Disputationer och licentiatseminarier

2022

PhD Ye Xu

Doctoral Thesis: Rotational Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting Through Variable Reluctance

Date: March 23, 2022 at 09:00

Supervisor: Prof. Bengt Oelmann 

Co-supervisor: Associate Prof. Sebastian Bader

Opponent: Prof. Carlo Trigona, University of Catania, Italy

Grading committee:

Dr. Alex Weddell, University of Southampton, UK

Prof. Mustafa Arafa, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Prof. Kent Bertilsson, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

 

PhD Enkelda Balliu

Title: "Power Scaling of Highly Compact Single-Frequency Yb-Doped Fiber Amplifiers"

Date: 15 February 2022 at 09:30

Main supervisor: Professor Hans-Erik Nilsson

Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Magnus Engholm

Opponent: Associate Professor Pavel Peterka, UFE The Czech Academy of Sciences

Grading committee:

Professor Magnus Karlsson, Chalmers University of Technology

Professor Annamaria Cucinotta, University of Parma

Dr. Andrey Koptiug, Mid Sweden University

 

PhD Hiba Alqaysi

Doctoral thesis: Cost Optimization of Volumetric Surveillance for Sky Monitoring Towards Flying Object Detection and Positioning

Date: January 12, 2022 at 09:00

Main Supervisor: Prof. Mattias O'Nils

Opponent: Fabio Poiesi, Researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy

Grading committee: 

Prof. Bernhard Rinner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Prof. Haibo Li, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. Tingting Zhang, Mid Sweden University

 

2021

 

Tech. lic. Thanh Tran

Licentiate thesis: "Drill Failure Detection based on Sound using Artificial Intelligence".

Date: December 16, 2021 at 13:00 

Main supervisor: Associate prof. Jan Lundgren

Opponent: Professor Karl Åström, Lund University

PhD Cristian Vilar

Doctoral thesis:"Semi-Autonomous Navigation of Power Wheelchairs, 2D/3D Sensing and Positioning Methods"

Date: December 9, 2021 at 09:00

Main supervisor: Professor Mattias O’Nils

Opponent: Dr. Nicolas Ragot, CESI Ecole d’Ingénieurs, Rouen

Grading committee:

Professor Amund Skavhaug, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Professor George Nikolakopoulos, Luleå University of Technology

Professor Tingting Zhang, Mid Sweden University

 

PhD Jawad Ahmad

Doctoral thesis: "Development and Characterization of Large Area Pressure Sensors and Sitting Posture Monitoring Systems"
Date: November 30, 2021 at 13:00 
Main supervisor: Associate Prof. Johan Sidén
Opponent: Professor Leena Ukkonen, Tampere University, Finland
Grading committee:
Associate Prof. Zhibin Zhang, Uppsala Universitet
Associate Prof. Sari Merilampi, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Professor Tingting Zhang, Mid Sweden University

PhD Elijs Dima

Doctoral Thesis: Augmented Telepresence based on Multi-Camera Systems: Capture, Transmission, Rendering, and User Experience
Date: May 17, 2021 at 14:00
Main supervisor: Prof. Mårten Sjöström
Co supervisor: Dr. Roger Olsson
Opponent: Associate Professor Charalambos Poullis, Concordia University, Canada
Grading committee:
Professor Patrick Le Callet, University of Nantes, Frankrike
Professor Aljosa Smolic, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
Professor Ulf Assarsson, Chalmers University of Technology

 

PhD Irida Shallari

Doctoral Thesis: Intelligence Partitioning for IoT – Design Space Exploration for a Data Intensive IoT Node
Date: May 12, 2021 at 14:00
Main supervisor: Prof. Mattias O'Nils
Opponent: Professor Andreas Gerstlauer, University of Texas at Austin
Grading committee:
Professor Johan Lilius, Åbo Akademi
Professor Tino Hutschenreuther, Institut für
Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme
Professor Tingting Zhang, Mid Sweden University

Tech. Lic. Johannes Lindén

Licentiate thesis: Extracting Text into Meta-Data - Improving machine text-understanding of news-media articles
Date: April 29, 2021 at 14:00
Main supervisor: Prof. Tingting Zhang
Co-supervisors: Dr. Stefan Forsström and Dr. Patrik Österberg
Opponent: Prof. Martin Holena, Czech Technical University, Prague.

