Sustainable manufacturing with focus on circular economy and remanufacturing

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 17000 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.

International collaborations

Erik has been working within several national and international research projects where he has participated in 5 European Union projects that focuses on improving the preconditions and competitiveness for remanufacturing companies. He has also arranged international conferences on remanufacturing (ICoR) and product service systems (IPS2).

International projects

National research collaborations

Nationally Erik is leading and participating in several research projects on circular economy and remanufacturing. Much focus has lately been on how to best use life cycle information about products to facilitate remanufacturing and design-for-remanufacturing. He is also leading a project on sustainable manufacturing were an industrial cleaning and drying machine is developed using nothing but very clean water.

National projects

  • SQID – Sustainable and Qlean Industry Demonstrator
  • Mistra REES - Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions based on circular economy thinking
  • RemProLife - Efficient Remanufacture through Use of Lean principles and Product Life-cycle data
  • KEAP - Design for Remanufacture through Efficient Use of Product Life-cycle data

Do you want to read more about Erik and his projects, see his CV.

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Emerald Literati Network 2010 Awards for Excellence for the paper ”Product design for product/service systems – design experiences from Swedish industry” published in Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.
  • “Best-paper-award” for the paper "Exploring the Use of Product Life-Cycle Information in Two Value Chains Including Remanufacturing” at “EcoDesign-13”, Jeju, South Korea.
  • “Best-paper-award” for the paper "Reverse logistic challenges within the remanufacturing of automotive components" at ICOR-2011, Glasgow, Scotland.


  • Regional editor of Journal of Remanufacturing, Springer verlag
  • Member of “The International PSS Design Research Community” with researchers from Japan, Germany, Denmark, France and Sweden
  • Expert group leader within VINNOVAs strategic innovation program “Produktion2030”
  • Principal Academic Networker for the Conseil Européen de Remanufacture

  • Participated in the development of ISO14006

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