President Peter Gudmundson

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Peter Gudmundson, born in 1955 and Professor of Material Mechanics, took up his appointment as President of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in November 2007. He has a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics and a doctoral degree in Solid Mechanics, both from KTH.

Between 1993 and 2005 he led the work of the Department of Solid Mechanics at KTH. During this period the Department built up research into biomechanics and developed new cooperation with the paper industry.

For four years Professor Gudmundson worked as a researcher at Brown Boveri in Switzerland followed by another four year period as a consultant at a smaller scale consultancy company in Vaxholm during the 1980s. The period 1989–1993 was spent as CEO of the Swedish Institute of Composites in Piteå. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

Peter Gudmundson grew up in Leksand and is married with three children. A somewhat unusual qualification for a university president is that he played premier division ice hockey for AIK during his student days at KTH.

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