Tech. Lic. Javier Bruges

Licentiate thesis: Surface characterization methods for quality assessment of polyethylene-coated paperboard
Date: April 27, 2021 at 13:00
Main supervisor: Associate Prof. Jan Lundgren
Opponent: Prof. Mikael Sjödahl, Luleå Tekniska Universitet

 

Tech. Lic. Yali Nie

Licentiate thesis: Automatic Melanoma Diagnosis in Dermoscopic imaging based on a Deep Learning System
Date: April 23, 2021 at 13:00
Main supervisor: Associate prof. Jan Lundgren
Opponent: Associate prof. Claes Lundström, Linköping University

 

PhD Waqas Ahmad

Doctoral Thesis: High Efficiency Light Field Image Compression: Hierarchical Bit Allocation and Shearlet-based View Interpolation
Date: April 22, 2021 at 09:00
Main supervisor: Prof. Mårten Sjöström
Co-supervisors: Dr. Roger Olsson
Opponent: Prof. Peter Schelkens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Grading committee:
Prof. Markus Flierl, KTH, Sweden
Prof. Thomas Wiegand, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz
Institute, TU Berlin, Germany
Prof. Jonas Unger, Linköping University, Sweden

 

PhD Javier Aranda

Doctoral Thesis: Towards Self-Powered Devices Via Pressure Fluctuation Energy Harvesting
Date: March 25, 2021 at 09:00
Main supervisor: Prof. Bengt Oelmann
Co-supervisors: Dr. Sebastian Bader
Opponent: Professor Meiling Zhu, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Grading committee:
Professor Ali Muhtaroglu, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, METU Northern Cyprus Campus
Professor Skandar Basrour, Polytech Grenoble – Université Grenoble Alpes - Grenoble, France
Associate. Professor: Göran Thungström, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall

PhD Stefan Haller

Doctoral thesis: Towards Low-Voltage, High-Current: A pioneering drive concept for battery electric vehicles
Date: January 11, 2021, at 08:30
Main supervisor: Prof. Kent Bertilsson
Co-supervisors: Prof. Bengt Oelmann
Opponent: Prof. Dieter Gerling, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Grading committee:
Prof. Yujing Liu, Chalmers, Gothenburg
Prof. Mats Alaküla, Lund University
Associate. Prof. Göran Thungström,
Mid Sweden University Sundsvall

 

PhD Xinyu Ma

Doctoral Thesis: Power Estimation for Indoor Light Energy Harvesting
Date:
January 8, 2021 at 13:00
Main supervisor: Prof. Bengt Oelmann
Co-supervisors: Dr. Sebastian Bader
Opponent: Associate Prof. Alex Weddell
Grading committee:
Dr. Brendan O’Flynn
Prof. Olfa Kanoun
Prof. Kent Bertilsson

2020

PhD Xiaotian Li

Doctoral Thesis: "Towards Large-Area Electronic Systems Using Non-Conventional Substrate and Conductor Materials"
Date: May 28, 2020 at 09:30
Main supervisor: Associate Professor Johan Sidén
Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Henrik Andersson
Opponent: Professor Leena Ukkonen, Tampere University, Finland
Examination committee:
Professor Daniel Rönnow, University of Gävle, Sweden
Associate Professor Jonny Johansson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Dr. Sari Merilampi, Satakunta University of Applied Science, Finland

 

PhD Abu Bakar

Doctoral Thesis: "Wide Range Isolated Power Converters"
Date: June 9, 2020 at 9:30
Main supervisor: Professor Kent Bertilsson
Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Johan Sidén
Opponent: Associate Professor Jorge Garcia, University of Oviedo, Spain
Examination committee: 
Professor Torbjörn Thiringer, Chalmers University, Sweden
Professor Hans Bängsson, Professor, Lund University, Sweden
Docent Jonas Örtegren, Mid Sweden University

 

PhD Yongwei Li

Doctoral Thesis: "Computational Light Field Photography – Depth Estimation, Demosaicing, and Super-Resolution"
Date: June 10, 2020 at 9:00
Main supervisor: Prof. Mårten Sjöström
Co-supervisor: Dr. Roger Olsson
Opponent: Professor Paolo Favaro, Director of Computer Vision Group, Universitetet i Bern
Examination committee:
Professor Karl Åström, Lunds universitet
Professor Jonas Unger, Linköpings universitet
Professor Ulf Assarsson, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

