Laser lab, spray research , Mechanics and Maritime Sciences​

Combustion and Propulsion Systems

​The combustion and propulsion systems division conducts research in the fields of combustion and emission formation in combustion engines. Combustion engines are today the most commonly used energy converter, a simple estimate shows that there are currently far more than one billion internal combustion engines in the world of widely different sizes. Research within the division is highly focused on supporting a transition to a sustainable transport system, which has resulted in our research being concentrated on: 


  • Energy efficiency (higher efficiency)
  • Electrification (hybridization)
  • Renewable fuels
  • Emission formation (and exhaust emissions)


In order to generate knowledge and methods that the automotive industry needs to be able to develop highly efficient and ultra-high Internal combustion engines with regard to exhaust aftertreatment and using renewable fuels and included in an electrified driveline.

The division has a well-equipped combustion engine technology lab with six engine test cells in size from multi-cylinder lorry diesel to 1-cylinder optical engine of passenger car size. We also have a hybrid test cell for 4-wheel drive vehicles, equipped with, among other things, With driver robots and a programmable battery mixer. We also have a very well-equipped spray laboratory and a stationary combustion chamber. The measuring equipment ranges from conventional measurement methods to different laser-based techniques. The division has extensive collaboration with different universities and industrial companies in Sweden and Europe as well as the US and Japan.


Research Projects​

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If you have questions about the division or looking for cooperation with one of our employees, please contact Head of Division Lucien Koopmans​.

Published: Mon 11 Sep 2017. Modified: Wed 31 Jan 2018