Here we present the speakers that you will meet at the initiative seminar "Electromobility - Back to the future", 13 September 2018.
Researcher, Chalmers University of Technology
Anders Forslund is a researcher at Chalmers. He is the coordinator of the project "ELISE-Electric Aviation in Sweden", where a prototype of a manned electric aircraft will be designed and built. He is also building drones for a proposed aerial medical delivery network in Northern Sweden.
Professor of Energy and Transport, University College London
W. Schäfer is a Professor of Energy and Transport at the UCL Energy
Institute, University College London, where he also directs the Air
Transportation Systems Laboratory (www.AT
advisory roles include the Aerospace Technology Institute, the UK
Airports Commission, and the World Economic Forum. Prior to joining the
UCL Energy Institute, he held appointments at the International
Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Cambridge, and Stanford
University. Andreas holds a MSc in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in
Energy Economics, both from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He is
lead-author of “Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World”, MIT
Press (June 2009).
Ann Charlotte Mellqvist
Researcher, Sustainable Business, RISE
work as a researcher at RISE Viktoria since 2015. My core area of
research is the transition to circular business models, often in
combination with sustainable transport solutions.
My academic background is an MBA in International Finance from
Gothenburg School of Law and Management in 1989, and more recently an
MBA in Innovation Enterprise and Circular Economy from Bradford
University UK in 2016.
For more than 25 years I worked in business, first as a financial
controller and the last 18 years as a consultant and project manager in
the IT industry. I have worked in a number of industries such as
Manufacturing, Services, Utilities, Transport & Logistics and
Annika Ahlberg Tidblad
Senior Technical Advisor Traction Battery, Volvo Car Corporation
is an electrochemist with extensive experience working with diverse
aspects of battery technology and application. She is currently employed
by Volvo Cars Corporation where she is committed to developing
propulsion battery solutions for electric vehicles. Annika represents
OICA in UN Vehicle Regulation development for Electric Vehicle Safety
(EVS) and Environmental Factors (EVE) and is vice chair of ACEA TF-EVS,
where she currently has lead fon Li ion Thermal Propagation requirements
and testing methodology.
Director, Swedish Electromobility Centre
Elna Holmberg is the director of Swedish Electromobility Centre. The
centre unites Swedish e mobility expertise and is a node for interaction
between academia, industry and society.
Elna Holmberg received her PhD on numerical simulations on
turbulent combustion. Dr. Holmberg has since worked mainly in the
automotive industry in different managerial positions focusing a variety
of areas, from engineering and styling to academic research, both for
cars and heavy vehicles. Later, as Research Leader withing R&D at
AB Volvo, she focused on future vehicle systems and the need for
developing both competences and solutions.
After several years in product development, Dr. Holmberg resumed
her contacts with academy to take up the challenge to build a national
centre for hybrid and electric vehicles, a position which still captures
Assistant Professor, Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of Technology
Sprei has a PhD in Energy and Environment from Chalmers University of
Technology in Sweden. She has background in both engineering physics (M.
Sc.) and human ecology (Ba). Her research focus is sustainable
mobility looking at electromobility, mobility as a service and
alternative fuels. Her methods are interdisciplinary and she takes into
consideration technical, economical and behavioral aspects. She teaches
both at undergraduate and graduate level in sustainable transportation
and principles of sustainable development. She has held public lectures
to companies, organizations, and the Swedish parliament.
Regional developer, Region Västra Götaland
Tekn. Lic at Chalmers in 1997 and PhD in technology policy studies
at University of Gothenburg in 2000, focusing the transition to electric
vehicles in the road transport sector. Hans is since 2011 a senior
advisor and regional developer at the Region Västra Götaland (VGR),
Department for Research, Development and Education (FoUU). This role
include providing analysis and support for political decisions
concerning the regional activities in public-private-partnerships in the
area of vehicle, transportation, production, ICT and advanced
Assistant Professor in Urban Mobility Systems, Chalmers University of Technology
Tasic is an assistant professor in Urban Mobility Systems group
affiliated with Geo Division at ACE Department at Chalmers. She holds a
doctoral degree in transportation engineering from the University of
Utah and a diploma in urban traffic and transport engineering from the
University of Belgrade. Her research is multidisciplinary at the
intersection of traffic engineering and urban planning. She is also
currently working under Area of Advance Transport.
