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Generic CV: CV.pdf [English]
CV geared towards academic positions: CV-academic.pdf [English]
Attachments: Attachments.pdf [English]
Teaching portfolio: PedagogiskaMeriter.pdf [Swedish]
PhD Thesis: ThesisErikE.pdf [English]
My three latest publications (as of December 2011): Articles.pdf [English]

Projects and articles


Name Erik (Jonathan) Elfgren
Born Sweden, Luleå, December 21st, 1977
Mother: Inger Elfgren, Father: Lennart Elfgren
Nationality Swedish
Civil Status Married to Nathalie Caron Elfgren
Address Tunastigen 76, SE-973 44 Luleå, Sweden
Telephone: +46-(0)920-134 06
(ICQ #: )
Gnejsstigen 83, SE-977 53 Luleå, Sweden
Telephone: +46-(0)920-98 888


2008 PhD Degree in Physics, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
2005 Licentiate Degree in Engineering, Luleå University of Technology
2002 Master of Science in Particle Physics, Université de Montréal, Canada
2000 Master of Science in Engineering Physics, Luleå University of Technology, [Courses][Projects]
98/99 Exchange student, Courses in Physics, Mathematics and French, École Polytechnique de Montréal and Université de Montréal
1996 Higher school certificate, Science program, Specialization in Electronics & Computers Midskogsskolan, Luleå, Sweden
1993 Compulsory school certificate, Porsöskolan, Björksskataskolan, Luleå


2011- Associate professor in Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology
2010-2011 Post-doc in Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology
2008-2010 Acting director of the National Graduate School of Space Technology (30 % of full time) at Luleå University of Technology
2008-2009 Acting associate professor in Physics at Luleå University of Technology
2002- Teaching courses in mechanics and thermodynamics, waves and modern physics, and astrophysics and cosmology at Luleå University of Technology
2002-2008 Research on astrophysics and cosmology, specifically on the dust generated by the first generation of stars and its consequences for the Cosmic microwave background as well as heavy neutrinos and substructure of quarks and leptons at Luleå University of Technology.
2001 Particle physics research on excited and heavy leptons in the Groupe de Physique de Particules, Université de Montréal.
2001 Teaching assistant in thermal physics and statistical mechanics course at Université de Montréal.
2000 System administration and maintenance; Interactive web-page design at Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering.
1999 Experimental setup of the control system of an ion accelerator in the ISOLDE-group at CERN.
1998 Project on measuring 3D surfaces with interferometry in the Physics and Chemistry of Solids Group in the Cavendish laboratory, University of Cambridge.
1998 Assisting in teaching mathematics at Luleå University of Technology, Department of Mathematics. Also 1999, 2000.
1997 Programming of a user interface/pre-processor in Visual Basic for a rolling-mill simulation program at Mefos, Luleå.


Computers Good knowledge of using and administrating Linux/Unix, MS-dos, Windows and MacOS
Programming e.g. Matlab, C, Fortran, Visual Basic, Html, Javascript and cgi-scripts (sh, perl, PHP)
Knowledge of database systems (MySQL)
Experience of layout and graphics (LaTeX, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, CSS, gimp ...)
Languages Fluent Swedish, English and French


2011 Speaker at the 1st International Conference on Energy Efficiency and CO2 Reduction in the Steel Industry, Düsseldorf, Germany (27 Jun-1 Jul)
2011 Co-author of a paper presented at the World Renewable Energy Congress 2011, Linköping, Sweden (8-13 May)
2011 Setting up a laboratory for the course Thermal and Hydraulic Machines at LTU
2011- Head of the Energy Engineering Laboratory at LTU
2010- Co-organizer of an International Masters Programme in Energy Engineering at LTU
2010 Speaker at the 13th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, Prague, Czech Republic (28 Aug-1 Sep)
2009-2010 Organizer of workshops in the Graduate School of Space Technology: Trollhättan, Sweden (27-29 Jan, 2009), Esrange, Kiruna, Sweden (7-9 Sep, 2009) and IRF, Kiruna, Sweden (30-31 Aug, 2010)
2009 Organizer of two PhD courses, one in "Research methodology" and one in "Data analysis"
2009 "Adeliepriset" (prize to the best teacher of the year)
2008 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Germany (29 Jun-4 Jul)
2007 Invited speaker at the Swedish "Astronomdagarna"
2006 Conference: "Chemodynamics", poster
2006 Conference: "Dust from fundamental studies to astronomical observations", poster
2005- Webmaster for the National Graduate School of Space Technology and for the Division of Physics
2003-2008 Volunteer and treasurer for the Red Cross' Swedish youth line.
2003-2008 Chairman of the regional youth church organisation SMUÖN
2003 Spent three month in Grenoble, France doing research at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Observatoire de Grenoble.
2003 Presented a poster at the CERN Workshop on Cosmology and Particle Physics
2002 Participator of the Nordita summer school "Cosmology and the High-Redshift Universe"
2002 Speaker at the OPAL plenary in March and June.
2001 Presentation of MSc thesis at the Lake Louise Winter Institute, British Columbia, Canada, 18-24 February 2001.
2001 Participator of an interdisciplinary discussion group on philosophy and ethics.
2001 Volunteer in Suicide Action Montréal (suicide prevention).
1999 Singing, acting and reciting in the Great Evening of Performance Arts (GEPA)-event at CERN.
1999 Participant in the CERN Summer Student Program
1999,2001 Actor and singer in the amateur theatre group "Imaginart" at Université de Montréal.
1997-1998 Student Member of the Board of the Department of Mathematics at Luleå University of Technology
1995-2000 Treasurer of the regional youth church organisation SMUÖN (Annual turnover about $50 000)
Interests Playing chess, Playing the guitar, Singing, Dancing, Juggling, Reading, Studying languages, Politics, Philosophy, Religion...


