Energy Technology

At the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics applied research in energy technology is conducted with two basic orientations, energy efficiency focused on buildings and thermochemical energy conversion.

The Development of a long-term secure energy is one of the global society's biggest challenges. The energy issue is closely linked to economic development, living standards and living conditions. The challenges for research in energy technologies consist in particular the development of new knowledge about the supply, conversion, distribution and usage of energy. In all these areas there are major opportunities to improve existing technologies and finding new solutions.

The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University has a well-established energy technology research. Its aim is to develop new knowledge which fit for in the development and introducing new technologies in the areas of energy efficiency with a focus on buildings and thermo-chemical energy conversion. Within energy, research operations centered in end-use efficiency in buildings. We examine both the energy transfer in terms of structural components and energy used for buildings, and partly the link between energy consumption and behavior and thermal indoor climate. Within the thermochemical conversion, we work to contribute to an increased fundamental knowledge on critical thermochemical conversion systems for optimizing processes and plants, participate in the development of innovative ideas, develop new process concepts and other aspects necessary for a successful transition to a sustainable energy system based on renewable commodities.

Our Groups

Applied Laser Spectroscopy
Development of laser-based spectroscopic techniques and optical sensors. Application to interdisciplinary research in fields such as energy technology (combustion and gasification of biomass) and medical science

Energy Efficiency in buildings
The goal for this group is increasingly effective use of our limited resources required for sustainable development, both locally and globally.

Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (TEC-Lab)
The focus of the research is within thermochemical energy conversion, mainly focusing on biomass but also other solid and liquid fuels.


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Our Team

Professor

Anders Nordin

Professor in Energy Technology with a focus on Thermal Process Chemistry

Dan Boström

Professor in Technical Inorganic Chemistry with a focus on Thermal Process Chemistry

Rainer Backman

Professor in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry

Thomas Olofsson

Professor in Energy Efficiency
 

Professor Emeritus

Erik Rosen

Professor Emeritus in Energy Technology
 

Associate Professor, Docent

Anders Ohlsson

Associate Professor in Soil Science/Analytical Chemistry

Staffan Andersson

Associate Professor in Energy Technology
 

Associate Professor

Anders Åstrand

Associate Professor in Energy Technology

Christoffer Boman

Associate Professor in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry

Gireesh Nair

Associate Professor in Energy Technology

Jimmy Vesterberg

Associate Professor in Energy Technology

Mohsen Soleimani-Mohseni

Associate Professor in Energy Technology

Ronny Östin

Associate Professor in Energy Technology

Åke Fransson

Associate Professor in Energy Efficiency

Markus Broström

Associate Professor in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry
 

Assistant Professor

Bin Yang

Assistant Professor in Energy Efficiency

Florian Schmidt

Assistant Professor in Applied Laser Spectroscopy, Combustion Diagnostics and Breath Analysis
 

University Lecturer

Lars Bäckström

University Lecturer in Energy Technology

Mark Murphy

University Lecturer in Energy Technology
 

Senior research engineer

Linda Pommer

Senior research engineer in thermochemcial biomass conversion and process chemistry

Matias Eriksson

Senior research engineer in CO2 capture and oxy-combustion in lime and cement production
 

Postdoctor 

Mikael Thyrel

Postdoctor in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry
 

PhD student

Anders Rebbling

PhD student in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry

Anjan Rao Puttige

PhD student in Energy Efficiency

Anna Strandberg

PhD student in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry

Archana Ansolia

Visiting PhD student in   Energy Efficiency

Christian Brembilla 

PhD student in Energy Efficiency

Eleonora Borén

PhD student in Energy Technology with a focus on Thermal Process Chemistry

Erik Steinvall

PhD student in chemistry of fine particle emissions from biomass combustion

Erik Viggh

PhD student in Cement clinker process modeling and optimization

Helena Nydahl

PhD student in Energy Efficiency

Henrik Hagman

PhD. Student in Industrial scale thermochemical conversion of complex biomass

Ingrid Allard

PhD student in Energy Efficiency

Kajsa Werner

PhD student in Thermochemical Energy Conversion

Markus Carlborg

PhD. Student in Reactions between ash and ceramic lining in entrained flow gasification of wood

Robin Nyström

PhD Student in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry

Ramin Ghorbani Ghomeshi

PhD student in Applied Laser Spectroscopy

Shahrbanoo Salehi

PhD Student in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry

Shoaib Azizi

PhD student in Energy Efficiency
 

Technician

Fredrik Holmgren

Technician

Mikael Fredriksson

Technician