Professor 1992-2010, Senior Professor 2010-11, and since 2011 Professor Emeritus of Solid Mechanics, Uppsala University. MSc in Engineering Physics 1966 and PhD in Solid Mechanics 1972, Chalmers. Scientist, Atlas Copco Central Laboratories 1967-71 and Institut CERAC S.A. (Switzerland) 1971-74. Professor of Solid Mechanics, Luleå University of Technology 1973-92. Scientific Advisor, Sandvik 1979-2016. Adjunct Director of Research, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOA/FOI) 1993-2005. Guest Professor, l’Université d’Aix-Marseille II 1985, l’Université de Bordeaux I 1990, l’École Polytechnique 2004 and 2009, l’INSA de Rennes 2005-08, and l’École Centrale de Nantes 2007. Chairman, Swedish National Committee for Mechanics 1991-93. Secretary, EUROMECH 1990-93. Secretary General, European Mechanics Society 1993-97. Swedish representative, International Union for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) 1991-2013. Research on waves, impact and related applications such as percussive drilling. Supervisor of about 20 PhDs.
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