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


Svante Gunnarsson is currently involved in the following education activities:

  • Examiner and lecturer in TSRT19, 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.


Research leader for the area Industrial Robotics within the Vinnova Industry Excellence Center LINK-SIC

Supervision of PhD students

Main supervisior

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, 2014. Licentiate 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

Selected publications

Jorge Cerqueira, André Rezende, Waldemar Barrosso Magno, Svante Gunnarsson (2016)

The 12th International CDIO Conference Proceedings – Full papers Continue to DOI

Johanna Wallen Axehill, Isolde Dressler, Svante Gunnarsson, Anders Robertsson, Mikael Norrlöf (2014)

Control Engineering Practice Continue to DOI

André Carvalho Bittencourt, Kari Saarinen, Shiva Sander Tavallaey, Svante Gunnarsson, Mikael Norrlöf (2014)

Mechatronics (Oxford) Continue to DOI

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