 

PhD Luca Beltramelli

Doctoral Thesis: "Random and Hybrid Medium Access for M2M Communication: Scalability and Energy Analysis
Date: June 11, 2020 at 09:00
Main supervisor: Prof. Mikael Gidlund
Co-supervisor: Dr. Patrik Österberg och Dr. Aamir Mahmood
Opponent: Professor Preben E. Mogensen, Aalborg Universitet, Danmark
Examination committee:
Professor Fortunato Santucci, University of L'Aquila, Italien
Professor Erik Ström, Chalmers tekniska högskola
Docent Federico Tramarin, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

PhD Simone Grimaldi

Doctoral Thesis: "Towards Radio-Environment Aware IoT Networks Wireless Coexistence Methods for Low-complexity Devices
Date:
June 16, 2020 at 9:00
Main supervisor:
Professor Mikael Gidlund
Co-supervisor:
Professor Tingting Zhang och Dr. Aamir Mahmood
Opponent:
Associate Prof. Georgios Z. Papadopoulos
Examination committee:

Professor Paul J.M. Havinga, Universitetet i Twente, Nederländerna
Docent Niclas Björsell, högskolan i Gävle
Dr. Kia Wiklundh, Qamcom Research and Technology

 

Tech Lic. Siwen An

Licentiate Thesis: X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry for Environmental Applications
Date:
October 8, 2020, at 09:00
Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Göran Thungström
Co-supervisor: Dr. Börje Norlin
Opponent: Professor Richard Brenner, Uppsala University

 

PhD Hossam Farag

Doctoral Thesis: "Enabling Industrial IoT Applications: Supporting Reliable and Real-Time Data Delivery"
Date: November 4, 2020, at 09:00
Supervisor: Prof. Mikael Gidlund
Co Supervisor: Dr. Patrik Österberg
Opponent: Prof. Dirk Pesch, University of Cork
Examination committee:
Prof Reza Malekian, Malmö University
Prof. Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa
Assoc. Prof. Per Hurtig, Karlstad University

 

2019

Tech. lic. Bakhram Guynullin

Licentiate thesis: High accuracy low-cost NDIR sensing
Date: Tuesday October 8, 2019, at 10:15
Place: Skogforsk, Uppsala and broadcast live at Campus Sundsvall, S-building
Main supervisor: Associate Prof. Göran Thungström
Co-supervisor: Dr. Claes Mattsson
Industrial supervisors: Adjunct Prof. Henrik Rödjegård and Dr. Christine Hummelgård
Opponent: Prof. David Bastviken, Linköping University

 

Tech. lic. Stefan Haller

Licentiate thesis: MOSFET enabled Low-Voltage High-Current DC Traction Drive
Date: Monday June 17, 2019 at
Place: Campus Sundsvall, M building room M102
Main supervisor: Professor Bengt Oelmann
Co-supervisor: Dr. Peng Cheng
Opponent: Professor Yujing Liu, Chalmers University of Technology

Tech. lic. Raúl Rondón

Licentiate thesis: Low Power Wireless Technologies for IIoT Analysis and enhancement of communication delay, reliability and scalability
Date:
Monday June 10, 2019 at 13:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, M building room M102
Main supervisor: Professor Mikael Gidlund
Co-supervisor: Dr. Aamir Mahmood
Opponent: Professor Fortunato Santucci, University of L’Aquila, Italy

Tech. lic. Javier Aranda

Licentiate thesis: Interfaces in Hydraulic Pressure Energy harvesters
Date: Friday April 26, 2019 at 10.00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, O building room 0102
Main supervisor: Professor Bengt Oelmann
Co-supervisors: Assistant Professor Sebastian Bader
Opponent: Professor Olfa Kanoun, Chemnitz University of Technology

 

