Staff and Faculty

Umeå Institute of Design has around 40 employees, with different backgrounds and nationalities. In addition to the in-house team, we also have visiting teachers and tutors from all over the world. 


Aditya Pawar
PhD student
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 88 36


Adrian Löwander
Department administrator
E-mail
+46 90 786 51 60


Aina Nilsson Ström
Professor of practice
E-mail


Anders Hellström
House technician / Caretaker
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 94
+46 73 620 51 94


Ann-Lis Löfgren
Service assistant
E-mail
+ 73 620 53 78


Birgitta Sundberg
Coordinator for education
E-mail
+46 90 786 96 14


Brendon Clark
Subst. Senior lecturer in design anthropology
E-mail


Carl DiSalvo
Guest professor
E-mail


Catharina Henje
Lecturer interaction design
E-mail
+46 90 786 74 60
+46 70 308 92 66


Christoffel Kuenen
Lecturer interaction design, Programme director IxD
E-mail
+46 90 786 56 30
+46 70 338 51 44


Corné de Beer
Accountant
E-mail
+46 90 786 56 76


Daniela Rothkegel
PhD Student
E-mail
+46 09 786 70 38


David Risberg
Research engineer
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 63 88


Demian Horst
Lecturer, Deputy rector for strategic collaboration
E-mail
+46 90 786 97 82
+46 70 293 16 50


Elin Kolterjahn
Coordinator for visual communication
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 12


Erik Stolterman
Professor interaction design
E-mail


Eva-Lena Bäckström
Lecturer industrial design
E-mail
+46 90 786 74 39


Heather Wiltse
Assistant professor, Director of PhD studies
E-mail
+46 90 786 88 39


Henna Marttila
PhD student, guest
E-mail


Ingela Westerlund
Accountant, on leave of absence
E-mail
+46 90 786 65 83


Jamer Hunt
Guest professor
E-mail


Janaina Teles
PhD student, guest
E-mail


Jens Persson
Communications Officer
E-mail
+46 90 786 50 63


Jessica Andersson
Cleaner
E-mail
+ 73 620 53 67


Johan Redström
Professor, Rector
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 89
+46 72 513 61 90


Jonas Sandström
Senior lecturer industrial design
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 62 56


Kristina Lindahl
Cleaner
E-mail
+46 73 620 53 74


Lars Johansson
Lecturer industrial design
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 31


Lars Byström
Technician
E-mail
+46 90 786 96 44


Linda Bogren
Lecturer, Director of studies
E-mail
+46 90 786 68 79
+46 70 282 51 65


Linda Bresäter
Lecturer service design, parental leave 100 %
E-mail
+46 90 786 88 19


Maria Göransdotter
Lecturer, Vice rector
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 36
+46 70 336 70 36


Marije de Haas
Lecturer information design (on leave of absence), guest PhD student
E-mail
+46 90 786 68 27
+46 70 217 41 04


Mattias Kvickström
IT-support, network technician
E-mail


Mira Alhonsuo
PhD student, guest
E-mail


Monica Lindh-Karlsson
Senior lecturer, Deputy rector for subject development
E-mail
+46 90 786 55 62


Morteza Abdipour
PhLic student
E-mail
076-584 58 67


Nicholas Baroncelli Torretta
PhD student
E-mail
+46 90 786 69 98


Niklas Andersson
Lecturer, design
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 34
+46 70 667 08 63


Oscar Björk
Lecturer industrial design, Course responsible IDI
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 93


Patrik Mattsson
Lecturer 3D techniques
E-mail
+46 90 786 69 90


Peder Fällefors
IT support, network technician
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 76 92
+46 73 620 50 92


Per Sihlén
Lecturer, Programme director bachelor programme
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 67
+46 70 350 04 45


Peter Lundholm
Lecturer graphics, flash and sound
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 37


Rickard Åström
Research engineer, Interaction lab
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 71
+46 72 714 70 71


Sara Eriksson
Staff administrator, International coordinator
E-mail
+46 90 786 69 96


Søren Rosenbak
PhD student
E-mail
+46 90-786 88 38


Sven-Erik Hilberer
IT support
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 77
+46 70 654 72 28


Tapio Alakörkkö
Research engineer, on leave of absence
E-mail
+46 90 786 98 35
+46 73 620 51 51


Thomas Degn
Senior lecturer, Programme director advanced product design
E-mail
+46 90 786 77 41


Tomas Lindehell
Lecturer, CAID
E-mail
+46 90 786 93 61
+46 70 212 87 70


  • Professors emeriti

    Bengt Palmgren
    Professor emeritus
    Rector 1989-2009
    E-mail

    Mike Stott
    Professor emeritus
    Programme director IxD 1996-2009
    E-mail

    Pete Avondoglio
    Professor emeritus
    Programme director APD 1996-2009
    +4540458808
    E-mail

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