Andrey Koptyug och Leonardo Marin

Research in the subject Mechanical Engineering with a focus on sports technology and additive manufacturing is focused on biomechanical systems, equipment and experimental methodology in elite, exercise, parasport and outdoor. Furthermore, the research includes practical application of process and material development aimed at industrial needs. Research methodology is often interdisciplinary and can include modeling, simulation, method development and experiments.

The area of ​​Sports Technology comprises research concerning equipment-based human physiological performance development, modeling, simulation and optimization of biomechanical systems and materials. This includes both human physiology and musculoskeletal system as well as efficiency-enhancing technology and equipment.

The area of ​​Additive manufacturing and its research spans a wide area from prototype manufacturing in sports technology to applications in medicine and material and process development for the engineering industry. The research in Additive manufacturing, mainly in metal, is focused on the electron beam melting method. Our expertise in additive manufacturing includes metals, polymers, materials development, manufacturing techniques and process development.

Most of the research in mechanical engineering at Mid Sweden University is conducted within the research center Sport Tech Research Center

Ongoing Research Projects


Asthma is relatively common among the population in Sweden, but even more common among those who practice endurance training in the cold, such as cross-country skiers. Can the use of heat and...


The AMPeRE Project, Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing, through multi-purpose post-PRocEssing, is a business-driven initiative focusing on post-processing, specifically for powder bed fusi...

Augmented Sports

Sports are constantly evolving and impose new demands on equipment and technology while creating opportunities to develop new sustainable products and services.

Mistra Sport and Outdoors

Mistra Sport & Outdoors is a Swedish research and collaboration programme aiming to generate knowledge and solutions to increase sustainability in sport and outdoor recreation.


The project aims to establish the region of Jämtland / Härjedalen, Västernorrland and Tröndelag as one of Northern Europe's centers for additive manufacturing and strengthening companies in the...