Svante Gunnarsson's research interests include modeling, identification, control, and diagnosis of industrial robots. The research activities are connected to the VINNOVA Competence Center LINK-SIC.


Svante Gunnarsson is currently involved in the following education activities:

  • Examiner and lecturer in TSRT22, Reglerteknik (Automatic Control), for the Industrial Engineering and Management and Energy, Environment and Management programs.
  • Examiner and lecturer in TSIU04, Industriella styrsystem, for the Engineering Electronics program.
  • Examiner and lecturer in TSIU06, Industriella styrsystem, for the Mechanical Engineering program.
  • Representative of Linköping University within the international network The CDIO Initiative for development of engineering education.


  • Member of the Board of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (Institute of Technology at Linköping University.
  • Member of the Board of CENIIT (Centrum för industriell informationsteknologi) at Linköping University.


Center Director for the Competence Center LINK-SIC

Supervision of PhD students

Main supervisor

Mikael Norrlöf, 2000. PhD thesis: Iterative Learning Control: Analysis, Design, and Experiments.

Måns Östring, 2002: Licentiate thesis: Identification, Diagnosis, and Control of a Flexible Robot Arm.

Erik Wernholt, 2007. PhD thesis: Multivariable Frequency-Domain Identification of Industrial Robots.

Stig Moberg, 2010. PhD thesis: Modeling and Control of Flexible Manipulators.

André Carvalho Bittencourt, 2012 Licentiate thesis: On Modeling and Diagnosis of Friction and Wear in Industrial Robots. 2014. PhD thesis: Modeling and Diagnosis of Friction and Wear in Industrial Robots. 


Johanna Wallén, 2011. PhD thesis: Estimation-based iterative learning control.

Svante Gunnarsson: Curriculum vitae



Johan Malmqvist, Ulrika Lundquist, Anders Rosén, Kristina Edström, Rajnish Gupta, Helene Leong, Sin Moh Cheah, Jens Bennedsen, Ron Hugo, Aldert Kamp, Ola Leifler, Svante Gunnarsson, Janne Roslöf, Daniel Spooner (2022) The CDIO Syllabus 3.0 - An Updated Statement of Goals Proceedings of the 18th International CDIO Conference, p. 18-36




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