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Sören Östlund

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Professor of Packaging Technology

Research areas

  • Paper mechanics
  • Fracture mechanics of paper and board
  • Deformation and damage mechanisms of wood fibre based materials
  • Forming of complex paper structures

Ongoing post-doctoral research projects:

  • Mohammad Hasheminia (Ph.D. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea), "Micromechanical modeling for analysis of deformation and damage mechanisms in high-density wood fiber-based composite materials", funding by  L. E. Thunholms stiftelse för vetenskaplig forskning, with Prof. Artem Kulachenko.

Ongoing graduate student research project as principal supervisor:

  • Magdalena Kaplan (M.Sc. Vehicle Engineering, KTH), "Materials and interface design in semi-structural and eco-friendly wood fiber biocomposites", funding by KAW and Vinnova, with Prof. Lars Wågberg, Division of Fibre Technology, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, KTH, and Prof. Artem Kulachenko.
  • Petri Mäkelä(Tech. Lic. Solid Mechanics, KTH), "Fracture mechanics for paper".

Ongoing graduate student research projects as co-supervisor:

  • Mossab Alzweighi (M.Sc.), "Strength Scaling in Fibre Networks", funding by EU ITN FibreNet, principal supervisor Prof. Artem Kulachenko.


Degree Project in Engineering Physics, First cycle (SA114X), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Solid Mechanics, Second Cycle (SE202X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Vehicle Engineering, First Level (SA115X), teacher | Course web

Mechanics of Fiber Networks and Materials (SE2152), assistant | Course web

Solid Mechanics, Basic Course with Project (SE1010), examiner, teacher, course responsible | Course web

Sustainable development and research methodology in engineering mechanics (SA2002), examiner, teacher, assistant | Course web

Vehicle Engineering (SD1002), teacher | Course web

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