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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, with Prof. Lars Wågberg, Division of Fibre Technology, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, KTH, and Prof. Artem Kulachenko.
  • Vedad Tojaga (M.Sc. Aarhus University, Denmark), "Micromechanics of fibre networks and composites", funding by EU ITN FibreNet, with Prof. Artem Kulachenko.
  • Gustav Marin (M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, KTH), "On the influence of variability in structural packaging design", funding by RISE Bioeconomy, with Docent Mikael Nygårds.
  • Petri Mäkelä (Tech. Lic. Solid Mechanics, KTH), "Fracture mechanics for paper".

Ongoing graduate student research projects as co-supervisor:

  • August Brandberg (M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, KTH), "The influence of microscopic network properties on the mechanical behavior of paper fiber networks", funding by Swedish Research Council, principal supervisor Prof. Artem Kulachenko.
  • Erik Jungstedt (M.Sc. Vehicle Engineering, KTH), "Mechanical behaviour of multifunctional wood", principal supervisor Prof. Lars Berglund, Division of Biocomposites, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, KTH.
  • Mossab Alzweighi (M.Sc.), "Strength Scaling in Fibre Networks", funding by EU ITN FibreNet, principal supervisor Prof. Artem Kulachenko.
  • Cláudia Esteves (M.Sc.), "Strength enhancing oxygen delignification", principal supervisor Docent Olena Sevastyanova.

Courses

Continuum Mechanics (FSE3111), examiner | Course web

Crash Course in Pulp and Paper Technology (FSE3047), examiner | Course web

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

Degree Project in Mechanical Engineering, First Level (SA118X), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Solid Mechanics, Second Cycle (SE201X), examiner | 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), teacher | Course web

Research Methodology in Engineering Mechanics (SG2128), teacher | Course web

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

Vehicle Engineering (SD1002), teacher | Course web


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