PhD Students

The fusion of competences from the IPR, FEC and ES environments in INDTECH forms the basis for building successful cross-organizational and interdisciplinary education programmes at MDU, such as the Applied AI programme, which has a strong emphasis on industrial and societal applicability. The strategic plan of MDH further commits to ensuring that research results are integrated into the educational curriculums at all levels.


All faculty in INDTECH will be active in teaching as well as engage with students to inspire and build bridges between education and research. We will also involve all industrial PhD students as guest lecturers in our courses, which will contribute to find suitable student projects at the hosting companies. We also plan to mirror research results in the MITC lab environment to promote the practical training of students.


The university’s goals with INDTECH is that within the time frame of the school, all enrolled PhD students have graduated with a PhD degree.

In addition, the INDTECH graduate school have the following high-level objectives for the students:

  • Enable higher career opportunities for INDTECH students through industrially relevant education and research, as well as awareness of opportunities in industry and academia.
  • Provide opportunities for graduate students to work in both academic and industrial environments, gaining knowledge and experience valuable for a future career.
  • Establish long-term national and international contacts and networks with leading universities/institutes, with other companies, and with other PhD students.


All PhD students will have an industrial mentor, and for several of the students, the industrial mentor also fulfills the requirements to become a co-supervisor in the doctoral education. PhD students, supervisors, and company mentors will meet regularly to ensure a tight collaboration and real co-production for each student project in INDTECH.

I have a master’s degree from Mälardalen University in product and process development with a subsequent professional career, after graduation, I worked as a consultant at one of the country’s leading consulting companies before I got a job at Volvo, one of MITC’s partner companies. My career cross academia and companies. I have been longing to return to the university and the environment with the community and varied projects, and cross-border collaborations. IndTech offers me a great opportunity to deepen my knowledge in this area.

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    Our Students

    The co-production in INDTECH between MDU and the 12 industrial partners will result in 15 graduated PhD students in a strategically important area. PhD graduates of INDTECH with a new interdisciplinary perspective will pilar digitalization and Industry 4.0 of the whole society.


    Adrián Sánchez de Ocaña

    Industrial organizational engineering


    Alireza Dehlaghi Ghadim

    Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems

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    Antonia Antoniadou

    Investment casting manufacturing


    Nicolas Leberruyer

    Implementations of AI solutions in operations

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    Philip Wickberg

    Fleet management of autonomous machines.

    Pontus Netzell

    Pontus Netzell

    Sustainable Energy Systems


    Samaneh Mohammadi

    Smart Industrial Automation

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    Sania Partovian

    Artificial Intelligence and Mechateronics


    Sarmad Bashir

    Machine Learning and AI

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    Sirisha Bai Govardhan Rao

    Functional Safety Engineering


    Tim Andersson

    Applied machine learning

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    Tobias Englund

    Long-term production development


    Vésteinn Sigurjónsson

    Operations Management


    Wilhelm Söderkvist Vermelin

    Physics and applied mathematics