Research and Education Council

The Research and Education Council’s area of responsibility consists of joint industry research, EU research and university programmes as well as their relevant research areas.

Microstructure for the Fe-6Cr-3Mn-0.1Si alloy, oxidised at 900ºC. Photo: Swerim AB. 

This council includes heads of research from the steel companies as well as from Jernkontoret. The Managing Director of Jernkontoret, the Technical Director, and the Research Managers of Jernkontoret’s Technical Areas are also included in the council. And so are persons from Jernkontoret and Industriarbetsgivarna, who are responsible of the industry's recruitment issues.

The Council

  • monitors the main lines of the joint industry research in Sweden (within Jernkontoret, Swerim AB as well as university institutions concerned) and of EU research (within the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, RFCS and Horizon 2020).
  • keeps itself informed about funding possibilities for this joint research and acts to ensure that these funding sources can be utilised in the best possible way for the industry’s needs.
  • assists Jernkontoret in the case of enquiries from research authorities etc.
  • safeguards and promotes education and research at technical universities in Sweden and activates initiatives that help to meet the requirements of the industry.
  • supports university education and recruitment for universities.

Members of the Research and Education Council

Martin Pei, Chairperson, SSAB AB
Erik Enghag, Suzuki Garphyttan AB
Phetra Ericsson, Ovako AB
Tom Eriksson, AB Sandvik Materials Technology AB
Marie Louise Falkland, Outokumpu Stainless AB
Pasi Kangas, AB Sandvik Materials Technology
Anna Medvedeva, Uddeholms AB
Göran Nyström, Ovako AB
Eva Petursson, SSAB AB 
Stefan Sundin, Erasteel Kloster AB
Mikko Ylitalo, Outokumpu Stainless Oy
Rose-Marie Yttergren, Höganäs AB
Gert Nilson, Jernkontoret
Bo-Erik Pers, Jernkontoret
Robert Vikman, Secretary, Jernkontoret