Elfgren, E., Grip, C.-E., Karlsson, J. (2011), Exergy as a means for process integration in an integrated
steel plant, 1st International Conference on Energy Efficiency and CO2 Reduction in the Steel Industry, Düsseldorf, Germany, 27 June-1 July.

Elfgren E., Grip C., Söderström M., Thollander P., Berntsson T., Åsblad A., et al (2011). Possibilities and problems in using exergy expressions in processintegration. In: Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 (WREC 2011), 9-13 May, Linköping. Linköping: Electronic Press.

Elfgren, E., Grip, C.-E., Wang, C. and Karlsson, J. (2010), Possibility to Combine Exergy with other Process Integration Methods for a Steelmaking Case. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 21, 2010 , pp 1375-1380.

Elfgren, E. and Fredriksson, S. (2008), Mass limits for heavy neutrinos. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 479, pp 347-353 (astro-ph/0710.3893).

Elfgren, E. (2007): Cosmic dust and heavy neutrinos. Doctoral Thesis 2007:75, Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1544 ISRN LTU-DT--7/75--SE (

Elfgren, E, Désert, F-X and Guiderdoni, B. (2007): Dust distribution during reionization. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 476, 1145-1150

Elfgren, E. and Fredriksson, S.: Mass limits for heavy neutrinos. Accepted for publication (December 10, 2007) in Astronomy and Astrophysics. (astro-ph/0710.3893)

Elfgren, E. and Fredriksson, S.: Are there indications of compositeness of leptons and quarks in CERN LEP data? Submitted to Physical Review D. (hep-ph/0712.3342)

Elfgren, E.: Using Monte Carlo to optimize variable cuts. Submitted to Physics Letters B. (hep-ph/0712.3340).

Elfgren, E. (2005): Dust in the Early Universe. Licentiate Thesis 2005:17, Luleå University of Tehcnology. (

Elfgren, E.; Désert F.-X. (2004): Dust from Reionization. Astronomy & Astrophysics. vol. 425, pp 9-14. (

Elfgren, E. (2002): Heavy and Excited Leptons in the OPAL Detector? Master's Thesis, Université de Montréal, Montréal 2002, 85 p. (hep-ph/0209238)

Azuelos, G.; Benchekroun, D.; Cakir, O.; Elfgren, E.; Gianotti, F.; Hansen, J.-B; Hinchliffe, I.; Hohlfeld, M.; Jakobs, K.; Leroy, C.; Mehdiyev, R.; Paige, F.E.; Polesello, G.; Stenzel, H.; Tapprogge, S.; Usubov, Z.; Vacavant, L. (2001): Impact of Energy and Luminosity upgrades at LHC on the Physics program of ATLAS. J. Phys. G28 (2002), pp 2453-2474. (hep-ex/0203019)

Azuelos, G.; Elfgren E.; Karapetian, G. (2001): Search for the FCNC decay Z -> tq in the channel t -> l nu b. OPAL Technical Note 693. This note and OPAL Papers and Preprints PR345 provide part of the background material to: Abbiendi, G. et al. (2001): The OPAL Collaboration. Search for Single Top Quark Production at LEP2. 19th September 2001. CERN-EP-2001-066. Phys. Letts. B521 (2001), pp 181-194.

Elfgren, Erik (2001): Detection of a Hypercharge Axion in ATLAS. "Fundamental Interactions", Proceedings of the 16th Lake Louise Winter Institute, British Colombia, Canada, 18-24 February 2000, 7 p. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. (2002).

Elfgren, Erik (2000): Detection of a Hypercharge Axion in ATLAS. A Monte-Carlo Simulation of a Pseudo-Scalar Particle (Hypercharge Axion) with Electroweak Interactions for the ATLAS Detector in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Master s Thesis 2000:334CIV, Division of Physics, Lule University of Technology, Lule 2000, 55 p, ISSN 1402-1617. ( (hep-ph/0105290)

Elfgren, Erik (1999): Control System for the Ion Accelerator at ISOLDE. Student lecture presented on 13 August 1999 at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Published in CERN Annual Report 1999.

Elfgren, Erik (1998): Moiré Profilometry. Research report for the PCS group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 29 July 1998, 27 p.

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- Erik Elfgren