I received both my M.Sc. (Aeronautics) and Ph.D. (Lightweight structures) from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. I became docent (D.Sc.) in 1996, associate professor in 1998 and full professor in 2001.
I was born 1961 in Stockholm, Sweden. I remain living in Stockholm now more quitely since my three sons now are adults and have moved away. Apart from working at KTH I coach basketball in the local basketball club once a week. In summer time I enjoy riding my motorcycle (Triumph Legend) but my real passion in life is fly-fishing for trout, something I do every summer in the northern parts of the Scandinavian range.