Martin Tunér

Martin Tunér

Professor, Assistant Dean for International Relations, Professor

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I research and teach about engines and vehicles. I also act as the assistant dean for international relations at the faculty of engineering.

The goal of my research is to contribute to society's transition to sustainable transport and energy systems according to the definitions for the UN's 17 sustainability goals (see Agenda 2030).

My research area is engines and vehicles and is about how these can be improved so that we can reach the sustainability goals as soon as possible and as cost-effectively as possible. The challenges and potential solutions within transportation and energy, are today something that engages but also divides many, when in fact it requires us to cooperate and combine several of the best technologies.

My focus is on experimental research about renewable fuels, increased efficiency through new combustion strategies, reduced heat losses and hybridization. I also research on emission formation in engines and how emissions from these can be reduced. In order to be effective in the research and succeed with the challenges, the research is conducted in close collaboration with several other researchers and research groups in areas related to system analyzes, production of renewable fuels, laser diagnostics, aerosol technology, vehicle electrification and others. These parties come primarily from LTH / LU but also from other universities, companies and organizations, nationally and internationally.

I teach primarily about engine technologies and vehicle systems. I am also responsible for Lund's Formula Student project - a worldwide engineering competition - in which every year 30-40 students design, optimize, design and manufacture a new car, using the latest technologies and materials.

My goal with my teaching is to, together with my colleagues, help develop the knowledge and skills of the next generation of PhDs and engineers so that they can, in the best way, take on and solve several of the society's and business's challenges. In order to succeed, one must continuously reflect on the quality of teaching, relevance and methods and that one is willing to adopt changes when required. A close dialogue with the students is important, not least for capturing new trends and opportunities.

My role as assistant dean is to contribute to better research and education by monitoring and conveying how our world changes and how LTH needs to meet these changes. It concerns issues concerning student and research exchanges, where these exchanges put our quality work in a global context, but also provides new insights and reflections on how LTH can act as an institution of value for students, society and business, in the present and in the future.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Vehicle Engineering


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