Senior Technical Specialist, CEVT
Hellsing holds a licentiate degree in electric machine design, and has
worked in the Automotive Industry for over 20 years. Most of his work
has been around electric drive systems related to hybrid powertrains for
various applications such as cars, trucks, buses, excavators and wheel
loaders. He also has experience from designing the normal 12/24 V
vehicle power net. Since 2015 he is the CEVT technical specialist within
Electric Propulsion Systems and works in the team for new powertrain
Professor, University Paris-East IFSTTAR
Dablanc is a Director of Research at the French Institute of Science
and Technology for Transport,, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR,
University of Paris-East), and a member of MetroFreight, a VREF Center
of excellence in urban freight research. She is a part-time visiting
professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has researched
and published on freight transportation, freight and the environment,
urban freight and logistics, freight transport policies. She received a
PhD in transportation planning from Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech, and a
Master’s degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University.
She was initially trained in policy analysis and economics at Science Po
Team leader Life Cycle Assessment, MOBI
ir. Maarten Messagie leads the LCA team of the research group MOBI at
the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Maarten develops and coordinates several
large European and national projects on electric vehicles and
microgrids successfully and supervises 7 PhD students. His expertise and
research focus is on the optimization of sustainable energy systems
including electric vehicles, renewable power generation and energy
storage systems. Specific tools and databases are developed enabling key
insights: uncertainty propagation in Life Cycle Assessment, ecodesign,
vehicle-to-grid services, life cycle costing, supply chain social risks
assessments, total cost of ownership, charging infrastructure location
optimization, macro-economic consequences of energy supply/demand,
levelised cost of energy storage.
Associate Professor in Vehicle Dynamics, Chalmers University of Technology
obtained my PhD in Mechanics from Chalmers University of Technology in
2004. Currently I am an Associate Professor in Vehicle Dynamics at the
Prior to PhD studies, I was an Engineering Analyst with Mechanical Dynamics Inc. (now Hexagon). My primary research areas are:
Integrated powertrain and chassis control and Optimal control
applications in vehicle dynamics. Currently I am working on
brake-blending control of electric vehicles.
I am also teaching and supervising graduate and post-graduate
students. I am the co-founder of one start-up company in the automotive
Project Manager Life Cycle Assessment, VTI
Romare has a MSc in engineering physics and a background in the
automotive industry. Her work has been focused life cycle assessments of
vehicles, including both conventional and electric propulsion.
Currently, Mia works as project manager at IVL Swedish Environmental
Research Institute, to a large extent with projects related to life
cycle assessment and the automotive industry. Mia has also been involved
in projects relating to critical raw materials, and the risk associated
with using these materials, for example in automotive applications.
Research Manager in Electromobility, RISE
Pettersson has a Ph.D. in Control Engineering and became an Associate
Professor in Control Engineering at Chalmers University in 2004. During
2006-2009 Stefan worked in the automotive industry at Volvo Technology.
Since 2009, Stefan is the Research Manager in Electromobility at RISE
(Reasearch Institute of Sweden) Viktoria consisting of a group of more
than twenty people working in more than thirty Electromobility projects.
Stefan is also responsible for the focus area of Energy and Environment
at RISE Mobility, one of five business- and innovation areas at RISE.
Stefan is also an adjunct professor at Chalmers, and part of the
department council at Electrical Engineering.
Director of the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford
Tim Schwanen is Director of the Transport Studies Unit, Associate
Professor of Transport Studies in the School of Geography and
Environment, and Fellow at St Anne's College. He joined the Transport
Studies Unit (TSU) in March 2009 and became Director in September 2015.
Before coming to Oxford he worked as a lecturer in urban geography
at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. At that university he also
completed his PhD dissertation (2003, cum laude) and MSc dissertation
(1999, cum laude).
Tim is also a Co-Director of the RCUK funded Centre on Innovation
and Energy Demand (2013-2018) in which the TSU collaborates with
research groups in the Universities of Sussex and Manchester.
Since July 2016 he has been a Visiting Professor of Human Geography
at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of
Gothenburg in Sweden.
Senior Advisor, Statens Vegvesen
E. Nørbech has since 2010 been working in the field of
transport/climate/energy at the governmental agencies Transnova, Enova
and The Norwegian Public Roads Administration. He was the project leader
for the first plan for a national charging strategy delivered to the
minister of transport in 2014.
Architect and project manager, City of Gothenburg
work as a project manager at the City Planning Authority, City of
Gothenburg, with different stages in planning the city's physical
environment. This mainly includes planning programs, early
investigations and zoning. I am also the coordinator of the City
Planning Authority's work in the project ElectriCity. Our administration
entered this project as electrified travel and transport emerged as a
source of inspiration and motivation for future urban development.
I graduated from Chalmers Architecture programme in the 90's and
have since then worked in architectural offices with design and in
municipal activities with planning.