Magnus Wiktorsson is Professor of production logistics and Head of department for Production Engineering (IPU) at KTH. This recently formed department (July 2022) is the merger of the previous department for Sustainable Production Develoment (HPU) at KTH Södertälje, and the department for Production Engineering (IIP) at KTH Stockholm. Prof Wiktorsson's research interest concerns how complex production logistic systems can be described and predicted. The application areas are within manufacturing industry and his research is based on a strong systemic and mathematical interest.
His research concerns two ongoing major changes in production logistics: the digitization of all processes and the need for transformation into environmentally sustainable production. The questions are partly about how new material flows for manufacturing can enable more sustainable industry and consumption, and partly on how comprehensive digitalization of development and operating processes changes the terms of production logistics. The challenge in the field is often to balance many dimensions to achieve an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable system.
Magnus Wiktorsson has a professional background with experience from business, government and universities. After a MSc in 1995 and a PhD degree in 2000 at KTH, Magnus worked as a consultant for industrial customers for five years, and during 2005 - 2010 as program leader at VINNOVA, with research programs and research funding in product and production development. In 2008 he started part-time at Mälardalen University, as a leader of an industrial - university collaboration center and from 2010 full time at MDH with research and teaching. In 2014 he became a professor in production systems at Mälardalen University and had a number of assignments, including research leader, vice-dean for one school at MDH, as well as MDH's pro-dean of research and research education. In November 2017 he moved to KTH as professor, teacher, PhD student supervisor, project leader and researcher at KTH Campus Södertälje. In April 2019 he was appointed head of department at HPU at KTH Södertälje, and July 2021 appointed head of department at IIP at KTH Stockholm. Since July 1 2022 he is heading the new merged department for Production Engineering with units in both Stockholm and Södertälje. He is also active in national manufacturing initiatives such as Produktion2030 and member of the presidium of the Swedish Production Academy.
Degree Project in Sustainable Production Development, Second Cycle (ML230X), examiner, teacher | Course web