FORIC - Forest as a Resource Industrial College


FORIC is our industrial research school for PhD students. FORIC's full name is Forest as a Resource Industrial Research College.

The research school is funded by Knowledge Foundation and we cooperate with the research platform Treesearch. Program manager is Prof. Per Engstrand. Coordinator for the research school is Dr. Olof Björkqvist. Administrative project manager is Katarina Eriksson.

FORIC phase 1 started in 2015 with 14 PhD students. FORIC phase 2 started in 2018 with 11 PhD students. 

Some of them have finalized their research studies with LIC and PhD exams. See some presentations from them below. 

Active industrial PhD students in FORIC 2021

Foric Phase 1

  • Robert Norgren, Ragn-Sells
  • Bakram Guynullin, SenseAir
  • Christer Sandberg, Holmen
  • Alexander Hedlund, Frontway
  • Magnus Larsson, Skogforsk
  • Anna-Karin Stengaard, Sundsvall Energi
  • Mathias Lundberg, Pulp Eye

Foric Phase 2

  • Shiromini Gamage, Colabitoil
  • Tove Joelsson, MoRe Research
  • Anna Thorning, Norrskog
  • Johanna Enström, Skogforsk
  • Johan Sund, Holmen
  • Malin Nejström, Nouryon
  • Tommy Nordin, More Research
  • Magnus Hörnsten, Domsjö Fabriker

Finalized PhD students

  • Hafizur Rahman, SCA (Dr)
  • Carl Moser, Valmet (Dr)
  • Elisabeth Björk, RISE (LIC)
  • Olof Ferritsius, Stora Enso (Dr)
  • Jonas Johansson, SCA Timber (LIC)
  • Sinke Henshaw Osong, More Research (Dr)
  • SaraStarrsjö, SCA (LIC)
  • Tove Joelsson, More Research (LIC)

FORIC is financed by the Knowledge Foundation and a part of our research environment Transformative Technologies at Mid Sweden University.

FORIC is a graduate school in close cooperation with companies in Sweden where graduate students will increase their competitiveness. Academia and industry will benefit from interacting with each other. Today biorefineries become an important way to refine forest resources and develop the industry in a sustainable direction. But not even the really big companies can handle themselves of all the processes around the technology used in a biorefinery. Optimizing the chain from forest to finished product therefore requires collaboration between different companies in the forest industry and also other companies close to forest industries, such as logistics, recycling, waste, energy etc.

See all on-going research projects in FORIC