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Tobias Larsson

  • PhD, Professor & Research Director
  • Professor (chair) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
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Professor Tobias C. Larsson (TCL), born 1972, earned his PhD at Luleå University of Technology in 2001 within the area of simulation driven design and product development. The applications were within automotive sector and high-speed trains and special emphasis was on multi-body dynamics and simulation driven design in product development. The core of today is within Product-Service Systems Innovation where the focus is on developing methods and tools for engineering product development and simulation applications in industrial settings to support innovative development of sustainable product-service systems (PSS). Value modelling and simulation, knowledge management, and innovation performance metrics when developing PSS is of extra interest in the research. When companies are moving into a situation where they need to develop "greener" products and services in order to be sustainable, engineers involved in product development need to think about more choices all the time, sustainability being one of them. This means that the "engineers desktop" need to be updated with tools and methods to take into account life-cycle factors and sustainability, besides the "traditional" factors of product performance. The aim is to help research, prototype and implement this updated "engineering toolbox 2.0" for the engineer of the future. TCL is currently supervising 5 PhD students and has examined several PhD's (22) and licentiate (23) degrees. He has contributed in over 100 publications within his research area. TCL has initiated and finalized several research projects.

Recent publications

  • Mining data to design value: A demonstrator in early design

    • Bertoni A
    • Larsson T
    • Larsson J
    • et al.
  • Manufacturing renaissance: Return of manufacturing to western countries

    • Tavassoli S
    • Kianian B
    • Larsson T

Professional experience

Professor (chair) in Mechanical Engineering

Blekinge Institute of Technology

March 2011 - Present

Professor, Head of Division

Luleå University of Technology

April 2007 - March 2011(4 years)


PhD (2001), Licentiate (1999)

Luleå University of Technology

March 1996 - March 2001(5 years)


Luleå University of Technology

August 1995 - June 1996(10 months)

BSc (1995), Mech. Eng. Lower Level (1994)

Mid Sweden University

August 1993 - June 1995(2 years)


Co-authors (98)