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Magnus Löfstrand

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Magnus Löfstrand, born 1974, is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Örebro University. After earning his PhD in 2007, Löfstrand was a researcher in Computer Aided Design at Luleå University of Technology until June 2013, mostly involved in research projects combining mechanical engineering and various IT solutions. This background led to his employment at Uppsala University, Uppsala data base laboratory until June 2015, at which time he was employed at Umeå University, Department of Computing Science, Logic and Applications.  He left Umeå University when recruited to Örebro University. 

Keywords

Mechanical Engineering, Product Development, Production Development, System Availability, Process, Information, Data Analytics, Digitalization, Circular business models.

Research 

Löfstrand has a background in product and production development for various types of value-added products. His research is mostly focused on approaches to support and improve industrial system availability and cost.  Approaches include simulation of industrial system availability and using data analytics, to support industrial development of availability based industrial business offers, mainly in the process and production industry. 

In terms of the design process, the research facilitates improved concept generation and concept evaluation, and enables improving the basis for industrial decision-making. In this way, the studied industrial process can be realized more quickly and efficiently, resulting in improved industrial competitive advantage. Please see the Löfstrands research for more information.

Teaching

Löfstrands teaching experience includes having thought in and coordinated the final year course SIRIUS – Creative product development for eleven years. The course incorporated real companies, real projects and real designs, taking engineering projects through all aspects of the product development process, from idea to a finished working prototype, in close collaboration with industry. (Certain times, students from Chalmers University, Product and production development, and students from Stanford University, Center for Design Research  also participated.)

Löfstrand has also tought and examined Engineering product development and has assisted in various Computer Aided Design courses. Löfstrand further has experience from teaching PhD student courses and from PhD student supervision. Please see Löfstrands teaching for more information.

Professional education

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, 2002

PhD, Computer Aided Design, Luleå University of Technology, 2007

Academic appointments

Associate Professor (Docent), Product and production development, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, 2015

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Örebro University, 2016

Professional organizations and assignments

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Collaborations

Umeå University, Logic and Applications

Uppsala University, UDBL

The University of Nottingham, Faculty of Engineering

Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Lindström, J. , Löfstrand, M. , Kalhori, V. , Helgoson, M. , Nyström, M. , Liljedahl, B. , Mäki, R. & Karlsson, L. (2016). A function innovation model for the manufacturing industry. Journal of Multi Business Model Innovation and Technology, 3 (1), 1-28.
Lindström, J. , Sas, D. , Lideskog, H. , Löfstrand, M. & Karlsson, L. (2015). Defining Functional Products through their constituents. International Journal of Product Development, 20 (1), 1-24.
Alzghoul, A. , Backe, B. , Löfstrand, M. , Byström, A. & Liljedahl, B. (2014). Comparing a knowledge-based and a data-driven method in querying data streams for system fault detection: A hydraulic drive system application. Computers in industry (Print), 65 (8), 1126-1135.
Löfstrand, M. , Kyösti, P. , Reed, S. & Backe, B. (2014). Evaluating availability of functional products through simulation. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 47, 196-209.
Karlsson, L. , Karlberg, M. & Löfstrand, M. (2013). Editorial. International Journal of Product Development, 18 (1), 1-2.
Karlberg, M. , Löfstrand, M. , Sandberg, S. & Lundin, M. (2013). State of the art in simulation driven design. International Journal of Product Development, 18 (1), 68-87.
Lindström, J. , Löfstrand, M. , Karlberg, M. & Karlsson, L. (2012). A development process for Functional Products: hardware, software, service support system and management of operation. International Journal of Product Development, 16 (3/4), 284-303.
Löfstrand, M. , Backe, B. , Kyösti, P. , Lindström, J. & Reed, S. (2012). A model for predicting and monitoring industrial system availability. International Journal of Product Development, 16 (2), 140-157.
Alzghoul, A. , Löfstrand, M. & Backe, B. (2012). Data stream forecasting for system fault prediction. Computers & industrial engineering, 62 (4), 972-978.
Lindström, J. , Löfstrand, M. , Karlberg, M. & Karlsson, L. (2012). Functional product development: what information should be shared during the development process?. International Journal of Product Development, 16 (2), 95-111.
Karlsson, L. , Lindström, J. & Löfstrand, M. (2012). Functional Products: Goodbye to the industrial age. Ericsson Business Review., 18 (2), 21-24.
Löfstrand, M. , Reed, S. , Karlberg, M. , Andrews, J. , Karlsson, L. & Dunnett, S. (2012). Modelling and simulation of functional product system availability and support costs. International Journal of Product Development, 16 (3-4), 304-325.
Löfstrand, M. , Andrews, J. , Karlberg, M. & Karlsson, L. (2011). Functional product system availability: simulation-driven design and operation through coupled multi-objective optimisation. International Journal of Product Development, 13 (2), 119-131.
Alzghoul, A. & Löfstrand, M. (2011). Increasing availability of industrial systems through data stream mining. Computers & industrial engineering, 60 (2), 195-205.
Karlsson, L. , Pahkamaa, A. , Karlberg, M. , Löfstrand, M. , Goldak, J. & Pavasson, J. (2011). Mechanics of materials and structures: a simulation-driven design approach. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 6 (1-4), 277-301.
Löfstrand, M. & Isaksson, O. (2010). A process modelling and simulation approach for business decision support in pre-conceptual product design. International Journal of Product Development, 12 (2), 158-175.
Löfstrand, M. (2010). Linking design process activities to the business decisions of the firm: an example from the aerospace industry. International Journal of Product Development, 12 (2), 141-157.
Löfstrand, M. (2007). Functional product development challenges collaborative working environment practices. International Journal of e-collaboration, 3 (4), 63-80.

