Prof. Martin Berggren

Professor of Umeå University, Sweden

Martin Berggren received his Ph.D. degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, in 1996. Since 2007, he is a full professor of Scientific Computing at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Previously, Berggren held a lectureship position at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and research positions at the Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden, the Swedish Defence Research Agency, and Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA. Together with two colleagues, he is involved in consulting activities to industry through the small business Optimonde AB. Throughout his career, Berggren has authored about 70 publications in the top journals of his fields, has received numerous research grants, and has been the main supervisor for 7 PhD students and 3 postdocs. He started his career working with computational aerodynamics for aeronautics applications. In particular, together with his first PhD student, he developed new shape-optimization methods for wing design. Since the early 2000s, an increased focus has been on acoustics applications, where the activities involve mathematical modeling, design and analysis of numerical algorithms, and new applications of gradient-based shape and topology optimization, aimed at devices such as acoustic horns, lenses, subwoofers, compression drivers, damping materials, and mufflers. In addition, the research has also expanded to cover other conceptually related applications such as design optimization of antennas, microwave components, and fluid-mechanics devices.