Erik has long experience of research on circular economy and remanufacturing. He wrote his PhD thesis in 2004 entitled Product and Process Design for Successful Remanufacturing. His dissertation is popular (downloaded more than 20 000 times) since it is not many dissertations written about remanufacturing. Most of Erik’s research has been focusing on remanufacturing but lately the subject of sustainable manufacturing and product service systems has also been researched. Within product service systems Erik is one of the top 5 most cited authors.
Erik conducts research on manufacturing and remanufacturing towards a sustainable future.
Research is applied in manufacturing industry and through a large international collaboration.