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Gustaf Olsson

Gustaf Olsson

Professor, emeritus Lund University 

Gustaf Olsson is professor in Industrial automation and since 2006 professor emeritus at Lund University, Sweden. He has devoted his research to control and automation in water systems, electrical power systems and industrial processes. For the last few years his research has been focused on the water-energy nexus.

Since 2006 he has shared his time as a guest professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the Technical University of Malaysia (UTM) and at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is honorary faculty member of the Exeter University in UK. Between 2005 and 2010 he was the editor-in-chief of the journal Water Science and Technology.  From 2007 to 2010 he has been a member of the IWA (International Water Association) Board of Directors. In 2010 he received the IWA Publication Award. In 2012 he was the awardee of an Honorary Doctor degree at UTM as well as an Honorary Membership of IWA. In 2014 he has been appointed Distinguished Fellow of the IWA.

Gustaf is working as advisor for research programs in UK, Spain, Australia and Sweden. He has guided 23 PhDs and a few hundred MSc students. He has received the Lund University pedagogical award for “distinguished achievements in the education" and has been elected the “teacher of the year” by the Lund University engineering students.  

Gustaf has authored 9 international books - some of them published also in Russian, German and Chinese - and contributed with chapters in another 19 books as well as about 170 scientific publications.  His most recent book called “Water and Energy – Threats and Opportunities” (IWA Publications) was published in 2012 and a 2nd edition has been released in May 2015. Together with Pernille Ingildsen, a former PhD student, he has co-authored "Smart water utilities: complexity made simple". IWA Publishing, to be released in September 2015.

The 2nd edition of Water and Energy can be found through link.

Contact information: 

Tel: 046-222 92 90, 070-311 10 24

Email: gustaf.olsson@iea.lth.se

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