineering, Åbo Akademi, Finland, 1978
- PhD, School of Mechanical Engineering (Heating and Ventilation), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, 1987
- Associate Professor (docent), School of Architecture, Surveying and Civil Engineerig (Indoor Climate and Ventilation), KTH, 1999
- Professor in Fluid and Climate Theory at School of Technology and Health, KTH, 2007
From 1979 to 1989 Sture Holmberg was responsible for research and development projects in building fluid dynamics, at the National Swedish Institute for Building Research (SIB). During his last two years at this institute i.e., after the PhD degree, he was active in the use and development of CFD programs for building airflows. Experimental work, in collaboration with Professor Mats Sandberg, was used to validate the computer models. Professor Holmberg’s work on numerical CFD methods was a close collaboration with Professor Laszlo Fuchs, Department of Mechanics, KTH, and Professor Lars Davidson, Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics, Chalmers University of Technology.
In 1990 Professor Holmberg joined the Swedish National Institute for Working Life (Arbetslivsinstitutet). His main research activities there included: evaluations of modern ventilation concepts, investigations of the function of different air distribution principles, development of ventilation efficiency measures, and numerical methods to predict air and particle flows in work environments. His ultimate goal is still ’healthy’ indoor environments. In this work CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) predictions are of particular interest. Professor Holmberg is supervising PhD students, and regularly involved in different teaching activities. His international contacts and collaborations have been of great help for the development of his research area in Sweden. In January 1998 he joined the Department of Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and in May 2000 he became head of the Constructional Engineering and design Department at KTH STH, Campus Haninge.
In 1996 Professor Holmberg was a visiting scientist at CSIRO Australia in Melbourne. He was invited by the Advanced Thermal Technologies Laboratory at the Division of Building, Construction and Engineering.
In the spring of 1999 he was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), invited by the Building Technology Program.