Chapters in books

Löfstrand, M. (2009). Functional product development challenges collaborative work practices. In: Ned Kock, Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements: Contemporary Issues and Implications (pp. 203-216). . IGI Global.

Conference papers

Reed, S. & Löfstrand, M. (2016). Logical Representation of Maintenance Procedures for Verification and Analysis. Paper presented at SoSE and Cyber Physical Systems, from academia to application and back, Kongsberg, Norway, June 12-15, 2016.
Eklund, P. & Löfstrand, M. (2016). Many-valued logic in manufacturing. In: 11th International Symposium Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. Paper presented at 11th International Symposium Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Gdansk, Poland, September 11-14, 2016.
Reed, S. & Löfstrand, M. (2015). Estimating the availability of hydraulic drive systems operating under different functional profiles through simulation. Paper presented at The 21st AR2TS, Advances in Risk and Reliability Technology Symposium, Burliegh Court, Loughborough, UK, June 23-25, 2015.
Lindström, J. , Löfstrand, M. , Reed, S. & Alzghoul, A. (2014). Use of Cloud Services in Functional Products: Availability Implications. In: Product Services Systems and Value Creation Proceedings of the 6th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems. Paper presented at 6th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPSS), Univ Windsor, Windsor, Canada, May 1-2, 2014 (pp. 368-372). Elsevier.
Lindström, J. , Plankina, D. , Lideskog, H. , Löfstrand, M. & Karlsson, L. (2013). Functional product development: criteria for selection of design methods on strategic and operational levels. In: Yoshiki Shimomura, Koji Kimita, The Philosopher's Stone for Sustainability Proceedings of the 4th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, Tokyo, Japan, November 8th–9th, 2012. Paper presented at 4th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, Tokyo, Japan, November 8-9, 2012 (pp. 25-30). Springer.
Reed, S. , Löfstrand, M. , Karlsson, L. & Andrews, J. (2013). Service support system modelling language for simulation-driven development of functional products. In: Rajkumar Roy, Ashutosh Tiwari, Andy Shaw, Colin Bell and Paul Phillips, 2nd International Through-life Engineering Services Conference. Paper presented at 2nd International Through-Life Engineering Services Conference (TESConf), Cranfield Univ., Cranfield, England, November 5-6, 2013 (pp. 420-424). Elsevier.
Reed, S. , Andrews, J. , Dunnett, S. , Kyösti, P. , Backe, B. , Löfstrand, M. & Karlsson, L. (2012). A modelling language for maintenance task scheduling. In: 11th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference and the Annual European Safety and Reliability Conference 2012. Paper presented at 11th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference and the Annual European Safety and Reliability Conference 2012 (PSAM11, ESREL 2012), Helsinki, Finland, June 25-29, 2012 (pp. 201-211). New York: Curran Associates.
Karlberg, M. , Löfstrand, M. , Marjavaara, D. & Lundström, T. S. (2012). Simulation driven processing function development, offering and operation. In: ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE2012). Paper presented at ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012, Houston, Texas, USA, November 9-15, 2012 (pp. 1561-1572). New York, USA: ASME Press.
Reed, S. , Andrews, J. , Löfstrand, M. & Karlsson, L. (2012). The design and modelling of maintenance during the development of functional products or product service systems. In: Rajkumar Roy, Essam Shehab, Chris Hockley, Samir Khan, Enduring and cost-effective engineering support solutions proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Through-life Engineering Services. Paper presented at The 1st International Conference on Through-life Engineering Services (TESConf 2012), Cranfield University, Shrivenham, UK, November 5-6 November, 2012. Cranfield, Bedford: Cranfield University Press.
Alzghoul, A. , Löfstrand, M. , Karlsson, L. & Karlberg, M. (2011). Data stream mining for increased functional product availability awareness. In: Hesselbach, J. & Herrmann, C., Functional Thinking for Value Creation Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, May 5th - 6th, 2011. Paper presented at 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, May 5-6, 2011 (pp. 237-241). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Kyösti, P. , Reed, S. , Löfstrand, M. , Andrews, J. , Karlsson, L. & Dunnett, S. (2011). Simulation of industrial support systems in the context of functional products. In: Darren Prescott, Rasa Remenyte-Prescott, Proceedings of the 19th AR2TS Advances in Risk and Reliability Technology Symposium. Paper presented at 19th AR2TS Advances in Risk and Reliability Technology Symposium, Swan's Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, April 12-14, 2011 (pp. 275-288). Nottingham: University of Nottingham.
