The Energy Group at Halmstad University

The Energy group at Halmstad University is an informal part of the Department of Construction and Energy Engineering, which in turn is based at the School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability. The group is involved in both research and education.

Group members

Urban Persson, Professor in Renewable Energy Systems

Main area of research is district heating and cooling systems in a European perspective, focusing on spatial mapping of demands and assets, investment cost modelling, excess heat utilization, and integration of renewable heat resources. Teaches in courses on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and energy distribution in the built environment. Member of the ETN Academy Council and the RLAS Steering Committee.

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Sven Werner, Professor emeritus in Energy Technology

He is no longer active in education, but is still curious on further development of district heating. Sven participate in some research projects concerning various aspects of fourth generation of district heating.

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Fredric Ottermo, Associate professor in Energy Engineering

Teaches courses in applied physics, renewable energy systems and wind power. Research on wind power, for example integration issues, but also physical aspects of specific applications such as vertical axis wind turbines. Member of the RLAS Steering Committee.

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Mei Gong, Associate professor in Energy Engineering

Teaches in various energy related courses. Main area of research is district heating, integrated energy systems, and exergy analysis. Member of the ETN Academy Council.

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Kristina Lygnerud, Senior lecturer in Energy Engineering

Research focus on business models for district heating. Also affiliated with the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL.

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Heidi Norrström, Arcitect SAR/MSA and Senior lecturer in Energy Engineering

Present research is a transdisciplinary project in cooperation with Halmstad Energi & Miljö and Malmö University concerning the implementation of 4GDH, fourth generation of district heating. The aim is to survey acceptance, for identifying any hindrance occurring when this new technology is introduced. My focus within the field of architecture is energy efficiency and preservation in the existing built environment. Educational responsibility is scientific method on Bachelor and Master levels; sustainable building and planning, energy in buildings and more.

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Erik Möllerström, Senior lecturer in Energy Engineering

Teaches mainly in wind engineering but also responsible for the solar energy courses which are held in collaboration with Dalarna University. Research in wind energy which includes vertical axis wind turbines as well as system related research on conventional wind power. Also Head of the Department of Construction and Energy Engineering and International academic coordinator at the School of Business, Engineering and Science.

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Helge Averfalk, Senior lecturer in Energy Engineering

Programme director for the Bachelor program in Sustainable Energy. Main area of research is district heating and cooling systems, with a specific interest in low-temperature aspects. Teaches in courses on energy supply, district heating technology, and energy policy tools.

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Petter Eklund, Senior lecturer in Energy Engineering

Mainly teaches electrical power engineering and renewable power generation. Research mainly concerns design of permanent magnet electrical machines with focus on generators for renewable power generation and alternatives to rare-earth permanent magnets.

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Luis Sánchez García, PhD student in district heating

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