Andreas Almqvist


In my role as professor, at the Division of Machine Elements, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), I lead the branch of research devoted to Computational Tribology, which have been my obligation since 2012.

I have more than 100 publications in total, my H-index is 27, and I am (at present) co-author of the most cited paper; “Modeling and simulation in tribology across scales: An overview” published in Tribology International. I am involved in three best paper awards, including “Duncan Dowson’s Prize at the 37th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology”. I have also received several academic prizes and, and I am especially proud of the prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) – for research and development in the field of tribology.

I have followed eight third cycle students to PhD, I am currently supervising six third cycle students, and I have been External Examiner for numerous doctoral students in Sweden and abroad.
Since 2019 I am a member of the faculty board, at Luleå University of Technology. During 2016 and 2017 I had a seat in the review panel for the Swedish Research Council (VR), evaluating applications in Natural and Engineering Sciences. I am member of the Editorial boards: Proceedings of the IMechE Part J – Journal of Engineering Tribology, MDPI Lubricants, MDPI Fluids, Elsevier Applications in Engineering Science, and I am proud to say that I am currently the Editor-in-Chief for Proceedings of the IMechE, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology.

Recently, I was engaged by the Swedish Olympic Committee in sports technology research, devoted to increase the performance of Swedish athletes and bring more Olympic medals to Sweden. We are running a whole range of activities, in co-operation with the national teams in all disciplines of skiing, within the Ski & Snow laboratory at LTU.
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Click here for Andreas Almqvist’s talk at WeSST 2021.