Johanson, M. , Johansson, L. , Löfstrand, M. & Karlsson, L. (2011). Turning an hourglass into a diamond inter-organizational collaborative work in the enterprise of the future. In: 15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2011). Paper presented at 15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2011), International Symposium on Collaborative Enterprises, Orlando, United States, June 19-22, 2011.
Reed, S. , Andrews, J. , Dunnett, S. , Karlberg, M. , Karlsson, L. & Löfstrand, M. (2010). Modelling service support system reliability. Paper presented at First IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1-2, 2010 (pp. 56-61). Elsevier.
Johanson, M. , Löfstrand, M. & Karlsson, L. (2009). Collaborative innovation through distributed engineering services. In: Proceedings of International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation. Paper presented at International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 10-13, 2009.
Löfstrand, M. & Johanson, M. (2008). User-driven design of a flexible distance education environment rationale, lessons learned and future implications. In: Rose, K., Sixth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, C5 2008. Paper presented at Sixth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, C5 2008, Poitiers, France, 14 - 16 January 2008 (pp. 85-92). Los Alamitos, USA: IEEE Computer Society.
Löfstrand, M. , Larsson, T. & Karlsson, L. (2006). An activity based simulation approach to functional product development. In: Leandro Soares Indrusiak, Lennart Karlsson, Adam Pawlak, Kurt Sandkuhl, Challenges in collaborative engineering: CCE '06 State of the Art and Future Challenges in Collaborative Design: proceedings of the International Workshop April 19-20 2006, Prague, Czech Republic in conjunction with DDECS '06. Paper presented at Challenges in collaborative engineering: CCE '06, Prague, Czech Republic, April 19-20 April, 2006 (pp. 107-118). Jönköping, Sweden: Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Jönköping University.
Löfstrand, M. , Larsson, T. & Karlsson, L. (2005). Demands on engineering design culture for implementing functional products. In: Samuel, A. & Lewis, W., Proceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design, Melbourne, Australia, 15.-18.08.2005. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Engineering Design - ICED 05, Melbourne, Australia, 15 - 28 August, 2005 (pp. 172-173). Glasgow, United Kingdom: The Design Society.
Larsson, A. , Törlind, P. , Bergström, M. , Löfstrand, M. & Karlsson, L. (2005). Design for versatility: the changing face of workspaces for collaborative design. In: Samuel, A. & Lewis, W. (eds.), Proceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 05), Melbourne, Australia, August 15-28, 2005. Melbourne: The Institution of Engineers, Australia.
Karlsson, L. , Löfstrand, M. , Larsson, A. , Törlind, P. , Larsson, T. , Elfström, B. & Isaksson, O. (2005). Information driven collaborative engineering: enabling functional product innovation. In: Gianni Jacucci, Adam Pawlak, Kurt Sandkuhl, Challenges in Collaborative Engineering - CCE '05 the knowledge perspective in collaborative engineering : proceedings of the International Workshop 14th-15th April 2005, Sopron, Hungary in conjunction with DDECS '05. Paper presented at CCE '05 ; the knowledge perspective in collabotative engineering, Sopron, Hungary, 14t-15th April, 2005. Jönköping, Sweden: Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Jönköping University.
Törlind, P. , Larsson, A. , Löfstrand, M. & Karlsson, L. (2005). Towards true collaboration in global design teams?. In: Andrew Samuel, William Lewis, Proceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 05), Melbourne, Australia, August 15-28, 2005. Barton: Institution of Engineers, Australia.
Löfstrand, M. & Thompson, G. (2003). Design management lessons learned from two studies in new product design. In: Folkeson, A., Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stockholm. Paper presented at ICED 03, 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stockholm, Sweden, 19 - 21 August, 2003 (pp. 515-516). Glasgow, United Kingdom: The Design Society.
Löfstrand, M. , López-Mesa, B. & Thompson, G. (2003). The use of product development process as a means of implementing company strategy. In: Hustad, T. P. & Karlsson, C., 10th International Product Development Management Conference. Paper presented at 10th International Product Development Management Conference, Brussels, Belgium, June 10-11, 2003 EASIM, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. EASIM, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Löfstrand, M. (2007). A modelling and simulation approach for linking design activities to business decisions. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Luleå: Luleå University of Technology.

Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries

Löfstrand, M. (2004). Hardware design as a basis for functional product development. Lic. (Comprehensive summary) Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet.

Reports

Larsson, D. , Löfstrand, M. & Åkerström, P. (2000). Computer visualisations in design for maintainability. Luleå: Luleå University of Technology (Technical report / Luleå University of Technology 2000:01).