PhD Krister Hammarling

Licentiate thesis: Hydrogel based pH-sensors
Development and characterization of optical and electrical pH sensors based on stimuli-responsive hydrogels
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 at 13.15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, O-building room O102 (SCA)
Main supervisor: Prof. and Dean Hans-Erik Nilsson
Co-supervisors: Dr. Magnus Engholm and Dr. Henrik Andersson
Opponents and examination committee:
Prof. Guido Perrone, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Dr. Anne Andersson, SP technical research
Prof. Magnus Karlsson, Chalmers University of Technology

Tech lic. Teklay Gebremichael

Licentiate thesis: Lightweight Cryptographic Group Key Management Protocols for the Internet of Things
Date: Thursday March 7, 2019 at 11.00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, C-building room C326
Main supervisor: Prof. Mikael Gidlund
Co-supervisors: Dr. Ulf Jennehag
Opponent: Associate prof. Andreas Jacobsson, Malmö University

Tech. lic. Hossam Faraq

Licentiate thesis: Enabling Time- and Mission-Critical Applications in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks
Date: Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 08:30
Place: Campus Sundsvall, M building, room M102
Supervisor: Professor Mikael Gidlund
Co-supervisor: Assistant professor Patrik Österberg
Opponent: Prof. Shaofang Gong, Linköping Universitet

Tech. lic. Irida Shallari

Licentiate thesis: Intelligence Partitioning for IoT - Communication and Processing Inter-Effects for Smart Camera Implementation
Date: Thursday January 17, 2019 at 10:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, O building, room O102
Supervisor: Professor Mattias O’Nils
Co-supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Imran
Opponent: Professor Axel Jantsch,
Technische Universität Wien

2018

Tech Lic. Mehrzad Lavassani

Licentiate thesis: Reliable Information Exchange in Industrial Internet of Things, Investigation into the Role of Data
and Data-Driven Modelling
Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 10:15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, L building room L111
Main supervisor: Professor Tingting Zhang
Co-supervisors: Professor Mikael Gidlund and Dr. Ulf Jennehag
Opponent: Professor Christer Åhlund, Luleå University of Technology

Tech. lic. Xiaotian Li

Licentiate thesis: Flexible Circuits and Materials for Creating Large-Area RFID Reader Antenna Systems
Date: Thursday November 15, 2018 at 10:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, O building room O102s
Main supervisor: Associate Professor Johan Sidén
Co-supervisor: Dr. Henrik Andersson
Opponent: Associate Professor Jonny Johansson, Luleå University of Technology

 

 

Tech lic. Elijs Dima

Licentiate thesis: Multi-Camera Light Field Capture Synchronization, Calibration, Depth Uncertainty, and System Design
Date: Friday June 15, 2017 at 13:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, L-building room L111
Main supervisor: Prof. Mårten Sjöström
Co-supervisor: Dr. Roger Olsson
Opponent: Prof. Ulf Assarsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

Phd Shakeel Ashraf

Doctoral thesis: Thermal Detector with Integrated Absorber Structure for MID-IR Gas Detection
Date: Monday May 21, 2018 at 10:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, L-building room L111
Main supervisor: Associate Prof. Göran Thungström
Opponent: Prof. Peter Enoksson, Chalmers University of Technology

2017

 

Tech lic. Staffan Rydblom

Licentiate thesis: Measuring Water Droplets to Detect Atmospheric Icing
Date: Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 10:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, O-building room O102
Main supervisor: Prof. Mattias O´Nils and Associate Prof. Benny Thörnberg
Opponent: Prof. Anssi Mäkynen, University of Oulu, Finland

2016

Tech lic. Muhammad Abu Bakar

Licentiate thesis: Design and Optimization of Soft Switched Power Converters for Low and Medium Power Applications
Date: Monday December 12, 2016 at 13:15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, C-building room C306
Main supervisor: Associate Prof. Kent Bertilsson
Opponent: Prof. Hans Bängtsson, University of Lund

Dr. Reza Salim

Doctoral thesis: Advanced X-ray Detectors for Industrial and Environmental Applications
Date: Thursday December 1, 2016 at 10:15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, M-building room M108
Main supervisor: Prof. Christer Fröjdh
Co-supervisors: Assistant Prof. Börje Norlin and Prof. Heinz Graafsma
Opponent: Prof. Fulvia Arfelli, University of Trieste, Italy



Dr. Muhammad Nazar Ul Islam

Doctoral thesis: Method of torque measurement based on volumetric strain
Date: Friday October 21, 2016 at 10:15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, M-building room M102
Main supervisor: Prof. Bengt Oelmann
Co-supervisors: Dr. Peng Cheng
Opponent: Professor Jukka Lekkala from Tampere university of technology, Finland.

