Dean Mikael Lindström
Mikael Lindström is dean at the school since July 1st, 2011.
He has an academic background as Master of Science in Chemistry, PhD 1997, Docent 2003, Professor in Pulp Technology 2008.
Phone: +46 8 790 8101
Mobile: +47 70 373 9093
After graduating as a PhD Mikael was employed by Kvaerner Pulping AB in Karlstad where he during five years was responsible for the process development and the laboratory. The work at Kvaerner Pulping resulted in the introduction of a completely new system for pulp manufacturing and which nowadays is used at some thirty pulp factories all around the world. The work also resulted in the Ekmanmedalj (an award for meritorious technic or scientific effort within the paper and pulp area).
Mikael returned to KTH 2001 as Associate Professor in pulp technology 2001. He has been head of the Wood Chemistry and Pulp Technology division between 2007 and 2011. Furthermore, he was head of the department of Fibre and Polymer Technology between 2008 and 2011.
Professorship in Pulp Technology
The pulp technology treats most of the processes and techniques that are used to uncover fibres from wood. The fibres are primary used as raw material for paper and cardboard production but also for other products in for instance life science and the textile industry.
The research includes modelling and simulation methods for analysis of the different unit steps during pulp production. The research also includes how the properties of the final product are affected by different process steps, which fascilitates an effective usage of the wood fibre.