Dr. Filip Barac

Doctoral thesis: Error Mitigation in Industrial Wireles Sensor Networks: Corrupted Packet Forensics and Recovery
Date: Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 10:15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, L-building room L111
Main supervisor: Prof. Tingting Zhang
Co-supervisors: Prof. Mikael Gidlund
Opponent: Prof. Mário Alves, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal.

2015

Dr. Victor Kardeby

Doctoral thesis: ”Resource Consumption in Distributed Internet of  Things”
Date: Wednesday November 25, 2015 at 10:15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, L-building room L111
Main supervisor: Prof. Mikael Gidlund
Co-supervisors: Assistant prof. Ulf Jennehag
Opponent: Associate Prof. Luigi Atzori from The University of Cagliari, Italy.

Dr. Felix Dobslaw

Doctoral thesis: ”End-to-end Quality of Service Guarantees for Wireless Sensor Networks”
Date: Friday December 11, 2015 at 10:15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, L-building room L111
Main supervisor: Prof. Tingting Zhang
Co-supervisors: Prof. Mikael Gidlund
Opponent: Dr. Song Han, University of Connecticut, USA

Tech lic. Nazar Ul Islam Muhammad

Licentiate thesis: Reference Setup for Characterization and Calibration of Low-range Differential Pressure Sensors
Date: Thursday October 8, at 13:15
Place: Campus Sundsvall, O102
Main supervisor: Prof. Bengt Oelmann
Co-supervisors: Dr. Peng Cheng
Opponent: Docent Cristina Rusu
Abstract as PDF

 

Tech lic. Shakeel Ashraf

Licentiate Thesis: Design and Integration of Infrared Absorber Structure Into Polymer Membrane Based Thermal Detectors.
Date: Thursday September 17, 2015 at 10:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, O-building room O111
Main supervisor: Doc. Göran Thungström
Co-supervisors: Associate Professor Claes Mattsson
Opponent: Professor Frank Niklaus KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Dr. Erik Fröjdh

Doctoral Thesis: Hybrid Pixel Detector, Characterization and Optimization
Date: Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 13:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, O-building room O102
Main supervisor: Doc. Göran Thungström
Co-supervisors: Assistant Professor Börje Norlin and Michael Campbell.
Abstract as PDF

Dr. Suryanarayana Murthy Muddala

Doctoral Thesis: "Free view rendering for 3D Video – Edge-Aided Rendering and Depth-Based Image Inpainting"
Date: Thursday June 18, 2015 at 10:15 am
Place: Campus Sundsvall, L-building room L111
Main supervisor: Prof. Mårten Sjöström
Co-supervisor: Dr. Roger Olsson
Opponent: Prof. Christine Guillemot, National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France

Dr. Yun Li

Doctoral Thesis: "Coding of Three-Dimensional Video Content – Diffusion-based Coding of Depth Images and Displacement Intra-coding of Plenoptic contents"
Date: Tuesday June 9, 2015 at 10:00
Place: Campus Sundsvall, L-building room L111
Main supervisor: Prof. Mårten Sjöström
Co-supervisors: Dr. Ulf Jennehag and Dr. Roger Olsson
Opponent: Professor Touradj Ebrahimi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

 

Dr. Patrik Jonsson

Doctoral Thesis: "Surface Status Classification Utilizing Image Sensor Technology andComputer Models"
Date: Tuesday May 5, 2015, at 10.15
Supervisors: Doc. Benny Thörnberg
Opponent: Torbjörn Eltoft, Department of Physics and Technology Earth Observation Laboratory, Tromsø

Dr. David Krapohl

Doctoral Thesis: "Monte Carlo and Charge Transport Simulation of Pixel Detector Systems"
Date: Wednesday April 8, 2014, at 10.00
Supervisors: Doc. Göran Thungström and Prof. Christer Fröjdh
Opponent: Doc. Cinzia Da Vià, School of Physics and Astronomy, Manchester, UK